Online Courses

NCSBN Nurses

Online courses at NCSBN Learning Extension empower nursing candidates, nurses and nurse educators. Our website at learningext.com provides a community to exchange ideas with peers and Learning Extension staff, in addition to providing expert resources and a blog.

New Nurses - Transition to Practice

  • TTP Course 1: Communication & Teamwork

    As a new graduate nurse, you need an understanding of teamwork and how it plays out in pressure-packed situations. Communication & Teamwork is the first course in the Transition to Practice series. This highly interactive course will help you initiate discussions with experienced colleagues that increase your confidence and competence. Visit learningext.com for more information and to register.

    Cost: Included in Transition to Practice Program for $150 | $40 for individual registration

    CE Credit: 4.0 Contact Hours

    Subscription Length: 6 months if purchased as part of the Transition to Practice Program | 4 weeks if purchased separately

    Audience: This self-paced online CE course is designed for new graduate nurses in all practice settings.

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  • TTP Course 2: Patient- & Family-centered Care

    As a new graduate nurse, you want to help your patients become partners who are fully invested in their own care. Patient- & Family-Centered Care is the second course of the Transition to Practice program. Through interactive activities and guided discussions with a preceptor or experienced colleague, you will learn to honor your patients’ culture and values and engage their support network. Visit learningext.com for more information and to register.

    Cost: Included in Transition to Practice Program for $150 | $40 for individual registration

    CE Credit: 4.0 Contact Hours

    Subscription Length: 6 months if purchased as part of the Transition to Practice Program | 4 weeks if purchased separately

    Audience: This self-paced online CE course is designed for new graduate nurses in all practice settings.

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  • TTP Course 3: Evidence-based Practice

    As a new graduate nurse, you will need to continually define priorities, find supporting evidence and then implement what you learn. Evidence-Based Practice is the third course of the acclaimed Transition to Practice series. Through interactive exercises and guided discussions with your preceptor or experienced colleague, you’ll grow in research skills and confidence!* Visit learningext.com for more information and to register.

    Cost: Included in Transition to Practice Program for $150 | $40 for individual registration

    CE Credit: 4.0 Contact Hours

    Subscription Length: 6 months if purchased as part of the Transition to Practice Program | 4 weeks if purchased separately

    Audience: This self-paced online CE course is designed for new graduate nurses in all practice settings.
     

    *In order to meet the Institute of Medicine’s 2016 goal, you will need 90% of your practice of nursing based on evidence by the year 2020.

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  • TTP Course 4: Quality Improvement

    As a new graduate nurse, it’s important you understand how to incorporate quality improvement initiatives into your daily work. Quality Improvement is the fourth course of the acclaimed Transition to Practice program. Through this highly interactive course, you’ll accelerate your learning curve by talking through errors with more experienced nurses, while forming strategies that will have a positive impact on patient care. Visit learningext.com for more information and to register.

    Cost: Included in Transition to Practice Program for $150 | $40 for individual registration

    CE Credit: 4.0 Contact Hours

    Subscription Length: 6 months if purchased as part of the Transition to Practice Program | 4 weeks if purchased separately

    Audience: This self-paced online CE course is designed for new graduate nurses in all practice settings.

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  • TTP Course 5: Informatics

    As a new graduate nurse, you need to understand how technology is used to create usable information and support the practice of nursing. Informatics is the fifth course of the Transition to Practice series. As you apply information from this highly interactive course, you’ll take advantage of workable tools that have the power to engage patients and families, throughout the care continuum. Visit learningext.com for more information and to register.

    Cost: Included in Transition to Practice Program for $150 | $40 for individual registration

    CE Credit: 4.0 Contact Hours

    Subscription Length: 6 months if purchased as part of the Transition to Practice Program | 4 weeks if purchased separately

    Audience: This self-paced online CE course is designed for new graduate nurses in all practice settings.

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  • TTP Course for Preceptors: Helping Nurses Transition to Practice

    This companion course to the Transition to Practice series for new graduate nurses will teach you the nuts and bolts of preceptoring, along with boundaries you’ll need for your own practice. Visit learningext.com for more information and to register.

    Cost: $30 for individual registration

    CE Credit: 2.0 Contact Hours

    Subscription Length: 6 months

    Audience: This self-paced online CE course is designed for experienced nurses in all practice settings.

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Nursing Faculty CE Topics: Testing

Our courses help faculty assess student learning today, while preparing the industry leaders of tomorrow.

Nursing CE Topics: Standards of Practice

CE courses to help nurses work more competently and confidently.

Nursing CE Topics: Patient Care

CE courses to help nurses provide the highest level of patient care.

  • Professional Boundaries in Nursing

    Protect your patients, your license and the profession.

    Cost: $30

    CE Credit: 3.0 Contact Hours

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  • Patient Privacy

    Protect your patient’s right to privacy, both medical and personal.

    Cost: $30

    CE Credit: 5.4 Contact Hours

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  • Medication Errors: Causes & Prevention

    There can be devastating consequences for you and your patient when you make a medication error. Knowing the causes of medication errors and near misses can help you detect and prevent them from happening. Since it's impossible to prevent all medication errors, you must understand that reporting an error isn't something that's designed to punish you; instead, it's an opportunity to:

    • Understand the causes of the error
    • Prevent future medication errors
    • Improve patient care and promote safety

    Cost: $30

    CE Credit: 4.0 Contact Hours

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  • End-of-Life Care & Pain Management

    Provide compassionate end-of-life care and improve pain management.

    Cost: $30

    CE Credit: 3.0 Contact Hours 

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  • Diversity: Building Cultural Competence

    Become a more competent provider and learn ways to embrace diversity in health care.

    Cost: $30

    CE Credit: 6.0 Contact Hours 

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Learning Extension for Members

E-learning content for the life-long learning of nursing regulators.

  • eNLC Overview for Members

    For members only. Better understand key aspects of the eNLC with topics that include:

    • The basics and benefits of multistate licensure.
    • Requirements of the eNLC, including: Uniform Licensure Requirements, criminal background checks and utilizing Nursys to share information.
    • The governance and administration of the Compact, including the rulemaking process and the Interstate Commission’s structure. 

    Cost: Free for members

    CE Credit: 3.0 Contact Hours

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  • Fraud Detection for Licensure Applications

    For members only; develop tools to track down fraud associated with licensure applications.

    Cost: Free for members

    CE Credit: 5.0 Contact Hours

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  • Delegate Orientation

    For members only; must-knows in order to effectively represent your board of nursing on the NCSBN Delegate Assembly.

    Cost: Free for members

    CE Credit: N/A 

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  • NCSBN 101

    For members only; how to better take advantage of all the knowledge sharing opportunities that NCSBN offers.

    Cost: Free for members

    CE Credit: 4.8 Contact Hours 

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  • Introduction to Board of Nursing Disciplinary Investigations

    For members only; ways to better protect the health, safety and welfare of your state’s public.

    Cost: Free for members

    CE Credit: 6.0 Contact Hours 

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  • Governing Responsibly

    For members only; this course provides new board members with an introduction to the purpose and work of a board of nursing and an overview of your responsibilities as a board member.

    Cost: Free for members

    CE Credit: 4.0 Contact Hours 

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