Washington Board of Nursing License Renewal Requirements for Nurses
What are the state license renewal requirements for a nurse in Washington?
For registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, and advanced practice registered nurses in the state of Washington, there are specific license renewal requirements that the Washington Board of Nursing determines. These requirements include courses for RNs, LPNs, and APRNs.
- For detailed nursing license renewal information and latest updates, please always refer to the Washington State Board of Nursing
Nursing License CE Requirements
CE Requirements for Nursing Licenses
Every three years, the Washington Nursing Board requires nurses to complete the following continuing education contact hours to comply with licensing requirements:
- 45 contact hours for RN license renewal
- 45 contact hours for LPN license renewal
- 30 contact hours for APRN license renewal
An additional 15 hours in pharmacology is required if you have prescriptive authority.
Mandated State Courses
To renew your Washington nursing license, six of the contact hours must be in the area of:
License Expiration and Renewal
Registered Nurse Licenses:
Washington RN licenses expire every three years on the nurse's birthday.
Licensed Practical Nurse Licenses:
Washington LPN licenses expire every three years on the nurse's birthday.
Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Licenses:
Washington APRN licenses expire every three years on the nurse's birthday.
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Washington nursing license renewal information as of September 2019.
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