Laws and Rules of Florida Nursing Practice

Designed specifically to meet Florida Board of Nursing continuing education relicensure requirements on the laws and rules governing the practice of nursing in Florida as per Rule 64B9-5.013. Florida statutes Chapters 456 (Health Professions and Occupations: General Provisions), Chapter 464 (Nurse Practice Act), and the rules outlined in Title 64B9 of the Florida Administrative Code. Nurses will learn how laws and rules, as regulated by the Board of Nursing, provide safe parameters within which to work as well as protect patients from unprofessional and unsafe nursing practice.

A score of 70% or higher is required for course completion.

Target Audience

Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA), Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN), Registered Nurses (RN), and Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRN). 

This course is only approved to meet Florida Board of Nursing requirements.

Learning Objectives

  • Review the basics of Florida’s regulatory and legislative processes.
  • Describe the authority of the Department of Health and Board of Nursing. 
  • Examine the laws and rules governing nursing practice in Florida.
  • Examine unprofessional conduct in terms of nursing’s code of ethics. 
  • Summarize the types of rule violations and corresponding discipline imposed.
Additional information
  • Ballard, K., Haagenson, D., Christiansen, L., Damgaard, G., Halstead, J. A., Jason, R. R., Joyner, J. C., O’Sullivan, A. M., Silvestre, J., Cahill, M., Radtke, B., & Alexander, M. (2022). Scope of Nursing Practice Decision-Making Framework. Nursing Newsletter (Kansas Board of Nursing), 35(1), 10–12.
  • Giddens, J., Douglas, J. P., & Conroy, S. (2022). The Revised AACN Essentials: Implications for Nursing Regulation. Journal of Nursing Regulation, 12(4), 16–22.
  • Maloney, P. N.-B. N.-B., & Harper, M. G. N.-B. N.-B. (2022). Development of the Nursing Professional Development Scope and Standards of Practice: Overview. Journal for Nurses in Professional Development, 38(2), 109–112.
Course Summary
Available credit: 
  • 2.00 Nurse Practitioners
  • 2.00 Florida Board of Nursing
Course opens: 
Course expires: 

Regina Russell, MBA, MSN, R.N., NPD-BC
Clinical Learning Educator 2
Baptist Health South Florida
Miami, Florida

Due to the non-clinical nature of the content discussed, the speakers have no relevant financial relationships to disclose. This CME activity will not cover content that would involve products or services of commercial interests. Therefore, no opportunity exists for a conflict of interest based on the financial relationships of faculty and those persons in control of content. Since these relationships are not relevant, no disclosure information was collected.

This activity has been approved for 2 credits for all Nurses including Nurse Practitioners, Licensed Practical Nurses, and Registered Nurses. Baptist Health South Florida CE Broker Provider #50-182.

Available Credit

  • 2.00 Nurse Practitioners
  • 2.00 Florida Board of Nursing
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