Disciplines: Nursing
Hours: 2 Contact Hours
Author(s): Lisa Gorski, MS, HHCNS-BC, CRNI, FAAN
Peer Reviewer(s): Patricia Hojnowski-Diaz, MS, MBA, RN
Item#: N1485
Contents: 1 Course Book (36 pages)

Florida Nursing Law



Price $19.95
Item # N1485
When available, the Online Course format is included with the hard copy, eBook, or audio book formats!

Expiration Date: June 30, 2017

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.

Florida Nurses - This course fulfills your 2 hour laws and rules requirement.

Course Objectives

  • Describe the legislative purpose for the Nurse Practice Act.  
  • Identify the pertinent levels of nursing practice in the state of Florida and the general scope of practice of each.
  • Explain specific laws and rules related to the practice of nursing and nursing assisting.  
  • Discuss the general requirements for continuing licensure in the state of Florida.
  • Differentiate between ethical and legal practice.
  • Discuss application of the nursing process.
Lisa Gorski, MS, HHCNS-BC, CRNI, FAAN, has worked as a clinical nurse specialist in home health since 1985. She currently works for Wheaton Franciscan Home Health and Hospice in Milwaukee WI. She also serves on the Editorial Board for Home Healthcare Nurse and was a member of the American Nurses Association Congress on Nursing Practice and Economics from 2008-2012. Ms. Gorski has served as a consultant on over 25 legal cases as an expert witness and has presented nationally on the topic Reducing Your Risk for Liability. Ms. Gorski was inducted as a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing in 2006 and was awarded the CNS of the Year award in 2011 by the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists.
Patricia Hojnowski-Diaz, MS, MBA, RN, is a registered nurse in Florida and Massachusetts. She earned her master of science and master of business administration as well as her bachelor of science at Northeastern University. Ms. Hojnowski-Diaz most recently served as the Director of Quality & Patient Safety and the accreditation program at Lawrence General Hospital and was awarded the Partners in Excellence Award by the Massachusetts General Hospital Universal Protocol Team and Champions in Excellence Team. Ms. Hojnowski-Diaz has dedicated her career to quality and patient safety in acute care, outpatient services, and home health care settings with a focus on developing highly effective teams and staff to build collaborative cross-organizational relationships.

  • Contact hours will be awarded for up to one (1) year from the date the course is ordered.
  • 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.
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  • 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.