The official publication of the Florida Board of Nursing

The purpose of this journal is to keep the nursing community in Florida abreast of important regulatory updates, licensing/renewal information… Continue reading

Are You Renewal Ready?

Upcoming License Renewals With license renewal deadlines looming, nursing professionals are advised to circle crucial upcoming dates on their calendars. All of them fall during the Spring and Summer months: Registered Nurses (RNs) and Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners (ARNPs) have … Continue reading

NCSBN Leader to Leader – March 2017 Special Issue

The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) has released a Special Issue of their Leader to Leader Publication regarding the Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC). This issue contains articles such as: What Educators Need to Know About the … Continue reading

NCSBN Transition to Practice Courses

Did you know? The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) offers a Transition to Practice course series for new nurses. Courses are offered individually, or as a package. Course Competencies include: Course 1: Communication & Teamwork Develop situational … Continue reading

DEA’s suspension of McKesson Corporation Retraction

Please see updated information about the DEA’s suspension of McKesson Corporation and controlled substances Continue reading

News About HIV Testing

Click here to read a letter from the State Surgeon General about changes to HIV testing including consent requirements. Continue reading

Health Care Clinic Establishment – Self Inspection Notification

Dear Interested Parties: Please see the below communication from the Division of Drugs, Devices and Cosmetics regarding the upcoming inspection of permitted Health Care Clinic Establishments. ———————————————– MEMORANDUM To: Interested Parties From: Reginald D. Dixon, Director, Division of Drugs, Devices … Continue reading

It’s Nurse Practitioner Week!

Governor Rick Scott has recognized November 13-19 as Nurse Practitioner Week. The Florida Board of Nursing sends their most sincere appreciation to the hard work of all of Florida’s Nurse Practitioners! The proclamation may be viewed at the link below: … Continue reading

Annual Report & Long-Range Plan for Fiscal Year 2015-2016

The Florida Department of Health, Division of Medical Quality Assurance Annual Report and Long-range Plan for Fiscal Year 2015-2016 and the Quarterly Performance Report for Quarter 4 of the 2015-2016 Fiscal Year are now available at the following links: http://mqawebteam.com/annualreports/1516/ … Continue reading

Substance Use Disorder in Nursing

As a nursing leader, you have an important responsibility – to keep patients and staff safe while maintaining high standards of care. Educate yourself and your colleagues about substance use disorder (SUD) with National Council of State Boards of Nursing’s … Continue reading