Nursing Accreditations & State CE Requirements
  • Western Schools is approved as a continuing education provider for Nurses and other nursing health professionals by the following organizations and state licensing boards:  

     


    ANCC Accreditation

    Western Schools is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

    Western Schools was awarded Accreditation with Distinction, the highest recognition awarded by the ANCC's Accreditation Program.

     


     

    Western Schools is approved by the following state nursing boards:

    • California Board of Registered Nursing - (provider #14367)
    • California Board of Vocational Nursing (provider #V10762) and Psychiatric Technicians (provider #V10760)
    • District of Columbia Board of Nursing (provider #50-2165). Western Schools submits all continuing education records to CEBROKER after successful course completion.
    • Florida Board of Nursing - (provider #50-2165). Western Schools submits all continuing education records to CEBROKER after successful course completion.
    • Georgia Board of Nursing - (provider #50-2165). Western Schools submits all continuing education records to CEBROKER after successful course completion. 
    • Iowa Board of Nursing - (provider #227) Completed course evaluations may be submitted directly to the Iowa Board of Nursing.
    • Kentucky Board of Nursing - (provider #70029 expires December 31, 2017)
    • Louisiana Board of Nursing - (provider #LSBN10)
    • New York Education Dept - Infection Control Training - (provider #IC140)
    • West Virginia Board of Registered Nurses - (provider #WV1996-0076RN)

     


     

    Nursing boards in all states requiring continuing education and numerous national certifying organizations accept courses offered by ANCC accredited providers. As an ANCC accredited provider, the following organizations recognize CE offered by Western Schools: 

    • American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
    • AACN Certification Corporation
    • Competency and Credentialing Institute
    • Board of Certification for Emergency Nursing
    • Forensic Nursing Certification Board
    • Genetic Nursing Credentialing Commission
    • National Certification Corporation
    • National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators
    • Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation
    • Pediatric Nursing Certification Board

     


     

    NURSING HOME ADMINISTRATOR APPROVALS:

    NOTE: Under the guidelines of the California Board of Nursing Home Administrator Program, a maximum of ten (10) hours of CE credit will be granted per individual home study course regardless of course length.

     


     

     PSYCHIATRIC TECHNICIAN APPROVALS:

    • Western Schools is approved by the California Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians to provide continuing education to psychiatric technicians. (Provider #V10760)
    • Western Schools courses are accepted by the American Association of Psychiatric Technicians.

     


     

    RESPIRATORY CARE PRACTITIONERS:

    • California Respiratory Care Practitioners (RCP) – The Respiratory Care Board of California accepts CE offered by California Board of Registered Nursing approved providers.
    • As an ANCC accredited provider, the following Respiratory Therapy State Boards accept courses offered by Western Schools: Florida, Illinois, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Tennessee, Texas, and Washington

     

  • Continuing Education Requirements for Nurses

    We make every effort to keep this information up-to-date. However, it is the responsibility of each licensed professional to understand what his or her state licensing board requires for license renewal, as well as what that licensing board identifies as acceptable continuing education. Please contact your board for verification if you are unsure of your continuing education requirements.

             
    (Renewal is every 2 years unless otherwise stated.)


