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


Dana Bartlett, RN, BSN, MSN, MA, CSPI

Dana Bartlett is a professional nurse and author. His clinical experience includes 16 years of ICU and ER experience and over 27 years as a poison control center information specialist. Dana has published numerous CE and journal articles, written NCLEX material, textbook chapters, and more than 100 online CE articles, and done editing and reviewing for publishers such as Elsevier, Lippincott, and Thieme. He has written widely on the subject of toxicology and was a contributing editor, toxicology section, for Critical Care Nurse journal. He is currently employed at the Connecticut Poison Control Center. He lives in Wappingers Falls, NY.

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