Oklahoma Advanced Practice Registered Nurses CE Requirements, Accreditations & Approvals

Oklahoma 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 Oklahoma Board of Nursing accepts courses from any provider who is ANCC accredited.

Continuing Education Requirement

The Oklahoma Board of Nursing accepts NetCE courses.

RNs and LPNs are required one of the following every two years:

  • verify 520 hours of employment per year;
  • complete 24 hours of continuing education;
  • verify current certification in a nursing specialty area;
  • complete a Board-approved refresher course; or
  • complete 6 academic semester credits hours of coursework at current level of licensure or higher.

APRNs (CNP, CNM, CNS, CRNA) must maintain national certification.

APRNs (CNP, CNM, CNS) with prescriptive authority are required 15 contact hours in pharmacotherapeutics, clinical application, and use of pharmacological agents in the prevention of illness and in the restoration and maintenance of health (Title 485, Chapter 10, Subchapter 16, Section 6), every two years. There is an additional requirement of either 2 contact hours in pain management or 2 hours in opioid use or addiction, every two years.

APRNs (CRNA) with prescriptive authority are required 8 contact hours in advanced pharmacology relating to the administration of anesthesia, every two years.

Beginning with DEA initial registrations or renewals starting June 27, 2023, all DEA-registered practitioners (with the exception of DVM-only license holders) are required 8 hours on treating and managing patients with opioid or other substance use disorders, including the appropriate clinical use of all FDA-approved drugs for the treatment of a substance use disorder, one-time only.

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Please contact the Oklahoma Board of Nursing at (405) 962-1800, or visit their website at https://nursing.ok.gov.

Additional information regarding your continuing education requirements may be found at:
https://nursing.ok.gov/rules.html - Board of Nursing Rules (OAC Title 485).
https://nursing.ok.gov/cqlicenserenewal.pdf - RNs and LPNs.
https://www.oklahoma.gov/content/dam/ok/en/nursing/documents/paCEU.pdf - APRN prescriptive authority.