Quote from MrChicagoRN
There have been repeated posts from folks asking about the continuing education requirements. This is directly from the Illinois Nurse Practice Act: Sec. 60‑40. Continuing education for RN licensees. The Department may adopt rules of continuing education for registered professional nurses licensed under this Act that require 20 hours of continuing education per 2‑year license renewal cycle. The rules shall address variances in part or in whole for good cause, including without limitation illness or hardship. The continuing education rules must ensure that licensees are given the opportunity to participate in programs sponsored by or through their State or national professional associations, hospitals, or other providers of continuing education. Each licensee is responsible for maintaining records of completion of continuing education and shall be prepared to produce the records when requested by the Department.
(Source: P.A. 95‑639, eff. 10‑5‑07.)
Continuing Ed FAQ: http://nursing.illinois.gov/PDF/10-10_IL_ NPA_Rules_CE_FAQ.pdf
Last edit by lifein08 on Apr 5, '12
Boards are not that helpful when figuring out CE requirements unfortunately.
Last edit by JustBeachyNurse on Aug 21, '12