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        Board Email:NURSEBOARD@llr.sc.gov
        Board Phone:(803) 896-4550
        Administrator:Carol Moody
        Advice Counsel:   VACANT**
        Directions:110 Centerview Dr, Columbia SC

**The Office of Advice Counsel is responsible for
providing legal advice to all Boards, Commissions
and Panels. These attorneys do not provide legal
advice to parties outside LLR.

South Carolina Board of Nursing

Competency Requirement

According to the Nurse Practice Act, Chapter 33, Section 40-33-40:

Demonstration of competency for renewal of an active license biennially requires documented evidence of at least one of the following requirements during the licensure period:

1. completion of thirty contact hours from a continuing education provider recognized by the board;

2. maintenance of certification or re-certification by a national certifying body recognized by the board;

3. completion of an academic program of study in nursing or a related field recognized by the board; or:

4. verification of competency and the number of hours practiced as evidenced by employer certification on a form approved by the Board.

Reinstatement from lapsed or inactive status of five years or less requires documented evidence of at least one of the following within the preceding two years:

1. completion of thirty contact hours from a continuing education provider recognized by the board and successful completion of a course in legal aspects approved by the board;

2. maintenance of certification or re-certification by a national certifying body recognized by the board;

3. completion of an academic program of study in nursing or a related field recognized by the board;

4. verification of competency and the number of hours practiced in another jurisdiction where authorized to practice, as evidenced by employer certification on a form approved by the board; or

5. successful completion of a refresher course approved by the board.

Reinstatement from lapsed or inactive status of more than five years requires documented evidence of at least one of the following:

1. successful completion of a refresher course approved by the board, or;

2. successful completion of the NCLEX appropriate to the area of licensure.

Failure to comply with applicable continued competency requirements results in nonrenewal or denial of the application. A licensee shall maintain all documented evidence of compliance for at least four years. This documented evidence must be presented by the licensee within five business days of request by a representative of the department acting in its discretion or in accordance with a random audit of a sample of licensees. Failure to provide satisfactory documented evidence of compliance within the prescribed time results in the immediate temporary suspension or cancellation of the license pending compliance with all requirements for licensure and until order of the board.

Questions may be directed to the licensure department.

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