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Kentucky Board of Nursing License Renewal Requirements for Nurses

What are the state license renewal requirements for a nurse in Kentucky?

For registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, and advanced practice registered nurses in the state of Kentucky, there are specific license renewal requirements that the Kentucky Board of Nursing determines. These requirements include courses for RNs, LPNs, and APRNs.
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CE Requirements for Nursing Licenses

Each year, the Kentucky Nursing Board requires nurses to complete the following continuing education contact hours to comply with licensing requirements:

  • 14 contact hours for RN license renewal
  • 14 contact hours for LPN license renewal
  • 14 contact hours for APRN license renewal

Mandated State Courses

To renew your Kentucky nursing license, you will need to complete continuing education in the following topics:

3 contact hours on Domestic Violence Education for Kentucky Nurses

1.5 contact hours on Pediatric Abusive Head Trauma CE for Kentucky Nurses: Prevent and Report Shaken Baby Syndrome

License Expiration and Renewal

Registered Nurse Licenses:

Kentucky RN licenses renew annually, by October 31.

Licensed Practical Nurse Licenses:

Kentucky LPN licenses renew annually, by October 31.

Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Licenses:

Kentucky APRN licenses renew annually, by October 31.

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Kentucky nursing license renewal information as of June 2020.

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