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It’s Nurse Practitioner Week!

Posted on November 18, 2016

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

Posted on November 16, 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

The official publication of the Florida Board of Nursing

Posted on October 28, 2016

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

Substance Use Disorder in Nursing

Posted on October 28, 2016

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

*UPDATE* – Register As A Controlled Substance Prescriber

Posted on October 13, 2016

*UPDATE* – For clarification purposes, ARNPs will be unable to designate themselves as prescribers on their practitioner profile through our secure “Online Services” website until the system is updated on January 2, 2017. Please note that ARNPs will need to … Continue reading

Important Notice Due to Hurricane Matthew

Posted on October 5, 2016

Due to impacts from Hurricane Matthew, Governor Scott has issued an executive order regarding the state of Florida Continue reading

NCSBN Makes Substance Use Disorder Educational Courses Free to Nurses and Nursing Students

Posted on October 3, 2016

NCSBN Makes Substance Use Disorder Educational Courses Free to Nurses and Nursing Students Media Contact: Dawn M. Kappel Director, Marketing & Communications 312.525.3667 direct 312.279.1034 fax dkappel@ncsbn.org Chicago – The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) Board of … Continue reading

October 2016 Board Meeting Update

Posted on September 27, 2016

The October 2016 Board Agenda is now available! Click on the following link to view: http://floridasnursing.gov/meetings/agendas/2016/10-october/10052016-agenda.pdf

Board Chairs, Vice Chairs & Associations’ Meeting Announcement

Posted on September 9, 2016

The Florida Department of Health, Division of Medical Quality Assurance (MQA) announces the following meetings: Continue reading

*UPDATE* Workshop Rule 64B9- 4.010 Standards for Protocols

Posted on September 8, 2016

*The location for this workshop has changed. Please see the new address below* The Florida Board of Nursing will be hosting a Workshop for Rule 64B9-4.010 Standards for Protocols. The meeting will take place on September 16, 2016 and will … Continue reading

Message from the U.S. Surgeon General

Posted on August 29, 2016

Turn the Tide: The Surgeon General’s Call to End the Opioid Crisis. Read his letter; consider taking the pledge. http://turnthetiderx.org

Workshop Rule 64B9-4.010 Standards for Protocols

Posted on August 29, 2016

The Florida Board of Nursing will be hosting a Workshop for Rule 64B9-4.010 Standards for Protocols. The meeting will take place on September 16, 2016 and will begin at 9:30 a.m. Eastern Time at the following address: Florida Department of … Continue reading

Telehealth Survey

Posted on August 10, 2016

Let your voice be heard about telehealth practices in Florida. The Telehealth Survey lets health care practitioners provide valuable information to Florida lawmakers. Continue reading

ARNP Renewal Update

Posted on July 28, 2016

ARNP Renewal Update A new continuing education requirement for licensure renewal will become effective on August 1, 2016, for Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners (ARNP) certified under S. 464.012, F.S. All ARNPs must now complete at least three (3) hours of … Continue reading

New Tool to Report Health Care Provider Complaints

Posted on July 28, 2016

The Complaint Portal is a way for consumers to find the correct agency to submit health care complaints in an electronic and secure format. Continue reading

New Legislation Impacting Your Profession

Posted on July 19, 2016

Click here to view a full list of bill summaries from the 2016 Florida Legislative Session that may impact your profession. Continue reading

FREE Webinars Now Available

Posted on July 19, 2016

Learn how to add your license to your Online Services Portal account or report your continuing education/continuing medical education (CE/CME) requirements. Continue reading

New Legislation Impacting Your Profession

Posted on July 12, 2016

During the 2016 Legislative Session, HB 221 passed and was signed into law on April 14, 2016, as Chapter 2016-222, Laws of Florida. The bill prohibits an out-of-network provider from balance billing members of a preferred provider organization (PPO) or … Continue reading

Board Mourns Tragedy in Orlando, Gives Thanks to Health Care Responders

Posted on June 17, 2016

As we mourn the tragic events that occurred in Orlando over the weekend, the Division of Medical Quality Assurance joins friends and colleagues in Central Florida and across the state to thank the dedicated health care professionals who have so … Continue reading

Are You Renewal Ready?

