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Florida Laws and Rules

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Overview / Abstract:

Target audience
This course is designed to provide Laws and Rules continuing education for Florida Nurses and Nurse Practitioners. It fulfills the continuing education requirement for those licensed in the state of Florida.

Course Description
This course reviews the purpose and membership of the Florida Board of Nursing (FBON), its legislative duties addressing certified nursing assistants (C.N.A.s), nurses and nursing education, and its role in promoting safe nursing practice. Relevant sections of the Florida Nurse Practice Act (Chapter 464 of the Florida Statutes) and Florida Administrative Code pertaining to Nursing (Chapter 64B9) are addressed. There are additional references to sections of the Florida Statutes addressing General Provisions of Health Professions and Occupations (Chapter 456), Regulation of Professions and Occupations (Chapter 458), and the Administrative Procedure Act (Chapter 120).

Learning objectives
Upon completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

-Describe the primary purpose of the Nurse Practice Act.
-Identify specific Florida laws and rules related to the practice of nursing.
-Differentiate between ethical and legal considerations in nursing.
-Compare each level of nursing practice in the state of Florida and the general scope of practice of each.
-Review general requirements for nursing licensure within the state of Florida.
-Outline the process for discipline related to nursing practice in the state of Florida.
-Review best practice guidelines to protect licensure in nursing within the state of Florida.

Method of Paricipation
In order to receive credit, participants should read the entire monograph, complete and submit an evaluation and score at least 70% on the self-assessment test. AKH Inc. allows for one (1) re-test at no additional charge; additional re-tests must be purchased again at the full cost. Certificates will be available in the transcripts upon successful completion of the self-assessment test. If you have questions about this CME/CE activity, please contact AKH Inc. at

Disclosure Declaration
It is the policy of AKH Inc. to ensure independence, balance, objectivity, scientific rigor, and integrity in all of its continuing education activities. The faculty must disclose to the participants any significant relationships with commercial interests whose products or devices may be mentioned in the activity or with the commercial supporter of this continuing education activity. Identified conflict of interest is resolved by AKH prior to accreditation of the activity. AKH planners and reviewers have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use and Investigational Products
This educational activity does not include discussion of uses of agents that are investigational and/or unapproved by the FDA. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

AKH Inc.’s courses are designed solely to provide healthcare professionals with information to assist in their practice and professional development. The courses are researched thoroughly, utilizing current literature and including practical experiences. AKH’s courses are not to be considered a diagnostic tool to replace professional advice or treatment. The courses serve as a general guide to the healthcare professional, and therefore, they cannot be considered as giving legal, nursing, medical, or other professional advice in specific cases. AKH educational courses do not endorse commercial products. The author(s) and the publisher specifically disclaim responsibility for any adverse consequences resulting directly or indirectly from information in the courses. AKH further disclaims any responsibility for undetected errors, or from the reader’s misunderstanding of the course.

Copyright © 2014 AKH Inc. No part of this publication may be produced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without the prior permission of the publisher.


Jun 08, 2020


Nurse Practitioner , Nursing CNE


Monograph, Online



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Presenters / Authors / Faculty

Mary Kathleen Ebener PhD, RN

Dr. Ebener is employed by Community Hospice of Northeast Florida. In addition, Dr. Ebener teaches courses related to nursing, health care and statistical analysis at the University of Phoenix at the Jacksonville, Florida campus. She holds a BSN degree from Illinois Wesleyan University; her MSN is from Andrews University, MI; and her PhD. is from the University of Florida at Gainesville.
Dr. Ebener discloses no significant financial relationships with pharmaceutical or medical product manufacturers.

AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare – Lead Nurse Planner
Dorothy Caputo, MA, BSN, RN
Ms. Caputo discloses no significant financial relationships with pharmaceutical or medical product manufacturers.

AKH planners and reviewers have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Sponsors / Supporters / Grant Providers

Commercial Support
This activity is not supported by educational grants from a commercial interest.

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