Content-Specific CE Courses

 

Some of the CE/competency requirements include content-specific courses, such as domestic violence, pharmacology, etc. The requirements for these courses are listed here. 

CE providers offer these courses via the Internet, home study, and lecture classes. Periodically providerships may find it necessary to add or delete courses from their schedule. KBN makes every effort to keep this information current. However, if you have a question about the course offerings, please contact the provider directly. A list of KBN-providers, including the contact information, is available by clicking the links below. You are not required to earn content-specific courses from these providers. You may earn them from any provider approved by one of the national nursing organizations KBN recognizes or any state board of nursing.

Please use the CE Contact Form if you have a question about any of the CE requirements.


Domestic Violence CE

Nurses educated outside of Kentucky must earn three contact hours of KBN-approved domestic violence CE within three years of licensure into Kentucky. Graduates of a Kentucky Program of Nursing on or after May 1998 had this course included in their college curriculum, meaning that additional CE on the subject is not required. This is a one-time requirement.  

This certificate should be retained indefinitely. Do not submit a copy to KBN unless requested to do so. 

                                                                                                                                                                                        ...see KBN-Approved Providers for Domestic Violence CE 


IV Therapy CE

Effective September 15, 2004 (and revised September 1, 2006), KBN approved the Kentucky Administrative Regulation, 201 KAR 20:490, governing licensed practical nurse intravenous (IV) therapy scope of practice. The regulation identifies IV therapy functions that are recognized as being within the current scope of licensed practical nursing practice, as well as functions that will be an expansion of that practice. 

Prior to performing intravenous (IV) therapy, the licensed practical nurse (LPN) must complete education and training related to the scope of IV therapy for an LPN. This education and training must be obtained through:

  •  A prelicensure program of nursing for individuals admitted to the program after September 15, 2004; or
  •  An institution, practice setting, or continuing education provider that has in place a written instructional program and a competency validation mechanism that includes a                 process for evaluation and documentation of an LPN’s demonstration of the knowledge, skills, and abilities related to the safe administration of IV therapy. The LPN shall               receive and maintain written documentation of completion of the instructional program and competency validation.

The education and training programs mentioned above must be based on "Policies and Procedures for Infusion Nursing" and "Infusion Nursing: Standards of Practice" and shall include the following components:

  • Technology and clinical applications;
  • Fluid and electrolyte balance;
  • Pharmacology and vesicants;
  • Infection control;
  • Transfusion therapy;
  • Parenteral nutrition; and
  • Legal aspects based on KRS Chapter 314 and 201 KAR 20:490.

An LPN who has met the education and training requirements may perform select functions except as limited and under supervision as stated in the regulation. For questions concerning this regulation, contact the Nursing Practice Consultant, at 502-429-7181 or 800-305-2042, ext. 7181 or send a message using the Practice Contact Form

                                                                                                                                                                                                     ...see KBN-Approved Providers for IV Therapy CE 


APRN Pharmacology CE

Please Note: APRNs may use their national nursing certification to satisfy the fourteen (14) contact hours of continuing education needed for RN license renewal each year as long as the certification was initially attained during the licensure period, or has been in effect during the entire licensure period, or has been renewed during the licensure period.

In addition to the above, APRNs are required to earn five (5) approved contact hours of pharmacology continuing education each licensure period. 

APRNs with a CAPA-CS are required to earn one and a half (1.5) approved CE contact hours on the use of KASPER, pain management, or addiction disorders. The 1.5 contact hours on the use of KASPER, pain management, or addiction disorders may count as part of the required five (5) pharmacology contact hours.

Please view this page for free training opportunities regarding House Bill 1 provided by CECentral. 

Pharmacology CE contact hours earned from a provider that is recognized by one of these National Nursing Organizations will be acceptable to meet the APRN pharmacology requirement of 201 KAR 20:215.

The responsibility of contacting the certification body for an up-to-date list of recognized providers lies with the APRN.

                                                                                                                                                                                                ...see KBN-Approved Providers for Pharmacology CE                                                                                                                                                                                               ...see KBN-Approved Providers of KASPER System CE 


Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner CE

Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) credentialed nurses are required to earn five (5) contact hours of approved sexual assault CE each licensure period (forensic medicine or domestic violence CE will meet this requirement). The five (5) contact hours earned in forensic medicine or domestic violence may count as part of the required 14 contact hours of CE needed for licensure renewal. 

...see KBN-Approved Providers for SANE CE 

You may also refer to the list of Online Resources for SANE CE.


Pediatric Abusive Head Trauma CE

Nurses educated outside of Kentucky must earn one and a half (1.5) contact hours of KBN-approved pediatric abusive head trauma (shaken baby syndrome) CE within three years of licensure into Kentucky. Graduates of a Kentucky Program of Nursing on or after December 2011 had this course included in their college curriculum, meaning that additional CE on the subject is not required. This is a one-time requirement.  

This certificate should be retained indefinitely. Do not submit a copy to KBN unless requested to do so.

...see KBN-Approved Providers for Pediatric Abusive Head Trau​ma CE 


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