Indiana Advanced Practice Registered Nurses CE Requirements, Accreditations & Approvals

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

Continuing Education Requirement

The Indiana State Board of Nursing accepts NetCE courses.

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

APNs are required to maintain national certification. APNs with prescriptive authority must obtain 30 contact hours, 8 of which must be in pharmacology every two years. Effective July 1, 2019, all licensees who apply for controlled substances registration or re-registration must obtain 2 hours addressing the topic of opioid prescribing and opioid abuse during the previous 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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For More Information

Please contact the Indiana State Board of Nursing at (317) 234-2043, or visit their website at

Additional information regarding your continuing education requirements may be found at: - All Licensees. - APNs with prescriptive authority.