State Wide CEUs Requirement

Statewide Nursing Continuing Education Requirement: RNs



STATE

CEU Requirements

Nursing Board contact Details

Alabama

24 contact hours every 2 years. 12 contact hours allowed through independent study.

Alabama Board of Nursing PO Box 303900 Montgomery, AL 36130 Telephone: (334) 242-4060 Fax: (334) 242-4360
www.abn.state.al.us

Alaska


Two of the following three are required for license renewal: 30 contact hours, OR 30 hours professional nursing activities, OR 320 hours nursing employment.

Alaska Board of Nursing Dept. of Commercial and Economical Development Division of Occupational Licensing 550 W. 7th Avenue, Suite 1500 Anchorage, AK 99501-3567 Telephone: (907) 269-8161 Fax: (907) 269-8196
http://www.commerce.state.ak.us/occ/pnur.htm

Arkansas

15 contact hours every two years, or certification or recertification during the renewal period by a national certifying body, or completion of a recognized academic course in nursing or a related field.

Arkansas State Board of Nursing University Tower Building 1123 S. University, # 800 Little Rock, AR 72204 Telephone: (501) 686-2700 Fax: (501) 686-2714
http://www.state.ar.us/nurse/

California


All RNs in the State of California who wish to maintain an active license are required to complete 30 hours of continuing education for license renewal.

State of California Board of Registered Nursing 1625 North Market Boulevard PO Box 944210 Suite N-217 Sacramento, CA 95834-1924 Phone: (916) 322-3350 TDD: (916) 322-1700
http://www.rn.ca.gov/

Delaware


30 contact hours every 2 years

Delaware Board of Nursing Cannon Building, # 203 861 Silver Lake Blvd. Dover, DE 19904 Telephone: (302) 744-4516 Fax: (302) 739-2711
http://dpr.delaware.gov/boards/nursing/index.shtml

District of
Columbia

24 contact hours every 2 years

District of Columbia Board of Nursing 717 14 Street NW Suite 600 Washington, DC 20005 Phone: (202)724-4900 Fax: (202) 727-8471
http://www.dchealth.dc.gov/

Florida


24-month renewal cycle and must complete 24 hours of appropriate continuing education during each renewal period. One contact hour is required for each calendar month of the licensure cycle, including two hours on Prevention of Medical Errors. HIV/AIDS is now a one-time, 1-hour CE requirement to be completed prior to the first renewal. Domestic Violence CE is now a 2-hour requirement every third renewal.

Physical Address: Health Care Professions-Licensure 4042 Bald Cypress Way, Bin # C-02 Tallahassee, FL Telephone: 850-488-0595 Mailing Address: 4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin # C00 Tallahassee, FL 32399-3250
http://www.doh.state.fl.us/mqa/index.html

Illinois


20 contact hours every 2 yrs.

Illinois Department of Professional Regulation James R. Thompson Center 100 West Randolph, # 9-300 Chicago, IL 60601 Telephone: (312) 814-2715 Fax: (312) 814-3145
http://www.idfpr.com

Iowa


For renewal of a three year license, the requirement is 36 contact hours; For renewal of a license that has been issued for less than three years, the requirement is 24 contact hours.

Iowa Board of Nursing RiverPoint Business Park 400 S.W. 8th Street, # B Des Moines, IA 50309 Telephone: (515) 281-3255 Fax: (515) 281-4825
http://www.state.ia.us/government/nursing/

Kansas


30 contact hours every 2 years.

Kansas State Board of Nursing Landon State Office Building 900 SW Jackson, Suite 1051 Topeka, KS 66612 Telephone: (913) 296-4929 Fax: (913) 296-3929
http://www.ink.org/public/ksbn/

Kentucky


Proof of earning 14 approved contact hours; OR A national certification or recertification related to the nurse's practice role; OR Completion of a nursing research project as principal investigator, coinvestigator, or project director. Refer their website for more information.

