Posted 4 months ago

We are excited to announce a new and easy-to-use continuing nursing education system sponsored by the Idaho Center for Nursing and its affiliate organizations, including ANA-Idaho.

Beginning in May 2021 Registered Nurses and APRNs in Idaho will renew their licenses as a regular part of the biennial process.  

Beginning with the 2021 Idaho license renewal, RNs must attest to, or provide evidence, that they have accomplished at least two of the Idaho Board of Nursing (BON) approved learning activities in any one or more of the sections: (1) Practice (100 hours), (2) Academic education, CE, e-Learning and In-service or, (3) Professional Engagement.  These activities are defined and available for review on the Idaho Board of Nursing website at: https://ibn.idaho.gov.

To assist Idaho nurses in meeting the CNE requirement option of 15 CNE hours as outlined by the BON, the on-line Idaho based CNE access is available to all LPNs and RNs.  The goal is to continually increase CNE opportunities using an on-demand format whereby nurses can access the programs from home whenever they want.  All programs are ANCC approved and certificates are available after the program is viewed and the evaluation tool is completed on-line.

To access this program, click on the green continuing education button on the top of the nurse association webpage.  This is available on the ANA-Idaho, Nurse Leaders of Idaho, Idaho Center for Nursing and Nurse Practitioners of Idaho websites.  You can create your profile account to maintain your CNE information and access the CNE programs.  The 20 CNE presentations from the November LEAP conference are posted along with 5 CNE from the NPI Fall Clinical Conference. By reviewing the LEAP programs a nurse can easily obtain all of the required Idaho license renewal CNE for 2021.  CNE for LEAP programs is good for 2 years until November 2022 and can be accesses as an on-demand viewing.  The evaluation and certificate can be printed  from the on-line system.

To access:

1. Click the GREEN button

2. Create an account and password

3. Go to the LEAP 2020 on-demand catalogue

4. Add it to your cart

5. Check out and then you will have access and can return to these programs multiple times when you log on.