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Registered Nurse License Renewal Continuing Education Requirements



RN continuing educational requirements (annual):
 

Pursuant to the West Virginia Legislative Code of Rule WV 19 CSR 11:

·         registered nurses are required to complete 12 hours of continuing education during each renewal period inclusive of required continuing education per SB437 and Chapter 30-1-7a annually for best prescribing and drug diversion training if they prescribe, administer or dispense controlled substances, and for mental health conditions common to veterans and their families.

o   exception, if a registered nurse is initially licensed on or after November 1 of the license renewal period, they only have to do the required CE per SB437 and Chapter 30-1-7a for best prescribing and drug diversion training if they prescribe, administer or dispense controlled substances, and for mental health conditions common to veterans and their families

 

Per SB 437 and Chapter 30-1-7a, each person licensed to practice registered professional nursing must:

·         complete 2hrs of CE for mental health conditions common to veterans and their families annually, and

·         complete 3 hours initially and then 1 hour thereafter annually of CE for best prescribing and drug diversion training if you prescribe, administer or dispense controlled substances.


APRN continuing educational requirements (biennial - every 2 years):

Evidence of completion of a minimum of 24 contact hours obtained within the most recent licensure renewal cycle; 12 hours in pharmacotherapeutics, 8 of which may be used for renewal and reinstatement of Limited Prescriptive Authority in accordance with WV19CSR8 and 12 hours in the clinical management of patients from an approved continuing education provider recognized by the Board.  12 hours may count toward the continuing education requirement for the registered nurse license according to WV19CSR11.


CE Resources


Print off and keep your CE certificates for each continuing education activity in a safe place so you may provide each individual CE certificate of completion when audited.  The Board performs an audit annually on a randomly selected sample of licensees.

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