Posted on June 15, 2016

Florida health care professionals are required by law to report continuing education (CE) course completion prior to renewing their licenses. All CE hours must be reported into the continuing education tracking system in order to proceed with license renewal. If … Continue reading

New Legislation Impacting Your Profession

Posted on June 9, 2016

During the 2016 Legislative Session, HB 1175 passed and became law on April 14, 2016, as Chapter 2016-234, Laws of Florida. Starting July 1, 2016, health care practitioners are required to provide a good faith estimate of anticipated charges to … Continue reading

June 2016 Board Meeting Update

Posted on May 31, 2016

The June 2016 Board and Long Range Planning Agenda is now available for download! Click on the following link to view: http://floridasnursing.gov/meetings/agendas/2016/06-june/60316-dblagenda.pdf

New Legislation Impacting Your Profession

Posted on May 24, 2016

Learn about the 2016 Florida Legislation that may impact your profession. Continue reading

Controlled Substances Formulary Committee

Posted on May 12, 2016

In accordance with HB 423, the Florida Board of Nursing has established a committee to recommend a formulary of controlled substances that an ARNP may or may not prescribe for specific uses or in limited quantities. The Controlled Substances Formulary … Continue reading

Nursing Education Consultant Opportunity

Posted on May 11, 2016

The Education Unit at the Florida Board of Nursing is seeking a qualified registered nurse to join their team as a Nursing Education Consultant. If you are interested in this position, please click on the link below: https://jobs.myflorida.com/viewjob.html?optlink-view=view-867883&ERFormID=newjoblist&ERFormCode=any Please note … Continue reading

CEBroker Update for April 30th, 2016

Posted on April 20, 2016

In order to assist licensees who have a renewal deadline this month, CEBroker’s Support Center will be open until midnight on April 30th, 2016. You can visit CEBroker’s website at www.cebroker.com

Important Legislative Update regarding HB 977

Posted on April 19, 2016

During the 2016 Legislative Session, HB 977 passed and became law on April 14th as Chapter 2016-231, Laws of Florida. The bill expands the behavioral health workforce and recognizes the critical need for psychiatric care throughout the state. The new … Continue reading

Florida Nursing Quarterly – Vol. 2 Issue 2

Posted on April 18, 2016

Click on the link below to view our latest issue of the Florida Nursing Quarterly! http://epubs.democratprinting.com/publication/?i=298232#{“issue_id”:298232,”page”:0}

Important Legislative Update regarding HB 423

Posted on April 15, 2016

Important Legislative Update for the Medical and Nursing Professions HB 423 became law April 14, 2016 and affects several components within the medical and nursing professions. Not knowing the licensure requirements or grounds for discipline within your profession does not … Continue reading

Recognizing Child Abuse Prevention Month

Posted on April 4, 2016

The Board of Nursing joins the Department of Health in recognizing Child Abuse Prevention Month by supporting the nationwide Pinwheels for Prevention campaign. Department employees came together in Tallahassee to plant pinwheels in order to raise awareness of child abuse … Continue reading

NCSBN 2015 Annual Report

Posted on April 4, 2016

The NCSBN 2015 Annual Report is Now Available Online! The NCSBN 2015 Annual Report (fiscal year Oct. 1, 2014 – Sept. 30, 2015) is now available at https://www.ncsbn.org/9155.htm. It highlights many of NCSBN’s activities and accomplishments during the past year and … Continue reading

April 2016 Board Meeting Update

Posted on March 31, 2016

The April 2016 Board Agenda is now available for download! Click on the following link to view: http://floridasnursing.gov/meetings/agendas/2016/04-april/4816-agenda.pdf

Important Issue for Discussing with Patients

Posted on March 30, 2016

Evidence That Pilots Are Increasingly Using Over-the-Counter, Prescription, and Illicit Drugs The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) recently analyzed toxicology tests from 6,677 pilots who died in a total of 6,597 aviation accidents between 1990 and 2012. The results demonstrate … Continue reading

Attention RNs and ARNPs: Are You Renewal Ready?

Posted on March 30, 2016

If you have questions regarding your license renewal, creating a continuing education (CE) account in the tracking system or CE requirements for nurses this webinar is for you. You are invited to participate in a free informative webinar hosted by … Continue reading

Requirements for ARNPs Filing Protocols

Posted on March 21, 2016

ARNPs are encouraged to be familiar with Rule 64B9-4.010, Standards for Protocols (see link below). www.flrules.org/gateway/RuleNo.asp?id=64B9-4.010 The original of the protocol must be filed with the Board of Nursing within 30 days of renewal of the practitioner’s license and a … Continue reading

REVISED HB 423 Information

Posted on March 15, 2016

If approved by the Governor, the bill would be effective upon becoming a law except that the ARNP prescriptive authority provisions would not go into effect until January 1, 2017. We apologize for any confusion from our March 14th post.

