January 25, 2024 – With the introduction of new continuing education requirements for Registered Nurses (RNs) in Illinois, CEUfast is pleased to announce that our courses Alzheimer’s and Vascular Dementia, Implicit Bias in Healthcare-2hr, and Sexual Harassment Prevention, are fully accredited and ready to meet the diverse requirements needed for nurses this year. These courses are designed to address the critical aspects of patient care and professional conduct, aligning with the latest legislative mandates. These same changes will go into effect for Illinois LPNs during their renewal in 2025.
What recent CE requirements are there for Illinois RNs?
1. The implicit bias awareness training CE requirement (HB158, Public Act 102-004) for Illinois RNs will begin as a license renewal requirement in 2024.
2. Sexual harassment prevention training CE requirement. A law passed in 2019 that went into effect on 1/1/20, which requires individuals with licenses issued by the Illinois Division of Professional Regulation (DPR) that require continuing education (CE) to renew their license, to also complete 1 hour of CE on the topic of sexual harassment prevention training. This CE requirement is included in the number of hours already required under the individual Acts and Rules and does not increase the number of hours required to renew a license.
3. Beginning with the 2024 RN renewal, Illinois RNs who provide health care services to and have direct patient interaction with adults 26 years of age and older will be required to complete a one-hour course in diagnosis, treatment and care of Alzheimer's disease, along with other dementia types. CE Curriculum will involve how to identify and diagnose Alzheimer's, effective communication strategies and management and care planning. This course may count toward the regular CE requirements (Public Act 102-0399, 20 ILCS 2105/2105-365).
CEUfast's commitment to offering high-quality, relevant continuing education is evident in these courses, which not only fulfill the state-mandated requirements but also contribute significantly to the professional and personal development of nurses. These courses, along with others in our comprehensive course catalog, are accessible, user-friendly, and designed to fit into the busy schedules of healthcare professionals.
For more information about these courses and to explore more courses that CEUfast has to offer, please visit our course catalog at https://ceufast.com/courses.
CEUfast was founded in 2002 by nurses, for nurses, becoming one of the first nursing CE providers to offer complete courses, testing, and certificates online. Dedicated to providing high-quality, convenient, and affordable CEUs, CEUfast continues to innovate and support the educational needs of healthcare professionals.