Wherever you are in your nursing career path – whether you're just starting out or are seeking to enhance your current practice – numerous resources exist to help you find your way.

Read the white paper Nursing Education in Washington State (PDF).

Continuing Education

Online Courses from WSNA
Online Courses from ANA (External link)

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Choosing Continuing Education That's Right for You (PDF)

The Washington State Nurses Association is accredited as an approver of continuing
nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.


The acronym, CEARP, (pronounced "SURP"), stands for Continuing Education Approval and Recognition Program, and is a review process that WSNA uses to assure carefully-planned educational activities using ANCC criteria for nurses.

Interested in Getting WSNA Approval for Your Continuing Nursing Education Activity?

Founded in 1908, WSNA is the professional organization representing more than 16,000 registered nurses in Washington State. WSNA effectively advocates for the improvement of health standards and availability of quality health care for all people; promotes high standards for the nursing profession; and advances the professional and economic development of nurses.

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The Washington State Nurses Association Continuing Education Provider Program (OH-231, 12-1-2015) is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Ohio Nurses Association (OBN-001-91), an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.