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The next renewal deadline for Pennsylvania Nurses with RN licenses is April 30, 2015. Pennsylvania RNs must complete all 30 hours of CE before the end of the renewal period. Any CE hours completed outside of the biennial renewal period may not be used towards the required 30 hours.
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The following is Pennsylvania¡¯s RN and LPN Nurse Continuing Education State Requirements, nurse contact hours, and State Board of Nursing contact information. Fulfill your nursing CE requirements with our nationally accredited nurse continuing education modules. Stay ahead of the curve with Nurse.com.

CE Requirements for RNs in Pennsylvania :

Pennsylvania RNs must complete 30 hours of Board approved CE during biennial renewal periods. If the expiration date on your RN license is April 31, 2015 then you must complete 30 hours of Board approved CE from 5/1/13 through 4/30/2015.

EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2015, all persons applying for issuance of an initial license shall be required to complete 3 hours of DPW-approved training in child abuse recognition and reporting requirements as a condition of licensure.
Additionally, EFFECTIVE WITH THE FIRST LICENSE RENEWAL AFTER JANUARY 1, 2015, all health-related licensees and funeral directors applying for the renewal of a license issued by the Board shall be required to complete at least 2 hours of Board-approved continuing education in child abuse recognition and reporting requirements as a condition of renewal.

CE Requirements for LPNs in Pennsylvania:

No CE Required.

PA State Board:

Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing
PO Box 2649
Harrisburg, PA 17105
Telephone: (717) 783-7142
Fax: (717) 783-0822
E-Mail: nursing@pados.dos.state.pa.us

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