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Tennessee Continuing Education Requirements

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Tennessee Registered Nurse (RN)

ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Tuesday, March 5, 2019
CEs not required.

Registered Nurses and Licensed Practical Nurses continued competency:, Maintain evidence of two items from the following list: 

  1. Copy of a satisfactory employer evaluation
  2. Letter from a peer providing a satisfactory evaluation of your nursing performance
  3. Letter from a patient or family member giving evidence of a satisfactory nurse/patient relationship
  4. Copy of a contract of renewal or re-appointment to a nursing position
  5. Written self-evaluation based on the standards of competence listed in the rules
  6. Evidence of current national certification
  7. A document that identifies two nursing goals and how you met these goals
  8. A letter from the agency where you volunteered as a nurse  
  9. Documentation from a school of nursing stating that you participated in the education of nursing students (RNs only)
  10. Certificate/evidence of five contact hours of continuing education  (for RNs/LPNs who are not practicing, ten contact hours will fulfill the competency requirement)
  11. Copy of a published article relevant to nursing written by the licensee  
  12. Letter of satisfactory completion of a nursing refresher course
  13. Letter of satisfactory completion of a comprehensive nursing orientation program
  14. Official transcript (may be student issued) demonstrating two hours of nursing credit
  15. Evidence of successfully retaken NCLEX 
Tennessee Board of Nursing
Phone: 615-532-5166 Website: Visit Site Address: 665 Mainstream Drive, 2nd Floor
Nashville  37243

Tennessee Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP)

2 Required Courses
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
(2 + 1) Required Courses
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
CEUfast Meets All Requirements
Last Updated: Tuesday, March 5, 2019
CEs not required.

APRN With Certificate of Fitness (CF) 

  1. Current national certification (NOT state license; example: from ANCC, AANP, NBCRNA)
  2. ONE item from the Registered Nurse proof of competence below (in addition to national certification)
  3. TWO contact hours of continuing education designed specifically to address controlled substance prescribing practices including the Tennessee Chronic Pain Guidelines  http://tn.gov/health/article/nursing-coedu
  4. Copy of current Collaborative Request/APRN Supervisory Request (formerly Notice and Formulary) if prescribing  https://lars.tn.gov/datamart/mainMenu.do  
APRN Without Certificate of Fitness (CF) 
  1. Current national certification (NOT state license; example: from ANCC, AANP, NBCRNA) 2. ONE item from the Registered Nurse proof of competence below (in addition to national certification) 
 Registered Nurses and Licensed Practical Nurses continued competency:, Maintain evidence of two items from the following list: 
 
  1. Copy of a satisfactory employer evaluation
  2. Letter from a peer providing a satisfactory evaluation of your nursing performance
  3. Letter from a patient or family member giving evidence of a satisfactory nurse/patient relationship
  4. Copy of a contract of renewal or re-appointment to a nursing position
  5. Written self-evaluation based on the standards of competence listed in the rules
  6. Evidence of current national certification
  7. A document that identifies two nursing goals and how you met these goals
  8. A letter from the agency where you volunteered as a nurse  
  9. Documentation from a school of nursing stating that you participated in the education of nursing students (RNs only)
  10. Certificate/evidence of five contact hours of continuing education  (for RNs/LPNs who are not practicing, ten contact hours will fulfill the competency requirement)
  11.  Copy of a published article relevant to nursing written by the licensee  
  12. Letter of satisfactory completion of a nursing refresher course
  13. Letter of satisfactory completion of a comprehensive nursing orientation program
  14. Official transcript (may be student issued) demonstrating two hours of nursing credit
  15. Evidence of successfully retaken NCLEX 
Special Requirements
APRN’s who are holders of a Certificate of Fitness must have documentation of a minimum of (2) contact hours of continuing education designed specifically to address controlled substance prescribing practices
Required Courses
Tennessee Board of Nursing
Phone: 615-532-5166 Website: Visit Site Address: 665 Mainstream Drive, 2nd Floor
Nashville  37243

Tennessee Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Tuesday, March 5, 2019
CEs not required.

Registered Nurses and Licensed Practical Nurses continued competency:, Maintain evidence of two items from the following list: 

  1. Copy of a satisfactory employer evaluation
  2. Letter from a peer providing a satisfactory evaluation of your nursing performance
  3. Letter from a patient or family member giving evidence of a satisfactory nurse/patient relationship
  4. Copy of a contract of renewal or re-appointment to a nursing position
  5. Written self-evaluation based on the standards of competence listed in the rules
  6. Evidence of current national certification
  7. A document that identifies two nursing goals and how you met these goals
  8. A letter from the agency where you volunteered as a nurse  
  9. Documentation from a school of nursing stating that you participated in the education of nursing students (RNs only)
  10. Certificate/evidence of five contact hours of continuing education  (for RNs/LPNs who are not practicing, ten contact hours will fulfill the competency requirement)
  11. Copy of a published article relevant to nursing written by the licensee  
  12. Letter of satisfactory completion of a nursing refresher course
  13. Letter of satisfactory completion of a comprehensive nursing orientation program
  14. Official transcript (may be student issued) demonstrating two hours of nursing credit
  15. Evidence of successfully retaken NCLEX 
Tennessee Board of Nursing
Phone: 615-532-5166 Website: Visit Site Address: 665 Mainstream Drive, 2nd Floor
Nashville  37243

