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Nursing2015

January 2005, Volume 35 Number 1 - Supplement: Career Directory , p 58 - 60 [FREE]

Author

  • Patricia Wolf

Abstract

Below is a listing of the state boards of nursing, their Web sites, and any special requirements they have regarding continuing education for licensure renewal or relicensure. For complete details, contact your state board.

Below is a listing of the state boards of nursing, their Web sites, and any special requirements they have regarding continuing education for licensure renewal or relicensure. For complete details, contact your state board.

 

Alabama Board of Nursing

 

Web site: http://www.abn.state.al.us

 

Phone: 334-242-4060

 

Special topic requirements: 4-hour mandatory board-provided course on board functions, mandatory reporting, chemical dependency, and ethical dilemmas

 

Alaska Board of Nursing

 

Web site: http://www.dced.state.ak.us/occ/pnur.htm

 

Phone: 907-269-8161

 

Special topic requirements: None

 

Arizona State Board of Nursing

 

Web site: http://www.azboardofnursing.org

 

Phone: 602-889-5150

 

Special topic requirements: None

 

Arkansas State Board of Nursing

 

Web site: http://www.state.ar.us/nurse

 

Phone: 501-686-2700

 

Special topic requirements for renewals only: 15 practice-focused contact hours within the last 2 years

 

California Board of Registered Nursing

 

Web site: http://www.rn.ca.gov

 

Phone: 916-322-3350

 

Special topic requirements: None

 

California Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians

 

Web site: http://www.bvnpt.ca.gov

 

Phone: 916-263-7800

 

Special topic requirements: None

 

Colorado Board of Nursing

 

Web site: http://www.dora.state.co.us/nursing

 

Phone: 303-894-2430

 

Special topic requirements: None

 

Connecticut Board of Examiners for Nursing

 

Web site: http://www.state.ct.us/dph

 

Phone: 860-509-7624

 

Special topic requirements: None

 

Delaware Board of Nursing

 

Web site: http://www.professionallicensing.state.de.us/boards/nursing/index.shtml

 

Phone: 302-744-4517

 

Special topic requirements: None

 

District of Columbia Board of Nursing

 

Web site: http://www.dchealth.dc.gov

 

Phone: 202-442-4778

 

Special topic requirements: None

 

Florida Board of Nursing

 

Web site: http://www.doh.state.fl.us/mqa/renewal/nurrenewals/nur_renewal.html

 

Phone: 850-487-3284

 

Special topic requirements: HIV/AIDS and domestic violence

 

Georgia Board of Examiners of Licensed Practical Nurses

 

Web site: http://www.sos.state.ga.us/plb/lpn

 

Phone: 478-207-1620

 

Special topic requirements: None

 

Georgia Board of Nursing

 

Web site: http://www.sos.state.ga.us/plb/rn

 

Phone: 478-207-1640

 

Special topic requirements: None

 

Hawaii Division of Professional and Vocational Licensing

 

Web site: http://www.state.hi.us/dcca/pvl/areas_nurse.html

 

Phone: 808-586-2695

 

Special topic requirements: None

 

Idaho Board of Nursing

 

Web site: http://www.state.id.us/ibn/ibnhome.htm

 

Phone: 208-334-3110

 

Special topic requirements: None

 

Illinois Department of Professional Regulation

 

Web site: http://www.dpr.state.il.us

 

Phone: 312-814-4500

 

Special topic requirements: None

 

Indiana State Board of Nursing

 

Web site: http://www.state.in.us/hpb/boards/isbn

 

Phone: 317-234-2043

 

Special topic requirements: None

 

Iowa Board of Nursing

 

Web site: http://www.state.ia.us/government/nursing

 

Phone: 515-281-3255

 

Special topic requirements: None

 

Kansas State Board of Nursing

 

Web site: http://www.ksbn.org

 

Phone: 785-296-4929

 

Special topic requirements: None

 

Kentucky Board of Nursing

 

Web site: http://www.kbn.ky.gov

 

Phone: 502-329-7000

 

Special topic requirements: 2 contact hours of HIV/AIDS; 3 hours domestic violence

 

Louisiana State Board of Nursing

 

Web site: http://www.lsbn.state.la.us

 

Phone: 504-838-5332

 

Special topic requirements: None

 

Louisiana State Board of Practical Nurse Examiners

 

Web site: http://www.lsbpne.com

 

Phone: 504-838-5791

 

Special topic requirements: None

 

Maine State Board of Nursing

 

Web site: http://www.maine.gov/boardofnursing

 

Phone: 207-287-1133

 

Special topic requirements: None

 

Maryland Board of Nursing

 

Web site: http://www.mbon.org

 

