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Florida Board of Nursing State CE Requirements

Nurse.com offers continuing nursing education courses on Domestic Violence, HIV/AIDS, Preventing Medical Errors, and Florida Nurse Practice Laws and Rules in online and print formats. These courses meet Florida continuing education requirements for license renewal. We are a proud partner of CE Broker and report completed courses automatically.

CE Requirements for RNs:

RNs are required to complete 24 hours of appropriate continuing education (CE) during each renewal period, including two (2) hours relating to prevention of medical errors. In addition to these 24 hours of general CE, each RN must complete two (2) hours of domestic violence CE every third renewal for a total of 26 hours. For initial licensure, RNs must complete one (1) hour of HIV/AIDS (one time requirement) and a two (2) hour course relating to prevention of medical errors.

New Requirement

Beginning with the biennium ending in 2015, each licensee shall complete a two-hour course on the laws and rules that govern the practice of nursing in Florida. This will be part of the total 24 hours that are required each biennium.

Florida Board of Nursing Rule Change

Effective 8/1/2014, courses cannot be offered in tenth hour increments over one hour (example: 1.6 contact hours). Course contact hours will be rounded down to the nearest half hour (example 1.6 contact hours becomes 1.5 contact hours).


CE Requirements for LPNs:

LPNs are required to complete 24 hours of appropriate continuing education (CE) during each renewal period, including two (2) hours relating to prevention of medical errors. In addition to these 24 hours of general CE, each LPN must complete two (2) hours of domestic violence CE every third renewal for a total of 26 hours. HIV/AIDS is now a one-time, 1-hour CE requirement to be completed prior to the first renewal.

New Requirement

Beginning with the biennium ending in 2015, each licensee shall complete a two-hour course on the laws and rules that govern the practice of nursing in Florida. This will be part of the total 24 hours that are required each biennium.

Florida Board of Nursing Rule Change

Effective 8/1/2014, courses cannot be offered in tenth hour increments over one hour (example: 1.6 contact hours). Course contact hours will be rounded down to the nearest half hour. (example 1.6 contact hours becomes 1.5 contact hours)



Course TitleCourse IDContact hoursMedia Type
Domestic Violence Advocacy
Florida Update
60133 2.00 hrs
Florida Update — HIV/AIDS in the New Millennium
CE234-60 1.00 hrs
Preventing Medical Errors for Nurses — Florida Requirement
60033 2.00 hrs
The Florida Nurse Practice Act and Rules
An Overview
60199 2.00 hrs

Continuing education courses listed in this FL State Required Courses category will help you to meet the requirements for RN and other healthcare professionals’ licensure and relicensure in Florida. 

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  • You can access more than 600 independent self-study continuing nursing education courses 
  • We are the recipient of the 2007-09, 2009-11, 2012-15 ANCC Accreditation Premier Program Award for innovation and excellence in the provision of continuing nursing education.
  • We automatically report courses taken to the Florida Department of Health continuing education tracking database. (CE Broker)

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