Legislative Updates & the Board of Nursing Effective 7/1/14
There have been important legislative updates that impact the Florida Board of Nursing:
Legislative Updates & the Board of Nursing
Chapter 2014-92, Laws of Florida, became effective on July 1, 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.
Nursing licensure applicants: The changes require graduates of approved nursing education programs in Florida, who do not take the licensure examination within 6 months after graduation, to complete a licensure exam preparatory course (approved by the Board of Nursing).
Licensed nurses: Licensed nurses (LPN, RN, ARNP) are now exempt from continuing education requirements for licensure renewal if they are certified by a health care specialty program accredited by the National Commission of Certifying Agencies (NCCA) or the Accrediting Bureau of Specialty Nursing Certification (ABSNC).
Florida Department of Health - Board of Nursing
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Special thanks to Vivienne Treharne, B.S.N., R.N., Registered Nurse Consultant
Florida Department of Health