Phone: 410-585-1900

 

Special topic requirements: None

 

Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing

 

Web site: http://www.state.ma.us/reg/boards/rn

 

Phone: 617-727-9961

 

Special topic requirements: None

 

Michigan Department of Community Health, Bureau of Health Professions

 

Web site: http://www.michigan.gov/healthlicense

 

Phone: 517-373-3740

 

Special topic requirements: None

 

Minnesota Board of Nursing

 

Web site: http://www.nursingboard.state.mn.us

 

Phone: 612-617-2270

 

Special topic requirements: 2 hours infection control

 

Mississippi Board of Nursing

 

Web site: http://www.msbn.state.ms.us

 

Phone: 601-987-4188

 

Special topic requirements: None

 

Missouri State Board of Nursing

 

Web site: http://pr.mo.gov/nursing.asp

 

Phone: 573-751-0681

 

Special topic requirements: None

 

Montana State Board of Nursing

 

Web site: http://www.discoveringmontana.com/dli/nur

 

Phone: 406-841-2340

 

Special topic requirements: None

 

Nebraska Health and Human Services System, Department of Regulations & Licensure

 

Web site: http://www.hhs.state.ne.us/crl/nursing/nursingindex.htm

 

Phone: 402-471-2133

 

Special topic requirements: None

 

Nevada State Board of Nursing

 

Web site: http://www.nursingboard.state.nv.us

 

Phone: 775-688-2620

 

Special topic requirements: Medical consequences of an act of terrorism

 

New Hampshire Board of Nursing

 

Web site: http://www.state.nh.us/nursing

 

Phone: 603-271-2323

 

Special topic requirements: None

 

New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs

 

Web site: http://www.state.nj.us/lps/ca/medical/nursing.htm

 

Phone: 973-504-6430

 

Special topic requirements: None

 

New Mexico Board of Nursing

 

Web site: http://www.state.nm.us/clients/nursing

 

Phone: 505-841-8340

 

Special topic requirements: None

 

New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions

 

Web site: http://www.op.nysed.gov/nursing.htm

 

Phone: 518-474-3817, ext. 280

 

Special topic requirements: Infection control and child abuse

 

North Carolina Board of Nursing

 

Web site: http://www.ncbon.com

 

Phone: 919-782-3211

 

Special topic requirements: None

 

North Dakota Board of Nursing

 

Web site: http://www.ndbon.org

 

Phone: 701-328-9778

 

Special topic requirements: None

 

Ohio Board of Nursing

 

Web site: http://www.nursing.ohio.gov

 

Phone: 614-466-3947

 

Special topic requirements: None

 

Oklahoma Board of Nursing

 

Web site: http://www.youroklahoma.com/nursing

 

Phone: 405-962-1800

 

Special topic requirements: None

 

Oregon State Board of Nursing

 

Web site: http://www.osbn.state.or.us

 

Phone: 503-731-4745

 

Special topic requirements: None

 

Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing

 

Web site: http://www.dos.state.pa.us/nurse

 

Phone: 717-783-7142

 

Special topic requirements: None

 

Rhode Island Board of Nurse Registration and Nursing Education

 

Web site: http://www.health.state.ri.us/hsr/professions/index.php

 

Phone: 401-222-2827

 

Special topic requirements: None

 

South Carolina Board of Nursing

 

Web site: http://www.llr.state.sc.us/pol/nursing

 

Phone: 803-896-4550

 

Special topic requirements: None

 

South Dakota Board of Nursing

 

Web site: http://www.state.sd.us/doh/nursing

 

Phone: 605-362-2760

 

Special topic requirements: None

 

Tennessee Department of Health

 

Web site: http://www.tennessee.gov/health

 

Phone: 1-800-778-4123

 

Special topic requirements: None

 

Texas Board of Nurse Examiners

 

Web site: http://www.bne.state.tx.us

 

Phone: 512-305-7400

 

Special topic requirements: Bioterrorism

 

Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing

 

Web site: http://www.dopl.utah.gov

 

Phone: 801-530-6628

 

Special topic requirements: None

 

Vermont State Board of Nursing

 

Web site: http://www.vtprofessionals.org/opr1/nurses

 

Phone: 802-828-2453

 

Special topic requirements: None

 

Virginia Board of Nursing

 

Web site: http://www.dhp.state.va.us/nursing/default.htm

 

Phone: 804-662-9909

 

Special topic requirements: None

 

Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission

 

Web site: https://fortress.wa.gov/doh/hpqa1/hpS6/nursing/default.htm

 

Phone: 360-236-4740

 

Special topic requirements: None

 

West Virginia Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses

 