Additional Key Legislation Passes Legislature

Posted on March 14, 2016

HB 423, designated in part as The Barbara Lumpkin Prescribing Act, passed the Legislature on Friday and authorizes ARNPs and PAs to prescribe controlled substances. If approved by the Governor, the bill’s effective date is July 1, 2016. A Negative … Continue reading

Nurse Licensure Compact Bill Passed FL Legislature!

Posted on March 10, 2016

The revised Nurse Licensure Compact has passed the Florida Legislature! Thanks to Senator Denise Grimsley and Representative Cary Pigman for their hard work in making this happen. You may view the enrolled version of the legislation at the following link: … Continue reading

Recognizing Depression among Health Care Practitioners

Posted on February 26, 2016

Recognize when every-day stressors lead to burnout or depression. Learn more about self-care strategies and how to get help by clicking here. Continue reading

ANNOUNCEMENT: MQA Online Services

Posted on February 25, 2016

Services will be unavailable on Saturday, March 5, 2016 from 9 AM to 4 PM Eastern Standard Time for system upgrades. Continue reading

Register and Add Your License to Your Online Services Account

Posted on February 25, 2016

We have updated our online services portal to give you more control to manage your license from your own user account. Continue reading

A New and Improved Search Portal

Posted on February 25, 2016

The Florida Department of Health, Division of Medical Quality Assurance is excited to announce the launch of the new and improved MQA Search Services Portal. Continue reading

MQA publishes latest quarterly report

Posted on February 24, 2016

The Department of Health’s Division of Medical Quality Assurance (MQA) remains committed to developing and implementing strategies to better serve health care practitioners, license applicants and serve health care consumers. In an effort to update MQA’s 22 health care provider … Continue reading

CE/CME Quick Report Feature on CE Broker

Posted on February 23, 2016

Learn more about the new quick reporting feature to report all of your CE/CME hours completed with the same approved organization at one time. Continue reading

Social Media Educational Resources from NCSBN

Posted on February 12, 2016

Social media use is ubiquitous, but inappropriate posts by nurses have resulted in licensure and legal repercussions. NCSBN has developed guidelines for nurses and nursing students… Continue reading

Many nurses facing discipline by the board claim they did not know.

Posted on February 12, 2016

Not knowing does not alleviate accountability. Become familiar with the Grounds for Discipline found in Section 456.072(1), Florida Statutes (F.S.), and…

Continue reading

Get the Latest Updates & Information

Posted on February 12, 2016

Emergency Rule Requires Immediate Reporting of Suspected or Confirmed Cases by Physicians. To Follow the Department of Health Daily Zika Virus Updates, Click Here. Continue reading

Register for the Immunization Summit

Posted on February 5, 2016

The summit is for medical providers, educators and community advocates to discuss the prevention and treatment of Human Papillomavirus (HPV) and its related diseases. Continue reading

The New MQA Online Services Portal is Here!

Posted on January 23, 2016

We have updated our MQA Online Services Portal to give you a greater ability to apply for and manage your license from your own user account. Continue reading

Standards for Protocols: Physicians and ARNPs

Posted on January 12, 2016

An Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) is any person licensed in this state to practice Professional Nursing and certified in specialized nursing practices, including… Continue reading

Innovative Tool to Keep Adults on Schedule for Good Health

Posted on January 11, 2016

Adults are encouraged to discuss their health screenings and immunization schedule with their health care professionals Continue reading

New CE Requirement in 2017

Posted on January 10, 2016

The requirement becomes effective August 1, 2017, then every other biennium thereafter
(every 4 years). Continue reading

OPPAGA Research Memorandum

Posted on December 8, 2015

The Florida Legislature’s Office of Program Policy Analysis & Government Accountability (OPPAGA) has released a research memorandum regarding the 2015 Nurse Licensure Compact revisions. OPPAGA evaluated the revisions and was directed by the Legislature to answer the following four questions: … Continue reading

Application Status Check feature is now available

Posted on November 16, 2015

The Application Status Check feature has been restored and is now available for applicants. We apologize for any inconvenience. Continue reading

Auvi-Q Pen Injector Recall

Posted on November 2, 2015

Sanofi is recalling hundreds of thousands of epinephrine injectors used to treat severe allergic reactions because they may not deliver the correct amount of the life-saving drug. The recall includes all Auvi-Q injections currently on the U.S. market, or roughly … Continue reading

Board Meeting

Posted on October 1, 2015

The next Board Meeting will be held October 7-9, 2015. To access the agenda for the upcoming meeting visit Board Meeting Agenda.

