Curaport, LLC, is a licensed Continuing Education Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP 16866
Acceptable Course Content
The content of all courses of continuing education must be relevant to the practice of nursing. Learning experiences are expected to enhance the knowledge of the registered nurse at a level above that required for licensure. Courses must be related to the scientific knowledge and/or technical skills required for the practice of nursing, or be related to direct and/or indirect patient/client care.
Courses related to the scientific knowledge for the practice of nursing include basic and advanced courses in the physical, social, and behavioral sciences, as well as advanced nursing in general or specialty areas. Content which includes the application of scientific knowledge to patient care in addition to advanced nursing courses may include courses in related areas, e.g. human sexuality; death, dying, and grief; foreign languages (conversational); therapeutic interpersonal relationship skills; pharmacology; and those related to specialty areas of nursing practice.
Courses in nursing administration, management, education, research or other functional areas of nursing relating to indirect patient/client care would be acceptable.
There is no limit to the number of contact hours that can be completed through independent or home study courses.
Continuing Medical Education (CME Category 1)
Continuing Medical Education is acceptable for meeting RN continuing education requirements, as long as the course is Category 1, and has been taken within the appropriate time frames.
Approved Course Content
Courses where the primary focus is recent scientific knowledge applied to direct or indirect patient care.
Content related to Direct Patient/Client care can include:
- Advanced courses on any type of patient monitoring equipment (fetal, cardiac, respiratory, etc.).
- Patient education strategies
- Certification/re-certification skills such as: Advanced Life Support (ALS), audiology, etc.
- Skills courses (stoma care, etc.)
- Cultural and ethnic diversity
- Foreign languages (conversational) and sign languages
- Therapeutic interpersonal relationship skills with patients/clients
- Courses in any specialty area of nursing practice, including occupational health nursing, school nursing, office nursing, etc.
Content related to Indirect Patient/Client care can include:
- Nursing administration or management, nursing education or nursing research
- Quality assurance
- Legal aspects of nursing
- Teaching multi-ethnic students and staff
- Retention of nurses in the health care delivery system, including cross training
- Current trends in nursing and health care
- Establishing a professional nursing business or independent practice
- Publishing for professional journals or books
- Instructor courses in CPR, basic life support (BLS) and advanced life support (ALS)
- Courses that deal with grief, human sexuality, kinesiology, nutrition, crisis intervention, counseling, stress reduction, burnout syndrome, advanced nursing courses, advanced pharmacology, advanced EKG/dysrhyuthmia and advanced IV therapy
- Courses which deal with self-improvement, changes in attitude, self-therapy, self-awareness, weight loss and yoga
- Economic courses for financial gain, e.g. investments, retirement, preparing resumes, techniques for job interviews, etc.
- Courses designed for lay people
- Liberal Arts courses in music, art, philosophy, and others, when unrelated to patient/client care
- Orientation programs - orientation meaning a specific series of activities designed to familiarize employees with the policies and procedures of an institution
- Courses which focus on personal appearance in nursing
- CPR and BLS courses, basic EKG/dysrhythmia courses as well as basic IV courses that are similar to those used to certify licensed vocational nurses to start IVs
- A course with identical content and objectives taken twice during the same renewal cycle will have its contact hours counted only once.