Connecticut Advanced Practice Registered Nurses CE Requirements, Accreditations & Approvals

Connecticut Nurses

In support of improving patient care, NetCE is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

The Connecticut Board of Examiners for Nursing accepts courses from any provider who is ANCC accredited.

Continuing Education Requirement

The Connecticut Board of Examiners for Nursing accepts NetCE courses.

RNs and LPNs NEW Beginning with renewals after January 1, 2022, and every 6 years thereafter, two (2) contact hours are required in screening for conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder, risk of suicide, depression and grief; and suicide prevention training.

APRNs are required 50 hours every two years, including:

Additional APRN requirements:

Beginning with renewals on and after 1/1/2016, two (2) contact hours are required on the topic of mental health conditions common to veterans and family members of veterans, including determining whether a patient is a veteran or family member of a veteran, screening for conditions such as PTSD, risk of suicide, depression and grief, and suicide prevention, once for first renewal requiring CE and not less than once every six years thereafter.

Beginning with renewals on and after 1/1/2020, two (2) contact hours are required in diagnosing and treating cognitive or mental health conditions, including, but not limited to, Alzheimer's disease, dementia, delirium, related cognitive impairments and geriatric depression, once for first renewal requiring CE and not less than once every six years thereafter.

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For More Information

Please contact the Connecticut Board of Examiners for Nursing at (860) 509-7603, or visit their website at https://portal.ct.gov/dph/public-health-hearing-office/board-of-examiners-for-nursing/board-of-examiners-for-nursing.

Additional information regarding your continuing education requirements may be found at:
https://portal.ct.gov/DPH/Practitioner-Licensing--Investigations/Registered-Nurse/Continuing-Education and https://www.cga.ct.gov/2022/sup/chap_378.htm - RNs and LPNs.
https://portal.ct.gov/DPH/Practitioner-Licensing--Investigations/APRN/Continuing-Education and https://www.cga.ct.gov/current/PUB/chap_378.htm#sec_20-94d - APRNs.