Continuing Education

In summer of 2015, the legislature passed House Bill 248 that eliminated the mandatory HIV/AIDS continuing education.  Effective June 24, 2015 nurses are no longer required to take continuing education classes dedicated to HIV/AIDS. 

If nurses wish to take a course in HIV/AIDS as part of the 14 required contact hours for renewal, the course must be offered by an approved CE provider or approved through the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS).  CHFS offers a list of CHFS-Approved HIV/AIDS Education Courses on their website. 

...see KBN-Approved Providers for HIV/AIDS CE [PDF Format - 32KB]


Domestic Violence

For those completing the application and applying for RN and APRN licensure:

Three hours of KBN-approved continuing education in Domestic Violence must be earned within 3 years of receiving your Kentucky RN license.

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Pediatric Abusive Head Trauma (Shaken Baby Syndrome

The requirement for nurses is a one-time continuing education course of at least 1.5 hours covering the recognition and prevention of pediatric abusive head trauma as defined by the Act.  Nurses licensed as of July 15, 2010 have until December 31, 2013 to complete the course.  Nurses licensed after that date have three years from the date of licensure to complete the course.

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