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NJ now has Opioid Continuing Education Requirement

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Reminder that this law went into effect May 2017 and all license renewals in 2020 must have take an 1hr CE opioid course along with completing a minimum of 30 hours of CE credits during the two-year period preceding renewal.  Karen


Opioid Continuing Education Requirement



Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 45:11-26.3 (L.2017, c.28, S.21), as a condition of biennial license renewal, all registered professional nurses and all licensed practical nurses must complete one (1) credit of continuing education concerning prescription opioid drugs, including alternatives to opioids for managing and treating pain, and the risks and signs of opioid abuse, addiction, and diversion.

The Board will not be checking compliance during the 2019 license renewal.


See: Continuing Education Questions FAQ

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