All prospective writers for CEU4U need to apply to the back office site and register their name, etc, and also download copies of the Mutual Nondisclosure form and the Content Writers Agreement form. You do that by going to the following site: www.ceu4u.net. Then access the drop down menu and click on author applicant. Then use new as ID and author as password to get to the registration page. Then follow the instructions.
Special Instructions for content writers for the Nursing Division
Since the Ohio Board of Nursing has rather strict rules regarding continuing education offerings, we have included some specific instructions for potential nursing authors. The Director of Nursing Education Division requests that all prospective content writers submit a CV/resume to her at jshaffer@CEU4U.com.
Content writers should send an outline of the course content along with appropriately written course objectives directly to the Director of Nursing Education Division. The Director will review the outline and advise the author of support for the topic and offer suggestions related to the outline.
The content writer then should submit the course subject matter that includes an introduction to the content of the course, appropriate use of headings, tables, diagrams or charts as desired, pictures or Power Point slides, a reference list (preferably APA format).
The format should be 12 point Times New Roman or Arial font and be single spaced. There should be 2-4 learning objectives per contact hour and they must be written in measurable terminology. In order for content to be assigned a minimum of 2 contact hours the course content must be at least 12 to 14 pages of instructional material (single-spaced). Submit at least 20 post test questions with key and rationale for the correct answer for a 2 contact hour course. Courses that are 18 – 20 pages of educational material generally can be assigned 3 contact hours and require 25 – 30 post test questions.
The Director of Nursing Education will review all material initially for interest of topic, organization of content, clarity of writing, and provide feed back as necessary. Courses are then sent to at least 3 nurses who pilot test the content and post test for validity, relevance, organization, clarity of writing, measurable objectives, post test questions, and the time taken to complete the course and post test. The next step is submission of the ONA Independent Study Activity form to a nurse reviewer who give the final approval for the course to be a continuing education activity. This process takes generally about 3 – 4 weeks. Content writers will be notified when the course is finally online. Content writers are asked to submit a brief biographical sketch and their email address so that participants may contact the author if desired.