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Earning Your Continuing Education Credits on Vacation!

Imagine going to school for your needed continuing education (CE) credits while on a cruise ship or in a tropical location!

Read below for several opportunities to do just that!

PESI Healthcare is offering a three-night cruise to the Bahamas in March 2013 that will provide nurses with a CE seminar on “Assessing, Diagnosing and Treating Abdominal and Cardiac Anomalies!”

The non-profit organization also is offering a CE cruise for nurses to Alaska in the fall as well as an autumn cruise to New England and Canada (details coming soon). offers CME conferences in many different vacation spots, including Las Vegas, Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Jamaica, New York City, Park City (Utah), Hawaii, the Dominican Republic, Mexico, the Bahamas, and in many other desirable locations.

The Professional Education Society offers several CE conferences and cruises at destinations all over the globe. For example, the society is offering a 12-day cruise to Australia and New Zealand in January for doctors, nurses and dentists.

Italy more your style? The society is offering a nine-night CE cruise from Venice to Monte Carlo in September.

Pharmacists might be interested in a seven-night cruise to the Mediterranean in January by Continuing Education, Inc. The cruise’s CE conference on “Update on Indications, Interactions and Complications in the Use of Pharmaceuticals” provides one unit of CE credit.

What can you expect on these cruises? Well, in addition to the cruise or vacation resort itself, most vacation CE programs:

  • Allow you to bring a spouse or a friend
  • Let you sleep in a bit before class begins (most seminars start at 8 a.m. or even 9 a.m.)
  • Classes will be either full days or half-days (check with the seminar host)
  • Provide you with plenty of opportunities to go ashore (cruise) or enjoy the resort where you’re staying
  • If going on a cruise that goes somewhere not in the U.S., you’ll need a passport.

Have you ever gone on a cruise or to a remote vacation spot for a CE conference or seminar? What was your experience like? Do you feel you received a strong education in the seminar’s topic?

If you’d like to travel for a living (just not on a cruise ship) as a pharmacist, nurse, OT, PT, speech therapist or other allied health profession, contact a recruiter at MedPro Healthcare Staffing. Hospitals, clinics and other medical facilities all over the country are looking for your critical skills for short-term assignments (typically 13 weeks in long). Contact us today.