Wisconsin Advanced Practice Registered Nurses CE Requirements, Accreditations & Approvals

Wisconsin 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 State of Wisconsin Department of Regulation and Licensing: Board of Nursing accepts courses from any provider who is ANCC accredited.

Continuing Education Requirement

The State of Wisconsin Departments of Regulation and Licensing: Board of Nursing accepts NetCE courses.

RNs and LPNs are not required continuing education at this time.

APNPs are required 16 hours each renewal in clinical pharmacology/therapeutics relevant to practice, 2 of which must be related to responsible prescribing of controlled substances. APNPs must also maintain national certification.

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.

APRN-CNMs are required to maintain national certification.

For More Information

Please contact the State of Wisconsin Department of Regulation and Licensing: Board of Nursing at (608) 266-2112, or visit their website at http://dsps.wi.gov/Boards-Councils/Board-Pages/Board-of-Nursing-Main-Page/.

Additional information regarding your continuing education requirements may be found at:
https://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/code/admin_code/n/8.pdf - APNPs.