Florida Nursing CE Requirements


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Continuing Education (CE/CEU) Requirements For RN

REQUIRED SUBJECT AREA REQUIRED NUMBER OF HOURS IMPORTANT INFORMATION
General Hours 20 Must be approved by a state or national organization empowered to accredit nursing continuing education.
Medical Error 2 Must be board approved.  Approved courses are listed at cebroker.com
Laws and Rules(New Requirement) 2 Must be board approved. Approved courses are listed at cebroker.com. Florida Laws and Rules will be due beginning with the biennium expiring 2015.  The biennium in which the Florida Laws and Rules course is due your general hours will total 20 (licensees expiring in 2014 are not required to complete the Florida laws and rules until their 2016 renewal).
Domestic Violence 2 Must be board approved. Approved courses are listed at cebroker.com. Domestic Violence is required every third biennium and the hours are in addition to the 24 hours required for renewal.
HIV/AIDS 1  Must be board approved. Approved courses are listed at cebroker.com. HIV/AIDS is a one-time requirement prior to the first renewal.

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First Biennium Renewal: RNs initially licensed by examination during the current biennium are exempt from the general CEU requirements for the first renewal.  Those licensees must complete 2 hours of medical error, 2 hours in Florida laws and rules and 1 hour of HIV/AIDS.

RNs initially licensed by endorsement during the current biennium and took the exam in another state within the biennium are exempt from general CEU hours.  Those licensees must complete 2 hours of medical error, 2 hours in Florida laws and rules and 1 hour of HIV/AIDS.

RNs that do not qualify for the exemption in their first renewal must complete 1 hour for per month or partial month remaining in the biennium from the date the license was issued. These hours must include 2 hours of medical error, 2 hours in Florida laws and rules and 1 hour of HIV/AIDS.

Continuing Education (CE/CEU) Requirements For ARNP

All courses can be live or home study. ARNPs can apply earned CMEs toward the 24 hour requirement of CEUs. No more than 50% of CEUs can be CME.

REQUIRED SUBJECT AREA REQUIRED NUMBER OF HOURS IMPORTANT INFORMATION
General Hours 20 Must be approved by a state or national organization empowered to accredit nursing continuing education. Up to 50% earned CMEs can be applied to General CE requirements.
Medical Error 2 Must be board approved.  Approved courses are listed at cebroker.com
Florida Laws and Rules
(New Requirement)
2 Must be board approved. Approved courses are listed at cebroker.com. Florida Laws and Rules will be due beginning with the biennium expiring 2015.  The biennium in which the Florida Laws and Rules course is due your general hours will total 20 (licensees expiring in 2014 are not required to complete the Florida laws and rules until their 2016 renewal).
Domestic Violence 2 Must be board approved. Approved courses are listed at cebroker.com. Domestic Violence is required every third biennium and the hours are in addition to the 24 hours required for renewal.
HIV/AIDS 1 Must be board approved. Approved courses are listed at cebroker.com. HIV/AIDS is a one-time requirement prior to the first renewal.

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There is no CEU exemption for ARNP renewals.

 

 

Continuing Education (CE/CEU) Requirements For LPN

All courses can be live or home study.

REQUIRED SUBJECT AREA REQUIRED NUMBER OF HOURS IMPORTANT INFORMATION
General Hours 20 Must be approved by a state or national organization empowered to accredit nursing continuing education.
Medical Error 2 Must be board approved. Approved courses are listed at cebroker.com.
Florida Laws & Rule(New Requirement) 2 Must be board approved. Approved courses are listed at cebroker.com. Florida Laws and Rules will be due beginning with the biennium expiring 2015.  The biennium in which the Florida Laws and Rules course is due your general hours will total 20 (licensees expiring in 2014 are not required to complete the Florida laws and rules until their 2016 renewal).
Domestic Violence 2 Must be board approved. Approved courses are listed at cebroker.com. Domestic Violence is required every third biennium and the hours are in addition to the 24 hours required for renewal.
HIV/AIDS 1  Must be board approved. Approved courses are listed at cebroker.com. HIV/AIDS is a one-time requirement prior to the first renewal.

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First Biennium Renewal: LPNs initially licensed by examination during the current biennium are exempt from the general CEU requirements for the first renewal.  Those licensees must complete 2 hours of medical error, 2 hours in Florida laws and rules and 1 hour of HIV/AIDS.

LPNs initially licensed by endorsement during the current biennium and took the exam in another state within the biennium are exempt from general CEU hours.  Those licensees must complete 2 hours of medical error, 2 hours in Florida laws and rules and 1 hour of HIV/AIDS.

LPNs that do not qualify for the exemption in their first renewal must complete 1 hour for per month or partial month remaining in the biennium from the date the license was issued. These hours must include 2 hours of medical error, 2 hours in Florida laws and rules and 1 hour of HIV/AIDS.

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