State Requirements for Nurses (R.N.)


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ALABAMA
ALASKA
ARIZONA
ARKANSAS
CALIFORNIA
COLORADO
CONNECTICUT
DELAWARE
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
FLORIDA
GEORGIA
HAWAII
IDAHO
ILLINOIS
INDIANA
IOWA
KANSAS
KENTUCKY
LOUISIANA
MAINE
MARYLAND
MASSACHUSETTS
MICHIGAN
MINNESOTA
MISSISSIPPI
MISSOURI
MONTANA
NEBRASKA
NEVADA
NEW HAMPSHIRE
 NEW JERSEY
NEW MEXICO
NEW YORK
NORTH CAROLINA
NORTH DAKOTA
OHIO
OKLAHOMA
OREGON
PENNSYLVANIA
RHODE ISLAND
SOUTH CAROLINA
SOUTH DAKOTA
TENNESSEE
TEXAS
UTAH
VERMONT
VIRGINIA
WASHINGTON
WEST VIRGINIA
WISCONSIN
WYOMING

 Information from: http://www.Ce-Classes.com/

 
ALABAMA

 

 CE Required?  24 hours every year 
 Sponsor Approval:  CNS/CRNA
 Home study accepted?  Yes.
 Submission deadline:  November 30th, yearly
 Website:  http://www.abn.alabama.gov/main/ce/main-ce.html
 Notes:  -


ALASKA

 

 CE Required?  30 hours every 2 years
 Sponsor Approval: RN
 Home study accepted?  Yes
 Submission deadline:  November 30th, even numbered years
 Website:  http://www.commerce.state.ak.us/occ/pnur3.htm
 Notes:  Varied courses required -


ARIZONA

 

 CE Required?  No
 Sponsor Approval:  RN
 Home study accepted? N.A.
 Submission deadline:  Before 4/01, every 4 years
 Website: http://www.azbn.gov/
 Notes:  Required courses:


ARKANSAS

 

 CE Required?  35 hours every 2 years
 Sponsor Approval:  RN 
 Home study accepted?  Yes
 Submission deadline:  Not specified
 Website:  http://www.ark.org/nursing.reg/index.php/workshop
 Notes:  3 hours Ethics required 


CALIFORNIA

 

 CE Required?  30 hours every 2 years
 Sponsor Approval:  CE-CLASSES.COM is approved by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.
Continuing Education Provider – RN
 Home study accepted?  30 hours can be homestudy including our online courses
 Submission deadline:  license expiration date
 Website:  http://www.rn.ca.gov 
 Notes:  DETAILS 


COLORADO

 

 CE Required?  None
 Sponsor Approval:  RN/ARNP
 Home study accepted?  NA
 Submission deadline:  Before 9/30 every two years
 Website:  - http://www.dora.state.co.us/nursing/index.htm
 Notes:  Colorado does not require continuing education


CONNECTICUT

 

 CE Required?  No
 Sponsor Approval:  - 
 Home study accepted? N.A.
 Submission deadline:  - Last day of the month of the licensee’s date of birth/yearly
 Website:  http://www.ct.gov/dph/cwp/view.asp?a=3121&q=389
 Notes:  -


DELAWARE

 

 CE Required?  30 hours every 2 years
 Sponsor Approval:  RN 
 Home study accepted?  yes
 Submission deadline:  2/28, 5/31 & 9/30, odd numbered years
 Website:  http://dpr.delaware.gov/boards/nursing/renewal.shtm
 Notes:  Varied courses requiredDETAILS


DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

 

 CE Required? 
 Sponsor Approval: 
 Home study accepted?  
 Submission deadline:  
 Website: 
 Notes:  -


FLORIDA

 

 CE Required?   24 hours every 2 years
 Sponsor Approval:  RN
 Home study accepted?  Yes
 Submission deadline:  4/30 (1/2 odd years & 1/2 even years
 Website:  http://www.doh.state.fl.us/mga/nursing/index.html
 Notes:  Required courses are 2 hours prevention of medical errors and 2 hours domestic violence prevention every 3rd renewal


GEORGIA

 

 CE Required?  Continuing Education is not required
 Sponsor Approval:  RN 
 Home study accepted? 
 Submission deadline:  Before 1/31 both even and odd numbered years
 Website:  http://www.sos.georgia.gov/plb/rn/default.htm
 Notes: 


HAWAII

 

 CE Reqkuired?  Continuing Education is not required
 CE Reqkuired?  Continuing Education is not required
 Sponsor Approval:  - RN, LPN
 Home study accepted?  - 
 Submission deadline:  - 6/30 odd numbered years 
 Website:  http://www.hawaii.gov/dcca/pvl/boards/nursing
 Notes:  -


IDAHO

 

 CE Required?  No
 Sponsor Approval: 
 Home study accepted?
 Submission deadline: 
 Website:  https://www.ibol.idaho.gov
 Notes:  


ILLINOIS

 

