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New York Nursing CE Requirements

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CE Requirements for RNs

Total Hours Required: 4 | Elective Hours: 0 | Renewal Cycle in Years: 3

According to the New York Board of Nursing License Renewal CEU Requirements, RNs are required to complete 3 contact hours infection control every 4 years; 2 contact hours child abuse (one-time requirement for initial license); Programs must be from an approved provider.

Any prescriber with a DEA registration number must complete 3 hours of course work or training in pain management, palliative care, and addiction. Course work must be completed by July 1, 2017, and once every three years thereafter. PHL §3309-a(3). Training topics may be covered by a single comprehensive training or by multiple individual training for a total of at least three hours. Prescribers must complete course work in the following eight topic areas:

  • New York State and federal requirements for prescribing controlled substances
  • Pain management
  • Appropriate prescribing
  • Managing acute pain
  • Palliative medicine
  • Prevention (screening and signs of addiction)
  • Responses to abuse and addiction
  • End of life care.

Nurse.com offers an Identifying and Reporting Child Abuse course and an Infection Control course that meet New York continuing education requirements. Regulations that govern the practice of nurses in New York may be found in the New York Administrative Code Article 139.

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CE Requirements for LPNs

Total Hours Required: 4 | Elective Hours: 4 | Renewal Cycle in Years: 3

LPNs are required to complete 3 contact hours infection control every 4 years; Program must be from an approved provider.

Nurse.com offers an Identifying and Reporting Child Abuse course and an Infection Control course that meet New York continuing education requirements. Regulations that govern the practice of nurses in New York may be found in the New York Administrative Code Article 139.

Required Nursing Courses for New York

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