ATrain Education


Continuing Education for Health Professionals

FL: Laws and Rules of Nursing

Beginning on April 21, 2013, The Florida Board of Nursing is requiring that all licensees shall complete a two-hour course on the laws and rules that govern the practice of nursing in Florida for licensed practical nurses, registered nurses, clinical nurse specialists, and advanced registered nurse practitioners. Each course must include content on:

  • Chapters 456 and 464 of the Florida Statutes and
  • The rules in Title 64B9 of the Florida Administrative Code

This course meets that requirement.

Lauren Robertson, BA, MPT

Lauren Robertson earned a BA in Biology from Mills College in Oakland, California, and a Master's degree in Physical Therapy from the University of California at San Francisco.

Lauren is the founder and co-owner of ATrain Education ( and she has written or co-written more than two hundred courses on a wide range of topics for her continuing education website. She is certified as a trainer on Alzheimer's disease and related dementias by the Florida Department of Elder Affairs.

Susan Walters Schmid, PhD

Susan Schmid earned BA degrees in History and European Studies from George Mason University, a Master's degree in Public History from Appalachian State University, and a PhD in History from Arizona State University.

In addition to her PhD she earned a Certificate in Scholarly Publishing from ASU. Susan has served as an editor for several scholarly presses. She worked as a desktop publishing specialist for Arizona State University and taught several courses for the History Department as well as "Introduction to Scholarly Publishing" and "Scholarly Editing" for the Scholarly Publishing Program.


  • Contact hours:
  • Pharmacotherapy hours: 0
  • Expiration date: February 1, 2020
  • Course price: $24

Course Summary

Historical review of nurse practice acts and nursing boards. Comprehensive discussion of Chapters 456 and 464 of the Florida Statutes and Division 64B9 of the Florida Administrative Code. Description of the disciplinary process and the alternatives to discipline provided through the Florida Intervention Project for Nurses. Discussion of ethical decision making and the relationship of ethics and the law.

ATrain Education, Inc. is an approved provider by the American Occupational Therapy Association. The following course information applies to occupational therapy professionals:

  • Target Audience: Occupational Therapists, OTAs

Criteria for Successful Completion

80% or higher on the post test, a completed evaluation form, and payment where required. No partial credit will be awarded.

Conflict of Interest/Commercial Support

Conflict of Interest/Commercial Support

The planners and authors of this learning activity have declared no conflicts of interest, vested interest, or financial relationship that may influence the content of this activity. All information is provided fairly and without bias.

ATrain Education, Inc. received no outside financial or commercial support in the preparation, presentation or implementation of this learning activity and has no affiliation with any company whose products or services are mentioned in this activity.

Accreditation Information

Objectives: When you finish this course you will be able to:

  • Describe the history of nursing registration and nursing practice acts.
  • State the difference between boards of nursing and nursing professional organizations.
  • Distinguish between the general provisions of the Florida Statutes and the rules that cover practice for Florida nurses and nursing assistants.
  • Review the powers and duties spelled out in Division 64B9 of the Florida Administrative Code.
  • Summarize the grounds for discipline, due process procedures, and alternatives to discipline for nurses in the State of Florida.
  • Discuss the way in which medical ethics differs from the law.

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