Kansas Board of Nursing Continuing Nursing Education

Total Hours Required: RN / LPN 30 hours | Renewal Cycle: 2 Years

Kansas RN's and LPN's must complete a minimum of 30 contact hours of approved continuing nursing education during the two-year renewal period.

For additional information see K.S.A 65-1117(a) and Education - How many Continuing Nursing Education hours do I need to renew? at https://ksbn.kansas.gov/faqs/

Required Courses

Although Kansas has no specific course requirements for RN's or LPN's it is important to note that continuing nursing education must be specific to the practice of nursing as defined in K.S.A. 65-1113(h), "Continuing nursing education" means learning experiences intended to build upon the educational and experiential bases of the registered professional and licensed practical nurse for the enhancement of practice, education, administration, research or theory development to the end of improving the health of the public."

License Expiration Dates

In Kansas, both RN and LPN expiration dates are dependent upon the licencees birth month and year (odd or evern) on a 2-year cycle. For example, if you were born in July of 1990 (even numbered year), your license would expire the last day of July of each even numbered year. If you were born in July of 1991 (odd numbered year), your license would expire the last day of July each odd numbered year. For additional information see When does my license expire? at https://ksbn.kansas.gov/faqs/

Audits and Retaining CE Records

"Please retain your certificates in the event you are selected for an audit. If you are audited you must submit orginal certificates." For additional information see Education - Do I still have to list/enter my CNE?, at https://ksbn.kansas.gov/faqs/

MedCEC makes every effort to ensure the accuracy of CE requirement information for each state however information is subject to change without notice. This is a summary of CE requirements, please verify current CE requirements by visiting the Kansas Board of Nursing.