If supported, additional contact hours
and pharmacology credit may be available.
The problem with contact hours
is they fluctuate," says Steve Johnson, associate vice president of external relations at the Texas Association of Community Colleges.
Early indications are that state boards of nursing are considering adjusting their contact hour
requirements while many certification boards are deciding to leave their requirements intact.
The Certification Commission encourages the development of activities that qualify for continuing education contact hours
such as formal discussion groups like the one in Maryland's Division of Correction and the two in Louisiana facilities.
Receive 25 Category A Continuing Education Contact Hours
50 FTE) Credit-hour range, excluding 36 to 45 semester prerequisite courses credit hours (28%) Credit-hour range, including 71 to 75 semester prerequisite courses credit hours (20%) Average clinical hours required 1200 to 1400 clock hours Required FTE teaching load/ 13 to 15 (majority) semester Actual FTE teaching load/semester 9 to 12 (majority) Average lab sections/course 2 (labs held at clinical site) Average credit hours/lab course 2 Average weekly contact hours
/ 3 lab section for the instructor Students/lab section (average) 3 Faculty assigned/lab section 1 Average credit hours/clinical course 5 Average student contact hours
/ 384 hours/semester clinical course Average credit hour to contact hour
Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # 13485, for 18 Contact Hours
RNs, LPNs and APRNs all need to have 24 contact hours
during the 2 year licensing period.
83 - 60 minute Contact Hour
) contact hour
home study packet
Among other changes, beginning no later than January 1, 2007, the contact hour
will be configured using a 60-minute hour and disclosure of conflict of interest will be more visible.
A list of meeting sessions eligible for continuing education contact hour
credits will be available in the Annual Meeting final and online program.
Documentation Option consists of completing 10 contact hours
annually for the 24 months preceding recertification in pediatric health care from a list of approved organizations.
The CE fee covers all CE contact hour
credits for both the Learning Institutes and the Annual Meeting scientific sessions, and is in addition to any Annual Meeting or APHA Learning Institute registration fees.
Note that nursing (internationally, not just in Montana), uses the contact hour
as its unit of measure, not the CEU.
A contact hour
is defined as "sixty consecutive minutes of participation in a learning activity.