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Pennsylvania Board of Nursing State CE Requirements

The next renewal deadline for Pennsylvania Nurses with RN licenses is October 31, 2014. 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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CE Requirements for RNs:

Pennsylvania RNs must complete 30 hours of Board approved CE during biennial renewal periods. If the expiration date on your RN license is Oct. 31, 2014 then you must complete 30 hours of Board approved CE from 11/01/12 through 10/31/2014.

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:

No CE Required.

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