Welcome to the Rhode Island Forum! To start it off, here is a link to the state Board of Nursing:
Rhode Island Board of Nurse Registration and Nursing Education

105 Cannon Building
Three Capitol Hill
Providence, RI 02908
Phone: 401.222.5700
Fax: 401.222.3352
Online: http://www.health.ri.gov/
Contact Person: Pamela McCue, MS, RN, Executive Officer

As of march, 2006, nurses are required to have 10 Contact Hours per renewal period. Hope this helps!