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South Carolina Board of Nursing License Renewal Requirements for Nurses

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

For registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, and advanced practice registered nurses in the state of South Carolina, there are specific license renewal requirements that the South Carolina 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 South Carolina 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

License Expiration and Renewal

Registered Nurse Licenses:

South Carolina RN licenses expire by April 30 in even-numbered years. Online renewal is available February 6 through 11:59 p.m. on April 30.


Licensed Practical Nurse Licenses:

South Carolina LPN licenses expire by April 30 in even-numbered years. Online renewal is available beginning February 6 through 11:59 p.m. on April 30.


Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Licenses:

South Carolina APRN licenses expire by April 30 in even-numbered years. Online renewal is available beginning February 6 through 11:59 p.m. on April 30.


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South Carolina nursing license renewal information as of September 2019.

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