District of Columbia State Board of Nursing

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District of Columbia Board of Nursing Contact Information: 

District of Columbia Board of Nursing
Address: DC Health
899 North Capitol Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002
2nd Floor
Phone number: (202) 442-5955
Fax: (202) 442-4795

Continuing Education Requirements for License Renewal: 

RNs: 24 Contact hours every 2 years. 

LPNs: 18 contact hours must include 2 hours for LGBTQ and 3 hours of HIV/AIDS

APRNs:  Advanced Practice RNs include fifteen (15) hours of the required 24 hours in pharmacology for the license 2 year period prior to June 30th, and must be in the applicant’s current area of practice.

IV Certification Information: 

Hourly Requirements for LPN IV Course State BON Must Approve Course? Special Course Requirements Suggested Course
or Package
Special Provisions
Not specified. Yes Not specified. Basics of Peripheral IV and Central Line Education Package LPN's cannot infuse through central lines. 

Municipal Regulations for Practical Nurses

See page 18 of 25 section 5514.5

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