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Laws and Rules of the Florida Board of Nursing

Laws and Rules of the Florida Board of Nursing

This activity carries a fee of $20.00 to review the content and receive credit.

Format

Monograph

Time to Complete

2 hours

Released

April 15, 2014

Expires

April 15, 2017

Maximum Credits

2.00 / CE for Nurses
2.00 / CE for Nurse Practitioners

Accredited Provider

This activity is provided by AKH Inc.

Commercial Supporter

This activity is NOT supported by a commercial educational grant.

Program Description

This course reviews the purpose and membership of the Florida Board of Nursing (FBON), its legislative duties addressing certified nursing assistants (CNAs), 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).

Intended 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.

Educational Objectives

Upon completion of this course each participant will be able to:

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

Accreditor Disclosure

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.

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.

Credit

2.00

Type

CE for Nurses

Accreditation Statement

AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Florida Nurses: AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare is an approved provider for nursing continuing education by the Florida Board of Nursing #50-2560.

Designation Statement

This activity is awarded 2.00 contact hours.

Credit

2.00

Type

CE for Nurse Practitioners

Accreditation Statement

AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare is accredited by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners as an approved provider of nurse practitioner continuing education.

Provider Number: 030803

This program was planned in accordance with AANP CE Standards and Policies and AANP Commercial Support Standard.

Designation Statement

This activity is awarded 2.00 contact hours which includes 0 hours of pharmacology. Program ID #21416.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

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.

Disclaimer

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.

Method of Participation

To obtain credit, a score of 70% or better is required. Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully completed this program, answered all test questions, completed the post-test survey, and have received your digital copy of your credit certificate. Your online certificate will be saved on myCME within your Profile/Exam History, which you can then access at any time.

If you have any questions relating to the accreditation of this activity, please contact AKH Inc. at AKHCustomerService@akhealthcare.com.

Copyright

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.

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