Center for Nursing Excellence: Continuing Education

* Brigham and Women’s Hospital is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Northeast Multistate Division, an accredited approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Brigham and Women’s Hospital Department of Nursing is committed to the continuing education and development of staff. The Center for Nursing Excellence ensures that principles of adult education, evidence-based practice, research, and professional development are integrated into continuing education programs and that these programs meet current standards and requirements.

At BWH there are a variety of ways to develop continuing education programs that meet the criteria for continuing education credits. If you are planning an educational program and would like to know if it qualifies as continuing education, and/or would like assistance in applying for continuing education credits please email Please note we strongly encourage you to set up a planning meeting at least 6-8 weeks prior to your program to ensure all required CE documentation is completed so that your event can offer nursing contact hours.

To learn more about your role and responsibility as a nurse in continuing education please visit the Massachusetts Board of Nursing Courses.

CE Requirements for RNs: Required to complete 15 contact hours every 2 years

CE Requirements for LPNs: Required to complete 15 contact hours every 2 years

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