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New York Board of Nursing License Renewal Requirements for Nurses

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

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

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Nursing License CE Requirements


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CE Requirements for Nursing Licenses

Every three years, the New York Nursing Board requires nurses to renew their licenses. (There are no nursing CEU contact hours required to renew New York RN, LPN, or APRN licenses.)

Mandated State Courses

To renew your New York nursing license, three of the contact hours must be in the area of:

Child Abuse Mandated Reporter Training for New York State: Identifying and Reporting Child Abuse and Maltreatment


For initial licensure, four hours of infection control training are required and must be retaken every four years.

Infection Control Training for New York State Healthcare Professionals

License Expiration and Renewal

Registered Nurse Licenses:

New York RN licenses expire every three years from the date your license was originally issued.


Licensed Practical Nurse Licenses:

New York LPN licenses expire every three years from the date your license was originally issued.


Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Licenses:

New York APRN licenses expire every three years from the date your license was originally issued.


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New York nursing license renewal information as of September 2019.

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