Frequently Asked Questions
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Impact FAQs
Will the spread of COVID-19 limit my continuing education options?
Because Nurse.com offers continuing education and professional development courses in an online, self-paced format, your continuing education options will be not limited by COVID-19. Our full library of more than 750 ANCC-accredited courses is available to you twenty-four hours a day on any device and in any location. Grading and certificates are instant and can be accessed as soon as you complete a course.
Are nursing license renewal deadlines affected?
Nursing license renewal deadlines are being affected on a state by state basis. We are closely monitoring state deadlines as the COVID-19 pandemic evolves and will continue to provide updates in the State Requirements section of this FAQ.
Where can I find the most recent information on COVID-19 and its impact on my state?
For the most recent information and updates on COVID-19, we recommend visiting the Center for Disease Control and Prevention website.
I have additional questions. Who can I contact?
Continuing Education Offers and Resources
Where can I learn more about COVID-19?
To improve your clinical knowledge about COVID-19, we recommend taking our COVID-19 CE course. The course is free for all nurses and allows you to earn 0.75 contact hours.
What other relevant courses does Nurse.com offer?
Is Nurse.com currently offering discounted courses to Nurses?
Additional Resources for Nursing Professionals
Nurse.com is here to support nurses and other healthcare professionals during this unprecedented time in the healthcare community. Visit the below links for additional COVID-19 resources and information.
State License CE Requirement Changes
Are states implementing temporary licensure policies in response to COVID-19?
During a state of emergency, state licensing bodies may choose to adopt temporary suspension of licensing laws on a state by state basis. In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, some states are currently exploring temporary suspense of licensure requirements.
What states have already changed licensing requirements?
The following states have extended their continuing education deadlines.
- Florida has moved from April 30, 2020 to August 31, 2020 (only true for the April, 30 expirees)
- Illinois has moved from May 31, 2020 to September 30, 2020
- Pennsylvania has moved from April 30, 2020 to July 29, 2020 for RNs and from June 30, 2020 to September 28, 2020 for LPNs
- South Carolina has moved from April 30, 2020 to September 30, 2020
- Texas has pushed deadline to September 30, 2020 if licenses expire after March 23, 2020
- Washington DC has moved from June 30, 2020 to August 30, 2020
- Washington State has pushed deadline to September 30, 2020 if licenses expire between April 1 and Sept 30
Where can I find more information on licensing requirement changes in my state?
For more information about license requirement changes due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we recommend you visit the website for your state’s nurse licensing body.