Florida Laws and Rules Governing the Practice of Nursing - N1730


About Course #N1730

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 and Rules requirement.

About the Author(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.

Course 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.
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