Defending Nurse Licenses

Safeguarding Your Nursing License Against Continuing Education Audit Failures

Are You Concerned About a CE Audit?

Are you a nurse feeling overwhelmed by the possibility of losing your license due to failing a CE Audit?

At LV Nurse Attorney, we understand the intricacies of Nevada’s continuing education requirements and the implications a failed audit can have on your nursing license, because it can lead to a public reprimand. 

Don’t let a failed audit jeopardize your career. Better yet, learn how to avoid failing an audit. Contact us for a free, confidential consultation today and let’s keep your unblemished, professional career on track.

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Unforeseen Consequences: How a Failed CE Audit Can Impact Your Nursing Career and Reputation

Preparation Years of

Keeping Records Until Audited

We understand the damaging effects a public reprimand can have on your career. With proper planning, you can sail through an audit without any problems. If unprepared, call us!

Next Steps

Next Steps After Failing a CE Audit

If you don't have documentation to prove you took certain classes, we’ll advise you how to best proceed to obtain proof or to take remedial action, if available. There may still be time!

Monitoring CE

Proving CE Credits were Earned

Stay informed of NSBN’s stance on public reprimands for failed audits. Needs your help if you can find proof you took the classes, and diligently follow up with the Board on your behalf.

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Frequently Asked Questions

You need to have available proof of classes taken for the period in question. You must safeguard those records for  Failing a continuing education audit can lead to disciplinary actions such as public reprimands, but the NSBN is reconsidering its stance on punishments.

“The Board recommends that you keep your annual CE certificates for at least four years and your bioterrorism certificate indefinitely in case of an audit.” See Continuing Education – Nevada State Board of Nursing (

We can offer legal counsel, support, and representation in proceedings before the NSBN, whether we can assist you in avoiding discipline depends upon the facts and circumstances in your particular case, which we are happy to discuss.
We recommend you keep digital copies of your certificates of completion, organized by year, and stored on a secure computer, with a backup copy to a flash drive stored in a safe deposit box, safe, or in the cloud.
Audits are conducted randomly and periodically, rather than annually, so it’s important to always be prepared–you never know when you will be the subject of an audit.
Mandatory courses include a bioterrorism course (one time, when you start your career) and a cultural competency course every renewal cycle, and thirty hours of CE every renewal cycle. New nursing school graduates are exempt from the 30-hour credit requirement for the first two years. Records of completion for the bioterrorism course must be kept indefinitely until you are audited. For more detailed information, go to
Maintain thorough records of all your continuing education courses going back four years, plus the bioterrorism course you took. Provide these documents to the Board’s auditor upon request. Until you are asked to provide documentation, the only thing you need to provide at the time of your license renewal is to certify you took the classes required, “[T]he renewal application asks applicants to affirm (swear) they are in compliance with the continuing education/training requirement and reminds them to retain copies of their certificates in case of an audit.”
Regularly review the NSBN requirements, complete all mandatory courses, and keep accurate records.
While it’s typically not a cause for license revocation, failing an audit can result in disciplinary actions affecting your professional standing.
The cultural competency course equips nurses with knowledge and skills to care for patients from diverse backgrounds. It’s mandatory to ensure quality and inclusive patient care.
The bioterrorism course provides crucial information about handling bioterrorism incidents. It’s mandatory to prepare nurses for potential health emergencies.
You will need to provide your records of completion for these courses. Accurate record-keeping is essential.
Contact the institution that provided the courses to see if they can provide a duplicate. If not, consult with us on the best way forward.
Absolutely, we can guide you through the process, ensuring you’re well-prepared and aware of all requirements.

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