 CE Required?  No
 Sponsor Approval: 
 Home study accepted?
 Submission deadline:  5/31 even numbered years
 Website:  http://www.idfpr.com/dpr/WHO/nurs.asp
 Notes:


INDIANA

 

CE Required?  24 hours yearly  
 Sponsor Approval: RN, LPN
 Home study accepted?  Yes
 Submission deadline:  Not specified
 Website:  http://www.in.gov/pla/2492.htm
 Notes:  - At least 6 hours on Assessment Documentation


IOWA

 

CE Required?   36 hours every 3 years 
 Sponsor Approval:  RN
 Home study accepted?  yes
 Submission deadline:
 Website:  http://www.state.ia.us/nursing/continuing_ed.r
 Notes:  - Approved courses and videos


KANSAS

 

CE Required?  30 hours every 2 years 
 Sponsor Approval: RN
 Home study accepted?  Yes
 Submission deadline: Before last day of birthday month every other year
 Website:  www.ksbn.org
 Notes: 


KENTUCKY

 

 CE Required?  14 hours yearly
 Sponsor Approval:  RN   Ce-classes.com is an Approved Provider
 Home study accepted?  Yes
 Submission deadline:  Oct. 31
 Website:  http://kbn.ky.gov/ce/ 
 Notes:  2 hours HIV, domestic violence Online is Acceptable


LOUISIANA

 

 CE Required?  Yes
 Sponsor Approval:  RN
 Home study accepted?  5 contact hours (full-time)
 Submission deadline:  Not specified
 Website:  http://www.lsbn.state.la.us/
 Notes:


MAINE

 

 CE Required?  40 hours every 2 years
 Sponsor Approval:  RN
 Home study accepted?  Yes
 Submission deadline:  Every 2 years
 Website:  http://www.maine.gov/boardofnursing/
 Notes:  - Varied courses required


MARYLAND

 

 CE Required?  Unspecified
 Sponsor Approval: RN
 Home study accepted? 
 Submission deadline:  28th day of birth month annually
 Website:  http://www.mbon.org/main.php?v=norm&p=0&c=main.html
 Notes: 


MASSACHUSETTS

 

 CE Required?  15 hours every 2 years
 Sponsor Approval:  RN
 Home study accepted?  Yes
 Submission deadline:  Two year cycle by birthdate
 Website:  http://www.mass.gov/dph/boards/m
 Notes:  - Obtain all the renewal hours you need for one low price at www.ce-classes.com 


MICHIGAN

 

 CE Required?  25 hours every 2 years
 Sponsor Approval:  RN
 Home study accepted?  Yes
 Submission deadline:  - March 31
 Website:  http://www.michigan.gov/mdch/0.1607.7-132-27417
 Notes: You are required to take 3 hours of risk management and 2 hours HIV


MINNESOTA

 

 CE Required?  24 hours every 2 years
 Sponsor Approval:  RN
 Home study accepted?  - Yes
 Submission deadline:  - Not specified
 Website:  http://www.state.mn.us/portal/mn/jsp/hom.do?agen
 Notes:  -


MISSISSIPPI

 

 CE Required?  No
 Sponsor Approval:  RN
 Home study accepted? 
 Submission deadline:
 Website:  http://www.msbn.state.ms.us/ 
 Notes:  -


MISSOURI

 

 CE Required?  No
 Sponsor Approval:  RN
 Home study accepted?
 Submission deadline:  4/30, odd numbered years
 Website:  http://pr.mo.gov/nursing.asp
 Notes:  


MONTANA

 

 CE Required?  No 
 Sponsor Approval:  RN
 Home study accepted?
 Submission deadline:  Between 11/1 and 12/31, yearly
 Website:  http://bsd.dli.mt.gov/license/bsd_boards/nur_board/board.page.asp
 Notes:  -


NEBRASKA

 

CE Required?  45 hours every 3 years 
 Sponsor Approval:  RN
 Home study accepted?  Yes
 Submission deadline:  None specified
 Website:  http://www.dhhs.ne.gov/crl/nursing/m-lpn/ce.htm
 Notes:  - 20 hours nursing related and 4 hours CPR


NEVADA

 

 CE Required?  30 hours every 2 years
 Sponsor Approval:  RN
 Home study accepted?  Yes
 Submission deadline:  - Every 2 years on birthdate
 Website:  http://www.nursingboard.state.nv.us
 Notes:  - A Bioterrorism course is required


NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

 CE Required?  30 hours every 2 years
 Sponsor Approval:  RN
 Home study accepted?  Yes
 Submission deadline:  Not specified
 Website:  http://www.nh.gov/nurgins/index.html
 Notes:     


NEW JERSEY

 

 CE Required? 30 hours every 2 years
 Sponsor Approval:  RN
 Home study accepted?  Yes
 Submission deadline:  None specified
 Website:  http://www.state.nj.us/ps/ca/nursing/
 Notes:  Didactic and clinical education required,


NEW MEXICO

 

