Disciplines: Nursing
Hours: 24 Contact Hours
Item#: N3SFL OX 24

24 Hour Florida Nursing Value Pack 2018


Reg. Prices $114.80
Just $26.95
Item # N3SFL

  • Contact hours will be awarded for successful completion of the courses within this value pack until the pack’s expiration date of 12/31/18.
  • You must pass the final exam with a grade of 75% or higher, complete the course evaluation, and attest to having personally completed the courses to earn contact hours and receive certificates of completion.

We also offer a 26-hour Florida Nursing Value Pack for nurses in Florida who need to complete the additional 2 hours of domestic violence requirement for this renewal cycle. Click here to view and purchase.

Please note that this value pack does not contain courses to fulfill the requirements for Domestic Violence, HIV/AIDS, or, Human Trafficking. Visit WesternSchools.com to choose from over 150 courses for Florida Nursing Professionals, including courses to fulfill these additional requirements.

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Death, Dying, and Bereavement: Fundamental Concepts

Price: $54.95 
Item # N1778  

Expiration Date: December 31, 2018

This course contains essential information for healthcare providers on the phenomenon of death, dying, and bereavement. Current research findings are interjected to provide evidence-based information that can be applied to clinical practice. The course reviews interventions in helping those living with life-threatening illness. Content on advance care planning will help learners become better communicators with patients, understanding the differences between a living will, medical power of attorney, informed consent, and a do-not-resuscitate order. This course contains content on grief reactions to loss and communities responding in situations involving sudden death.

Disclosures
  • Courses must be completed on or before the expiration date noted in the course description above.
  • You must score 75% or higher on the final exam and complete the course evaluation to pass this course and receive a certificate of completion.
  • Through our review processes, Western Schools ensures that this course content is presented in a balanced, unbiased manner and is free from commercial influence. It is Western Schools’ policy not to accept commercial support.
  • All persons involved in the planning and development of this course have disclosed no relevant financial relationships or other conflicts of interest related to the course content.
Learning Outcomes
Course Objectives
  • Identify theoretical models and definitions of death and associated stages.
  • Describe supportive care for the dying patient and their family, including methods for conveying wishes for end-of-life care and advance directives. 
  • Describe methods for assisting survivors and communities experiencing loss of different types, including traumatic deaths, homicide, and suicide.
  • Describe the grief process in a variety of settings, including in the community and workplace. 
  • Identify theoretical models and definitions of death and associated stages.
Author Bio(s)
Barbara Rubel, BS, MA, BCETS, CPBC, is a dynamic keynote speaker, trainer, consultant, and acclaimed, nationally recognized author. Barbara received a BS in Psychology and an MA in Community Health, with a concentration in thanatology, from Brooklyn College. She is a board-certified expert in traumatic stress; Diplomate, American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress; Certified Bereavement Specialist; and Certified Pastoral Bereavement Counselor. Barbara was featured in the Emmy award-winning documentary Fatal Mistakes, narrated by Mariette Hartley. As a bereavement specialist, Barbara has supported terminally ill individuals, facilitated bereavement support groups, and taught graduate and master’s-level courses at Brooklyn College. Through ShareGrief, she supports the bereaved internationally. She is the author of the book But I Didn’t Say Goodbye and contributing writer in Thin Threads: Grief and Renewal and Open to Hope’s Fresh Grief. Her keynotes on compassion fatigue energize and motivate healthcare professionals to build resilience. Barbara’s website is http://www.griefworkcenter.com
Peer Reviewer Bio(s)

Dianne Hutto Douglas, DNS, APRN-CNS, is a professor at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center School of Nursing. She received a Bachelor of Nursing Science from the University of Southern Mississippi and a Master of Nursing and Doctorate of Nursing Science from Louisiana State University Medical Center. Dianne is certified as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse – Clinical Nurse Specialist by the Louisiana State Board of Nursing and has experience in medical-surgical nursing and psychiatric nursing. Her research interests include death, dying, bereavement, and grief resolution; gerontology and geropsychiatric nursing; psychiatric nursing and therapeutic communication; and empathy.

Protecting Patient Safety: Preventing Medical Errors

Price: $19.95 
Item # N1779  

Expiration Date: December 31, 2019

The purpose of this course is to provide licensed practitioners with information concerning the current state of medical errors, the impact of medical errors on the safety of patients, and the importance of establishing and working in a culture of safety. Contributing causes and types of medical errors are reviewed. Strategies to reduce or prevent medical errors and improve patient outcomes are presented. Methods to identify, analyze, and report medical errors are reviewed, populations at risk for medical errors are identified, and patient safety initiatives including education for the public and healthcare professionals are explored.

This course provides information to licensed nurses and other members of the interprofessional team that can be readily applied to their practice, no matter what the setting, with the ultimate goal of providing safer care to all patients. Healthcare providers will demonstrate knowledge of medical errors and populations at risk, the impact on patient care outcomes, and the resources and initiatives available to promote a culture of safety as an integral part of healthcare delivery.  This course meets the state of Florida licensure renewal requirements for nursing continuing education in the identification and prevention of medical errors and the promotion of patient safety.

