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(if your institution is on the Lapsed list, please use the 2017 Continuing Education Provider Reinstatement Form below)

Nursing Education Program Resources

Out-of-State School of Nursing Approval Application (Prelicensure registered nurse programs only.  Graduate programs need to contact WV Higher Education Policy Commission and their national nursing accreditor regarding student clinical requirements).

Continuing Education Provider Forms



Registered Nurse License Renewal Continuing Education Requirements

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. This includes 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.

The guidelines and resources for continuing education for best prescribing practice and drug diversion training and mental health conditions for veterans and their families are located under the resource tab on the West Virginia RN Board website at www.wvrnboard.wv.gov .

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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