Below are the primary license renewal and continuing education requirements for nurses licensed in Washington. Please visit the Washington State Board of Nursing CE page for more information on continuing education requirements.
RN: 8 CE hours and 96 active practice hours yearly
LPN: 8 CE hours and 96 active practice hours yearly
APRN: Renewal period every two years:
- 30 CE hours in specialty area
- 15 CE hours in pharmacology if have prescriptive authority
Incredible Health offers ANCC-accredited continuing education courses for nurses in all 50 states, 100% free and online. The Washington State Department of Health Nursing Commission accepts courses that are ANCC accredited.
Steps to renew your Washington State nursing license
- Verify the status of your license
Visit the Verification page to confirm your license.
- Complete 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 Washington State Department of Health website to renew your license
Visit the Renewal Information page for specifics. RNs and LPNs renew each year on an individual’s birthday. APRNs renew their license every other year, by their birthday.
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Washington State Department of Health Nursing Commission
Phone: (360) 236-4703
Email: [email protected]
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