North Carolina CE Requirements for License Renewal

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

Renewal Requirements

RN
  • Every two years
    • 30 hours of continuing education OR 15 hours of continuing education AND one of the following: completion of a nursing project; authoring or co-authoring a nursing-related article, paper, book or book chapter; developing and conducting a nursing continuing education presentation or presentations totaling a minimum of five contact hours; or 640 hours of active practice 
LPN 
  • Every two years
    • 30 hours of continuing education OR 15 hours of continuing education AND one of the following: completion of a nursing project; authoring or co-authoring a nursing-related article, paper, book or book chapter; developing and conducting a nursing continuing education presentation or presentations totaling a minimum of five contact hours; or 640 hours of active practice 
Advanced Practice
  • Every year
    • 50 hours of continuing education
    • 1 hour on controlled substance prescribing practices, signs of the abuse or misuse of controlled substances, and controlled substance prescribing for chronic pain management for nurse practitioners who prescribe controlled substances

Meet your license renewal requirements

CE Drug Diversion and Safe Prescribing of Controlled Substances 
The Nurse Practitioner, 3.3 contact hours

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

CE Implementing Guidelines for Treating Chronic Pain with Prescription Opioids
AJN, American Journal of Nursing, 1.5 contact hours
 

Additional CE Resources


Visit the North Carolina Board of Nursing for more information on your renewal requirements.

Attention hospitals and other healthcare institutions! Interested in purchasing any of these CE activities in bulk for your staff?  Get more information by calling 855-695-5070 or sending an email to Sales@LippincottSolutions.com.