Below are the primary license renewal and continuing education requirements for nurses licensed in Rhode Island. Please visit the Rhode Island Board of Nursing CE page for more information on continuing education requirements.
RN: 10 contact hours every 2 years (2 hours must be in substance abuse)
LPN: 10 contact hours every 2 years (2 hours must be in substance abuse)
APRN: 10 contact hours every 2 years (2 hours must be in substance abuse; maintain national certification)
Incredible Health offers ANCC-accredited continuing education courses for nurses in all 50 states, 100% free and online. The Rhode Island Board of Nurse Registration and Nursing Education accepts courses that are ANCC accredited.
Rhode Island legislation is pending for becoming a nursing compact state, which allows nurses to hold multi-state licenses. Check the NCSBN site to stay updated.
Steps to renew your Rhode Island nursing license
- Verify the status of your license
Visit the Verification page to confirm your license.
- Complete your Rhode Island nursing continuing education requirements before your license expires
You can complete your nursing CEUs online, on your schedule, and 100% free with Incredible Health.
- Go to the Rhode Island Board of Nursing to enter your renewal application
Visit the Renewal Information page for information.
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Rhode Island Board of Nurse Registration and Nursing Education
Phone: (401) 222-5700
Fax: (401) 222-3352
Department of Health
3 Capitol Hill
Providence, RI 02908
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