Last Updated: Wednesday, May 12, 2021
RNs must complete two of the following:
1. Fifteen (15) contact hours of continuing education related to nursing practice. Contact hours may be obtained online, by attending workshops, or through individual study (e.g. certification preparation).
1.5 hours must be related to the prevention of medication errors.
2. Three hundred twenty (320) hours of active nursing practice in the previous biennium which must be certified by the supervisor or designee on the Employer Verification section of the renewal application.
3. Participation in fifteen (15) hours of approved professional activities documented and certified by the supervisor, client, or manager of the activity; or organization on the Professional Activity Form obtainable from the VIBNL. Note: This activity may be utilized by those nurses who hold an active license but have been unable to fulfill the "active nursing practice" requirement.
Five (5) of fifteen required contact hours must be obtained through seminars or a formalized continuing education offering (i.e.: professional association conferences, on-line courses, Board approved community-based offerings, university offerings).
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