Pennsylvania Board of Nursing License Renewal Requirements for Nurses
What are the state license renewal requirements for a nurse in Pennsylvania?
For registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, and advanced practice registered nurses in the state of Pennsylvania, there are specific license renewal requirements that the Pennsylvania Board of Nursing determines. These requirements include courses for RNs, LPNs, and APRNs.
- Pennsylvania Board of Nursing License Renewal
- For detailed nursing license renewal information and latest updates, please always refer to the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing
Nursing License CE Requirements
CE Requirements for Nursing Licenses
Every two years, the Pennsylvania Nursing Board requires nurses to complete the following continuing education contact hours to comply with licensing requirements:
- 30 contact hours for RN license renewal
- 30 contact hours for LPN license renewal
- 30 contact hours for APRN license renewal
Mandated State Courses
To renew your Pennsylvania nursing license, two contact hours must be in the area of:
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For initial Pennsylvania license application, three contact hours must be in the area of:
Child Abuse Recognition and Reporting in Pennsylvania - Act 31 (3 Hours): Mandated Reporter Training
Wild Iris Medical Education electronically reports successful course completions to the PA Department of State within 24 hours.
The Department of State processes records received within 1-10 days, then reports to your Board. You can check on the progress of your renewal on the PA Pennsylvania Licensing System Verification website
License Expiration and Renewal
Registered Nurse Licenses:
Pennsylvania RN licenses expire by April 30 or October 31 every two years.
Licensed Practical Nurse Licenses:
Pennsylvania LPN licenses for practical nurses expire on June 30 of even-numbered years.
Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Licenses:
Pennsylvania APRN licenses expire on April 30 of odd-numbered years.
About Wild Iris Medical Education
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Pennsylvania nursing license renewal information as of September 2019.
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