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Puerto Rico - PR
RN Requirements: 30 contact hours every renewal period. 20 contact hours may be earned through distance learni
Rhode Island - RI
RN, LPN Requirement: 10 contact hours every 2 year renewal period related to nursing practice. Effective in 20
South Carolina - SC
RN, LPN, ARN Requirement: Complete at least one of the following: * 30 contact hours from a continuing educat
South Dakota - SD
RN, LPN Requirement: No continuing education requirement. Employment verification – the number of hours you w
Tennessee - TN
RN, LPN Requirement: Acceptable proof of competence shall include two items or documentation of the following:
Texas - TX
RN, APRN, LPN Requirement: 20 contact hours every two years. For APRNs with Prescriptive Authority, an additi
Utah - UT
RN, LPN Requirement: In accordance with Subsection R156-31b-303(3)(a), during the past 2 years, you must have
Vermont - VT
RN, LPN Requirement: No CE Requirement. However, the rule states "Continuing Education" - The Board expects ea
Virgin Islands - VI
RN, LPN Requirement: Completion of two of the following: * Fifteen (15) contact hours of continuing educatio
Virginia - VA
RN, LPN Requirement: Effective August 1, 2013, RNs and LPNs shall complete at least one of the following activ
Washington - WA
RN, LPN Requirements: The Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission adopted rules (
West Virginia - WV
RN Requirement: 12 contact hours every annual renewal period. Licenses expire October 31 of each year. Specia
Wisconsin - WI
RN, LPN Requirement: No CE requirement. Renewal Deadline Dates: RN - 02/28 or 29 of even years. LPN - 04/30 o
Wyoming - WY
RN/LPN Requirement: Worked a minimum of 500 hours as an RN in the last two (2) years Worked a minimum of

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