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Recommended Illinois Nursing CE Courses

While these topics are not required, you may earn Illinois nursing CE hours towards your license renewal

Palliative Care

3.0 contact hours

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Introduction to Pharmacology

3.0 contact hours

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Substance Abuse and Addiction

5.0 contact hours

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HIV/AIDs

6.0 contact hours

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Mental Health for Veterans

2.0 contact hours

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Geriatrics

2.0 contact hours

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A Nurse's Role in the American Opioid Epidemic (free)

1.0 contact hours

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Bioterrorism

4.0 contact hours

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  • RNs/LPNs are required to complete 20 hours of CE
  • APRNs are required to complete 80 hours of CE, 10 hours of which must be in opioid prescribing or substance abuse education
  • Beginning in 2019, practitioners in hospitals and pediatric hospitals must receive 2 hours of Sexual Assault Training by July 1, 2020

The next renewal period for LPN licenses ends January 31, 2019

The next renewal period for RN/APRN licenses ends May 31, 2020






*Each professional is accountable for understanding his or her accrediting/licensing body’s standards and requirements. While we try to routinely update information on this page, we are not responsible for its accuracy and information is subject to change without notice.