Oklahoma 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 a year, or
  • complete 24 hours of continuing education, or
  • verify current certification in a nursing specialty area, or
  • complete a board approved refresher course, or
  • complete 6 academic semester credits hours of coursework at the 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 every two years 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). 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) are required 8 contact hours in advanced pharmacology relating to the administration of anesthesia every two years.

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FOR MORE INFORMATION

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

Additional information regarding your continuing education requirements may be found at:
http://okrules.elaws.us/oac/485:10-7-3 - RNs.
http://okrules.elaws.us/oac/485:10-9-3 - LPNs.
http://okrules.elaws.us/oac/485:10-15-5 - APRNs.
http://okrules.elaws.us/oac/485:10-16-6 - APRNs with prescriptive authority.