In 2001, after years in long term care administration and often feeling frustrated with the process of obtaining CEUs, Sharyn Smith-Jensen asked herself, “Could there be an easier way to earn the CEUs required for my license renewal?” Therein was born www.ceus-r-ez.com. Sharyn’s idea was to bring CEUs directly to LTC administrators through online courses, which was still a relatively novel idea at the time.
Around this same time, Sharyn and her husband befriended a homeless man who spent his nights on the roof of the University of Arizona’s law school. He happened to also be a self-taught web designer. Sharyn hired him to create the first ceus-r-ez.com website, which over the years has now served thousands of learners who’ve grown to love Sharyn’s courses and personal touch customer service.
Fast forward to 2014. Taylor Florence, an NHA in California needed to renew his license for the first time. A friend recommended ceus-r-ez.com and Taylor started using the site. When a question arose about one of his courses, he called the contact number and was connected directly to Sharyn. Incredulous that the Sharyn answering the phone was the same Sharyn who founded the company, Taylor started to ask questions and the two struck up a friendship.
Eventually, their friendship lead to conversations about partnership and opportunities to help Sharyn’s website and amazing courses reach a larger audience of LTC administrators across the country. Taylor and Sharyn reached out to Alex Wilson, a close friend to Taylor and corporate attorney, to help with the partnership formation, but quickly decided better yet to have him join the team.
So, in early 2018, Sharyn officially brought on Taylor and Alex as partners. The now rebranded CEUSrEZ remains true to the core tenants of Sharyn’s original vision—quick and easy, low-cost online CEUs for LTC administrators and other health care professionals.
Our mission at CEUSrEZ remains unchanged: Simplify the lives of healthcare professionals by providing quality, accessible continuing education opportunities.