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Kentucky Nursing CE Requirements


CE Requirements for RNs

Total Hours Required: 14 | Elective Hours: 14 | Renewal Cycle in Years: 1

All RN licenses expire October 31 of each year. Completion of the 14 contact hours of CE required annually for RN relicensure.

Course: Pediatric Abusive Head Trauma, also known as "Shaken Baby Syndrome." 1.5 hours. This is a one-time CE requirement covering the recognition and prevention of pediatric abusive head trauma. Nurses licensed as of July 15, 2010 have until December 31, 2013 to complete the course. Nurses licensed after that date have three years from the date of licensure to complete the course.

Course: Domestic Violence- Nurses seeking reinstatement, licensure by endorsement from another state, and examination candidates educated outside of Kentucky must earn three contact hours of KBN-approved domestic violence CE within three years of licensure into Kentucky. This is a one-time requirement.

Course: SANE Sexual Assualt- Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANE) credentialed nurses are required to earn five contact hours of approved sexual assault CE each licensure period (forensic medicine or domestic violence CE will meet this requirement).

Course: APRN Pharmacology- Advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) are required to earn five contact hours of approved CE in pharmacology each licensure period. These hours count as part of the CE requirement for the period in which they are earned.


CE Requirements for LVNs

Total Hours Required: 14 | Elective Hours: 14 | Renewal Cycle in Years: 1

14 contact hours every year for LPNs. Licensure period is November 1 through October 31 of each year.

Regulation: IV Therapy-Kentucky Administrative Regulation, 201 KAR 20:490, governing LPN intravenous (IV) therapy scope of practice. This regulation expands the scope of LPN practice in the area of intravenous therapy practice. The regulation identifies IV therapy functions that are recognized as being within the current scope of LPN practice, as well as identifies functions that will be an expansion of that practice.

An LPN who has met the education and training requirements may perform select functions except as limited and under supervision as stated in the regulation.

Required Nursing Courses for Kentucky

Kentucky Required Pediatric Abusive Head Trauma

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