Online Courses

Laws & Rules Governing the Practice of Nursing

Price: $25.00 CE: 2.00
This course is accessible until 3/31/2022

This course is for Licensed Practical Nurses, Registered Nurses, Clinical Nurse Specialists, and the Advanced Practice Registered Nurse. This course fulfills the 2-hour continuing education requirement as stated in 64B9-5.013 for nursing license renewal.

Covered in this course is the Nurse Practice Act, the general scope of practice, nursing practice in the State of Florida, the discipline process related to nursing practice, and the general requirements for continuing licensure. Completing this course will also assist the participant in creating a professional plan for career maintenance and development within the limits of the law.

echelon® is an approved CE provider by the Florida Board of Nursing.

This course reports to CE Broker

Upon successful completion of this course, the participant will be able to:

  1. Describe the legislative purpose for the Nurse Practice Act.
  2. Verbalize specific laws and rules related to the practice of nursing and nursing assisting.
  3. Identify the pertinent levels of nursing practice in the State and the general scope of practice of each.
  4. Understand the specific licensure requirements for the Nurse Licensure Compact.
  5. Discuss the general requirements for continuing licensure in the State.
  6. Differentiate between ethical and legal practice.
  7. Discuss the process for discipline related to nursing practice.
  8. Create a professional plan for career maintenance and development within the limits of the law.

Qualified Planners/Faculty

M. Julie Talmadge, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC

Dr. Julie Talmadge is a family nurse practitioner with 15 years of experience as a  nurse practitioner.  She currently works in acute care with a surgical residency program in Orlando, Florida.  In 2013 she was awarded her Doctorate of Nursing Practice from the University of Florida in Gainesville.  Dr. Talmadge is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International, and the Central Florida Advanced Nursing Practice Council.  She currently serves on the Florida Board of Nursing, as appointed by the Governor (term 2018-2020). She has been adjunct faculty at the University of Central Florida and has precepted graduate nurse practitioner students.


This author has disclosed that there are neither conflicts of interest nor commercial affiliation with this activity.

4052 Bald Cypress Way
BIN C-02
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3252
Phone: 850-245-4444
Contact Hours: 2.00, Expires: 3/31/2022

Registered Nurse
Advanced Practice Registered Nurse
Licensed Practical Nurse
Certified Nursing Assistants

CE Credits: 2.00, Expires: 3/31/2022

Completion Requirements: To receive continuing education credit commensurate with the credit awarded for this on-line activity, the participant must:

  • View all modules
  • Participate and pass all learning checks
  • Pass the Post Test(s) with a minimum score of 80%
  • Complete and submit the on-line evaluation

Certificates of Completion: will be available to print immediately upon finishing the completion requirements. You are encouraged to print and save your certificate for your portfolio as required by your licensing body. Interdisciplinary accredited activities, activities having multiple accreditors, will be listed individually on the Certificate of Completion.

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