Web site: http://www.wvrnboard.com

 

Phone: 304-558-3596

 

Special topic requirements: End-of-life care, including pain management

 

West Virginia State Board of Examiners for Licensed Practical Nurses

 

Web site: http://www.lpnboard.state.wv.us

 

Phone: 304-558-3572

 

Special topic requirements: End-of-life care, including pain management

 

Wisconsin Department of Regulation and Licensing

 

Web site: http://www.drl.state.wi.us

 

Phone: 608-266-2112

 

Special topic requirements: None

 

Wyoming State Board of Nursing

 

Web site: http://nursing.state.wy.us

 

Phone: 307-777-7601

 

Special topic requirements: None

 

To add or change a listing, e-mail pwolf@lww.com. This list is available online at http://www.nursing2005.com (click "Resources and Surveys").

Alabama Board of Nursing

Web site: http://www.abn.state.al.us

Phone: 334-242-4060

Special topic requirements: 4-hour mandatory board-provided course on board functions, mandatory reporting, chemical dependency, and ethical dilemmas

Alaska Board of Nursing

Web site: http://www.dced.state.ak.us/occ/pnur.htm

Phone: 907-269-8161

Special topic requirements: None

Arizona State Board of Nursing

Web site: http://www.azboardofnursing.org

Phone: 602-889-5150

Special topic requirements: None

Arkansas State Board of Nursing

Web site: http://www.state.ar.us/nurse

Phone: 501-686-2700

Special topic requirements for renewals only: 15 practice-focused contact hours within the last 2 years

California Board of Registered Nursing

Web site: http://www.rn.ca.gov

Phone: 916-322-3350

Special topic requirements: None

California Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians

Web site: http://www.bvnpt.ca.gov

Phone: 916-263-7800

Special topic requirements: None

Colorado Board of Nursing

Web site: http://www.dora.state.co.us/nursing

Phone: 303-894-2430

Special topic requirements: None

Connecticut Board of Examiners for Nursing

Web site: http://www.state.ct.us/dph

Phone: 860-509-7624

Special topic requirements: None

Delaware Board of Nursing

Web site: http://www.professionallicensing.state.de.us/boards/nursing/index.shtml

Phone: 302-744-4517

Special topic requirements: None

District of Columbia Board of Nursing

Web site: http://www.dchealth.dc.gov

Phone: 202-442-4778

Special topic requirements: None

Florida Board of Nursing

Web site: http://www.doh.state.fl.us/mqa/renewal/nurrenewals/nur_renewal.html

Phone: 850-487-3284

Special topic requirements: HIV/AIDS and domestic violence

Georgia Board of Examiners of Licensed Practical Nurses

Web site: http://www.sos.state.ga.us/plb/lpn

Phone: 478-207-1620

Special topic requirements: None

Georgia Board of Nursing

Web site: http://www.sos.state.ga.us/plb/rn

Phone: 478-207-1640

Special topic requirements: None

Hawaii Division of Professional and Vocational Licensing

Web site: http://www.state.hi.us/dcca/pvl/areas_nurse.html

Phone: 808-586-2695

Special topic requirements: None

Idaho Board of Nursing

Web site: http://www.state.id.us/ibn/ibnhome.htm

Phone: 208-334-3110

Special topic requirements: None

Illinois Department of Professional Regulation

Web site: http://www.dpr.state.il.us

Phone: 312-814-4500

Special topic requirements: None

Indiana State Board of Nursing

Web site: http://www.state.in.us/hpb/boards/isbn

Phone: 317-234-2043

Special topic requirements: None

Iowa Board of Nursing

Web site: http://www.state.ia.us/government/nursing

Phone: 515-281-3255

Special topic requirements: None

Kansas State Board of Nursing

Web site: http://www.ksbn.org

Phone: 785-296-4929

Special topic requirements: None

Kentucky Board of Nursing

Web site: http://www.kbn.ky.gov

Phone: 502-329-7000

Special topic requirements: 2 contact hours of HIV/AIDS; 3 hours domestic violence

