Florida State Board of Nursing

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State Board of Nursing Contact Information: 

Florida Board of Nursing
Address: 4052 Bald Cypress Way Bin C-02
Tallahassee, FL 32399-3252
Phone number: (850) 488-0595
Fax: (850) 617-6460

Continuing Education Requirements: 

LPNs - Licenses are renewed on odd-numbered years. Prior to first renewal only, applicants must complete 1 hour of continuing education over HIV/AIDS. The applicant must complete 24 hours of continuing education, including two hours on prevention of medical errors, two hours on laws and rules in nursing, two hours in human trafficking and two hours on recognizing human impairment in the workplace with every other renewal. The applicant must also complete two hours on domestic violence every third renewal, for a total of 26 hours of continuing education. 

RNs - in Florida renew their licenses on either April 30 or July 31 of the current year; the license is good for two years. RNs must complete a total of 24 hours of continuing education every 24 months. Continuing education requirements are the same as those for LPNs.

APRNs - Must meet all of the requirements for RNs. In addition, the APRN must provide evidence of national certification in his or her specialty. APRNs can use continuing medical education credits for up to half of their continuing education requirement. The APRN's continuing education must include three hours on safe and effective prescribing of controlled substances. APRNs who are nationally certified are exempt from continuing education requirements except for human trafficking and safe and effective prescription of controlled substances.


IV Certification Requirements: 

Hourly Requirements for LPN IV Course State BON Must Approve Course? Special Course Requirements Suggested Course
or Package
Special Provisions
30 hours Not specified. Course must provide a list of specified components. 4 hours minimum on central lines with specified skills demonstrated during practicum before LPN may perform central line duties.  Florida IV Therapy Education Skills Practicum is recommended and facility must determine competency with skills check lists. Competency check lists provided within the course and completed with a preceptor.


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