National Forum of State Nursing Workforce Centers

Posted on July 23, 2015

“The National Forum of State Nursing Workforce Centers has partnered with the National Council of State Boards of Nursing to conduct a national survey gathering nurse supply data. Please encourage your members to respond should they be randomly selected to … Continue reading

Are You Renewal Ready Campaign

Posted on July 15, 2015

To become Renewal Ready, please view the following: Are You Renewal Ready Campaign.

A New and Improved MQA Online Services is Coming Soon

Posted on July 10, 2015

We are improving our MQA Online Services to better serve you. With more than one million licensed health care practitioners… Continue reading

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Renewal Due July 31, 2015

Posted on July 10, 2015

If the LPN does not have the hours to report by July 31, 2015, the license will move to a delinquent status at expiration. Register for an informational webinar today at www.FLHealthSource.gov. Continue reading

New Law to Take Effect July 1, 2015

Posted on June 26, 2015

Chapter 2015-111, Laws of Florida: Psychiatric Nurses The new law redefines “psychiatric nurse” [as used in Chapter 394, Florida Statutes; The Baker Act] as a certified advanced registered nurse practitioner, instead of a registered nurse, who holds a national advanced … Continue reading

Board Chairs, Vice Chairs & Associations’ Meeting Announcement

Posted on June 10, 2015

The Florida Department of Health, Division of Medical Quality Assurance announces its annual Board Chairs, Vice Chairs and Associations’ meeting. Continue reading

MQA publishes latest quarterly report

Posted on May 27, 2015

The Department of Health’s Division of Medical Quality Assurance (MQA) remains committed to developing and implementing strategies to better serve health care practitioners, license applicants and serve health care consumers. In an effort to update MQA’s 22 health care provider … Continue reading

National Nurses Week 2015

Posted on May 11, 2015

“National Nurses’ Week is an appropriate time to publicly recognize all the nurses who work tirelessly to provide high-quality… Continue reading

CE Broker Browser Compatibility with Internet Explorer

Posted on May 8, 2015

In March 2015, CE Broker updated their system to a newer technology that would make it faster and more secure. As a result however, some old internet browsers may not work as well with the new technology. Some users have … Continue reading

MQA & CSU announces a revised Health Care Provider Complaint Form!

Posted on April 17, 2015

The Division of Medical Quality Assurance (MQA), Consumer Services Unit (CSU) announces a revised Health Care Provider Complaint Form! The CSU investigates complaints and reports involving licensed and unlicensed health care providers. The form may be completed electronically by typing … Continue reading

Important Measles Update

Posted on February 27, 2015

Measles is a highly contagious disease, transmitted by respiratory aerosols when an infected person coughs or sneezes… Continue reading

FAQs – Your most recent questions answered!

Posted on January 15, 2015

Q: Where can I find information on educational programs? Which schools are accredited or approved? A: Our Education Unit works hard to provide all information regarding educational programs to the public. We have lists of all CNA, LPN and RN … Continue reading

Record CE/CMEs before the deadline and be renewal ready.

Posted on January 14, 2015

The Department encourages you to log in to the tracking system before applying for renewal to ensure your information is complete and accurate. Continue reading

Florida’s Healthy Promise Campaign

Posted on December 29, 2014

Healthy Promise is a campaign sponsored by the Florida Department of Health to encourage people in Florida to make more informed choices about healthy eating and active living this year. Continue reading

The Florida Board of Nursing announces new leadership

Posted on November 26, 2014

The Florida Board of Nursing announces new leadership.  Ann-Lynn Denker, PhD, ARNP, was elected as Chair, and Linda Horton, PhD, EdD, MSN, RN, JD, was re-elected as Vice-Chair, at the Board’s November 21, 2014 conference call. Ann-Lynn Denker, PhD, ARNP … Continue reading

The American Nurse Project

Posted on November 25, 2014

The American Nurse Project has just completed production on a documentary, highlighting the work of American nurses and the impact they have. The film adaptation, from the book by the same name, follows 5 nurses along with their patients in … Continue reading

National Nurse Practitioner Week

Posted on November 14, 2014

The Florida Board of Nursing celebrates National Nurse Practitioner Week, November 9-15, 2014. We appreciate the knowledge and invaluable care that nurse practitioners provide to the residents of the state of Florida. We celebrate their contributions to health care not … Continue reading

Florida Veteran Health Heroes

Posted on November 10, 2014

The Florida Department of Health honors and supports veterans, members of the military and their families on Veterans Day. Continue reading

Are You Renewal Ready? Mandatory CE Reporting!

