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CE Live: Nursing Online Courses

ADVANCE for Nurses is excited to present CE Live, a brand new educational series. In these webinars, experts will share their knowledge in topics across the continuum of healthcare.

These nursing continuing education online courses are a convenient way to earn those valuable credits. Viewers can watch the talk live or in our archive. Live events will be followed by a Q&A period, so come prepared with questions.

You may earn 1 contact hour by taking and passing a test following each CE Live. Cost is $8 per session to earn credit, but webinars are free to attend.

Cultural Concepts in Healthcare (now available in our archive)
Our patients come from many different backgrounds -- as do we. Most of the populations we serve are lacking in health literacy, which is one of our greatest challenges. Learn how to customize our approaches and help our charges feel comfortable to enhance communication, trust, respect and compliance.

Confidentiality: It Is More Than HIPAA (now available in our archive)
Every day in every institution healthcare professionals are heard speaking to their peers concerning client/patient treatments and plans. Confidentiality was a key concept in healthcare long before the advent of HIPAA. Attendees will explore the concept of confidentiality and have a heightened awareness of breaches in the workplace.

Patient Abandonment (now available in our archive)
Patient abandonment is a topic of conversation for many healthcare providers. Protecting yourself and the patient from allegations is essential as is reporting when it does occur.

Work Environment and Generational Challenges  (now available in our archive)
For the first time in history, there are four generations of healthcare providers working side by side. Differing culture, beliefs, values, education and expectations provide special challenges for supervisors and peers.

Advance Directives (now available in our archive)
Sharing the options for advance directives is mandated via statue, but our role as advocates requires a full understanding of the risks and benefits and potential outcomes of these decisions. This program will help attendees understand the decision making and help support clients through this process.

Migraines & Other Headaches (Now available in our archive)
In a year's time, 90% of the population get at least one headache. For some they are a minor nuisance, for others, debilitating. Headache can be associated with anything from weather to hormones to tumors. Treatments can range from pharmaceuticals to biofeedback. Learn how to help patients identify the type of headache they experience and what to do about it.

Caring for the LGBT Community (and Their Families) (Now available in our archive)
The lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community presents with unique challenges in the healthcare industry, not the least of which is access to a provider they can trust and be comfortable with. In this session learn about the healthcare needs of this population. Also, discuss how to respond to questions from those who are learning to adjust to the knowledge that a loved one or acquaintance is part of the LGBT community.

(Now available in our archive)
Documentation Risks in Healthcare
Documentation fulfills many requirements, but it continues to be lacking by healthcare providers. Case examples will provide attendees with samples of effective and at-risk entries in the medical-legal environment of care.

Women and Cardiovascular Disease (Now available in our archive)
More women die from heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases than men, yet many women do not realize they are at risk. Understanding the unique way that women are affected by cardiovascular disease is an extremely important factor in the promotion of health and wellness, and disease prevention.

Integrity in the Workplace (Now available in our archive) 
Integrity and honesty are values that most professionals embrace. However, do you really have the level of integrity that you think you do? Successful professionals must have integrity in their work lives. The audience will define their own value of integrity and be able to work effectively in a setting with mixed values.

Customer Service Tips (Now available in our archive) 
Customers evaluate us using a hospitality model, not a medical model. Because of this dissonance in expectations, we experience treatment and communication challenges. Understand how your customers evaluate you and your practice using their measurements, not yours. In addition, unhappy customers sue so service is your greatest risk management strategy.

Getting the Best Lab Results: Improving Your Skills in Specimen Collection (Now available in our archive)
Collecting specimens seems so easy; you do it routinely. Yet, every day in all types of healthcare settings, lab results are inconclusive because specimens are inadequate. The result is repeated collection and testing, which is costly, time-consuming and, most important, delays appropriate care planning for your patients. In this webinar learn about specimen collection best practices from an experienced RN and hear the perspective of a licensed lab director. This webinar is sponsored by BD.

Reducing Needlestick Injury During Phlebotomy (Now available in our archive)
More than 10 years after the passage of the landmark Needlestick Prevention and Safety Act, needlestick injuries still pose a significant hazard for nurses, especially during phlebotomy procedures. In this webinar, experts will discuss the most recent needlestick injury data and nurses' rights under current laws/regulations, as well as provide a review of available safety-engineered technologies and the benefits and limitations of each class of devices. This webinar is sponsored by BD.

3Ds: Dementia, Delirium and Depression (Now available in our archive)
These diagnoses often overlay and it is a challenge to differentiate since presentation may not be clear. Effective treatment is dependent on early diagnosis.

Working With Difficult People (Now available in our archive)
We confront difficult people in every aspect of our lives. In healthcare, the challenges come not only from our patients, but from families, doctors, our peers and external customers like regulators and insurance companies. Understanding our own response to difficult people provides the basis for effectively dealing with the diverse personality types we face.

Check out our archived CE section for additional opportunity to earn credit.

Accreditation Statement
Merion Matters is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the PA State Nurses Association (No. 221-3-O-09), an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Merion Matters is also approved as a provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing (No. 13230) and by the Florida Board of Nursing (No. 3298). 


Tammy: You can log-in to check what courses you've taken with us online. We do not keep track of what you did with us for in-person job fairs, but if you attended a virtual event and took a CE test it will be listed. To view CE you've taken with Advance, go to the CE page (, log in, and right above the grid that lists all the courses you'll see "View receipts." Choose the year and all of your courses will display.

Linda JonesMay 27, 2014

How do I get a list of all of the various kinds of courses I have taken; i.e. CE Live, Online, and via Job Fairs? Are they listed here somewhere & I haven't found them? Thank you, Tammy RN

Tammy  Saville ,  RN,  red Deer Regional Hospital, Red Deer, AB, CanadaMay 24, 2014
Grande Prairie

Are Advance for Nurses CE courses approved by the TX State Board of Nursing?

Juliana Lara,  Nurse,  Baylor Scott and White hospitalMarch 31, 2014
Austin, TX

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