Kentucky Board of Nursing 312 Whittington Parkway, # 300 Louisville, KY 40222 Telephone: (502) 429-3300 Fax: (502) 429-3311
http://kbn.ky.gov/

Louisiana


Annual continuing education requirement is based on employment: 5 contact hours (full-time nursing practice), 10 contact hours (part-time nursing practice), or 15 contact hours (not employed or worked less than 160 hours).

The State Board of Nursing for Louisiana: Louisiana State Board of Nursing 3510 N. Causeway Boulevard, Suite 601 Metairie, LA 70002 Telephone: (504) 838-5332 FAX: (504) 838-5349 Temporary address: 5207 Essen Lane, Suite 6 Baton Rouge, LA 70809 Telephone: (225) 763-3570 Fax: (225) 763-3580
http://www.lsbn.state.la.us/

Massachusetts


15 contact hours every 2 years.

Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing Division of Professional Licensure 239 Causeway Street Boston, MA 02114 Telephone: (617) 727-3074 Fax: (617) 727-2197
http://www.state.ma.us/reg/boards/rn/

Michigan

 

25 hours of board approved continuing education, with at least one hour in pain and symptom management, within the two years immediately preceding the expiration date of their license.

Michigan Department of Community Health Bureau Of Health Professions Michigan Board Of Nursing 611 W. Ottawa St., 1st Floor PO Box 30670 Lansing, MI 48909-8170 Telephone: (517) 335-0918 Fax: (517) 373-2179
http://www.michigan.gov/mdch/0,1607,7-132-27417_27529_27542-59003--,00.html

Minnesota

24 contact hours every 2 years

Minnesota Board of Nursing 2829 University Avenue SE, # 500 Minneapolis, MN 55414 Telephone: (612) 617-2270 Fax: (612) 617-2190
http://www.nursingboard.state.mn.us/

Nebraska


20 contact hours within the last renewal period.

Nebraska Dept. of Health and Human Services Regulation and Licensure Credentialing Division Nursing Support Section PO Box 94986 Lincoln, NE 68509 Telephone: (402) 471-4376 Fax: (402) 471-1066
http://www.hhs.state.ne.us/crl/nursing/Nursingindex.htm

Nevada


30 hours of nursing-related continuing education in the previous 24 months, and must have completed the state-required bioterrorism course.

Nevada State Board of Nursing 2500 W. Sahara Ave., Suite 207 Las Vegas, NV 89102-4392 Telephone: (702) 486-5800 1-888-590-6726 (toll free) Fax: (702) 486-5803
http://www.nursingboard.state.nv.us/

New Hampshire


30 contact hours in 2 years immediately preceding license application including workshops, conferences, lectures or other education offerings designed to enhance nursing knowledge, judgment, and skills.

New Hampshire Board of Nursing 21 South Fruit Street Suite 16 Concord NH 03301-2431 Telephone: (603) 271-2323 Fax: (603) 271-6605
http://www.state.nh.us/nursing/index.html

New Jersey


30 contact hours every two years.

New Jersey Board of Nursing PO Box 45010 Newark, NJ 07101 Telephone: (973) 504-6430 Fax: (973) 648-3481
http://www.state.nj.us/lps/ca/medical.htm#nur6

New Mexico


30 hours of approved CE within the 24 months

New Mexico Board of Nursing 6301 Indian School NE Suite 710 Albuquerque, New Mexico 87110 Telephone: (505) 841-8340 Fax: (505) 841-8347
http://www.state.nm.us/nursing/

New York


3 contact hours infection control every 4 years; 2 contact hours child abuse

Division of Professional Licensing Services NY State Education Department Nurse Unit 89 Washington Avenue Albany, NY 12234 Telephone: (518) 474-3817 Ext 390 Fax: (518) 474-3398
http://www.nysed.gov/prof/nurse.htm

North Carolina


National certification or re-certification by a national credentialing body recognized by the Board. 30 contact hours of continued education.

North Carolina Board of Nursing 3724 National Drive Raleigh, NC 27602 Telephone: (919) 782-3211 Fax: (919) 781-9461 Mailing Address: Post Office Box 2129 Raleigh, North Carolina 27602-2129
http://www.ncbon.com/

North Dakota


12 contact hours of continuing education.

