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Free Online CNE Courses
Free recorded online sessions offering ANCC nursing contact hours


Nasopharyngeal Swab Collection-Free Online CNE Course

This free online CNE course provides basic instructions how to perform a nasopharyngeal swab collection. Topics include personal protective equipment along with donning and doffing procedure, specimen collection equipment, anatomical landmarks for nasopharyngeal swabbing, and differentiation of types of swab collection based on virus being tested. 

Covid-19 Manual Prone Positioning-Free Online CNE Course

This free online CNE course describes the process for manual prone positioning therapy and subsequent ongoing assessment and management of intubated patients.
*No ANCC contact hours offered for this session*

Care of the Transgender and Gender Diverse Patient - Free Online CNE Course

This free online CNE course provides a general overview of caring for transgender and gender diverse patients including creating a safe and trusting healthcare environment. Included in this self-guided module are common terms and definitions, gender and sexual orientation, gender congruence, use of personal pronouns, case scenarios for the workplace and patient care, and patient stories sharing their journey.

                                Youth E-Cigarette Use: What Nurses Need to Know- Free Online CNE Course

Youth vaping has been deemed an epidemic by the FDA and the U.S. Surgeon General. This session will cover the basics of e-cigarettes. The risks of youth vaping. Current trends, and youth-specific cessation resources.

Promoting Coping Strategies in Children to Help Manage Chronic Stress-Free Online CNE Course

This free online CNE course will provide data to validate the need for resiliency education for school age children along with tools and strategies for coping with stress and enhance well-being.

Online CNE Courses
Recorded sessions offering ANCC nursing contact hours

Advanced ECG Interpretation - Online CNE Course

This online CNE course is designed to prepare nurses and healthcare professionals for recognizing normal and subsequent changes on a 12-lead ECG associated with ischemia, injury, infarction, bundle branch blocks, and hypertrophy. The course also includes recognition of axis deviation along with differentiation of ectopy from aberrancy, assessment of QT intervals, and clinical significance. Emphasis is placed on the pathophysiology of these changes, clinical presentation, and interventions for all. 

Cardiac ICU Nursing - Online CNE Course

This online CNE course is designed to provide an overview of cardiac intensive care nursing. Session topics include a general cardiac overview, heart failure, pacemaker basics, chest tube management, left ventricular assist devices (LVAD) including right heart failure, and care of a patient on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) including nursing assessment, device management, physiology concepts, and bedside emergencies with an ECMO Specialist.

Intramuscular Injections - Online CNE Course

This online CNE course is designed to provide an overview of intramuscular (IM) injections. Content reviews the deltoid, vastus lateralis, and ventrogluteal injection sites including anatomical landmarks for locating each with return demonstration scenarios on different patients. Correct steps for administration of immunizations and other IM injections along with precaution considerations are also included.

And the Clot Thickens: Anticoagulation and Reversal Medications - Online CNE Course

This online CNE course reviews and compares several anticoagulation medications including dosing, clinical considerations, patient monitoring, and reversal medications. 

Carotid Artery Disease: An Overview of Current Treatment Options - Online CNE Course

This online CNE course will provide the learner with a basic understanding of carotid artery disease and treatments. This course presents four treatment modalities for carotid artery disease: medical management, carotid endarterectomy, transfemoral carotid artery stenting, and transcarotid artery revascularization (TCAR).

Telephone Communication in Nursing - Online CNE Course

This online CNE course will provide a basic overview of communication strategies when providing care for patients over the telephone. Topics include opening/closing the call, nursing assessment, listening skills, effective questioning including open-ended questions, identification of nonverbal cues, and use of role play scenarios.