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Nursing CE Information 

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The South Central Kentucky AHEC received approval as a provider of nursing continuing education effective September 1, 1994. The AHEC often partners with others to help increase the availability of quality programs throughout our 22 county service area. For additional information regarding co-sponsorship, contact Joyce Dunagan. (


Domestic Violence Home Study Course -- Nursing CE 

The South Central AHEC coordinates the Western Kentucky University College of Nursing CE Program. As part of this cooperative agreement the mandatory 3 hour domestic violence course is offered in home study format.

“There is a requirement to earn 3 contact hours of approved domestic violence CE within 3 years of initial licensure. This is a one-time earning requirement. As of May 1, 1998, graduates of Kentucky prelicensure nursing programs have had the domestic violence CE included in the program of nursing. All nurses reinstating their license or changing their license to active status after July 15, 1996 must earn the required 3 hours of KBN approved domestic violence CE before being reinstated to active status. All nurses must earn 3 contact hours of KBN approved domestic violence CE within 3 years of initial licensure. This applies to nurses licensed by endorsement from another state, as well as those licensed by examination. Compliance monitoring will include random audits. Domestic violence CE certificates should be retained for as long as a nurse holds a current/active license in Kentucky. Do not submit a copy to the Board unless requested to do so. Any approved CE provider may offer the mandatory domestic violence course provided that, as a minimum, the model curriculum approved March 25, 1997 by the Domestic Violence Training Committee of the Governor's Commission on Domestic Violence is followed.”

To order the domestic violence home study course, send check payable to WKU Nursing in the amount of $30.00. The home study course, including the post-test will be sent by mail. Complete the course and return the post-test and evaluation to Joyce Dunagan, South Central KY AHEC, Western Kentucky University, 1906 College Heights Blvd #41038, Bowling Green, KY 42101-1038. Upon scoring at least 85% on the post-test and completing the evaluation, you will receive a continuing education certificate. For additional information contact Joyce Dunagan at (270) 745-3325  or

Continuing Education Calendar

 update 6/17/13 rg

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