Massachusetts Nurses CE Requirements, Accreditations & Approvals

Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing does not pre-approve continuing education. It is the responsibility of the nursing professional to select appropriate continuing education courses.

Continuing Education Requirement

Attention Massachusetts Nurses: The governor of Massachusetts has issued an order that the expiration date for occupational and professional licenses will be extended to 90 days following the termination of the state of emergency. For more information, please visit https://www.mass.gov/doc/march-18-2020-professional-licensure-order/download.

The Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing accepts NetCE courses.

RNs and LPNs are required 15 contact hours every two years. There is a one-time requirement at license renewal to complete a course in the diagnosis, treatment, and care of the patients with cognitive impairments, including, but not limited to, Alzheimer's disease and dementia. This course must be completed by November 7, 2022.

Applicants for initial licensure must complete a one-time requirement in the diagnosis, treatment, and care of the patients with cognitive impairments, including, but not limited to, Alzheimer's disease and dementia.

As a condition of licensure, registration, or certification, and any renewal, all nurses are required to complete training and education on the issue of domestic violence and sexual violence.*

APRNs are required 15 contact hours every two years and must also maintain national certification. As a condition of licensure, registration, or certification, and any renewal, all nurses are required to complete training and education on the issue of domestic violence and sexual violence.*

APRNs with prescriptive authority are required training relative to:

*NetCE does not offer Massachusetts domestic violence and sexual violence training. Please go to https://www.mass.gov/how-to/domestic-and-sexual-violence-training-chapter-260 for more information.

View RN and LPN Special Offers
View APRN Special Offers
View Course List

All Accreditations and Approvals
License Renewal Instructions

For More Information

Please contact the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing at (617) 973-0900 or (800) 414-0168, or visit their website at https://www.mass.gov/orgs/board-of-registration-in-nursing.

Additional information regarding your continuing education requirements may be found at:
https://www.mass.gov/service-details/mandatory-continuing-education-for-nurses - All Licensees.
https://www.mass.gov/files/documents/2017/10/23/244cmr5.pdf - Rule 244 CMR 5.00 for RNs and LPNs.
https://malegislature.gov/Laws/GeneralLaws/PartI/TitleXV/Chapter94C/Section18 - MGL Title XV, Section 18, Rule (e) for APRNs with prescriptive authority.