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Rhode Island Board of Nursing License Renewal Requirements for Nurses

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

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

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CE Requirements for Nursing Licenses

Every two years, the Rhode Island Nursing Board requires nurses to complete the following continuing education contact hours to comply with licensing requirements:

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

Mandated State Courses

To renew your Rhode Island nursing license, two contact hours must be in the area of:

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License Expiration and Renewal

Registered Nurse Licenses:

Rhode Island RN licenses expire March 1 every two years following the issuance of the original license (if a license is issued in an odd-numbered year the license renewal is due in an odd-numbered year, if issued in an even-numbered year the license renewal is due in an even-numbered year).


Licensed Practical Nurse Licenses:

Rhode Island LPN licenses expire March 1 every two years following the issuance of the original license (if a license is issued in an odd-numbered year the license renewal is due in an odd-numbered year, if issued in an even-numbered year the license renewal is due in an even-numbered year).


Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Licenses:

Rhode Island APRN licenses expire March 1 every two years following the issuance of the original license (if a license is issued in an odd-numbered year the license renewal is due in an odd-numbered year, if issued in an even-numbered year the license renewal is due in an even-numbered year).


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Rhode Island nursing license renewal information as of September 2019.

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