List of US Nursing Boards and Continuing Education Requirements

By NT Contributor on Tue, Jul 12, 2011

Alabama Board of Nursing
Address:
770 Washington Avenue
RSA Plaza, Suite 250
Montgomery, AL 36130-3900
Phone: (334) 242-4060
Fax: (334) 242-4360
Continuing Education Requirements:
RNs and LPNs: 24 contact hours for every 2-year renewal period
Alaska Board of Nursing
Address:
Dept. of Comm. & Econ. Development
Div. of Occupational Licensing
3601 C Street, Suite 722
Anchorage, AK 99503
Phone: (907) 269-8161
Fax: (907) 269-8196
Continuing Education Requirements:
Two of the following:
30 contact hours
30 hours of professional nursing activities
320 hours of nursing employment
Arizona State Board of Nursing
Address:
4747 N. 7th St.
Suite 200
Phoenix, AZ 85014
Phone: (602) 889-5150
Fax: (602) 889-5155
Continuing Education Requirements:
None
Arkansas State Board of Nursing
Address:
University Tower Building
1123 S. University, Suite 800
Little Rock, AR 72204-1619
Phone: (501) 686-2700
Fax: (501) 686-2714
Continuing Education Requirements:
If your active license is to be renewed between July 1, 2003, and June 30, 2004, you must have completed 8 practice-focused continuing education contact hours. If your active license is to be renewed after July 1, 2004, you must have completed 15 practice-focused continuing education contact hours.
California State Board of Registered Nursing
Address:
400 R Street, Suite 4030
PO Box 944210
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 322-3350
Fax: (916) 327-4402
Continuing Education Requirements:
30 contact hours per renewal period
Colorado Board of Nursing
Address:
1560 Broadway, Suite 880
Denver, Colorado 80202
Phone: (303) 894-2430
Fax: (303) 894-2821
Continuing Education Requirements:
None
Connecticut Board of Examiners for Nursing
Address:
Dept. of Public Health
410 Capitol Avenue, MS# 13PHO
PO Box 340308
Hartford, CT 06134-0328
Phone: (860) 509-7624
Fax: (860) 509-7553
Continuing Education Requirements:
None
Delaware Board of Nursing
Address:
861 Silver Lake Blvd
Cannon Building, Suite 203
Dover, DE 19904
Phone: (302) 739-4522
Fax: (302) 739-2711
Continuing Education Requirements:
30 contact hours every renewal period
District of Columbia Board of Nursing
Address:
Department of Health
825 N. Capitol Street, N.E., 2nd Floor
Room 2224
Washington, DC 20002
Phone: (202) 442-4778
Fax: (202) 442-9431
Continuing Education Requirements:
None currently required.
Florida Board of Nursing
Address:
4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin #A07
Tallahasse, FL 32399-1708
Phone: (850) 245-4244
Continuing Education Requirements:
3 hours HIV/AIDS for initial licensure
25 contact hours every renewal period, including 1 hour on HIV/AIDS and 1 hour domestic violence
Georgia Board of Nursing
Address:
237 Coliseum Drive
Macon, GA 31217-3858
Phone: (478) 207-1640
Fax: (478) 207-1660
Continuing Education Requirements:
None
Hawaii Board of Nursing
Address:
Professional & Vocational Licensing Division
PO Box 3469
Honolulu, HI 96801
Phone: (808) 586-3000
Fax: (808) 586-2689
Continuing Education Requirements:
None
Idaho Board of Nursing
Address:
280 N. 8th Street, Suite 210
PO Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720
Phone: (208) 334-3110
Fax: (208) 334-3262
Continuing Education Requirements:
None
Illinois Department of Professional Regulation
Address:
James R. Thompson Center
100 West Randolph, Suite 9-300
Chicago, IL 60601
Phone: (312) 814-2715
Fax: (312) 814-3145
Continuing Education Requirements:
None
Indiana State Board of Nursing
Address:
Health Professions Bureau
402 W. Washington Street, Room W041
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone: (317) 232-2960
Fax: (317) 233-4236
Continuing Education Requirements:
None
Iowa Board of Nursing
Address:
River Point Business Park
400 S.W. 8th Street
Suite B
Des Moines, IA 50309-4685
Phone: (515) 281-3255
Fax: (515) 281-4825
Continuing Education Requirements:
For renewal of a three year license, 45 contact hours.
For renewal of a license that has been issued for less than three years, 30 contact hours.
