The New Jersey Board of Nursing was established in 1912 to protect the health, safety and welfare of New Jersey’s residents by ensuring that those who practice nursing are qualified and competent to do so. This board licenses registered nurses and practical nurses, and regulates the nursing profession in New Jersey. The board certifies advanced practice nurses, sexual assault forensic nurses, and certified homemaker-home health aides. The board accredits nursing schools and approves clinical affiliates.

Contact Hour Requirements for Licensure Renewal

The Board of Nursing has provided details on contact hour requirements for licensure renewal.   Failure to meet the requirements will have an impact on your license.   Please review these guidelines attached for further information.

Nursing CEs required for License Renewal


Presented by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing, this video provides and overview of the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) with a focus on licensing. New Jersey recently entered the Nurse Licensure Compact in 2019.


For more than 30 years, NCSBN has been a leader in nursing regulation. NCSBN is the vehicle through which boards of nursing act and counsel together on matters of common interest and concern affecting public health, safety and welfare. This video provides a brief history of NCSBN and explains what the organization does and how it achieves its mission of public protection.

This video educates consumers and promotes the work of boards of nursing. This was created from a partnership between NCSBN and the CBS Community Partnership Program.