The Hawaii Board of Nursing accepts courses from CE Leaders.
RNs and LPNs must complete 1 of the learning activity options listed below every 2 years to satisfy continuing competency requirements:
• 30 contact hours of continuing education activities;
• National certification of recertification related to the nurse’s practice role;
• Completion of a board approved refresher course;
• Completion of a minimum of 2 semester credits of post-licensure academic education related to nursing practice from an accredited nursing program;
• Participation as a preceptor, for at least 1 nursing student or employee transitioning into new clinical practice areas for at least 120 hours, in a 1-to-1 relationship as part of an organized preceptorship program; provided that the licensee may precept more than 1 student or employee during the 120 hours and shall be evidenced by documentation of hours completed and objectives of the preceptorship by the institution supervising the student;
• Completion as principal or co-principal investigator of a nursing research project that is an institution review board project or evidence-based practice project that has been preapproved by the board;
• Authoring or coauthoring a peer reviewed published nursing or health-related article, book, or book chapter;
• Developing and conducting a nursing education presentation or presentations totaling a minimum of 5 contact hours of actual organized instruction that qualifies as continuing education;
• Completion of a board-recognized nurse residency program; or
• A similar type of learning activity option; provided that the type of activity shall be recognized by the Board.
*Check with the Hawaii Board of Nursing if you have any questions about the CE requirements in Hawaii.