    Find your state below to view the total amount of hours of CE credits allowed through home study to renew your license.
    State License Type # of Home Study Hours Allowed Total # of Hours Required Notes
     ALABAMA RN, LPN 24 24  
     ALASKA RN, LPN 30 30  
     ARIZONA RN, LPN N/A N/A  No CE required
     ARKANSAS RN, LPN 15 15  
     CALIFORNIA RN , LVN 30 30  
     COLORADO RN, LPN N/A N/A  No CE required
     CONNECTICUT RN, LPN N/A N/A  No CE required
     DELAWARE RN 30 30 Includes 3 hrs substance abuse.
     DELAWARE LPN 24 24  Includes 3 hrs substance abuse.
     D.C. RN 24 24  
     D.C. LPN 18 18  
     FLORIDA RN, LPN 24 24  Includes 2 hrs Medical Error Prevention & 2 hrs Florida Laws & Rules (every renewal), 1 hr HIV/AIDS (one time only) &  2 hrs Domestic Violence (every 3rd renewal)
     GEORGIA RN 30  30   Effective Feb. 2016
     GEORGIA LPN 20 20  Effective Mar. 2017
     HAWAII RN, LPN 30 30 Renewal is every 2 years, as of the July 1, 2017 cycle; first reporting will be in 2019.
     IDAHO RN, LPN N/A N/A  No CE required
     ILLINOIS RN 20 20  
     ILLINOIS LPN 20 20  
     INDIANA RN, LPN N/A N/A  No CE required
     IOWA RN, LPN 36 36  Renewal is every 3 years.
     KANSAS RN, LPN 30 30  
     KENTUCKY RN, LPN 14 14 Renewal is every year.
    Includes Includes 1.5 hrs Pediatric Abusive Head Trauma (one time only) & 3 hrs Domestic Violence (one time only).
     LOUISIANA RN All 5,10,or 15 Renewal is every year (annually). Hours determined by the number of hours worked. Please click here for additional important information.
     LOUISIANA LPN N/A N/A  No CE required
     MAINE RN, LPN N/A N/A  No CE required
     MARYLAND RN, LPN N/A N/A  No CE required
     MASSACHUSETTS RN, LPN 15 15  
     MICHIGAN RN, LPN 25 25  Includes 1 hr Pain & Symptom Management & (every renewal).
     MINNESOTA LPN 12 12  
     MINNESOTA RN 24 24  
     MISSISSIPPI RN, LPN N/A N/A  No CE required
     MISSOURI RN, LPN N/A N/A  No CE required
     MONTANA RN, LPN 24 24
     NEBRASKA RN, LPN 20 20  
     NEVADA RN, LPN 30 30  
     NEW HAMPSHIRE RN, LPN 30 30  
     NEW JERSEY RN, LPN 30 30 Includes 1 hr New Jersey Nurses' Organ & Tissue Donation & Recovery (one time only).
     NEW MEXICO RN, LPN 30 30  
     NEW YORK RN, LPN No Limit No Limit  Nurses must complete Infection Control and Barrier Precaution training every 4 years.
     NORTH CAROLINA RN, LPN All 15 or 30  
     NORTH DAKOTA RN, LPN 12 12  
     OHIO RN, LPN 24 24  Includes 1 hr Ohio Law (every renewal)
     OKLAHOMA RN, LPN 24 24  
     OREGON RN, LPN N/A N/A  No CE required
     PENNSYLVANIA RN 30 30  Includes 2 hrs Child Abuse Recognition & Reporting
     PENNSYLVANIA LPN 2* 2*  *LPNs are required to take 2 hrs Child Abuse Recognition & Reporting every other year
     RHODE ISLAND RN, LPN 10 10  
     SOUTH CAROLINA RN, LPN 30 30  
     SOUTH DAKOTA RN, LPN N/A N/A  No CE required
     TENNESSEE RN, LPN 5 5  
     TEXAS RN, LVN 20 20 Includes 2 hrs Nursing Jurisprudence & Ethics (every 3rd renewal) and 2 hrs Older Adult or Geriatric Care (every renewal, if applicable to practice setting).
     UTAH RN, LPN All 15 or 30  Determined by the numbers of hours worked.
     VERMONT RN, LPN N/A N/A  No CE required
     VIRGINIA RN, LPN 30 30   
     VIRGIN ISLANDS (US) RN, LPN 10 15  
     WASHINGTON RN, LPN 45 45 Renewal is every 3 years.
     WEST VIRGINIA LPN 24 24 Includes 3 hrs substance abuse (every renewal), 2 hrs mental health conditions common in veterans, 2 hrs end of life care with pain management (one time only).
     WEST VIRGINIA RN 12 12 Renewal is every year.  Includes 2 hrs mental health conditions common in veterans, 1 hr drug diversion and best practice prescribing of controlled substances training.
     WISCONSIN RN, LPN N/A N/A  No CE required
     WYOMING RN, LPN All 20  Determined by the number of hours worked.

     

     

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We are continuously acquiring additional accreditations. Please check back for updated information.

Last Updated: 3/31/16