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Can Florida Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners Register their Autonomous Practice for Primary Care Services?

Recently, the Board of Nursing voted to approve the following revised language for adoption by rule as the definition of “primary care practice”: “Includes physical and mental health promotion, assessment, evaluation, disease prevention, health maintenance, counseling, patient education, diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic illnesses, inclusive of behavioral and mental health conditions”. This definition would be read in conjunction with Section 464.0123(3), Florida Statutes. The Board also voted to accept the recommendation, also for adoption by rule, from the Council on APRN Autonomous Practice for “standards of practice” as: “Advanced practice registered nurses who are registered pursuant to Section 464.0123, F.S., shall engage...

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Understanding the Intervention Project for Nurses Monitoring Contract

If you are a nurse (i.e. LPN, RN, APRN, etc) and have decided to participate in the Intervention Project for Nurses (“IPN”) you will first have to undergo an evaluation, which will include an interview with an IPN approved doctor and a toxicology test. After this evaluation has been completed, IPN may suggest no monitoring or require that you enter into a monitoring contract. Typically, you have roughly two weeks to sign the monitoring contract. Prior to signing the contract, you should thoroughly review the IPN Participant Manual so that you understand the requirements for participation. The last thing you want...

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Registration form for Autonomous Advanced Practice Registered Nurse is Now Available

Great news for Florida licensed Advanced Practice Nurse Practitioners. The registration application for Autonomous practice is now available. There is no fee associated with submitting the registration application. Eligibility for registration as an autonomous APRN includes the following: 1. At least 3,000 clinical practice hours under the supervision of an allopathic or osteopathic physician within the past 5 year. These hours may include clinical instructional hours. [See Section 464.0123(1)(c) F.S. for complete requirements]; 2. Three graduate-level semester hours, or the equivalent, in differential diagnosis and 3 graduate-level semester hours, or the equivalent, in pharmacology completed within the past 5 years (documentation required); and  3....

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Appointments Made to Autonomous APRN Council

The Boards of Medicine, Nursing, and Osteopathic Medicine have made appointments to the Council on Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) Autonomous Practice. Legislation creating the Council went into effect on July 1, 2020. The Council will recommend standards of practice for APRNs who register with the Board of Nursing for autonomous practice. Appointees Board of Medicine Shailesh Gupta, MD (3 year term) Hector Vila, MD (4 year term)   Board of Nursing Charrita Ernewein, DNP, APRN, FNP (2 year term) Vicky Stone-Gale, DNP, APRN, FNP (4 year term) Sandra Williamson, APRN, CNM (3 year term) Kathleen Wilson, PhD, APRN, FNP (2 year term)   Board of Osteopathic Medicine Michelle Mendez, DO (4 year...

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How Does a Nurse Practitioner Establish an Independent Practice in Florida?

Effective July 1, 2020, Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (“APRN”) will be able to register their own autonomous practice throughout Florida with the passage of House Bill 607. No longer will the APRN have to provide patient care within the framework of an established protocol with a supervising physician if they are properly registered. If the APRN is not registered then an established protocol will still be required. The term Health Care Provider has been re-defined to mean a physician, osteopathic physician, podiatric physician or an APRN registered under Florida Statute §464.0123.   Registering your Autonomous Practice Autonomous Practice is defined as an advanced...

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