Maintain Licensure Eligibility
To maintain eligibility for licensure a registered psychiatric nurse must:
- work in psychiatric nursing activities approved by the Association for at least 1400 hours in the five-year period immediately preceding the date of application for the year in which licensure is sought, and
- hold a practicing membership with the Association or a regulatory body recognized by the Association while working in approved psychiatric nursing activities for these hours to contribute to eligibility for licensure; or
- have graduated from an RPNAS approved program of psychiatric nursing within four years immediately preceding date of application for renewal of active status; or
- successfully complete a re-entry program approved by council within four years immediately preceding date of application for renewal of active status.