Louisiana State Board of Nursing

Web site: http://www.lsbn.state.la.us

Phone: 504-838-5332

Special topic requirements: None

Louisiana State Board of Practical Nurse Examiners

Web site: http://www.lsbpne.com

Phone: 504-838-5791

Special topic requirements: None

Maine State Board of Nursing

Web site: http://www.maine.gov/boardofnursing

Phone: 207-287-1133

Special topic requirements: None

Maryland Board of Nursing

Web site: http://www.mbon.org

Phone: 410-585-1900

Special topic requirements: None

Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing

Web site: http://www.state.ma.us/reg/boards/rn

Phone: 617-727-9961

Special topic requirements: None

Michigan Department of Community Health, Bureau of Health Professions

Web site: http://www.michigan.gov/healthlicense

Phone: 517-373-3740

Special topic requirements: None

Minnesota Board of Nursing

Web site: http://www.nursingboard.state.mn.us

Phone: 612-617-2270

Special topic requirements: 2 hours infection control

Mississippi Board of Nursing

Web site: http://www.msbn.state.ms.us

Phone: 601-987-4188

Special topic requirements: None

Missouri State Board of Nursing

Web site: http://pr.mo.gov/nursing.asp

Phone: 573-751-0681

Special topic requirements: None

Montana State Board of Nursing

Web site: http://www.discoveringmontana.com/dli/nur

Phone: 406-841-2340

Special topic requirements: None

Nebraska Health and Human Services System, Department of Regulations & Licensure

Web site: http://www.hhs.state.ne.us/crl/nursing/nursingindex.htm

Phone: 402-471-2133

Special topic requirements: None

Nevada State Board of Nursing

Web site: http://www.nursingboard.state.nv.us

Phone: 775-688-2620

Special topic requirements: Medical consequences of an act of terrorism

New Hampshire Board of Nursing

Web site: http://www.state.nh.us/nursing

Phone: 603-271-2323

Special topic requirements: None

New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs

Web site: http://www.state.nj.us/lps/ca/medical/nursing.htm

Phone: 973-504-6430

Special topic requirements: None

New Mexico Board of Nursing

Web site: http://www.state.nm.us/clients/nursing

Phone: 505-841-8340

Special topic requirements: None

New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions

Web site: http://www.op.nysed.gov/nursing.htm

Phone: 518-474-3817, ext. 280

Special topic requirements: Infection control and child abuse

North Carolina Board of Nursing

Web site: http://www.ncbon.com

Phone: 919-782-3211

Special topic requirements: None

North Dakota Board of Nursing

Web site: http://www.ndbon.org

Phone: 701-328-9778

Special topic requirements: None

Ohio Board of Nursing

Web site: http://www.nursing.ohio.gov

Phone: 614-466-3947

Special topic requirements: None

Oklahoma Board of Nursing

Web site: http://www.youroklahoma.com/nursing

Phone: 405-962-1800

Special topic requirements: None

Oregon State Board of Nursing

Web site: http://www.osbn.state.or.us

Phone: 503-731-4745

Special topic requirements: None

Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing

Web site: http://www.dos.state.pa.us/nurse

Phone: 717-783-7142

Special topic requirements: None

Rhode Island Board of Nurse Registration and Nursing Education

Web site: http://www.health.state.ri.us/hsr/professions/index.php

Phone: 401-222-2827

Special topic requirements: None

South Carolina Board of Nursing

Web site: http://www.llr.state.sc.us/pol/nursing

Phone: 803-896-4550

Special topic requirements: None

South Dakota Board of Nursing

Web site: http://www.state.sd.us/doh/nursing

Phone: 605-362-2760

Special topic requirements: None

Tennessee Department of Health

Web site: http://www.tennessee.gov/health

Phone: 1-800-778-4123

Special topic requirements: None

Texas Board of Nurse Examiners

Web site: http://www.bne.state.tx.us

Phone: 512-305-7400

Special topic requirements: Bioterrorism

Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing

Web site: http://www.dopl.utah.gov

Phone: 801-530-6628

Special topic requirements: None

Vermont State Board of Nursing

Web site: http://www.vtprofessionals.org/opr1/nurses

Phone: 802-828-2453

Special topic requirements: None

Virginia Board of Nursing

Web site: http://www.dhp.state.va.us/nursing/default.htm

Phone: 804-662-9909

Special topic requirements: None

Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission

Web site: https://fortress.wa.gov/doh/hpqa1/hpS6/nursing/default.htm

Phone: 360-236-4740

Special topic requirements: None

West Virginia Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses

Web site: http://www.wvrnboard.com

Phone: 304-558-3596

Special topic requirements: End-of-life care, including pain management

West Virginia State Board of Examiners for Licensed Practical Nurses

Web site: http://www.lpnboard.state.wv.us

Phone: 304-558-3572

Special topic requirements: End-of-life care, including pain management

Wisconsin Department of Regulation and Licensing

Web site: http://www.drl.state.wi.us

Phone: 608-266-2112

Special topic requirements: None

Wyoming State Board of Nursing

Web site: http://nursing.state.wy.us

Phone: 307-777-7601

Special topic requirements: None

To add or change a listing, e-mail pwolf@lww.com. This list is available online at http://www.nursing2005.com (click "Resources and Surveys").