Michigan Nurses CE Requirements, Accreditations & Approvals

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

Continuing Education Requirement

The Michigan Board of Nursing accepts NetCE courses.

NetCE is an approved provider through CE Broker, Provider #50-2405.
NetCE will electronically report successful course completions to CE Broker.

RNs and LPNs are required 25 contact hours every two years, 2 of which must be in pain and symptom management. There is a one-time requirement at initial licensure for training in identifying victims of human trafficking which may not be completed for continuing education credit.

APRNs (NA, NP, NM and CNS) in addition to meeting continuing education requirements for RN license renewal, APRNs must complete additional education depending on their credentials.
NAs are required to maintain certification through NBCRNA (under the AANA guidelines).
NPs are required to maintain national certification with certifying body (requirements vary).
NMs may complete AMCB continuing competency assessment or complete 20 hours in the specialty.
CNSs are required to maintain certification through ANCC or the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) Certification Corporation.

NEW Beginning June 1, 2022, an applicant for licensure or registration must have completed a minimum of two (2) hours of implicit bias training within the 5 years immediately preceding issuance of the license or registration. For every renewal thereafter, in addition to completing any continuing education required for renewal, reregistration, or relicensure, an applicant must have completed a minimum of one (1) hour of implicit bias training for each year of the applicant's license or registration cycle. If otherwise permitted by the code and rules, this training may be used to satisfy other training or continuing education requirements. Instruction must be synchronous/interactive or asynchronous teleconference or webinar. (Per MI R 338.7004 eff 3/23/2023)

NEW Beginning with applications and renewals on and after May 28, 2024, licensed prescribers or dispensers of controlled substances must complete training in opioids and controlled substance awareness, every renewal period. Delegatees, or those allowed by practice agreement, or order to prescribe or dispense a controlled substance by a licensed prescriber or dispenser must complete a controlled substances training one time during the applicable license cycle. Topics may be obtained from more than one program. (Per MI Board of Pharmacy R 338.3135 eff 5/28/2024)

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 Michigan Bureau of Professional Licensing at (517) 241-0199, or visit the Board of Nursing website at https://www.michigan.gov/lara/bureau-list/bpl/health/hp-lic-health-prof/nursing.

Additional information regarding your continuing education requirements may be found at:
https://www.michigan.gov/-/media/Project/Websites/lara/bpl/Nursing/Boards-and-FAQs/Nursing-FAQs.pdf - Nursing FAQs.

Implicit Bias training: https://www.michigan.gov/-/media/Project/Websites/lara/bpl/Shared-Files/Implicit-Bias-Training-FAQs.pdf - All Licensees (multiple professions).