Continuing Nursing Education

Renewal Information

Michigan Board of Nursing LARA (Licensing & Regulatory Affairs)
CE Requirements for MI Nurses Professional Licensing/Nursing FAQs

Michigan nurses are required to earn at least 25 hours of continuing education in courses/programs approved by the Board during the 2-year period prior to license renewal. Records documenting the completion of continuing education should be retained for a period of 4 years after the renewal of the license. No more than 12 credit hours may be earned during a 24-hour period. An applicant may not earn credit for a continuing education program or activity that is identical to a program or activity the applicant has already earned credit for during that renewal period. R 338.10601/Rule 601(1,3); R 338.10602/Rule 602(1). Nursing Licensing Guide

PLEASE NOTE: Nurses who hold specialty licenses may have additional requirements. Please refer to the Administrative Rules for Health Professionals for more detailed information.

Pain CE Requirement

At least 2 hours must be in pain and symptom management. Continuing education in pain and pain symptom management may include, but is not limited to, courses in behavior management, psychology of pain, pharmacology, behavior modification, stress management, clinical applications, and drug interventions as they relate to professional practice. R 338.10601/Rule 601 (2).

    Human Trafficking Requirement

    • Beginning with the March 31, 2018, renewal cycle and all renewal cycles thereafter, licensees must have completed training in identifying victims of human trafficking that meet the standards established in Administrative Rule 338.10105 Rule 105 (1-3).
    • Beginning January 6, 2022, individuals seeking initial licensure in Michigan must have completed Human Trafficking Training prior to obtaining a nursing license.
    • Human Trafficking Training is a one-time training and is not part of the continuing education requirement but may be satisfied via a continuing education activity does not count towards CE hours. However, if the training also satisfies the Boards requirements for CE, then the training may be applied toward your CE requirement.

    Implicit Bias Training

    • Beginning June 1, 2022, 2 hours of implicit bias training within the 5 years immediately preceding issuance of the license or registration is required. R 338.7004 Rule 4 (1-4).
    • For initial renewals completed after June 1, 2022, completion of one hour of implicit bias training is required for each year of licensure since June 1, 2021. Once the initial renewal is completed, then 1 hour of implicit bias training will be required for each year of the current license cycle going forward.
    • Please note, this training must be completed for each renewal cycle prior to the renewal being completed. The Board conducts a random audit after each renewal period. The rule also requires licensees to retain documentation of meeting the requirements of this rule for a period of 6 years from the date of applying for licensure, registration, or renewal.

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