FL certified nurses are exempt from continuing ed!

Great news! Florida certified nurses are now exempt from many continuing education courses.

The Florida Board of Nursing (BON) updated their continuing education requirements to exempt certified nurses from most required courses.

The Florida Board of Nursing announced that, “A nurse who is certified by a health care specialty program accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies or the Accreditation Board for Specialty Nursing Certification is exempt from continuing education requirements.”

Florida certified RN will be required to complete only the 2-hour human trafficking course and Florida certified APRN will be required to complete the 2-hour Human Trafficking and 3-hour Safe and Effective Prescription of Controlled Substances course. 

Visit the Florida Board of Nursing’s website for more information.

Link to Florida Board of Nursing Renewal Site

If you’re a certified nurse, you can elect to receive the exemption and reduce your required biannual continuing education by visiting CE Broker. 

We offer both the Human Trafficking and Safe and Effective Prescription of Controlled Substances courses.  Renew Now CE is a Florida Board of Nursing and American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) certified provider of continuing education. 

We offer a $10 human trafficking course link: Human Trafficking

We offer a $14 Safe and Effective Prescription of Controlled Substances course link: Safe and Effective

We have a $25 combo package for APRN link:  FL Certified APRN Package

For CRNA we now offer AANA approved versions of both required courses:

We offer AANA approved Safe & Effective Prescription of Controlled Substances for $25 hosted on Digital Chalk: AANA approved Safe & Effective

We offer AANA approved Human Trafficking for $15 hosted Digital Chalk: AANA approved Human Trafficking

If you would like to take these courses from us on CE Broker, we offer the courses hosted on CE Broker: Provider on CE Broker Link

The Safe and Effective Prescription of Controlled Substances.

Florida nurse practitioners are required to complete a biannual continuing education course called, “The Safe and Effective Prescription of Controlled Substances.” This important three hour course is timely for nurse practitioners as Florida approved DEA licensing authority for advanced practice providers in 2017. The course is required for all nurse practitioners, even if they do not have a DEA license.

Florida Statue 464.012 covers the requirement for the type of continuing education provider who can supply this course:

464.012 must complete at least 3 hours of continuing education on the safe and effective prescription of controlled substances. Such continuing education courses must be offered by a statewide professional association of physicians in this state accredited to provide educational activities designated for the American Medical Association Physician’s Recognition Award Category 1 credit, the American Nurses Credentialing Center, the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists, or the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and may be offered in a distance learning format.

Renew Now CE provides this course online. We use a short-video combined with in-course auto-feedback questions.

This course is highly rated! Here are some reviews:

“Great content! Loved the summary video and flow of information.” – Lucille, APRN

“Straight and to the point, no mincing of words. I got in, I learned, I got out. Perfect CEU!” – Kathleen, APRN

“Straightforward, easy to read. Liked the sample self-quiz after 1-2 chapters” – Hillary, APRN

“I don’t have a DEA number, but I learned so much from this course. It was great.” – Laurie, APRN

“This was a well-written course with helpful course materials and exam items that focused on the main points as opposed to asking us to recall odd statistics, etc. Very well-written and enjoyable – helpful for practice as I am fairly new to having a DEA number in the State of Florida. End of course exam was fair and well-written.” – Jana, APRN

We offer a $14 Safe and Effective Prescription of Controlled Substances course link: Safe and Effective

We have a $25 combo package for APRN link:  FL Certified APRN Package

For CRNA we now offer AANA approved versions of both required courses:

We offer AANA approved Safe & Effective Prescription of Controlled Substances for $25 hosted on Digital Chalk: AANA approved Safe & Effective

We offer AANA approved Human Trafficking for $15 hosted Digital Chalk: AANA approved Human Trafficking

If you would like to take these courses from us on CE Broker, we offer the courses hosted on CE Broker: Provider on CE Broker Link