Board of Nursing Requirement as of 1.1.15
CE: 30 hours of continuing education are due every two years from October 1st through September 30th of even years. Continuing education must be approved by the board. Licensed dietitian-nutritionists are regulated under the PA Board of Nursing.
All persons applying for issuance of an initial license shall be required to complete 3 hours of DPW-approved training in child abuse recognition and reporting requirements as a condition of licensure.
Additionally, EFFECTIVE WITH THE FIRST LICENSE RENEWAL AFTER JANUARY 1, 2015, all health-related licensees and funeral directors applying for the renewal of a license issued by the Board shall be required to complete at least 2 hours of Board-approved continuing education in child abuse recognition and reporting requirements as a condition of renewal.
Board of Nursing Regulation as of 9.17.15
Effective October 17, 2015 The Pennsylvania Nursing Board rules now require all Pennsylvania licensed RNs, LPNs, CRNPs, LDNs, and CNSs to report being charged with any misdemeanor or felony criminal charge, regardless of which jurisdiction the charges originate. The same practitioners must also within 90 days report any discipline from another jurisdiction.
Board of Nursing Regulation as of 12.27.16
Candidates for licensure take the licensure examination for the first time within one year of completing their nursing education programs. Express permission must be granted by the Board for candidates to take the examination for the first time after the one-year period. Candidates will first be required to demonstrate that they were prevented from taking the examination by emergency, illness, military service, licensure in another state, or other good cause shown.
Address change with the Board of Nursing
Licensees must notify the Board within 14 days of a change of address.