Opioid Epidemic in Florida

In an effort to combat the national opioid epidemic in Florida, in March 2018 Governor Rick Scott signed HB 21 creating new limits on schedule II prescriptions for pain medication. Continue reading

New Legislation Impacting Your Profession

Click here to view a full list of bill summaries from the 2018 Florida Legislative Session that may impact your profession. Continue reading

Death of Diane Johnson, MSN, RN

The Board of Nursing mourns the passing of one of its Board members, Ms. Diane Johnson, MSN, RN, of St. Augustine. She was recently appointed to the Nurse Educator Seat on the Board and was a resident of St. Augustine. … Continue reading

Gov. Scott Appoints Two New Board Members

Gov. Scott Announces Appointments to Board of Nursing TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the following appointments. Board of Nursing Dr. Julie Talmadge, 58, of Gotha, is a nurse practitioner with Florida Hospital Orlando. She fills a vacant … Continue reading

Nurse Compact Resource Material

The enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact is implemented in Florida today!! Please click here to access information, provided to help educate licensees and the public about the Compact. Additional information is available at the Board of Nursing’s website — www.FloridasNursing.gov

The eNLC Was Implemented on January 19, 2018

Please click here for additional information regarding the eNLC implementation and future updates about the enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact Continue reading

DEA Warns Public of Extortion Scam by DEA Special Agent Impersonators

The Drug Enforcement Administration is warning the public about criminals posing as DEA Special Agents or other law enforcement personnel as part of an international extortion scheme. Continue reading

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

Final Nurse Compact Rules

The Nurse Compact Commission Adopted a New Package of Rules on December 12, 2017. For more information, please click here. Continue reading

Board Chairs/Vice Chairs Annual Long-range Planning Meeting

The Annual Long Range Planning meeting has been rescheduled for Monday, April 23, 2018. Please click here for more information. Continue reading