 

Florida Nurses - Fulfills your entire Prevention of Medical Errors CE requirement.

Disclosures
  • Courses must be completed on or before the expiration date noted in the course description above.
  • You must score 75% or higher on the final exam and complete the course evaluation to pass this course and receive a certificate of completion.
  • Through our review processes, Western Schools ensures that this course content is presented in a balanced, unbiased manner and is free from commercial influence. It is Western Schools’ policy not to accept commercial support.
  • All persons involved in the planning and development of this course have disclosed no relevant financial relationships or other conflicts of interest related to the course content.
Learning Outcomes
Course Objectives
  • Discuss medical errors, the impact of errors on patient safety, the components of medical errors, and the significance of a safety culture.
  • Recognize contributing causes of medical errors, common types of errors, and strategies to reduce errors and improve the outcomes of patients
  • Differentiate between methods for identifying, analyzing, and reporting medical errors.
  • Identify high-risk populations with increased vulnerability for medical errors.
  • Discuss patient safety initiatives and the benefits of patient safety education for the public and for healthcare professionals.
Author Bio(s)
Joy Parchment, PhD, RN, NE-BCis an executive nurse leader who is passionate about mentoring new nurse leaders. Dr. Parchment earned a master of science degree in nursing from Anna Maria College and a doctor of philosophy degree in nursing from the University of Central Florida, is boardcertified as a nurse executive from the American Nurses Credentialing Center, and holds a patient safety executive development program certificate from the Institute for Healthcare Improvement. She is a member of several professional nursing organizations and international associations and is the current president of the Central Florida Organization of Nurse Executives. Her research interests include nursing workforce trends, workplace bullying, and the work environment of nurse leaders. She is a national conference presenter and is the recipient of several small research grants for her work in the field of workplace bullying. Using her expertise drawn from nursing administration, academia, and ambulatory care, Dr. Parchment guides interprofessional teams to successfully implement quality and safety improvement initiatives.
Peer Reviewer Bio(s)

Christa Carpenter, RN, Esq., is a registered nurse and healthcare attorney. She practices healthcare law in Florida with a particular emphasis and specialty in patient safety issues.

Florida Laws and Rules Governing the Practice of Nursing

Price: $19.95 
Item # N1780  

Expiration Date: December 31, 2019

Every nurse applying for relicensure in Florida is responsible for completing an approved continuing education course that provides information on the laws and rules used to regulate nursing practice to protect the public and preserve the health, safety, and welfare of the people in the state. Evidence of continuing education is a requirement for licensed registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, and advanced registered nurse practitioners in Florida. The Florida Board of Nursing requires every licensed nurse to complete a 2-contact-hour course on the laws and rules that govern the practice of nursing in Florida as part of each biennial renewal cycle. This course meets the Florida nursing law continuing education requirement for nursing relicensure.

 

 Florida Nurses - Fulfills your 2-hour Florida Laws & Rules requirement.

Disclosures
  • Courses must be completed on or before the expiration date noted in the course description above.
  • You must score 75% or higher on the final exam and complete the course evaluation to pass this course and receive a certificate of completion.
  • Through our review processes, Western Schools ensures that this course content is presented in a balanced, unbiased manner and is free from commercial influence. It is Western Schools’ policy not to accept commercial support.
  • All persons involved in the planning and development of this course have disclosed no relevant financial relationships or other conflicts of interest related to the course content.
Learning Outcomes
Course Objectives
  • Describe two chapters of Florida statutes (laws) that regulate the practice of nursing in Florida.
  • Identify four levels of nursing licenses in Florida and the general scope of practice of each.
  • Discuss three requirements for maintaining licensure in Florida.
  • Identify five continuing education courses that are required for Florida nurses.
  • Identify at least 5 of the 14 grounds for disciplinary action noted in Rule 64B9-8.005 of the Florida Administrative Code.
  • Explain one recent legislative change that affects the scope of nursing practice in Florida.
Author Bio(s)
Rosann M. Spiegel, JD, DNAP, CRNA, ARNP, has been a certified registered nurse anesthetist since 1987 and a licensed attorney in the state of Florida since 2005. Currently, she is the program director and an assistant professor at Florida Gulf Coast University’s Master of Science in Nursing Nurse Anesthesia Program in Fort Myers, Florida. Dr. Spiegel earned a diploma in nursing from the St. Francis General Hospital School of Professional Nursing in 1980; a diploma in nurse anesthesia from the Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital School of Nurse Anesthesia at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in 1986; a juris doctor degree, magna cum laude, from the Florida International University College of Law in 2004; and a doctor of nurse anesthesia practice degree from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2013. From 2005 to 2006, Dr. Spiegel served as an assistant public defender for the law offices of the public defender for the Eleventh Judicial Circuit of Florida, and from 2006 to 2011, she was in private practice as a trial lawyer primarily representing claimants in disability insurance disputes in state and federal courts. She has been an invited speaker on a variety of legal, ethical, and clinical topics at local, state, and national professional meetings.
Peer Reviewer Bio(s)

Kim Curry, PhD, ARNP, is a clinical associate professor and associate dean for student affairs in the College of Nursing at the University of Florida, where she also teaches in the Doctor of Nursing Practice and Bachelor of Science in Nursing programs. She has been at the University of Florida for 3½ years and has been involved in undergraduate and graduate nursing education and leadership for more than 12 years. Her scholarly interests include primary prevention, immunizations, and nursing history. She is widely published in the professional literature.

