Florida Nursing CE Requirements

 RNs and LPNs in Florida are required to complete 24 hours of continuing education every two years.

  • Includes 2 hours related to Prevention of Medical Errors
  • Includes 2 hours related to Florida Laws Related to Nursing
  • Includes 2 hours related to Impairment in the Workplace
  • Effective with the cycle beginning 5/1/17, all RNs and LPNs must complete 2 hours of Human Trafficking as part of their total CE requirement. First reporting for the course will be 4/30/19
  • For initial license renewal, all RNs and LPNs must complete 1 hour related to HIV/AIDS
  • Every third renewal, all RNs and LPNs must complete 2 hours related to Domestic Violence in addition to the required 24 hours

  • Florida Board of Nursing Approved Provider #50-2165
  • Western Schools submits all continuing education records to CE BROKER after successful course completion.
  • Western Schools is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
  • Nursing boards in all states requiring continuing education accept courses offered by ANCC accredited providers.
  • For more Information about Florida's CE Requirements for RNs and LPNs, please visit the Florida Board of Nursing website.

Choose from one of two value packs to fulfill your CE requirements before the July renewal deadline!

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24-Hour Florida Nursing Value Pack 2018

Only $26.95

Value Pack Includes: 

Protecting Patient Safety: Preventing Medical Errors, 2nd Edition (2 Contact Hours - REQUIRED every biennium) - This must-have course discusses the current state of medical errors and patient safety, and how to become an active participant in a culture of safety. Along with types and causes of medical errors, strategies to prevent or control medical errors are presented, and methods of identifying, analyzing and reporting medical errors are also discussed. Addresses patient safety initiatives of the Joint Commission, National Quality Forum, National Safety Foundation, AHRQ, NCPS, FDA, World Health Organization, and the Leapfrog Group. 

Florida Laws and Rules Governing the Practice of Nursing (2 Contact Hours - REQUIRED every biennium) - The Florida Nurse Practice Act sets forth the rules and regulations as they apply to nursing practice in the state of Florida. This course addresses important topics that affect nurses practicing in Florida, including ethical and legal issues and an overview of the American Nurses Association’s Scope and Standards of Practice for professional nurses. 

Recognizing and Reporting Impairment in the Workplace for Florida Nurses (2 Contact Hours - REQUIRED every biennium) - Florida, among other states, has mandated continuing educational credits on recognizing impairment in the workplace for nurses to maintain their licensure.This course is designed especially for registered nurses, licensed practical/vocational nurses, and advanced practice nurses and will meet the mandated continuing education requirement set forth by the Florida Board of Nursing to provide education related to recognizing impairment in the workforce. Completing this course will provide nurses with the information needed, specific to the state of Florida, to promote and provide safe practice, facilitate interventions, and protect the public if faced with impairment of a colleague or self.

Death, Dying, and Bereavement: Fundamental Concepts (18 Contact Hours) - This course contains essential information for healthcare providers on the phenomenon of death, dying, and bereavement.New topics in this edition include homicide and helping in the immediate aftermath as well as grief in the workplace, which will be valuable to any professional, especially a professional responsible for creating bereavement policies.With attention to the healthcare professional’s personal and professional stress, the final chapter concentrates on burnout, compassion fatigue, and building resilience.

 

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26-Hour Florida Nursing Value Pack 2018

Only $26.95

Value Pack Includes: 

Protecting Patient Safety: Preventing Medical Errors, 2nd Edition (2 Contact Hours - REQUIRED every biennium) - This must-have course discusses the current state of medical errors and patient safety, and how to become an active participant in a culture of safety. Along with types and causes of medical errors, strategies to prevent or control medical errors are presented, and methods of identifying, analyzing and reporting medical errors are also discussed. Addresses patient safety initiatives of the Joint Commission, National Quality Forum, National Safety Foundation, AHRQ, NCPS, FDA, World Health Organization, and the Leapfrog Group. 

Florida Laws and Rules Governing the Practice of Nursing (2 Contact Hours - REQUIRED every biennium) - The Florida Nurse Practice Act sets forth the rules and regulations as they apply to nursing practice in the state of Florida. This course addresses important topics that affect nurses practicing in Florida, including ethical and legal issues and an overview of the American Nurses Association’s Scope and Standards of Practice for professional nurses. 

Recognizing and Reporting Impairment in the Workplace for Florida Nurses (2 Contact Hours - REQUIRED every biennium) - Florida, among other states, has mandated continuing educational credits on recognizing impairment in the workplace for nurses to maintain their licensure.This course is designed especially for registered nurses, licensed practical/vocational nurses, and advanced practice nurses and will meet the mandated continuing education requirement set forth by the Florida Board of Nursing to provide education related to recognizing impairment in the workforce. Completing this course will provide nurses with the information needed, specific to the state of Florida, to promote and provide safe practice, facilitate interventions, and protect the public if faced with impairment of a colleague or self.

Intimate Partner Violence for Florida Nurses (2 Contact Hours - Additional REQUIRED hours every third renewal) - According to the CDC, more than 1 in 4 women and more than 1 in 10 men have experienced sexual violence, physical violence, or stalking by an intimate partner that resulted in significant health consequences. Victims of IPV are significantly more likely to experience adverse health outcomes compared with the general population, and suffer from severe mental health outcomes like depression, posttraumatic stress disorder, substance abuse and suicidality. The purpose of this course is to provide Florida nurses and other healthcare professionals with information needed to appropriately care for patients in the clinical setting who may be affected by IPV.

Death, Dying, and Bereavement: Fundamental Concepts (18 Contact Hours) - This course contains essential information for healthcare providers on the phenomenon of death, dying, and bereavement.New topics in this edition include homicide and helping in the immediate aftermath as well as grief in the workplace, which will be valuable to any professional, especially a professional responsible for creating bereavement policies.With attention to the healthcare professional’s personal and professional stress, the final chapter concentrates on burnout, compassion fatigue, and building resilience.

Want to choose your own course topics? Visit WesternSchools.com to choose from over 150 courses for Florida Nursing Professionals, including courses to fulfill the 1-hour HIV/AIDS requirement and 2-hour Human Trafficking requirement.

 

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