TITLE 68: PROFESSIONS AND OCCUPATIONS
CHAPTER VII: DEPARTMENT OF FINANCIAL AND PROFESSIONAL REGULATION
SUBCHAPTER b: PROFESSIONS AND OCCUPATIONS
PART 1300 NURSE PRACTICE ACT
SECTION 1300.40 RENEWALS


 

Section 1300.40  Renewals

 

a)         Every APN license issued under the Act shall expire on May 31 of each even-numbered year.  The holder of a license may renew the license during the month preceding the expiration date by paying the fee required by Section 1300.30.  During every renewal, a renewal applicant will be required to complete 50 hours of continuing education as set forth in Section 1300.130.  A licensee's registered nurse license shall be renewed in order to renew the advanced practice nurse license.  At the time of renewal, APNs licensed after October 5, 2007 shall show proof of continued, current national certification in their specialty.

 

b)         Every registered professional nurse license issued under the Act shall expire on May 31 of each even-numbered year.  The holder of a license may renew the license during the month preceding the expiration date by paying the fee required by Section 1300.30.  Beginning with the May 31, 2012 renewal and every renewal thereafter, a renewal applicant will be required to complete 20 hours of continuing education as set forth in Section 1300.130.

 

c)         Every licensed practical nurse license issued under the Act shall expire on January 31 of each odd-numbered year.  The holder of a license may renew the license during the month preceding the expiration date by paying the fee required by Section 1300.30.  Beginning with the January 31, 2013 renewal and every renewal thereafter, a renewal applicant will be required to complete 20 hours of continuing education as set forth in Section 1300.130.

 

d)         It is the responsibility of each licensee to notify the Division of any change of address.  Failure to receive a renewal form from the Division shall not constitute an excuse for failure to pay the renewal fee.

 

e)         Practice on a license that has expired is the unlicensed practice of nursing and shall be grounds for discipline pursuant to Section 70-5 of the Act.