Recognizing and Reporting Impairment in the Workplace for Florida Nurses

Price: $19.95 
Item # N1781  

Expiration Date: November 30, 2019

 Despite the continual increase in rates of substance abuse across the country, nurses and other health professionals rarely report themselves for treatment of drug or alcohol abuse, even when it impairs their ability to practice. Florida, among other states, has mandated continuing educational credits on recognizing impairment in the workplace for nurses to maintain their licensure. As of the 2010 U.S. Census, the state of Florida employed over 213,000 registered nurses (including advanced practice nurses) and licensed practical nurses. With this in mind, Florida’s population is at risk for having over 2,000 impaired nursing professionals in the workforce, yet there is currently a lack of knowledge regarding the identification of, reporting requirements for, and treatment options available to impaired professionals working in the healthcare arena.

As healthcare professionals, nurses are responsible for identifying the signs and symptoms of impaired practice. They are responsible for documenting and reporting impaired practice and for providing treatment opportunities to assist impaired professionals in their recovery as well as their safe return to practice. 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. 

 

Florida Registered Nurses: This fulfills your 2-hour impairment in the workplace requirement.

Florida Licensed Practical Nurses (license expires 7/31/17): Because you are not required to complete this course for your 2017 license renewal, the 2 hours will be applied to the total "general" hours you are required to complete to renew in July 2017.  

Disclosures
  • Courses must be completed on or before the expiration date noted in the course description above.
  • You must score 75% or higher on the final exam and complete the course evaluation to pass this course and receive a certificate of completion.
  • Through our review processes, Western Schools ensures that this course content is presented in a balanced, unbiased manner and is free from commercial influence. It is Western Schools’ policy not to accept commercial support.
  • All persons involved in the planning and development of this course have disclosed no relevant financial relationships or other conflicts of interest related to the course content.
Learning Outcomes
Course Objectives
  • Identify the signs of impairment in the workplace.
  • Describe employer initiatives to promote safety and provide assistance to impaired practitioners.
  • List the steps to make a report or referral of an impaired colleague.
  • Summarize the mandatory reporting law for the state of Florida.
  • Describe treatment programs for impaired practitioners in the state of Florida, including the role of impaired practitioner consultants and alternative-to-discipline programs.
  • Identify the components of a comprehensive impairment treatment program.
Author Bio(s)
Laura G. Leahy, DrNP, APRN, PMH-CNS/FNP, BCis an honors graduate of Duke University, the University of Pennsylvania, and Drexel University, where she received her doctoral degree focusing on premenstrual symptom exacerbation in women with psychiatric comorbidities. Dr. Leahy is certified as a child/adolescent and adult family psychiatric advanced practice nurse, specializing in individual, couples, and family therapy as well as  psychopharmacology and pharmacogenetics. She also maintains specialization as a master clinician in psychopharmacology through the Neuroscience Education Institute. In addition to being a prominent clinician and educator, Dr. Leahy has been an invited lecturer for countless local, regional, and national conferences. She has published Manual of Clinical Psychopharmacology for Nurses (2013), the first nurse-edited and nurse-authored text published through American Psychiatric Publishing, the publisher for the American Psychiatric Association, and Pocket Psych Drugs: Point-of-Care Clinical Guide (2010), as well as numerous nursing textbook chapters and journal articles.
Peer Reviewer Bio(s)

Barbara D. Fulcher, RN, CNS, PMH, NP-BC, has over 40 years of professional nursing experience. Her early career was spent in medical and cardiac surgical intensive care unit settings. She continued her education by obtaining a second BS in psychology, a master’s in psychiatric nursing, and certification as a psychiatric nurse practitioner. Her psychiatric experience has included working at the Harvard-affiliated McLean Hospital in Belmont, MA, on an affective disorders unit and as a clinical supervisor of the residential treatment center. In the community, Ms. Fulcher was the psychiatric team manager in a certified home health agency based in Beverly, MA, that serviced 33 cities and towns in Essex County, MA. In that role she led her staff of nurses and social workers in successfully decreasing rehospitalizations for the vulnerable target population. Returning to Roanoke, VA, in 2000, Ms. Fulcher directed the start-up of a mental health clinic in Rocky Mount, VA, an extension of Carilion Clinic Medical Center, providing care and services to a rural population. During the years after 2000, Ms. Fulcher practiced as a psychiatric CNS psychotherapist. Currently, she is employed as a psychiatric nurse practitioner by Blue Ridge Behavioral Healthcare in Roanoke, VA. Her primary practice focuses on performing supportive assessments and medication management for indigent patients and those with chronic mental illness.