Posted on October 31, 2014

The Department of Health would like to remind all Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) of their upcoming mandatory continuing education (CE) reporting cycle. LPN Renewals will begin April 2015 for the cycle ending July 31, 2015.  All CE hours must be … Continue reading

NCSBN’s International Nurse Regulator Collaborative Symposium

Posted on October 30, 2014

Joe Baker, Jr., executive director, and Janet Doke, nursing education consultant, are attending the National Council of State Board of Nursing’s International Nurse Regulator Collaborative Symposium in Chicago this week.  The conference theme is:  Regulation of Nursing – Challenging our … Continue reading

BON Represented at Human Trafficking Summit

Posted on October 22, 2014

Sherri Sutton-Johnson, Director of Education for the Florida Board of Nursing, attended the Florida Human Trafficking Summit in Tampa, Florida on October 9-10, 2014. The Summit discussed the increasing presence of gangs in Florida schools and the innovative tools of … Continue reading

Information on Ebola Virus Disease

Posted on October 17, 2014

The state of Florida is prepared to identify and treat patients who may have Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) Continue reading

Public Access to Licensure and Enforcement Documents

Posted on October 2, 2014

All board orders and discipline records are available to the public. Most are already posted to the Department of Health website for free. You can search for a health care practitioner and public documents will be available within the license … Continue reading

Name Changes, Address Updates and Nurse Practice Act

Posted on October 1, 2014

Do you know where to locate the most current edition of the Nurse Practice Act, or how to change your name or address on your license?  This update will answer those questions and direct you to the most efficient way to … Continue reading

Health Care Sector Guide Now Available on Commercial Sexual Exploitation and Sex Trafficking

Posted on September 11, 2014

The Office of Juvenile Justice has recently published an article on commercial sexual exploitation and sex trafficking. You can view the article in its entirety by clicking here. A guide for confronting sexual exploitation and sex trafficking in the health … Continue reading

NCSBN National Simulation Study

Posted on September 4, 2014

NCSBN National Simulation Study   The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) recently published its National Simulation Study results.  You can view information related to the study at the NCSBN website (https://www.ncsbn.org/2094.htm).  Florida International University’s pre-licensure nursing program … Continue reading

August Updates from NCSBN

Posted on August 20, 2014

Board of Nursing members Linda Horton, PhD, EdD, MSN, RN, JD; Cathy Oles Gordon, BS, LPN and Ann-Lynn Denker, PhD, ARNP, along with BON Executive Director Joe Baker, Jr., attended the recent NCSBN annual meeting in Chicago.  See attached links … Continue reading

DEA Classifies Tramadol a Controlled Substance

Posted on August 5, 2014

Under a final rule published in the Federal Register, the pain reliever tramadol is classified as a Schedule IV controlled substance (CS) starting August 18, 2014. Continue reading

Chapter 2014-92, Laws of Florida, became effective on July 1, 2014

Posted on July 29, 2014

Several areas impact the Board of Nursing. You will find a summary of the changes below and can view the actual bill language at http://laws.flrules.org/2014/92. Continue reading

Board Chairs, Vice Chairs and Associations Annual Meeting

Posted on July 15, 2014

The Florida Department of Health, Division of Medical Quality Assurance announces the first combined Board Chairs, Vice Chairs and Associations annual meeting Continue reading

Healthiest Weight Liaisons Meet

Posted on July 15, 2014

Dr. Linda Horton, Board of Nursing Vice Chair, and Dr. Jessie Colin, BON Education Committee Chair, attended the Healthiest Weight Liaison Meeting in Tallahassee on July 14, 2014. They joined colleagues from other regulatory boards to videotape messages encouraging health … Continue reading

Governor Rick Scott Appoints Three to Board of Nursing

Posted on July 2, 2014

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Governor Rick Scott announced three appointments to the Board of Nursing. Diana Forst, 53, of Palm City, is a registered nurse with Martin County Health Systems. She fills a vacant seat and is appointed for a term … Continue reading

