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Continuing Education for Nurses
Nursing CNE
Approved Continuing Education for RNs, LPNs, APRNs, and Other Nursing Professionals

North Carolina Nursing CE

Our Nursing CE Membership guarantees unlimited Nursing CE access for North Carolina nurses for one low annual cost!

All courses are approved by the Florida Board of Nursing (Provider #50-20641) and the California Board of Registered Nursing (CEP17265) that are accepted by the Boards of Nursing in all 50 US states.

$39 Annual
Membership

Unlimited
CEUs

Get 24/7 access to our entire Nursing CE library 

Learn
Anytime

Self-paced learning with CEUs available on demand 

Study
Anywhere

Learn on the go by taking courses online 

Reporting
Included

Instant reporting to
CE Broker guaranteed 

North Carolina Registered Nurse

Total Hours Required:

  • 15 Contact Hours of continued education and 640 hours of active practice within the previous 2 years
    National Certification or Re-certification by a National Credentialing Body recognized by the Board, or
  • 30 Contact Hours of continued education, or
  • Completion of a Board-Approved Refresher Course, or
  • Completion of a minimum of two (2) semester hours of post-licensure academic education related to nursing practice, or
  • 15 Contact Hours of continued education and completion of a nursing project as Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator to include statement of problem, project objectives, methods, date of completion, and summary of findings, or
  • 15 Contact Hours of continued education and Authoring or Co-Authoring a nursing-related article, paper, book, or book chapter, or
  • 15 Contact Hours of continued education and developing and conducting a nursing continuing education presentation or presentations totaling a minimum of five contact hours, including program brochure or course syllabi, objectives, date, and location of presentation, and approximate number of attendees

Next Renewal Date:

Last day of birth month, every 2 years

Required Courses:

30 general hours of continued education, if chosen

North Carolina Licensed Practical Nurse

Total Hours Required:

  • 15 Contact Hours of continued education and 640 hours of active practice within previous 2 years
    National Certification or Re-certification by a National Credentialing Body recognized by the Board, or
  • 30 Contact Hours of continued education, or
  • Completion of a Board-Approved Refresher Course, or
  • Completion of a minimum of two (2) semester hours of post-licensure academic education related to nursing practice, or
  • 15 Contact Hours of continued education and completion of a nursing project as Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator to include statement of problem, project objectives, methods, date of completion and summary of findings, or
  • 15 Contact Hours of continued education and Authoring or Co-Authoring a nursing-related article, paper, book or book chapter, or
  • 15 Contact Hours of continued education and developing and conducting a nursing continuing education presentation or presentations totaling a minimum of five contact hours, including program brochure or course syllabi, objectives, date and location of presentation, and approximate number of attendees

Next Renewal Date:

Last day of birth month, every 2 years

Required Courses:

30 general hours of continued education, if chosen

North Carolina Advanced Practice Registered Nurse

Total Hours Required:

  • 30 contact hours of continuing education activities; or
  • Completion of a Board approved refresher course; or
  • Completion of a minimum of 2 semester hours of post-licensure academic education related to nursing practice; or
  • 15 contact hours of a continuing education activity and completion of a nursing project as principal or co-principal investigator to include statement of the problem, project objectives, methods and summary of findings; or
  • 15 contact hours of continuing education activities and authoring or coauthoring a published nursing-related article, paper, book or book chapter; or
  • 15 contact hours of continuing education activities and developing and conducting a nursing education presentation or presentations totaling a minimum of five contact hours for nurses or other health professionals to include a copy of program brochure or course syllabi, objectives, content and teaching methods, and date and location of presentation; or
  • 15 contact hours of continuing education activities and 640 hours of active practice 

Next Renewal Date:

Last day of birth month, every year

Required Courses:

30 general hours of continued education, if chosen

Additional Information

    • Please contact the North Carolina Board of Nursing at (919) 782-3211, or visit their website.

    • Additional information regarding your continuing education requirements may be found for RNs and LPNs here and for APRNs here.