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Tennessee Board of Nursing License Renewal Requirements for Nurses

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

For registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, and advanced practice registered nurses in the state of Tennessee, there are specific license renewal requirements that the Tennessee 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 Tennessee Nursing Board requires nurses to complete the following continuing education contact hours to comply with licensing requirements:

  • 5 contact hours for practicing Tennessee RN license renewal
  • 10 contact hours for nonpracticing Tennessee RN license renewal
  • 5 contact hours for practicing Tennessee LPN license renewal
  • 10 contact hours for nonpracticing Tennessee LPN license renewal
  • No contact hours for APRN license renewal

License Expiration and Renewal

Registered Nurse Licenses:

Tennessee RN licenses renew every two years. Renewal notices are mailed from the administrative office forty-five days prior to expiration of the license to the current address on file. Licensees are responsible for renewing on time and keeping the board apprised of current information.


Licensed Practical Nurse Licenses:

Tennessee LPN licenses renew every two years. Renewal notices are mailed from the administrative office forty-five days prior to expiration of the license to the current address on file. Licensees are responsible for renewing on time and keeping the board apprised of current information.


Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Licenses:

Tennessee APRN licenses renew every two years. Renewal notices are mailed from the administrative office forty-five days prior to expiration of the license to the current address on file. Licensees are responsible for renewing on time and keeping the board apprised of current information.


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Tennessee nursing license renewal information as of September 2019.

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