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Washington Board of Nursing State CE Requirements

CE Requirements for RNs:

Beginning January 1, 2014, and every three years thereafter, each registered nurse must sign an attestation on a form provided by the department of health declaring completion of:

  • 531 hours of active nursing practice
  • 45 continuing nursing education hours

The review period begins on the first birth date after receiving the initial license. Acceptable continuing education may include but is not limited to:

  • Conventional classroom education
  • Workshops
  • On-line education
  • Submission of professional articles
  • Self-study
  • On the job learning pertaining to current practice
  • Correspondence courses

CE Requirements for LPNs:

Beginning January 1, 2014, and every three years thereafter, each licensed practical nurse must sign an attestation on a form provided by the department of health declaring completion of:

  • 531 hours of active nursing practice
  • 45 continuing nursing education hours

The review period begins on the first birth date after receiving the initial license. Acceptable continuing education may include but is not limited to:

  • Conventional classroom education
  • Workshops
  • On-line education
  • Submission of professional articles
  • Self-study
  • On the job learning pertaining to current practice
  • Correspondence courses


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