Nursing CE Requirements in Michigan – Everything You Should Know

Nursing CE Requirements in Michigan - Everything You Should Know

Renewing your nursing license is essential for you to be able to continue practicing your profession. 

However, because renewal requirements vary among states, you may find the rules a little bit confusing. 

We’re here to help. 

In this article, we will give you a quick and easy guide to the nursing CE requirements in Michigan. 

At the end of this article, you will know what you need to apply for renewal, as well as get the answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about nursing CE in the state. 

We won’t keep you long, let’s get right to it. 

Michigan Nursing CE Requirements 

Here is a table of the nursing CE requirements in Michigan:

CNA (Certified Nurse Assistant)No CE required.

Must have a minimum of 8 hours of paid employment providing nursing or nursing-related services in the last 2 years.

Must renew every 2 years.
LPN (Licensed Practical Nurse)25 CE hours every renewal period (2 years), including:

– 2 hours of pain and symptom management

One-time requirement:

– Training in identifying victims of human trafficking
– Training in opioids and controlled substance awareness (for those who have been delegated to prescribe, dispense, or administer controlled substances)

Implicit bias training:
– For initial renewals completed after June 1, 2022, completion of 1 hour of implicit bias training is required for each year of licensure since June 1, 2021.

– After that, you only need to complete 1 hour of implicit bias training for each year of the current license cycle.
RN (Registered Nurse)25 CE hours every renewal period (2 years), including:

– 2 hours of pain and symptom management

One-time requirement:

– Training in identifying victims of human trafficking
– Training in opioids and controlled substance awareness (for those who have been delegated to prescribe, dispense, or administer controlled substances)

Implicit bias training:
– For initial renewals completed after June 1, 2022, completion of 1 hour of implicit bias training is required for each year of licensure since June 1, 2021.

– After that, you only need to complete 1 hour of implicit bias training for each year of the current license cycle.
APRN (Advanced Practice Registered Nurse)Must hold a current and valid Registered Nurse license in Michigan

Must hold current national certification

Additional continuing education requirements depending on specialization (to be discussed below)

Now, let’s get into more detail. 

Michigan CNA Continuing Education Requirements

Continuing education is not mandatory for Certified Nursing Assistants in Michigan. 

However, you must have worked for a minimum of 8 hours in the past 24 months before renewing your license. You will also need to go through a nurse aide performance review once every 12 months.

Michigan LPN Continuing Education Requirements

As for LPN license holders, you need to complete 25 hours of continuing education from a Board-approved provider. 

Out of the 25 hours, 2 should be on pain and symptom management.

The Board also requires you to complete one-time trainings:

  1. identifying victims of human trafficking
  2. opioids and controlled substance awareness (but this is only for those who are involved in prescribing, dispensing, or administering controlled substances)

Recently, there is also a requirement to undergo implicit bias training.

If you are renewing your license for the first time after June 1, 2022, then you will need to complete 1 hour of implicit bias training for each year of licensure since June 1, 2021.

For example, if you are renewing your license for the first time on June 2024, then you will need to complete 3 hours of implicit bias training.

After your initial renewal, you only need to complete 1 hour of implicit bias training for each year of the current license cycle.

Your license will expire every 2 years on March 31. 

Michigan RN Continuing Education Requirements

Similar to LPNs, RNs need to complete 25 CE hours. Don’t forget that these courses should be approved by the Board. 

Out of the 25 hours, they need to make sure they study at least 2 hours on pain and symptom management.

Just like LPNs, RNs need to complete the one-time training for identifying victims of human trafficking and training for opioids and controlled substance awareness (for RNs who have been delegated tasks of prescribing, dispensing, or administering controlled substances).

They also need to complete the implicit bias trainings every renewal cycle.

Your RN license’s expiration date is on March 31, every 2 years from license release or previous renewal. 

Michigan APRN Continuing Education Requirements

In order to renew your Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) license in Michigan, you must have an active and current RN license.

This means you must complete all the renewal requirements for RNs mentioned above, including:

25 CE hours every renewal period, 2 hours of which should be on pain and symptom management

One-time requirements of:

  • training in identifying victims of human trafficking
  • training in opioids and controlled substance awareness (for those who have been delegated to prescribe, dispense, or administer controlled substances)

Implicit bias training:

  • For initial renewals completed after June 1, 2022, completion of 1 hour of implicit bias training is required for each year of licensure since June 1, 2021.
  • After that, you only need to complete 1 hour of implicit bias training for each year of the current license cycle.

Aside from maintaining your RN license, you need to maintain national certification. Depending on your APRN specialty and which national body certified you, your requirements for renewal may vary.

NAs or Nurse Anesthetists must maintain their certifications through NBCRNA (National Board of Certification and Recertification for Nurse Anesthetists).

Requirements vary for NPs or Nurse Practitioners. They must maintain their national certifications through corresponding certification bodies. If you are a nurse practitioner, you must satisfy the following:

  • You must obtain certification or recertification within 2 years immediately preceding the application for renewal that meets the requirements of the ANCC, the National Certification Board of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners and Nurses, or the NCC (National Certification Certification).
  • You are no longer required to comply with the above if you obtained your certification before 1991 and have completed 40 CEUs within 2 years before your renewal application.

NMs or Nurse Midwives may choose to complete either an AMCB (American Midwifery Certification Board) continuing competency assessment or 20 practice hours in the specialty. 

CNSs or Clinical Nurse Specialists must maintain their certifications through ANCC (American Nurses Credentialing Center) or AACN (American Association of Critical-Care Nurses) Certification Corporation. 

FAQs

What happens if I miss my nursing license renewal deadline in Michigan?

If you fail to renew your Michigan nursing license before the deadline, you will still have 60 days to do it without having to go through a re-licensure. 

Renewing your license within the 60-day grace period will cost you an additional fee of $20. 

The re-licensure process, on the other hand, requires you to submit proof of completed CE requirements, as well as pay fees amounting from $70 to $100.

There is currently no additional COVID19-related grace period allowed for nurses renewing their licenses in Michigan.

How to submit my nursing CE requirements in Michigan?

Proof of completion of CE courses is not required to be submitted for a regular renewal. However, licensees who are randomly selected by the board during an audit will need to provide transcripts showing credit hours. 

Can I renew my nursing license in Michigan online?

Yes, you can renew your nursing license online via the MiPLUS renewal portal. Michigan Board of Nursing no longer accepts paper applications.

Can I renew my nursing license in Michigan now and complete the CE requirements later?

No, you will need to satisfy all your continuing education requirements before renewal. 

May I take the mandatory nursing CE courses in Michigan all at once?

No, you may not take more than 12 hours of the 25 mandatory hours in one day through online learning. 

What is the difference between a contact hour and a CEU in nursing license renewal?

A contact hour lasts from 50 to 60 minutes and is equivalent to a continuing education credit. A continuing education unit (CEU) on the other hand, is equal to 10 contact hours.

Conclusion

Now that you know the requirements for renewing your nursing license in Michigan, you can start working on them before your license expires! 

Not only will an expired license be an inconvenience, but it can also cost you extra bucks that can go as high as $100. So make sure you complete the mandatory courses on time to avoid penalties and additional requirements. 

For more information about nursing license renewal in Michigan, you may visit the state’s official website

Last updated: April 5, 2023 (Requirements taken from Michigan BON website)

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