Kansas State Board of Nursing
Address:
Landon State Office Bldg.
900 SW Jackson, Suite 551 S.
Topeka, KS 66612-1230
Phone: (785) 296-4929
Fax: (785) 296-3929
Continuing Education Requirements:
30 contact hours each renewal period for nurses at all levels of practice.
Kentucky Board of Nursing
Address:
312 Whittington Parkway, Suite 300
Louisville, KY 40222
Phone: (502) 329-7000
Fax: (502) 329-7011
Continuing Education Requirements:
RNs and LPNs: 30 contact hours every 2 years; 2 of the 30 hours must be AIDS CE
Louisiana State Board of Nursing
Address:
3510 N. Causeway Boulevard, Suite 501
Metairie, LA 70003
Phone: (504) 838-5332
Fax: (504) 838-5349
Continuing Education Requirements:
RNs: 5, 10, or 15 contact hours every year, based on employment
Maine State Board of Nursing
Address:
158 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333
Phone: (207) 287-1133
Fax: (207) 287-1149
Continuing Education Requirements:
None
Maryland Board of Nursing
Address:
4140 Patterson Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21215
Phone: (410) 585-1900
Fax: (410) 358-3530
Continuing Education Requirements:
None.
Massachusetts Nursing State Board
Address:
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
239 Causeway Street
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: (617) 973-0800
Fax: (617) 727-1630
Continuing Education Requirements:
RNs and LPNs: 15 contact hours every renewal period
Michigan CIS/Office of Health Services
Address:
Ottawa Towers North
611 W. Ottawa, 4th Floor
Lansing, MI 48933
Phone: (517) 373-9102
Fax: (517) 373-2179
Continuing Education Requirements:
RNs and LPNs: 25 contact hours every renewal period
Minnesota Board of Nursing
Address:
2829 University Avenue SE
Suite 500
Minneapolis, MN 55414
Phone: (612) 617-2270
Fax: (612) 617-2190
Continuing Education Requirements:
RNs: 24 contact hours every renewal period LPNs: 12 contact hours every renewal period
Mississippi Board of Nursing
Address:
1935 Lakeland Drive, Suite B
Jackson, MS 39216-5014
Phone: (601) 987-4188 Fax: (601) 364-2352
Continuing Education Requirements:
RNs and LPNs: None
Missouri State Board of Nursing
Address:
3605 Missouri Blvd
P.O. Box 656
Jefferson City, MO 65102-0656
Phone: (573) 751-0681
Fax: (573) 751-0075
Continuing Education Requirements:
None
Montana State Board of Nursing
Address:
PO Box 200513
Helena, MT 59620-0513
Phone: (406) 841-2345
Fax:(406) 841-2305
Continuing Education Requirements:
RNs and LPNs: None
Nebraska Health and Human Services System
Address:
Dept. of Regulation & Licensure, Nursing Section
301 Centenial Mall South
Lincoln, NE 68509-4986
Phone: (402) 471-4376
Fax: (402) 471-3577
Continuing Education Requirements:
RNs: 20 contact hours every renewal period
Nevada State Board of Nursing
Address:
License Certification and Education
4330 S. Valley View Blvd
Suite 106
Las Vegas, NV 89103
Phone: (702) 486-5800
Fax: (702)) 486-5803
Continuing Education Requirements:
RNs and LPNs: 30 contact hours every renewal period
New Hampshire Board of Nursing
Address:
P.O. Box 3898
78 Regional Drive, BLDG B
Concord, NH 03302
Phone: (603) 271-2323
Fax: (603) 271-6605
Continuing Education Requirements:
All nurses: 30 contact hours every renewal period
New Jersey Board of Nursing
Address:
P.O. Box 45010
124 Halsey Street, 6th Floor
Newark, NJ 07101
Phone: (973) 504-6586
Fax: (973) 648-3481
Continuing Education Requirements:
RNs and LPNs: None
New Mexico Board of Nursing
Address:
4206 Louisiana Boulevard, NE
Suite A
Albuquerque, NM 87109
Phone: (505) 841-8340
Fax: (505) 841-8347
Continuing Education Requirements:
All nurses: 30 contact hours every renewal period
New York State Board of Nursing
Address:
Education Bldg.
