Idaho Admin. Code r. 24.34.01.061 - CONTINUED COMPETENCE REQUIREMENTS FOR RENEWAL OF AN ACTIVE LICENSE

Current through August 30, 2021

01. Learning Activities. In order to renew an LPN or RN license, a licensee shall complete or comply with at least two (2) of any of the learning activities listed below in Paragraphs 061.01.a., b., or c. within the two-year (2) renewal period: (7-1-21)T
a. Practice: (7-1-21)T
i. Current nursing specialty certification as defined in Section 402 of these rules; or (7-1-21)T
ii. One hundred (100) hours of practice or simulation practice, paid or unpaid, in which the nurse applies knowledge or clinical judgment in a way that influences patients, families, nurses, or organizations; (7-1-21)T
b. Education, Continuing Education, E-learning, and In-service: (7-1-21)T
i. Fifteen (15) contact hours of continuing education, e-learning, academic courses, nursing-related in-service offered by an accredited educational institution, healthcare institution, or organization (a contact hour equals not less than fifty (50) minutes); or (7-1-21)T
ii. Completion of a minimum of one (1) semester credit hour of post-licensure academic education relevant to nursing practice, offered by a college or university accredited by an organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education; or (7-1-21)T
iii. Completion of a Board-recognized refresher course in nursing or nurse residency program; or (7-1-21)T
iv. Participation in or presentation of a workshop, seminar, conference, or course relevant to the practice of nursing and approved by an organization recognized by the Board to include, but not limited to: (7-1-21)T
(1) A nationally recognized nursing organization; (7-1-21)T
(2) An accredited academic institution; (7-1-21)T
(3) A provider of continuing education recognized by another board of nursing; (7-1-21)T
(4) A provider of continuing education recognized by a regulatory board of another discipline; or (7-1-21)T
(5) A program that meets criteria established by the Board; (7-1-21)T
c. Professional Engagement: (7-1-21)T
i. Acknowledged contributor to a published nursing-related article or manuscript; or (7-1-21)T
ii. Teaching or developing a nursing-related course of instruction; or (7-1-21)T
iii. Participation in related professional activities including, but not limited to, research, published professional materials, nursing-related volunteer work, teaching (if not licensee's primary employment), peer reviewing, precepting, professional auditing, and service on nursing or healthcare related boards, organizations, associations or committees. (7-1-21)T
02. APRN Continued Competence Requirements. Registered nurses who also hold an active license as an APRN shall only meet the requirements of Section 300 of these rules. (7-1-21)T
03. First Renewal Exemption. A licensee is exempt from the continued competence requirement for the first renewal following initial licensure by examination. (7-1-21)T
04. Extension. The Board may grant an extension for good cause for up to one (1) year for the completion of continuing competence requirements. Such extension shall not relieve the licensee of the continuing competence requirements. (7-1-21)T
05. Beyond the Control of Licensee Exemption. The Board may, in the exercise of its sound discretion, grant an exemption for all or part of the continuing competence requirements due to circumstances beyond the control of the licensee. (7-1-21)T
06. Disciplinary Proceeding. Continued competence activities or courses required by Board order in a disciplinary proceeding shall not be counted as meeting the requirements for licensure renewal. (7-1-21)T
07. Compliance Effective Dates. Compliance with the continuing competence requirements of Sections 061 and 062 will be necessary to renew an LPN license beginning with 2018 renewals and an RN license beginning with 2019 renewals. (7-1-21)T

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