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The Medical Education Institute, Inc. is a nonprofit foundation whose mission is to help people with chronic disease learn to manage and improve their health.

One of the ways that we fulfill our mission is by creating educational materials — based on research and adult learning principles — to help healthcare professionals gain basic knowledge about chronic kidney disease and related issues, including treatment options, side effects, the patient’s perspective on coping, the importance of self-management, and how the interdisciplinary renal team can provide top-quality care.

CE approval for courses offered by the Medical Education Institute, Inc. is provided by two accrediting groups:

For Nursing CE Credits

Nursing programs are submitted to the Wisconsin Nurses Association (WNA) Continuing Education Approval Program CEAP.

Wisconsin Nurses Association is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Since 1978, WNA has promoted quality continuing education programming for registered nurses by a process of peers reviewing continuing education applications and providing consultation and feedback. The WNA Continuing Education Approval Program (CEAP) Committee uses ANCC Commission on Accreditation criteria and operational requirements to review applications for approval of educational activities.

For Social Work CE credits

National Association of Social Workers (Provider# 886610521)

The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) offers formal social work continuing education (CE) approval for programs that meet the requirements put forth in NASW Standards for Continuing Professional Education. Social workers are ethically bound to lifelong learning as a means to ensure both practice competence and professional growth. Continuing education credits may be used for licensing renewal, toward professional credentials, or to remain current with the most current research, best practices, or the application of new theory in practice.

As of January 2013, NASW has approval from more than 38 state licensure boards without restrictions. http://www.socialworkers.org/ce/approval/default.asp

Providers and participants are responsible for following states' rules and regulations regarding licensure. For example, several states do not recognize distance-learning programs as valid continuing professional education.

The course description information lists the CE accrediting agency for each course.

*It is the responsibility of the applicant to determine if the CE credits for a particular course will be accepted by a his/her licensing organization.