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Florida Nursing Laws and Rules

Author: Dana Bartlett, BSN, MSN, MA, CSPI
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CE: 2 hours
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Course Summary

Florida Nurse Practice Act sets standards for the scope of nursing practice within a wide spectrum of care. The expected levels of professional standards and continuing competency, and the requirements of continuing education necessary to maintain a nursing license in the state of Florida are discussed. Additionally, licensing requirements and regulatory processes are outlined for nurses at various levels of training and skills.

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Course Syllabus

I.      Introduction
II.     The Florida Nurse Practice Act
III.    The Rules of the Board of Nursing
1.  Florida Administrative Code 64B9
2.  64B9-12.004: Authority for the LPN to Administer Limited Forms of Intravenous Therapy
3.  64B9-12.003 Aspects of Intravenous Therapy Outside the Scope of Practice of the LPN
4.  64B9-12.004 Authority for the LPN to Administer Limited Forms of Intravenous Therapy
IV.   Definitions and Scope of Florida Nursing Practice
1.  Registered Nurse: Definition and Aspects of Practice
2.  Graduate Nurse or Graduate Practical Nurse
3.  Licensed Practical Nurse: Definition and Aspects of Practice
4.  Certified Nursing Assistants
V.    Nursing Laws, Rules, and Ethical Practice in Florida
1.  Unprofessional Conduct
2.  Citations
3.   Minor Violations
4.   Sexual Misconduct
5.   Criminal Offenses
VI.   Disciplinary Guidelines
1.   Revocation of a License
2.   The Impaired Nurse
3.    Maintaining Licensure
4.    Application and Fees
VII.   Summary


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