Louisiana CE Requirements for License Renewal

Louisiana.jpegAs a nurse in the state of Louisiana, you are required to earn continuing education to renew your active license.

Renewal Requirements

RN
  • NEW: Every two years
    • A minimum fo 30 hours OR a minimum of 900 practice hours               
  • For the 2020-2021 renewal cycle, prior rules are still in effect:   
    • 5 hours for RNs who practiced nursing full time, 1600 hours (or more) within the calendar year
    • 10 hours for RNs who practiced nursing part time, at least 160 hours during the calendar year
    • 15 hours for RNs who practiced nursing less than 160 hours, not employed or inactive, during the calendar year
Advanced Practice
  • Every year for APRNs without national certification:
    • 30 hours at the advanced level and directly related to the full scope of the advanced practice role and population focus for APRN whose role and population focus does not provide for certification/recertification
    • 6 hours annually in pharmacotherapeutics for APRN with prescriptive authority
    • APRNs with Controlled Substance Authority need three hours of continuing education (including drug diversion training, best practice prescribing of controlled substances, appropriate treatment for addiction and other matters regarding the prescribing of controlled dangerous substances) as a prerequisite of license renewal. 
  • APRNs who are nationally board certified meet the renewal requirements for their Louisiana RN license by holding an approved certification.

Meet your license renewal requirements

NCPD  Drug Diversion and Safe Prescribing of Controlled Substances
The Nurse Practitioner and Journal of Nursing Administration, 3.3 contact hours

NCPD  Appropriate Use of Opioids in Managing Chronic Pain
AJN, American Journal of Nursing, 3.0 contact hours

Additional CE Resources


Visit the Louisiana State Board of Nursing for more information on your renewal requirements.

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