89 Washington Avenue
2nd Floor West Wing
Albany, NY 12234
Phone: (518) 474-3817 Ext. 120
Fax: (518) 474-3706
Continuing Education Requirements:
2-hour course on child-abuse (one time requirement for registration)
4-hour course on infection control every 4 years
North Carolina Board of Nursing
Address:
3724 National Drive, Suite 201
Raleigh, NC 27612
Phone: (919) 782-3211
Fax: (919) 781-9461
Continuing Education Requirements:
None
North Dakota Board of Nursing
Address:
919 South 7th Street, Suite 504
Bismark, ND 58504
Phone: (701) 328-9777
Fax: (701) 328-9785
Continuing Education Requirements:
None
Ohio Board of Nursing
Address:
17 South High Street, Suite 400
Columbus, OH 43215-3413
Phone: (614) 466-3947
Fax: (614) 466-0388
Continuing Education Requirements:
RNs and LPNs: 24 contact hours per renewal period
Oklahoma Board of Nursing
Address:
2915 N. Classen Boulevard, Suite 524
Oklahoma City, OK 73106
Phone: (405) 962-1800
Fax: (405) 962-1821
Continuing Education Requirements:
None
Oregon State Board of Nursing
Address:
800 NE Oregon Street, Box 25
Suite 465
Portland, OR 97232
Phone: (503) 731-4745
Fax: (503) 731-4755
Continuing Education Requirements:
RNs and LPNs: None
Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing
Address:
124 Pine Street
Harrisburg, PA 17101
Phone: (717) 783-7142
Fax: (717) 783-0822
Continuing Education Requirements:
None
Rhode Island Board of Nursing

Registration and Nursing Education
105 Cannon Building
Three Capitol Hill
Providence, RI 02908
Phone: (401) 222-5700
Fax: (401) 222-3352
Continuing Education Requirements:
None
South Carolina State Board of Nursing
Address:
110 Centerview Drive
Suite 202
Columbia, SC 29210
Phone: (803) 896-4550
Fax: (803) 896-4525
Continuing Education Requirements:
None
South Dakota Board of Nursing
Address:
4300 South Louise Ave., Suite C-1
Sioux Falls, SD 57106-3124
Phone: (605) 362-2760
Fax: (605) 362-2768
Continuing education requirements:
None
Tennessee State Board of Nursing
Address:
426 Fifth Avenue North
1st Floor - Cordell Hull Building
Nashville, TN 37247
Phone: (615) 532-5166
Fax: (615) 741-7899
Continuing Education Requirements:
None
Texas Board of Nurse Examiners
Address:
333 Guadalupe, Suite 3-460
Austin, TX 78701
Phone: (512) 305-7400
Fax: (512) 305-7401
Continuing Education Requirements:
20 contact hours per renewal period
Utah State Board of Nursing
Address:
Heber M. Wells Bldg., 4th Floor
160 East 300 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Phone: (801) 530-6628
Fax: (801) 530-6511
Continuing Education Requirements:
RNs: Have practiced not less than 400 hours during 2 years preceding application for renewal, or have completed 30 contact hours, or have practiced not less than 200 hours and completed 15 contact hours during 2 years preceding application for renewal.
Vermont State Board of Nursing
Address:
109 State Street
Montpelier, VT 05609-1106
Phone: (802) 828-2396
Fax: (802) 828-2484
Continuing Education Requirements:
None
Virginia Board of Nursing
Address:
6606 W. Broad Street, 4th Floor
Richmond, VA 23230
Phone: (804) 662-9909
Fax: (804) 662-9512
Continuing Education Requirements:
None
Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission
Address:
Department of Health
1300 Quince Street SE
Olympia, WA 98504-7864
Phone: (360) 236-4740
Fax: (360) 236-4738
Continuing Education Requirements:
RNs and LPNs: None
West Virginia Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses
Address:
101 Dee Drive
Charleston, WV 25311
Phone: (304) 558-3596
Fax: (304) 558-3666
Continuing Education Requirements:
30 contact hours per renewal period
Wisconsin Department of Regulation and Licensing
Address:
1400 E. Washington Avenue
P.O. Box 8935
Madison, WI 53708
Phone: (608) 266-0145
Fax: (608) 261-7083
Continuing Education Requirements:
None
Wyoming State Board of Nursing
Address:
2020 Carey Avenue, Suite 110
Cheyenne, WY 82002
Phone: (307) 777-7601
Fax: (307) 777-3519
Continuing Education Requirements:
20 contact hours, or 500 practice hours every two years, or 1600 practice hours every five years, or a refresher program
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