About…

Mission Statement

The mission of the Klimes Institute is to solve fundamental questions about physical, psychological and spiritual health development and to use these insights to develop online continuing education courses and programs for health care professionals.

Currently, the CE courses with the largest enrollments are: Professional Ethics, Statistics IEthical ChoicesHealth Care EthicsEnd-of-Life-EthicsPreventing Medical Errors and Preventive  Hand Hygiene.

Fees and Format

Continuing Education (3 hour courses): CEcourses.org offers 3-hour courses for nurses and pharmacists with 12- item tests for $21 each.  Start the CE course at the Course Objectives, take the exam at the end of the CE course, pay after the exam, and then instantly print your certificate online on your own printer 24/7.

Education (30 hour courses): CEcourses.org also offers  30-hour CE courses consisting of 10 modules each with one 60-item test for $63 each (Please note, when you take these 30-hour CEcourses, do not take the 12-item tests linked to each of the 10 modules).

CEcourses may also be used for health education, patient education, professional education, prerequisite requirements and refresher studies. The same announced fees apply for all these courses also. CEcourses and their online tests may be updated anytime. If anytime you need a copy of your certificate, click here and login. Then go to Your (Archived) Record, CE courses LOG Book, and click under Certificates. The CE courses for nurses are translated into 60 languages. You may not copy the online tests for any purpose.

About Us

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Rudolf Klimes, PhD (Indiana University), MPH (Johns Hopkins University) served as professor and college president for a number of educational institutions the US and Asia. Among his many accomplishments he pioneered methods to promote lifelong learning and was among the first educators to develop online courses for continuing education for the State of California (originally founded as Learnwell Resources in 1992, Orangevale, CA and later as Klimes Institute, Folsom, CA and Orangevale, CA).

The primary goal of this institute is to provide continuing education and online accredited CE courses (CA CEP 16144, DC Board of Nursing 50-8516) in health, ethics and statistics to nurses, pharmacists, health professionals and other learners. He was joined by Anna Klimes, EdD, Heather Hawkins, DMD, and Bonnie Klimes-Dougan, PhD, LP to develop material for these courses. The institute is a member of the Nursing Learning Network of Box 14585, Albany, NY, which collects and distributes all fees.

The Institute is named after Jan Klimeš, the father of Rudolf Klimes, who lived from 1888 to 1972, saved my life many times, survived two Russian war imprisonments, and as an outstanding textile engineer, developed new methods of weaving nylon.

Some of the net income goes for charities, scholarships and other educational services. The teaching faculty providing the CE courses are volunteers. Dr. Klimes’ autobiography is available at  Amaxon.com Adventurous Pilgrim. Other value-based online courses Dr. Klimes has developed include the Ethics Center of Continuing Education, found at ethice.org and BibleD.org.

Relevant Information and Liability Disclaimers

Information on this site is open to the public. However, if you are considering to take a CE course for credit, please do NOT take a Klimes Institute CE course if (1) the CE course seems too difficult for you, (2) you do not have the required time to spend on it, (3) you have not completed at least two years of college or its equivalent or (4) you are not sure that the course meets your continuing education certification needs. If your score is below 75%, students may retake their tests twice without being charged extra. No refunds are available.

A percentage of the net income goes for charities, scholarships and other educational services. The teaching faculty providing the CE courses are volunteers.

Liability Disclaimer for Klimes Institute Courses

The Klimes Institute, 8685 Greenback Lane, Orangevale, CA 95662 is not liable for any damages in connection with its CE courses and does not provide liability insurance or any kind of warranty for the protection of individuals who may take Klimes Institute courses.

This liability disclaimer is a legal statement that Klimes Institute is NOT liable for:  

  • Damages and legal defense costs
  • Claims for libel and slander arising from our services
  • Unknown claims arising from previous work back to January 1, 2016
  • Punitive damages.

In consideration for your participation in said courses the individual does hereby release and forever discharge the Klimes Institute and its officers jointly and severally from any and all actions, causes of actions, claims and demands for, upon or by reason of any damage or loss or injury, which hereafter may be sustained by participating in the courses. This release extends and applies to, all unknown, unforeseen, unanticipated and unsuspected injuries, damages, loss and liability and the consequences thereof.

The course participant hereby agree on behalf of his/her executors, administrators, and assigns, to indemnify the Klimes Institute and its officers from any and all actions, causes of actions, claims and demands for, upon or by reason of any damage, loss or injury, which hereafter may be sustained by participating in the courses. All participants agree to this Liability Disclaimer when they participate in Klimes Institute courses.

We take no advertising, nor do we make students’ information available to commercial interests.

The Klimes Institute (December 30, 2012- January 31, 2019)

 

2 thoughts on “About…

  • February 9, 2015 at 7:19 pm
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    Are these ANCC approved?

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    • March 4, 2015 at 10:19 pm
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      All of the courses we offer are registered and approved by the California Board of Nursing. Thank you.

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