New Mandatory CE Requirements for Florida Nurses
FNPN is pleased to learn the Florida Board of Nursing has added a new continuing education requirement: 64B9-5.013 Continuing Education on Laws and Rules. For novice to expert, some in practice find its hard to keep up with legislative changes and new rules that impact ARNP's. It is good to keep up in these rule changes to ensure all are in compliance. We encourage the other health professions to do the same.
Beginning with the biennium ending in 2015, each licensee shall complete a two (2) hour course on the laws and rules that govern the practice of nursing in Florida. To receive Board approval, each course must include content on Chapters 456 and 464 of the Florida Statutes and the rules in Title 64B9 of the Florida Administrative Code. Rulemaking Authority 464.013 FS. Law Implemented 464.013 FS. History–New 4-21-13. The Laws & Rules of the Board course can only be offered by a Board of Nursing approved continuing education provider.
Remember there are 3 ARNP renewal groups for Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners (Registered Nurses):
Group 1 – current license will expire at midnight, Eastern Time, April 30, 2014
Group 2 – current license will expire at midnight, Eastern Time, July 31, 2014
Group 3 – current license will expire at midnight, Eastern Time, April 30, 2013
If you have any questions please contact Sherri Sutton-Johnson at the Board of Nursing, 850-245-4444 extension 3679