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CE Requirements - Nurses

Below are the standard renewal requirements for Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners, Registered Nurses and Licensed Practical Nurses in Florida. Please be aware that your requirements may differ based upon how long you have been licensed, license status, exceptions, etc.

  • 20 General Hours - These hours may be live or self-study. Can be taken from a Florida Board approved provider, nationally approved provider or approved by another state's Board of Nursing (for example, approved by a National Nursing Association such as ANCC).
  • 2 hours of Medical Errors Must be taken from a Florida Board of Nursing approved Provider.
  • 2 hours Laws and Rules - This is a new requirement! Beginning with the 2015 renewal, this course must be taken from a Florida Board of Nursing approved provider. Laws and Rules is included in the 24 hours required for renewal. Read more here.
  • 2 hours Domestic Violence - This 2 hours requirement is due once every 3rd biennium and is in addition to the 24 hours required for renewal. Read more here.
  • HIV/AIDS - This is a one time requirement prior to the first renewal. This requirement must be board approved! 

To search for courses, use our Course Search. To see your personal requirements compared to your course completions try the Professional Account.

Also keep in mind that a courses approved by a state or national nursing organization empowered to accredit CE standards can count towards your license, with the exception of Domestic Violence, Medical Errors and HIV/AIDS courses, which must be from a Florida approved provider.

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