Important Info for License Renewal for Mass Board of Nursing
December 21, 2017
To: Massachusetts Nursing and Professional Healthcare Organizations
From: Board of Registration in Nursing
Re: Update to required training for Sexual and Domestic Violence Prevention
The Board of Registration in Nursing (Board) must comply with the law that requires training for health care providers on the issue of domestic and sexual violence as a condition of licensure (M.G.L. c. 112, § 264). DPH’s Division of Sexual and Domestic Violence Prevention and Services continues its work developing an e-Learning tool that will be housed on its DPH’s Domestic and Sexual Violence Integration Initiatives web page. Once the e-learning tool is completed, the Board will issue a new update and post information regarding it on the Board’s website.
The Board will not hold a nurse responsible for the required training until it is available. After the training information is posted on the Board’s website, nurses who have not yet renewed in 2018 will have an additional six months to complete the training. Nurses who have renewed prior to the posting must complete the training prior to their next renewal.
A nurse participating in a currently approved in-person training program will be considered to have met the requirement and does not need to take the online course by DPH.
Please continue to refer to the Board’s website for training updates.
Please note: The Board of Registration in Nursing (Board) no longer issues paper license renewal reminders or paper licenses. The Board will use email to communicate renewal reminders and important changes in statute, regulations and policies related to nursing. FAILURE TO PROVIDE A WORKING EMAIL ADDRESS WILL PREVENT YOU FROM RECEIVING THESE IMPORTANT UPDATES. Log onto the Online Services link at www.mass.gov/dph/boards/rn to add or change your email address.