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Agency 60

State Board of Nursing

Article 11.—Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRN)

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60-11-113. License renewal. (a) Advanced practice registered nurse licenses shall be renewed on the same biennial cycle as the cycle for the registered professional nurse licensure renewal, as specified in K.A.R. 60-3-108.
(b) On and after January 1, 2013, each individual renewing a license shall have completed the required 30 contact hours of approved continuing nursing education (CNE) related to the advanced practice registered nurse role during the most recent prior license period. Proof of completion of 30 contact hours of approved CNE in the advanced practice nurse role may be requested by the board. Contact hours accumulated in excess of the 30-hour requirement shall not be carried over to the next renewal period.
(c) The number of contact hours assigned to any offering that includes a recognized standard curriculum shall be determined by the board.
(d) Any individual attending any offering not previously approved by the board may submit an application for an individual offering approval (IOA). Credit may be given for offerings that the licensee demonstrates as having a relationship to the practice of the advanced practice registered nursing role. Each separate offering shall be approved before the individual submits the license renewal application.
(e) Approval shall not be granted for identical offerings completed within the same license renewal period.
(f) Any individual renewing a license may accumulate 15 contact hours of the required CNE from instructor credit. Each presenter shall receive instructor credit only once for the preparation and presentation of each course. The provider shall issue a certificate listing the number of contact hours earned and clearly identifying the hours as instructor credit.
(g) Fractions of contact hours may be accepted for offerings over 30 minutes.
(h) All CNE accumulated for APRN license renewal shall also be applicable to the renewal of the registered professional nurse license. (Authorized by K.S.A. 2011 Supp. 65-1117 and K.S.A. 65-1129; implementing K.S.A. 2011 Supp. 65-1117 and K.S.A. 2011 Supp. 65-1132; effective Sept. 2, 1991; amended May 9, 1994; amended July 29, 2005; amended May 18, 2012.)
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