The number of contact hours required ranges from none in many states to 45 in the state of Washington. Licensure renewal periods range from annual to triennial depending on the state in which a nurse in employed. Remember if a nurse is moving from one state to another you may need to complete CEs before reaching that state. You can find your CE requirements by navigating to your state’s page and looking up nursing information and requirements.
Contact hours must be obtained from an approved provider. What does approved provider mean? CE providers must be approved by state BON/BRNs or by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Approved providers are issued provider numbers that must be printed on the learner’s certificate.