Tennessee Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Wednesday, March 27, 2019
CEs not required.
worked at least one 8 hour shift during the past 24 months 
Tennessee Board of Nursing
Phone: 800-778-4504 Website: Visit Site Address: 665 Main Stream Drive
Nashville  37243

Tennessee Physical Therapist (PT)

Tennessee Requires
30 Hours
Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
Tennessee requires
30 hours Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Tuesday, March 5, 2019
All licensed physical therapists and physical therapist assistants to obtain 30 hours of credits for the 24 months that precede their licensure renewal month.  At least twenty of those hours must be Category 1 activities and no more than 10 hours may be acquired online. Up to ten of the thirty hours may be from Category 2 activities

 

Special Requirements
Four (4) of the required hours must consist of ethics and jurisprudence courses which are a minimum of two (2) hours each in duration and must be Category 1 continuing competence.
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TN Board of Physical Therapy
Phone: 615-532-5132 Fax: 615-253-8724 Website: Visit Site Address: 227 French Landing, Suite 300
Heritage Place, Metro Center
Nashville  37243

Tennessee Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA)

Tennessee Requires
30 Hours
Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
Tennessee requires
30 hours Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Tuesday, March 5, 2019
All licensed physical therapists and physical therapist assistants to obtain 30 hours of credits for the 24 months that precede their licensure renewal month.  At least twenty of those hours must be Category 1 activities and no more than 10 hours may be acquired online. Up to ten of the thirty hours may be from Category 2 activities

 

Special Requirements
Four (4) of the required hours must consist of ethics and jurisprudence courses which are a minimum of two (2) hours each in duration and must be Category 1 continuing competence.
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TN Board of Physical Therapy
Phone: 615-532-5132 Fax: 615-253-8724 Website: Visit Site Address: 227 French Landing, Suite 300
Heritage Place, Metro Center
Nashville  37243

Tennessee Occupational Therapist (OT)

Tennessee Requires
24 Hours
Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
Tennessee requires
24 hours Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Tuesday, March 5, 2019

The due date for licensure renewal is the last day of the month in which a licensee’s birthday falls. Occupational Therapist in Tennessee are required to complete twenty-four (24) continued competence credits for the two (2) calendar years (January 1 - December 31) that precede the licensure renewal year.

Special Requirements
 One (1) hour of the required twenty-four (24) continued competence credits shall pertain to the AOTA Code of Ethics or other ethics related continued competence activities which have implications for the practice of occupational therapy. 
One (1) hour of the required twenty-four (24) continued competence credits shall pertain to the occupational therapy portions of T.C.A. §§ 63-13-101, et seq., the Tennessee Occupational and Physical Therapy Practice Act, and shall pertain to Chapter 1150-02, General Rules Governing the Practice of Occupational Therapy. 
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TN Board of Physical Therapy
Phone: 615-532-5132 Fax: 615-253-8724 Website: Visit Site Address: 227 French Landing, Suite 300
Heritage Place, Metro Center
Nashville  37243

Tennessee Occupational Therapist Assistant (OTA)

Tennessee Requires
24 Hours
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
Tennessee requires
24 hours
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Tuesday, March 5, 2019

The due date for licensure renewal is the last day of the month in which a licensee’s birthday falls. Occupational Therapy Assistants in Tennessee are required to complete twenty-four (24) continued competence credits for the two (2) calendar years (January 1 - December 31) that precede the licensure renewal year.

Special Requirements
 One (1) hour of the required twenty-four (24) continued competence credits shall pertain to the AOTA Code of Ethics or other ethics related continued competence activities which have implications for the practice of occupational therapy. 
One (1) hour of the required twenty-four (24) continued competence credits shall pertain to the occupational therapy portions of T.C.A. §§ 63-13-101, et seq., the Tennessee Occupational and Physical Therapy Practice Act, and shall pertain to Chapter 1150-02, General Rules Governing the Practice of Occupational Therapy. 
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TN Board of Physical Therapy
Phone: 615-532-5132 Fax: 615-253-8724 Website: Visit Site Address: 227 French Landing, Suite 300
Heritage Place, Metro Center
Nashville  37243

Tennessee Athletic Trainer (AT/AL)

Tennessee Requires
50 Hours
Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
Tennessee requires
50 hours Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Tuesday, March 5, 2019
The due date for license renewal is its expiration date which is the last day of the month in which a license holder's birthday falls.  All athletic trainers must complete fifty (50) hours of acceptable continuing education during the two (2) calendar years (January 1 – December 31) that precede the licensure renewal year.
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Tennessee Board of Athletic Trainers
Phone: 615-532-3202 Website: Visit Site Address: 665 Mainstream Drive, 2nd Floor
Nashville  37243