Board of Nursing Staff Visit to Orlando

Posted on June 26, 2014

Joe Baker, Jr., FBON Executive Director, and Sherri Sutton-Johnson, FBON Director of Nursing Education, recently visited the Investigative Services Unit (ISU) – Orlando office. ISU investigates complaints against health care practitioners.  Joe & Sherri were able to discuss the caseload … Continue reading

2014 Legislative Update – Senate Bill 1036

Posted on June 20, 2014

Senate Bill 1036, primarily related to nursing education programs, from the 2014 legislative session will become law on July 1st as Chapter 2014-92, Laws of Florida. You can view the actual bill language at http://laws.flrules.org/2014/92. Stay tuned to the Board … Continue reading

Boards and Councils Liaison Meeting

Posted on June 13, 2014

This meeting includes a review of how the Health Care Boards and Councils
will each play an integral role in Florida’s Healthiest Weight Initiative Continue reading

May CE @ Renewal Webinar Dates

Posted on May 8, 2014
The Florida Department of Health will now verify a practitioners continuing education records at the time of renewal.  The Department of Health will be holding webinars to communicate this change in our business process. The webinar features the Department's continuing education integration project.  Participants will learn … Continue reading

2014 National Nurses Week

Posted on May 6, 2014

National Nurses’ Week is celebrated annually from National Nurses’ Day on May 6th through the birthday of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing, on May 12th. National Nurses’ Week is a time to reflect on the important contributions that … Continue reading

April CE @ Renewal Webinar Dates

Posted on April 4, 2014

The Florida Department of Health will now verify a practitioners continuing education records at the time of renewal.  The Department of Health will be holding webinars to communicate this change in our business process. The webinar features the Department’s continuing education integration project.  Participants will learn … Continue reading

Electronic Fingerprinting

Posted on March 6, 2014

Effective January 1, 2013, applicants for initial licensure must use a LiveScan service provider to submit a set of fingerprints to FDLE … Continue reading

Florida Board of Nursing toured Nova Southeastern University’s College of Nursing

Posted on January 7, 2014

Staff of the Florida Board of Nursing toured Nova Southeastern University’s College of Nursing’s simulation labs on December 4, 2013. The multifaceted centers accommodate multiple allied health programs, which include nursing and physical therapy education programs. Visiting state-of-the-art simulation labs … Continue reading

Influenza

Posted on December 20, 2013

The Florida Department of Health reminds pregnant women, and those looking to become pregnant, that the 2013-2014 flu season is underway and to make sure they get vaccinated against influenza. It is especially important for pregnant women to be vaccinated … Continue reading

Notice to Licensees About Fraudulent Documents

Posted on December 6, 2013

The Florida Department of Health (DOH) is aware that documents purportedly originating from DOH requesting information of a sensitive nature have been received by members of the public. These documents request licensees share information that may be used to commit … Continue reading

FBON Invites You To Participate In An Open Discussion

Posted on November 25, 2013

The Florida Board of Nursing requests your participation in an open-forum discussion to address the future of nursing education. The discussion will occur on Friday, December 6, 2013, from 10:00 am until 11:00 am EST during the Florida Board of … Continue reading

Nurse Practitioner Week

Posted on November 12, 2013

The Florida Board of Nursing acknowledges November 10-16, 2013 as National Nurse Practitioner Week in recognition of the contribution these professionals make to the residents and visitors to Florida. Continue reading

Florida Administrative Code: Rule 64B9-5.012

Posted on November 4, 2013

The Florida Board of Nursing proposed a new rule to incorporate the requirement of Standards for In-Service Training for Certified Nursing Assistants in Florida. Rule 64B9-5.012 became effective October 27, 2013. Continue reading

October Centennial Celebration Reception

Posted on October 14, 2013

The Board of Nursing (BON) held a reception in Naples on Thursday, October 3rd to celebrate its Centennial. Current and former board members, staff and guests joined together for the celebration. Legislation creating what is now known as the Board of Nursing … Continue reading

Protect Yourself Against Unlicensed Activity

Posted on September 13, 2013

The “Health Provider” who claims to charge much less than the rest… Do you really know the truth? Protect yourself. An individual who poses as a licensed dentist, physician, nurse, pharmacist, or any other type of health care practitioner can … Continue reading

