Part One: Ongoing Education (Part 1 should be at least 750 words and include 2 outside references plus the textbook.)

Continuing education units are required for license renewal and recertification (in some states). Continuing education leads to new job opportunities. Answer the following questions:

Why is it important to advance your degree and knowledge in nursing as a profession?
Explain your reasoning and provide several examples.

How would you respond to a nurse who says, “I only want to live and work in a state where continuing education credits are not required, and I never want to advance my degree?”

Explain in detail what you would say and why you would say it.

January to March 2007 Volume 14, Number 1 of the Journal of Trauma Nursing The date is January 1, 2007.

Nurses and continuing education

Virginia Nurses Today, February, March, and April 2008, pg7