New Jersey Advanced Practice Registered Nurses CE Requirements, Accreditations & Approvals

New Jersey 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 New Jersey Board of Nursing accepts courses approved through an agency accredited through the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA). NetCE is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC). The ANCC is an accredited member through NCCA. Therefore, NetCE courses are accepted by the New Jersey Board of Nursing.

Continuing Education Requirement

The New Jersey Board of Nursing accepts NetCE courses.

RNs are required 30 contact hours every two years, including 1 hour on prescription opioid drugs, alternatives to opioids for managing and treating pain and the risks of opioid abuse, addiction, and diversion. There is a one-time requirement of 1 contact hour of education on Organ and Tissue Donation and Recovery.

LPNs are required 30 contact hours every two years, including 1 hour on prescription opioid drugs, alternatives to opioids for managing and treating pain and the risks of opioid abuse, addiction, and diversion.

APNs are required 30 contact hours every two years, 2 of which must be related to end-of-life care; and must also maintain national certification. There is a one-time requirement of 1 contact hour of education on Organ and Tissue Donation and Recovery.
APNs authorized to prescribe are required an additional 6 hours in pharmacology related to controlled substances, including: pharmacologic therapy, addiction prevention and management, and issues concerning prescription opioid, including: responsible opioid prescribing, alternatives to opioids for managing and treating pain, the risks and signs of opioid abuse, addiction, and diversion.

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For More Information

Please contact the New Jersey Board of Nursing at (973) 504-6430, or visit their website at http://www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/nur/Pages/default.aspx.

Additional information regarding your continuing education requirements may be found at:
http://www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/regulations/Chapter-37-New-Jersey-Board-of-Nursing.pdf - All Licensees.