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Course: Nursing - Accredited Courses

Module: Law & Rules Governing the Practice of Nursing in the State of Florida

Module Description:
Audience: Nurses from the state of Florida
Prerequisites: None
This course was designed to meet the 2 hour requirement for nursing license renewal in conjunction with the laws and rules related to the practice of nursing and nurse-assisting. This course covers the Nurse Practice Act; the general scope of practice, nursing practice in the State, the discipline process related to nursing practice and the general requirements for continuing licensure. Completing this course will also assist the participant in creating a professional plan for career maintenance and development within the limits of the law.


Learning Objectives
Upon successful completion of this course, the participant will be able to:
1. Describe the legislative purpose for the Nurse Practice Act.
2. Verbalize specific laws and rules related to the practice of nursing and nurse-assisting.
3. Identify the pertinent levels of nursing practice in the State and the general scope of practice of each.
4. Discuss the general requirements for continuing licensure in the State.
5. Differentiate between ethical and legal practice.
6. Discuss the process for discipline related to nursing practice.
7. Create a professional plan for career maintenance and development within the limits of the law.


This program has been approved by the Florida Board of Nursing (CE Provider No. 50-11991) for 2.0 Contact Hours. CE Broker Course Tracking No. 20-446114



Author: echelon® Online Education
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Sponsor and/or Accreditation: Florida Board of Nursing (Nursing Contact Hours)
Credits: 2.00
Price: $15.00
Module Expiration Date:
10/31/2017: 12:00 AM(Eastern Time)
Study Days Available:
14 days