Pennsylvania CE Requirements for License Renewal

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

Renewal Requirements

RN
  • Every two years
    • 30 hours of continuing education, including 2 hours of approved training on the topic of child abuse recognition and reporting
LPN 
  • Every two years
    • 30 hours of continuing education, including 2 hours of approved training on the topic of child abuse recognition and reporting
Advanced Practice
  • Every two years
    • 30 hours of continuing education, including 2 hours of approved training on the topic of child abuse recognition and reporting, and 16 hours in pharmacology for CRNP with prescriptive authority
    • 4 hours of Board-approved education consisting of 2 hours in pain management or the identification of addiction and 2 hours in the practices of prescribing or dispensing of opioids for CRNP with prescriptive authority (as a portion of the total continuing education required)
    • *If you do not have a DEA registration and do not use another person or entity’s DEA registration to prescribe any controlled substances, you do not need to complete the Opioid CE. 

Meet your license renewal requirements

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

CE Acute Pain Management for Inpatients with Opioid Use Disorder
AJN, American Journal of Nursing, 2.5 contact hours

CE Opioids for Pain Management in Older Adults: Strategies for Safe Prescribing
The Nurse Practitioner: The American Journal of Primary Health Care, 1.5 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 Pennsylvania State 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.