Rhode Island Nursing CEU Required Course
Rhode Island License Renewal CE Requirements
Rhode Island State-Mandated Courses
| Prescription Drug Abuse: Opioid Diversion and Best-Practice Prescribing
REQUIRED FOR RHODE ISLAND NURSES; MASSACHUSETTS NURSE PRACTITIONERS; NEW JERSEY NURSES Factors contributing to misuse/abuse of prescribed pain medications; most commonly abused and/or diverted drugs; managing chronic pain and CDC guidelines for prescribing opioids for chronic pain; best practices for prescribing controlled substances.
Rhode Island License Renewal Information
Nursing CEU Requirements
The Rhode Island Board of Nurse Registration and Nursing Education requires nurses seeking to renew a nursing license to complete 10 continuing education hours during every two year licensing cycle, two of those hours must be about substance abuse.
Approved training includes courses approved by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
At renewal, nurses must sign a statement attesting to completion of the continuing education requirements.
A six-month extension for the continuing education requirement may be granted by the Board if the nurse has suffered a hardship. Documentation of course completions should be retained for four years.