Continuing Education Requirements for Nurses and License Renewal

Meet your nursing CE requirements with ease. If you'd like a refresher on what's needed to renew your license, see the requirements below.

4 Mandatory Hours
0 Elective Hours
4 Total Hours
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Here's what you need to renew your New York Nursing license

The information below is a summary of the minimum requirements set forth by the New York State Education Department Office of the Professions. For a more detailed requirements breakdown, please see the board's site.
If you hold Nursing licenses in multiple states, please make sure to check each state's requirements.

New York Nursing: APN (Continuing Education)

Total Hours Required: 4
Mandatory Hours: 4
Elective Hours: 0
Renewal Cycle in Years: 3

Online Info

Mandatory Subjects:
  • Infection Control - state-approved course every 3-year renewal period.* 
  • Child Abuse – 2 contact hours; one-time requirement.  
As of September 1, 1990, programs registered by NYS that lead to nursing licensure has been required to include a 2-hour training in the identification and reporting of child abuse. Students graduating from such programs on or after September 1, 1990 are not required to take additional training. Individuals who did not graduate from a licensure-qualifying NYS nursing program must provide proof they’ve completed this training when initially applying for licensure.
 
*Elite offers a New York state-approved course.

Online Limitations

There are no online limitations.

Roster

No roster required

Governing Agency

Name: New York State Education Department Office of the Professions
Phone: 5184743004
Fax:
Address: 89 Washington Avenue, 2nd Floor West Wing Albany, 12234

New York Nursing: LVN-LPN (Continuing Education)

Total Hours Required: 4
Mandatory Hours: 4
Elective Hours: 0
Renewal Cycle in Years: 3

Online Info

Mandatory Subjects:
  • Infection Control - state-approved course every 3-year renewal period.* 
  • Child Abuse – 2 contact hours; one-time requirement.  

As of September 1, 1990, programs registered by NYS that lead to nursing licensure has been required to include a 2-hour training in the identification and reporting of child abuse. Students graduating from such programs on or after September 1, 1990 are not required to take additional training. Individuals who did not graduate from a licensure-qualifying NYS nursing program must provide proof they’ve completed this training when initially applying for licensure. 

*Elite offers a New York state-approved course.

Online Limitations

There are no online limitations.

Roster

No roster required

Governing Agency

Name: New York State Education Department Office of the Professions
Phone: 5184743004
Fax:
Address: 89 Washington Avenue, 2nd Floor West Wing Albany, 12234

New York Nursing: RN (Continuing Education)

Total Hours Required: 4
Mandatory Hours: 4
Elective Hours: 0
Renewal Cycle in Years: 3

Online Info

Mandatory Subjects:
  • Infection Control - state-approved course every 3-year renewal period.* 
  • Child Abuse – 2 contact hours; one-time requirement.  
As of September 1, 1990, programs registered by NYS that lead to nursing licensure has been required to include a 2-hour training in the identification and reporting of child abuse. Students graduating from such programs on or after September 1, 1990 are not required to take additional training. Individuals who did not graduate from a licensure-qualifying NYS nursing program must provide proof they’ve completed this training when initially applying for licensure. 


*Elite offers a New York state-approved course.

Online Limitations

There are no online limitations.

Roster

No roster required

Governing Agency

Name: New York State Education Department Office of the Professions
Phone: 5184743004
Fax:
Address: 89 Washington Avenue, 2nd Floor West Wing Albany, 12234

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Note: This license renewal information is provided as a convenience only and is subject to change at any time. It's ultimately the responsibility of the licensee to be sure that he or she is meeting all requirements for each license and corresponding renewal period.