Course Preview

  • Nursing
  • Advanced Practice Nursing
Hours: 2 Contact Hours
Author(s): Rosann M. Spiegel, JD, DNAP, CRNA, ARNP
Peer Reviewer(s): Kim Curry, PhD, ARNP
Item#: N1730
Contents: 1 Course Book (40 pages)
Choose the best WS365 Online Nursing Membership for you:
Basic Membership – Access to 1-15 hour courses
PREMIUM Membership – Access to ALL nursing course

Florida Laws and Rules Governing the Practice of Nursing

Price $22.95
Item # N1730
When available, the Online Course format is included with the hard copy, eBook, or audio book formats!

Release Date: December 22, 2016

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.


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.


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.


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.

  • 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.