Nevada Board of Nursing Proposes Increased Renewal Requirements for APRNs

Posted By American Med Spa Association, Friday, November 16, 2018

Nevada Board of Nursing Proposes Increased Renewal Requirements for Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs)
The Nevada State Board of Nursing has published notice of a pending amendment to the administrative code that affects the renewal requirements for advance practice registered nurses (APRN). The proposed amendment would add specific continuing education topics that APRNs would need to complete in order to renew their license. These proposed changes are in response to amendments to the Nevada nursing statutes passed in 2017 that add education requirements on suicide prevention and substance abuse.
The proposed amendment, which you can read in full  here, still requires that APRNs complete at least 45 hours of continuing education every two years to renew their license. Now 41 of those hours will need to be directly related to their role and or population focus. And under the proposed rules, two of those hours would have to be specifically on the misuse and abuse of controlled substances, and the other two hours need to be on the topic of suicide prevention and awareness.
The public comment period is currently open and will be accepted in written or e-mail form until November 28, 2018, at 5:00 pm. Comments can also be given at the public hearing taking place on December 4th 2018 at 10:00am in both Reno and Las Vegas. If you wish to make a comment, you may email it to nursingboard@nsbn.state.nv.usor mail it to 5011 Meadowood Mall Way, suite 300, Reno, NV 89502. Please refer to the official notice for additional details.