Manage Your Health Care Continuing Education Units
Peter Vogt | Monster Senior Contributing Writer
If you’re like most healthcare professionals, you’ll want to renew the licenses and certifications you worked so hard to attain. That typically means completing a certain number of continuing-education units (CEUs) every year or two (or three or four or five, depending on the requirements of the licensure and certification bodies in your state and profession).
If only fulfilling your CEU requirements were as easy to do, as it is to say.
When you’ve completed several years of postsecondary education, you’re pressed for time and energy, and when your wallet might not be as cash-heavy as you’d like, it can be difficult to find a place for continuing education in your life. Add in the widespread procrastination factor — “I’ve got five years to get all this stuff done. What’s the rush?” — and you’ve got a recipe for CEU paralysis.
Fortunately, you can adopt a few simple strategies to effectively manage your CEU activities, and even enjoy them along the way.