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Tallahassee Area Council of Advanced Practice Nurses

Legislative Updates & the Board of Nursing Effective 7/1/14

Posted over 4 years ago by Denise Tucker

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

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).

Board Contact:
Florida Department of Health - Board of Nursing
4052 Bald Cypress Way | Bin C-02
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3252

Special thanks to Vivienne Treharne, B.S.N., R.N., Registered Nurse Consultant
Florida Department of Health