Required CE For RN Employed In The States From Federal Region IV

Continuing education is now a must in various states. To let you get an idea, let us look at Federal Region IV requirements. The states included in the Standard Federal Region VI are:

  • North Carolina
  • South Carolina
  • Florida
  • Alabama
  • Tennessee
  • Mississippi
  • Georgia

 

 

North Carolina

Renewal of license for registered nurses in the state of North Carolina must be done every 2 years. To be able to renew license, RNs must accomplish the necessary 30 CE contact hour state requirement, which can be accomplished by:

  1. Attending a refresher course in nursing equivalent to 30 contact hours.
  2. Earning 640 hours of work experience earned within 2 years of working + 15 contact hours of continuing education.
  3. Publishing a nursing-related article in a national publication or authoring a book + 15 contact hours of continuing education.
  4. Making a 5-hour nursing-related presentation + 15 contact hours of continuing education.
  5. Participating in a nursing research project as an investigator + 15 contact hours of continuing education.

South Carolina

The state of South Carolina requires registered nurses working in the state to renew license biennially. The continuing education requirements can be achieved by completing 30 contact hours of continuing education accredited by the State Board of Nursing of South Carolina. RNs should also be able to get a certification from the national certifying agency recognized by the board and complete an academic unit related to nursing.

Florida

Continuing Education For Registered NursesRegistered nurses employed in the state of Florida are required to renew their license every 2 years. The minimum continuing education requirement is 24 contact hours. There are 2 state-required CE courses.

  • CE course on prevention of medical errors for 2 contact hours.
  • CE course on HIV/AIDS for 1 contact hour. It only required on the initial renewal of license.

Alabama

The state of Alabama requires registered nurses employed in the state to renew license biennially. The continuing education requirement is 24 contact hours. For the initial renewal of license, registered nurses must earn 4 contact hours of continuing education provided directly by the Alabama Board of Nursing.

Tennessee

Registered nurses licensed and employed in the state of Tennessee are not required to attend any continuing education programs or courses but in order to renew license, they must get a continuing competency course. The board also requires registered nurses to have work experience for at least 5 years in order to maintain license.

Georgia and Mississippi

Aside from the state of Tennessee, the states of Georgia and Mississippi also do not impose continuing education requirement for registered nurses working in the state.

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