Washington Continuing Education Requirements for Nurses and License Renewal

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

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0 Mandatory Hours
30 Elective Hours
30 Total Hours
0 Mandatory Hours
45 Elective Hours
45 Total Hours
0 Mandatory Hours
45 Elective Hours
45 Total Hours

Learn what's required for your nursing license in Washington

This nursing licensing information summarizes the minimum requirements established by the Washington State Department of Health, Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission. We recommend you contact the Washington State Department of Health, Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission for more detailed information or changes.

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

Washington Nursing: APN

Total Hours Required: 30
Mandatory Hours: 0
Elective Hours: 30
Renewal Cycle in Years: 2

Online Info

Mandatory Subjects:

Suicide Prevention - 6 contact hours; 1-time requirement.

HIV/AIDS – 7 contact hours; 1-time requirement.


Additional requirement for APNs with prescriptive authority:  

Advanced Pharmacology – 15 contact hours every 2-year renewal period.

Online Limitations

There are no online limitations.

Roster

No roster required

Governing Agency

Name: Washington State Department of Health, Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission
Phone: 3602364700
Fax:
Address:

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Washington Nursing: RN

Total Hours Required: 45
Mandatory Hours: 0
Elective Hours: 45
Renewal Cycle in Years: 3

Online Info

Mandatory Subjects:

Suicide Prevention - 6 contact hours; 1-time requirement.

HIV/AIDS – 7 contact hours; 1-time requirement. 

Online Limitations

There are no online limitations.

Roster

No roster required

Governing Agency

Name: Washington State Department of Health, Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission
Phone: 3602364700
Fax:
Address:

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Washington Nursing: LVN-LPN

Total Hours Required: 45
Mandatory Hours: 0
Elective Hours: 45
Renewal Cycle in Years: 3

Online Info

Mandatory Subjects:

Suicide Prevention - 6 contact hours; 1-time requirement.

HIV/AIDS – 7 contact hours; 1-time requirement. 

Online Limitations

There are no online limitations.

Roster

No roster required

Governing Agency

Name: Washington State Department of Health, Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission
Phone: 3602364700
Fax:
Address:

,

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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.