Hawaii Nurses CE Requirements, Accreditations & Approvals

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

Continuing Education Requirement

The Hawaii Board of Nursing accepts NetCE courses.

RNs, LPNs, and APRNs beginning with licensing biennial July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2019, licensees may select one of 10 options to satisfy continuing competency requirements every two years, including:

  • maintaining national certification; or
  • completion of 30 contact hours of continuing education; or
  • completion of a board approved refresher course; or
  • one of 7 additional options listed under statute HRS 457-9.3 amended July 2016.

APRNs with prescriptive authority are required 30 contact hours as determined by the board in practice specialty area, 8 of which must be in advanced pharmacology/pharmacotherapeutics, every two years. APRNs 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.

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For More Information

Please contact the Hawaii Board of Nursing at (808) 586-2695, or visit their website at https://cca.hawaii.gov/pvl/boards/nursing/.

Additional information regarding your continuing education requirements may be found at:
https://cca.hawaii.gov/pvl/files/2013/06/BON-CCG-INFO-2017.pdf - "Learning activity options" list (pg. 5), and Renewal "Factoids" (pg. 40), for RNs, LPNs, APRNs, and APRNs with prescriptive authority.