Kentucky State Board of Nursing

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State Board of Nursing Contact Information: 

Kentucky Board of Nursing
Address: 213 Whittington Parkway #300 
Louisville, KY 40222
Phone Number: (502) 429-3300
Fax: (502) 429-3311

Continuing Education Requirements for License Renewal:

RN's and LPN's - Both RNs and LPNs must have proof of earning 14 approved contact hours; OR A national certification or recertification related to the nurse's practice role (in effect during the entire period or initially earned during the period); OR Completion of a nursing research project as principal investigator, coinvestigator, or project director.

Must be qualitative or quantitative in nature, utilize research methodology, and include a summary of the findings; OR Publication of a nursing related article; OR A professional nursing education presentation that is developed by the presenter, presented to nurses or other health professionals, and evidenced by a program brochure, course syllabi, or a letter from the offering provider identifying the licensee’s participation as the presenter of the offering; OR Participation as a preceptor for at least one nursing student or new employee undergoing orientation (must be for at least 120 hours, have a one-to-one relationship with student or employee, may precept more than one student during the 120 hours, and preceptorship shall be evidenced by written documentation from the educational institution or preceptor’s supervisor); OR Proof of earning 7 approved contact hours, PLUS a nursing employment evaluation that is satisfactory for continued employment (must be signed by supervisor with the name, address, and phone number of the employer included), and cover at least 6 months of the earning period.

Certain college courses may be used to meet the CE requirements. Nursing courses, designated by a nursing course number, and courses in physical and social sciences such as Psychology, Biology, and Sociology will count toward CE hours.

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. Not specified. Must include review of Kentucky Nursing Law and specific content as outlined in KBN regulation 201 KAR 20:490 Kentucky IV Therapy Education LPN's who graduated after September 15th, 2004 are IV Certified when they graduate. 
Course must be board approved. KY regs and course content must be followed. 

Scope of Practice Determination Guidelines
Licensed Practical Nursing Scope of Practice in Kentucky

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