Western Schools

At Western Schools, we have one purpose: helping healthcare professionals achieve more in their career. With a focus on in-depth courses for nurses, Western Schools continuing education empowers our students to expand their career options while providing their patients with the best possible care. 

For decades, both Elite Learning and Western Schools have been committed to providing the highest quality continuing education courses with the goal of empowering you, our students. With this shared goal in mind, joining forces just makes sense. When you’re looking for nursing CEUs to meet your state requirements, you can trust Western and Elite to have what you need.

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Passport Membership

Includes The Western CE Series

The Western CE Series is Included

Get the full Western Schools CEU catalog including the in-depth CE Series

State-Required CE

Get the state-required CE you need, no matter where you practice

Unlimited Podcast CE Access

Unlimited CE credit for listening to Elite CE podcasts on apps like Apple, Spotify & YouTube

Extensive CE Library

Choose from a library of 250+ courses across 25+ specialties in the formats you love most (online, video, text, webinar & podcast)

Pharmacology Course Library

Includes DEA MATE Act Substance Use Disorder Training

Premium Specialty Course Collections

In-depth, multi-hour courses spanning 10+ nursing specialties

Elite Nursing Passport CE


For more than 30 years, Western Schools has been a leader in continuing education in the healthcare field, offering in-depth, peer-reviewed courses authored by nurses for nurses. Through our process of quality development and rigorous review, Western Schools offers healthcare professionals the highest quality, convenient, and affordable courses needed to fulfill their re-licensure, certification, and other professional education needs.  

As a nationally accredited continuing education provider, Western Schools offers more than 1,400 continuing education hours across several nursing specialties. Since its founding in 1978, Western Schools has served more than 1 million practitioners through its commitment to the growth and lifelong learning of healthcare professionals. 


What’s happening to my current Western Schools courses?
You can still complete any current courses that are active in your Western Schools student account. You can also view certificates for Western courses you’ve already completed in your student dashboard.

I’m a WS365 member. What happens to my membership during the migration?
Current WS365 members will be automatically enrolled in the Elite Nursing Passport Membership with the same expiration date as their previous Western membership.  

What is the Elite Nursing Passport?
Passport is your ticket to more. As a Passport member, you’ll get unlimited access to over 200 hours of nursing CEUs in the Elite Learning library for a full year. Learn more about what you get with Passport here

What is the Western CE Series?
Now available on the Elite website, the Western CE Series offers healthcare professionals with an in-depth collection of master class courses on specialty topics for nursing professionals. Learn more here

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