North Dakota Board of Nursing 919 South 7th Street, # 504 Bismarck, ND 58504 Telephone: (701) 328-9778 Fax: (701) 328-9785
http://www.ndbon.org/

Ohio


24 contact hours every 2 years. At least one contact hour must be related to Chapters 4723,1-23 of the Ohio nurse practice code and rules

Ohio Board of Nursing 17 South High Street Suite 400 Columbus, Ohio 43215-7410 Telephone: (614) 466-3947 Fax: (614) 466-0388
http://www.state.oh.us/nur/

Oregon


7 hours of pain management-related CE.

Oregon State Board of Nursing 800 NE Oregon Street, Box 25, # 465 Portland, OR 97232 Telephone: (971) 673-0685 Fax: (971) 673- 0684
http://www.osbn.state.or.us/

Pennsylvania


30 contact hours every two years.

Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing PO Box 2649 Harrisburg, PA 17105 Telephone: (717) 783-7142 Fax: (717) 783-0822
http://www.dos.state.pa.us/bpoa/cwp/view.asp?a=1104&q=432876

Rhode Island


10 contact hours every 2 years. Online courses are acceptable.

Rhode Island Board of Nurse Registration and Nursing Education Office of Health Professionals Regulation 3 Capitol Hill, Room 205 Providence, RI 02908 Telephone: 401-222-5700 Fax: 401-222-3352
http://www.health.ri.gov/hsr/professions/nurses.php

South Carolina


One of the following requirements during the licensure period:

a. Completion of 30 contact hours

b. Maintenance of certification or re-certification by a national certifying body recognized by the board;

c. Completion of an academic program of study in nursing or a related field recognized by the board.

The State Board of Nursing for South Carolina: South Carolina State Board of Nursing 110 Centerview Drive, # 202 Columbia, SC 29210 Telephone: (803) 896-4550 Fax: (803) 896-4525 Mailing Address: P.O. Box 12367 Columbia, SC 29211-2367
http://www.llr.state.sc.us/POL/Nursing/

Tennessee


Mandatory continuing competency is required in Tennessee.

Tennessee State Board of Nursing 426 Fifth Avenue North 1st Floor, Cordell Hull Building Nashville, TN 37247 Telephone: (615) 532-5166 Fax: (615) 741-7899
http://health.state.tn.us/Boards/Nursing/continuing.htm

Texas


20 contact hours every two years.

Texas Board of Nurse Examiners 333 Guadalupe, Ste. 3-460 Austin, Texas 78701 Telephone: (512) 305-7400 Fax: (512) 305-7401
http://www.bne.state.tx.us/

Utah


30 contact hours, OR 200 practice hours and 15 contact hours, OR 400 practice hours.

Utah State Board of Nursing Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing 160 East 300 South Salt Lake City, UT 84145 Telephone: (801) 530-6628 Fax: (801) 530-6511
www.dopl.utah.gov/licensing/nursing.html

West Virginia


12 contact hours of CE.

West Virginia State Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses 101 Dee Drive Charleston, WV 25311 Telephone: (304) 558-3596 Fax: (304) 558-3666
http://www.wvrnboard.com/

Wyoming


20 contact hours in the last 2 years

Wyoming State Board of Nursing 2020 Carey Avenue, # 110 Cheyenne, WY 82001 Telephone: (307) 777-7601 Fax: (307) 777-3519
http://nursing.state.wy.us/

These States Does not require CEUs.