 CE Required?  30 hours every 2 years
 Sponsor Approval:  RN
 Home study accepted?  yes
 Submission deadline:  - 2 years from issue date
 Website:  http://www.bon.state.nm.us/cont_ed.php
 Notes:  -


NEW YORK

 

 CE Required?  30 hours every 2 years
 Sponsor Approval:  - RN
 Home study accepted?  - Yes
 Submission deadline:  - 28th day of birth month, annually
 Website:  http://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/nurse/
 Notes:  - Varied courses required


NORTH CAROLINA

 

 CE Required?
 Sponsor Approval: RN
 Home study accepted?  Yes
 Submission deadline:  Varied
 Website:  http://www.ncbon.com/index.aspx
 Notes:  Self-assessment dependent


NORTH DAKOTA

 

 CE Required?  12 hours every 2 years
 Sponsor Approval:  RN
 Home study accepted?  Yes
 Submission deadline:  Not specified
 Website:  http://www.ndbon.org/
 Notes:  -


OHIO

 

 CE Required?  24 hours every 2 years
 Sponsor Approval: RN
 Home study accepted?  Yes
 Submission deadline:  Every 2 years
 Website:  http://www.nursing.ohio.gov/
 Notes:  3 hours ethics required


OKLAHOMA

 

 CE Required?  No
 Sponsor Approval:  RN
 Home study accepted?
 Submission deadline:
 Website:  http://www.state.ok.us/nursing/
 Notes: 


OREGON

 

 CE Required?  There are options
 Sponsor Approval:  RN
 Home study accepted?  Yes
 Submission deadline:  Every 2 years on day before birth date
 Website:  http://www.oregon.gov/OSBN/about_us_shtml
 Notes:  - Varied requirements


PENNSYLVANIA

 

 CE Required?  30 hours yearly
 Sponsor Approval:  www.ce-classes.com is approved to provide CEU’s in Pennsylvania
 Home study accepted?  Yes
 Submission deadline:  July 1st
 Website:  http://www.dos.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community
 Notes:  - 3 hours of risk management required


RHODE ISLAND

 

 CE Required?  10 hours yearly
 Sponsor Approval:  RN
 Home study accepted?  Yes
 Submission deadline:  March 1 every 2 years
 Website: http://www.health.ri.gov/hsr/professional/nurses.php
 Notes:  Varied courses required


SOUTH CAROLINA

 

 CE Required?  30 hours every 2 years
 Sponsor Approval: RN
 Home study accepted?  Yes
 Submission deadline:  4/30 every 2 years
 Website:  http://www.llr.state.sc.us/pol/nursing/index.asp?file=licenserenewinstate.htm
 Notes:  -


SOUTH DAKOTA

 

 CE Required?  No
 Sponsor Approval: RN
 Home study accepted?
 Submission deadline: Every year
 Website:  http://doh.sd.gov/boards/nursing/FAQ.apsx
 Notes:  -


TENNESSEE

 

 CE Required? No 
 Sponsor Approval: RN
 Home study accepted?
 Submission deadline:
 Website: http://health.state.tn.us/boards/Nursing/
 Notes: 


TEXAS

 

 CE Required? 20 hours every 2 years
 Sponsor Approval:  RN www.ce-classes.com is approved.
 Home study accepted?  Yes
 Submission deadline:  2 years from issuance date
 Website: http://www.bne.state.tx.us/
 Notes:  


UTAH

 

 CE Required?  30 hours every 2 years
 Sponsor Approval: RN
 Home study accepted?  Yes
 Submission deadline:  1/31 of odd numbered years
 Website:  http://www.dopl.utah.gov/licensing/nursing.html
 Notes:  -


VERMONT

 

 CE Required? No
 Sponsor Approval: RN
 Home study accepted?
 Submission deadline:
 Website: http://www.vtprofessionals.org/oprf/nurses/
 Notes:


VIRGINIA

 

 CE Required?  15 hours yearly
 Sponsor Approval:  RN
 Home study accepted?  Yes
 Submission deadline: 
 Website: http://www.dhp.state.va.us/Nursing/nursing_laws
 Notes: Varied requirements


WASHINGTON

 

 CE Required?  30 hours every 2 years
 Sponsor Approval: RN
 Home study accepted?  Yes
 Submission deadline: Jan. 31 of odd numbered years
 Website: http://www.doh.wa.gov/hsga/Professions/Nursing/de
 Notes:


WEST VIRGINIA

 

 CE Required?  Yes
 Sponsor Approval:  RN
 Home study accepted? Not specified
 Submission deadline: Not specified
 Website: http://www.wvprofessionals.org/opr1/nurses
 Notes:


WISCONSIN

 

 CE Required? No
 Sponsor Approval: RN
 Home study accepted?
 Submission deadline: 
 Website: http://drl.wi.gov/professional.asp?profid=46&locid=0
 Notes: 


WYOMING

 

 CE Required? 20 hours every 2 years
 Sponsor Approval: RN
 Home study accepted?  Yes
 Submission deadline: 12/31 of even numbered years
 Website: http://nursing.state.wy.us/
 Notes:

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