Pennsylvania Board of Nursing Continuing Education (CE) Requirements

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2 Mandatory Hours
28 Elective Hours
30 Total Hours
2 Mandatory Hours
28 Elective Hours
30 Total Hours
6 Mandatory Hours
24 Elective Hours
30 Total Hours

Learn what's required for your nursing license in Pennsylvania

This nursing licensing information summarizes the minimum requirements established by the Pennsylvania Department of State. We recommend you contact the Pennsylvania Department of State for more detailed information or changes.

If you obtain nursing licenses in multiple states, we recommend you check each state's requirements.

Pennsylvania Nursing: LVN-LPN

Total Hours Required: 30
Mandatory Hours: 2
Elective Hours: 28
Renewal Cycle in Years: 2
License Expiration Date: 06/30/2020
Next Education Due Date: 06/30/2020

Online Info

Mandatory Subjects:
  • Initial Licensure - Child Abuse Recognition and Reporting – 3 contact hours.
  • Licensure Renewal - Child Abuse Recognition and Reporting - 2 contact hours every 2-year renewal period.

Online Limitations

There are no online limitations.

Roster

No roster required

Governing Agency

Name: Pennsylvania Department of State
Phone: 7177831389
Fax: 7177877769
Address:
PO Box 2649
Harrisburg, PA 17105

Pennsylvania Nursing: RN

Total Hours Required: 30
Mandatory Hours: 2
Elective Hours: 28
Renewal Cycle in Years: 2
License Expiration Date: 04/30/2020
Next Education Due Date: 04/30/2020

Online Info

Mandatory Subjects:
  • Initial Licensure - Child Abuse Recognition and Reporting – 3 contact hours.
  • Licensure Renewal - Child Abuse Recognition and Reporting - 2 contact hours every 2-year renewal period.

Online Limitations

There are no online limitations.

Roster

No roster required

Governing Agency

Name: Pennsylvania Department of State
Phone: 7177831389
Fax: 7177877769
Address:
PO Box 2649
Harrisburg, PA 17105

Pennsylvania Nursing: APN

Total Hours Required: 30
Mandatory Hours: 6
Elective Hours: 24
Renewal Cycle in Years: 2
License Expiration Date: 04/30/2020
Next Education Due Date: 04/30/2020

Online Info

Mandatory Subjects:
  • Initial Licensure - Child Abuse Recognition and Reporting – 3 contact hours.
  • Licensure Renewal - Child Abuse Recognition and Reporting - 2 contact hours every 2-year renewal period.

Additional requirement for APNs with prescriptive authority:

Pain Management, Identification of Addiction, Practices Prescribing and/or Dispensing Opioids – 4 contact hours every 2-year renewal period. 

Online Limitations

There are no online limitations.

Roster

No roster required

Governing Agency

Name: Pennsylvania Department of State
Phone: 7177831389
Fax: 7177877769
Address:
PO Box 2649
Harrisburg, PA 17105

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Note: This license renewal information is provided as a convenience only and is subject to change at any time. It's ultimately the responsibility of the licensee to be sure that he or she is meeting all requirements for each license and corresponding renewal period.