Massachusetts Continuing Education Requirements for Nurses and License Renewal

Elite offers courses and CEU credits that are needed for license renewal and meeting Massachusetts nursing continuing education requirements. Here is a summary of the requirements you need to meet in the state of Massachusetts

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0 Mandatory Hours
15 Elective Hours
15 Total Hours
0 Mandatory Hours
15 Elective Hours
15 Total Hours
0 Mandatory Hours
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Learn what's required for your nursing license in Massachusetts

This nursing licensing information summarizes the minimum requirements established by the The Commonwealth of Massachusetts. We recommend you contact the The Commonwealth of Massachusetts for more detailed information or changes.

If you obtain nursing licenses in multiple states, we recommend you check each state's requirements.

Massachusetts Nursing: LVN-LPN

Total Hours Required: 15
Mandatory Hours: 0
Elective Hours: 15
Renewal Cycle in Years: 2

Online Info

Continuing education contact hours are not required for 1st renewal period. Thereafter, 15 contact hours of CE are required.


PENDING Mandatory Subjects: 
Domestic Violence 


Exam Requirements:
The state of Massachusetts requires you to pass a final exam with a score of 70% or better.

Online Limitations

There are no online limitations.

Roster

No roster required

Governing Agency

Name: The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Phone: 8004140168
Fax: 6179730984
Address:
239 Causeway Street, Suite 500, 5th Floor
Boston, MA 02114

Massachusetts Nursing: RN

Total Hours Required: 15
Mandatory Hours: 0
Elective Hours: 15
Renewal Cycle in Years: 2

Online Info

Continuing education contact hours are not required for 1st renewal period. Thereafter, 15 contact hours of CE are required.


PENDING Mandatory Subjects:
Domestic Violence


Exam Requirements:
The state of Massachusetts requires you to pass a final exam with a score of 70% or better.

Online Limitations

There are no online limitations.

Roster

No roster required

Governing Agency

Name: The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Phone: 8004140168
Fax: 6179730984
Address:
239 Causeway Street, Suite 500, 5th Floor
Boston, MA 02114

Massachusetts Nursing: APN

Total Hours Required: 15
Mandatory Hours: 0
Elective Hours: 15
Renewal Cycle in Years: 2

Online Info

Continuing education contact hours are not required for 1st renewal period. Thereafter, 15 contact hours of CE are required.

Exam Requirements:

The state of Massachusetts requires you to pass a final exam with a score of 70% or better.

Requirements for APNs with prescriptive authority:

Minimum number of CE contact hours (not specified by Board) must be relative to: 

Effective pain management, the risks of abuse and addiction associated with opioid medication. 

Identification of patients at risk for substance use disorders, counseling patients about the side effects, addictive nature and proper storage and disposal of prescription medications, appropriate prescription quantities for prescription medications that have an increased risk of abuse, & opioid antagonists, overdose prevention treatments and instances in which a patient may be advised on both the use of and ways to access opioid antagonists and overdose prevention treatments.

Online Limitations

There are no online limitations.

Roster

No roster required

Governing Agency

Name: The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Phone: 8004140168
Fax: 6179730984
Address:
239 Causeway Street, Suite 500, 5th Floor
Boston, MA 02114

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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.