Frequently Asked Questions and How To’s

Posted on September 9, 2013

Do you know where to locate the most current edition of the Nurse Practice Act? Or how to change your name or address on your license? This update will answer those questions and direct you to the most efficient way to … Continue reading

Governor Rick Scott Appoints Three to Board of Nursing

Posted on August 30, 2013

Yesterday, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointments of Kathryn L. Whitson, Dr. JoAnn Trybulski, and Elmira Gainey to the Board of Nursing. Whitson, 50, of Ocala, is a nursing instructor at the Rasmussen College School of Nursing. Previously, she was … Continue reading

NCSBN Award Ceremony Honors Outstanding Nurse Regulators

Posted on August 27, 2013

The National Council of State Boards of Nursing Inc. (NCSBN) recognized its dedicated and exceptional membership and guests at its annual awards ceremony during the NCSBN Annual Meeting and Delegate Assembly, held in Providence, R.I., Aug. 14-16, 2013. The Florida … Continue reading

Florida Board of Nursing Announces New Leadership

Posted on August 13, 2013

The Florida Board of Nursing is proud to announce new leadership. Lavigne Kirkpatrick BS, RN, was elected as Chair, and Linda Horton, PhD, EdD, MSN, RN, JD, was elected as Vice-Chair, at the Board’s August 2, 2013 meeting in Orlando. … Continue reading

FBON Staff Tours State-of-the-Art Simulation Labs

Posted on June 26, 2013
Deborah Hansen,BSN, RN, Nurse Consultant Erin Pierce, BSN, RN, Nurse Consultant Janet Doke, BSN, RN, Nurse Consultant Sherri Sutton-Johnson, MSN, RN, Director of Nursing Education Joe Baker, Jr., Executive Director Staff of the Florida Board of Nursing had an opportunity … Continue reading

Multistate Epidemiological Sterile Injections Investigation

Posted on June 14, 2013

The Florida Department of Health (DOH) is working with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Continue reading

June Centennial Celebration Reception

Posted on June 11, 2013

  Ms. Natalia Cruz (former Board Member), Ms. Betty Ann Taylor (former Board Member), Dr. Jessie Colin (current Board Member), Dr. Patricia Dittman (former Board Member) , Dr. Ann-Lynn Denker (Chair of the Board), Dr. Vicky Stone-Gale (former Board Member) … Continue reading

FBON Centennial Celebration

Posted on May 30, 2013

2013 is the Florida Board of Nursing’s Centennial Year! Stay tuned to this website for additional information about how this milestone will be celebrated. Continue reading

Nurses’ Week 2013 and Centennial Celebration

Posted on May 10, 2013

  In recognition of one hundred years of dedicated work and contributions to health care made by nurses each day toward the protection of public health, Florida’s State Surgeon General and Secretary of Health Dr. John H. Armstrong, Deputy Secretary … Continue reading

The Board

Posted on May 10, 2013

The Board of Nursing plays an integral role in health care regulation as the board members and staff interact regularly with other nursing affiliated groups in Florida… Continue reading

Learning with the Florida Board of Nursing

Posted on May 3, 2013

A National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) Regional NCLEX Workshop was held Thursday, May 2, 2013 in Jacksonville. The NCSBN Examinations department content staff worked in conjunction with the Florida Board of Nursing to conduct this one-day regional … Continue reading

Florida Administrative Code: Rule 64B9-5.013

Posted on April 25, 2013

The Florida Board of Nursing proposed a new rule to incorporate a requirement of continuing education on the laws and rules that govern the practice of nursing in Florida for Licensed Practical Nurses, Registered Nurses, Clinical Nurse Specialists and Advanced … Continue reading

National Council of State Boards of Nursing

Posted on March 13, 2013

The Board of Nursing is an active member of the National Council of State Boards of Nursing. The NCSBN website is an excellent tool for … Continue reading

CE/CME at Renewal – A New Approach to License Renewal

Posted on March 12, 2013

The Department of Health, Division of Medical Quality Assurance, will now review your continuing education records in the electronic tracking system… Continue reading

Background Screening

Posted on March 10, 2013

Effective January 1, 2013, applicants for initial licensure must use a LiveScan service provider to submit a set of fingerprints to FDLE … Continue reading

Intervention Project for Nurses

Posted on February 7, 2013

Intervention Project for Nurses (IPN) was established in 1984 through legislative action to ensure public health and safety through a program that provides close monitoring of nurses who are… Continue reading