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 Registered Nurse Practitioners. Rule 64B9-5.013 became effective April 21, 2013.
Beginning with the biennium ending in 2015, each nursing licensee must complete a two 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. Courses must be taken from a CE provider approved by the Board of Nursing or a course otherwise authorized by board rule.