Healthcare technology changes very quickly, making it somewhat difficult for professionals to stay up-to-date. Pursuing Continuing Education courses gives healthcare workers the opportunity to demonstrate their commitment to the medical field and improving the quality of care for patients.
Most professional certifications require that certificate holders complete a certain number of hours of continuing education annually or biannually in order to remain current. The number of hours varies by state and field.
CEU stands for Continuing Education Unit. A CEU is a unit of credit equal to 10 hours of participation in an accredited program designed for professionals with certificates or licenses to practice various professions.
Benefits of earning Continuing Education Units through these courses include renewing certifications, learning a new healthcare specialty or technology, getting a “refresher” on a familiar topic, or for career advancements.
Continuing Education to maintain your NHCWA certification is done through any approved NHCWA testing vendor that offers an continuing medical education workshop or seminar.
The NHCWA certificate holder must successfully complete eight (8) hours of in-service/CE hours every 2 years. (At least four (4) of the eight (8) hours of in-service/CE hours shall be completed each year.)
**All skills competency reviews must be hands-on. No online skills practice can be applied towards CEU’s for certification or recertification. Skills can also be done through your employer, you can download the work verification form and skills verification form to be completed by you direct supervisor.