Florida Laws and Rules for Nurses

Florida Laws and Rules for Nurses 

Nurses in Florida are required to take a course about Florida’s rules and laws pertaining to nursing practice in order to renew their license. This course will provide the learner with information on Title XXXII Regulation of Professions and Occupations, specifically Chapter 456: Health Professions and Occupations and Chapter 464: Nursing, as well as Title 64B9 of the Florida Administrative Code. In this course, you will learn the requirements nurses need to fulfill as described by Florida statute and code. You will encounter scenarios which demonstrate adherence to these statutes to provide you with experience applying these laws. Unless otherwise stated the information in this course was sourced from Chapter 456 and 464 of the Florida Statues (2017) and Title 64B9 of the Administrative Code (2017).


Hours: 2.00


Certificates provided by accrediting body (1 Match)

Florida Board of Nursing


Florida Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290

Nurses will receive 2.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-ALL-0-FLRN
Hours: 2
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 12/31/2020
Learning Objectives:
Describe the nursing roles and responsibilities of CNAs, LPNs, RNs, and ARPNs.
Identify necessary actions to obtain and maintain a Florida nursing license.
Identify prohibited actions as a nurse licensed in Florida including differences for military members.
Explain the requirements for delegation, confidentiality, and maintenance of medical records.
Identify the role and regulations of the impaired practitioner program.

Section 1: Introduction A. About This Course B. Learning Objectives Section 2: Roles and Requirements for Licensure A. Florida Statutes B. Matching C. Requirements for Licensure D. Social Security Numbers E. License F. Criminal Background G. Demonstration of Ability to Communicate in English H. Examination Failure I. Renewal and Cancellation Notices J. Address of Record K. Inactive Status and Reactivation L. Retired License Status M. Limited License or Retired Volunteer Nurse Certificate N. Restriction for the Limited License or Retired Nurse Certificate O. Delinquency, Active, and Inactive Status P. Licensure by Endorsement Q. Review R. Summary Section 3: Education A. Graduates from International or Non-NCSBN Jurisdictions B. Licensure Examination Preparatory Courses C. Continuing Education D. Domestic Violence Education E. Continuing Education Exceptions F. Appropriate Continuing Education G. Continue Education Requirements for Reactivation of License H. Continuing Education for Dual Licensure I. Documentation of Continuing Education J. Hemodialysis Training K. Review L. Summary Section 4: Disciplinary Action, Penalities, Citations A. Unprofessional Conduct B. Violations and Penalties C. Kickbacks D. Medical Errors E. Medicaid Fraud F. Denial of Licensure G. Reinstatement of Licensure H. Reinstatement of Suspended Licenses I. disciplinary Actions J. Penalties K. Licensure Restrictions L. Probations M. Citations N. Disputing Citations O. Review P. Summary Section 5: Delegation, Duties, and Protections A. Delegation Definitions B. Delegation of Tasks C. Tasks Nurses are Prohibited from Delegating D. Duty to Notify Patients E. Disclosure of Confidential Information Immunity F. Complementary or Alternative Treatments G. Maintenance of Medical Records Form Practice H. Review I. Summary Section 6: Certified Nursing Assistants and Licensed Practical Nurses A. Certified Nursing Assistant Application B. Certifications for Nursing Assistants C. CNA Matching D. LPN Supervision in Nursing Home Facilities E. Administration of Intravenous Therapy by LPN F. LPN Competency and Knowledge to Administer IV Therapy G. Central Lines H. Review I. Summary Section 7: Impaired Practice A. Controlled Substances and Impairment B. Impaired Practitioner Program C. Grounds for Disciplinary Action D. Employee Assistance for Impairment E. Self-Referral F. Impairment with Violations of Practice G. Noncompliance with Impaired Practitioner Program H. Disclosure of Information I. Continuous Sobriety J. Review K. Summary Section 8: Military A. Licensure for Members of the Armed Forces B. Temporary License for Spouses C. Temporary License Ineligibility D. Temporary Certificate for Active Duty E. Review F. Summary Section 9: Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners A. Advance Practice Nurse Certification B. Authorized Functions C. Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists D. Certified Nurse Midwifes E. Nurse Practitioners F. Controlled Substances Formulary G. License Renewal for ARNPs H. Psychiatric Nurse Violations I. Review J. Summary Section 10: Conclusion A. Summary B. Course Contributors C. Resources D. References E. Congratulations!

Instructor: Elizabeth Kellerman, MSN, RN
Elizabeth Kellerman MSN, RN started in nursing in 2007 after graduating from Samuel Merritt University in Oakland, California. While working in a critical care unit at Sutter Mills-Peninsula Hospital she earned her CCRN and TNCC. Her experience and knowledge led her to nursing education where she taught at a community college while working to receive her Master's in Nurse Education at Western Carolina University. As a nursing instructor, she spent time in many types of care settings including medical-surgical inpatient and community living centers. Her passion for education and training has most recently led her to a position as subject matter expert and content writer for Relias. Disclosure: Elizabeth Kellerman, MSN, RN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Expert Reviewer: Faith Williams, RN, BS in HCA
Faith is a registered nurse and earned a BS in Health Care Administration at St. Leo College in St. Leo, Florida. She has an extensive background in home health education, nursing and healthcare administration. Subsequent to the years in home health, she has worked for companies who provide on-line education to healthcare providers and workers in the acute and subacute markets. She has authored various education programs and procedure manuals, as well as presented to and educated both clinical staff and the general public. Disclosure: Faith Williams, RN, BS in HCA has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: Nurses; in the following settings: All Healthcare Settings.
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Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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