Arizona


CE not required

Arizona State Board of Nursing 1651 E. Morton Ave., # 210 Phoenix, AZ 85020 Telephone: (602) 889-5150 Fax: (602) 889-5155
http://www.azbn.gov/

Colorado


CE not required

Colorado Board of Nursing 1560 Broadway, # 880 Denver, CO 80202 Telephone: (303) 894-2430 Fax: (303) 894-2821
http://www.dora.state.co.us/nursing

Connecticut


CE not required

Connecticut Board of Examiners for Nursing Division of Health Systems Regulation 410 Capitol Avenue, 13PHO PO Box 340308 Hartford, CT 06134 Telephone: (860) 509-7603 Fax: (860) 509-7553
http://www.dph.state.ct.us/

Georgia


CE not required

Georgia Board of Nursing 237 Coliseum Drive Macon, GA 31217-3858 Telephone: (478) 207-1300 Fax: (877) 371-5712
http://www.sos.state.ga.us/plb/rn/default.htm

Hawaii


CE not required

Hawaii Board of Nursing Professional and Vocational Licensing Division PO Box 3469 Honolulu, HI 96801 Telephone: (808) 586-2695 Fax: (808) 586-2689
http://www.hawaii.gov/dcca/areas/pvl/boards/nursing/

Idaho



CE not required

Idaho Board of Nursing PO Box 83720 Boise, ID 83720 Telephone: (208) 334-3110 Fax: (208) 334-3262
http://www2.state.id.us/ibn/ibnhome.htm

Indiana


CE not required

Indiana State Board of Nursing Health Professions Bureau 402 W. Washington Street, Room W072 Indianapolis, IN 46204 Telephone: (317) 234-2043 Fax: (317) 233-4236
http://www.in.gov/hpb/boards/isbn/

Maine


CE not required

Maine State Board of Nursing 161 Capitol St. 158 State House Station Augusta, Maine , 04333 Phone: (207) 287-1133 Fax: (207) 287-1149
http://www.state.me.us/boardofnursing/

Maryland


No CE required, but an approved refresher course is needed

Maryland Board of Nursing 4140 Patterson Avenue Baltimore, MD 21215 Telephone: (410) 585-1900 Fax: (410) 358-3530
http://www.dhmh.state.md.us/mbn/

Mississippi


CE not required

Mississippi Board of Nursing 1935 Lakeland Drive, Suite B Jackson, MS 39216 Telephone: (601) 987-4188 Fax: (601) 364-2352
http://www.msbn.state.ms.us/

Missouri


CE Not required

Mississippi Board of Nursing 1935 Lakeland Drive, Suite B Jackson, MS 39216 Telephone: (601) 987-4188 Fax: (601) 364-2352
http://www.msbn.state.ms.us/

Montana


CE not required

Montana State Board of Nursing 111 North Jackson Helena, MT 59620 Telephone: (406) 444-2071 Fax: (406) 444-7759
http://mt.gov/dli/bsd/license/bsd_boards/nur_board/board_page.asp

Oklahoma


CE not required

Oklahoma Board of Nursing 2915 N. Classen Boulevard, # 524 Oklahoma City, OK 73106 Telephone: (405) 962-1800 Fax: (405) 962-1821
http://www.state.ok.us/nursing/

South Dakota


CE not required

South Dakota Board of Nursing 4305 South Louise Avenue Suite 201 Sioux Falls SD 57106-3115 Telephone: (605) 362-2760 Fax: (605) 362-2768
http://www.state.sd.us/doh/nursing/

Vermont


CE not required

Vermont Board of Nursing 81 River Street Montpelier, VT 05609 Telephone: (802) 828-2396 Fax: (802) 828-2484
http://www.vtprofessionals.org/opr1/nurses/

Virginia


CE not required

Virginia Board of Nursing 6603 W. Broad Street, 5th Floor Richmond, VA 23230 Telephone: (804) 662-9909 Fax: (804) 662-9512
http://www.dhp.state.va.us/nursing/default.htm

Washington


CE not required

Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission P.O. Box 47865 Olympia, WA 98504 Phone : (360) 236 - 4700 Fax: (360) 236 - 4818 Email: hpqa.csc@doh.wa.go
https://fortress.wa.gov/doh/hpqa1/hps6/Nursing/default.htm

Wisconsin


CE not required

State of Wisconsin Department of Regulation and Licensing PO Box 8935 Madison, WI 53708-8935 Telephone: (608) 266-2112 Fax: (608) 267-0644
http://drl.wi.gov/index.htm