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Summary

Specific laws, rules, and regulations govern the profession of nursing in the state of Florida. Some of these are particular to the profession of nursing while others are more general in nature and pertain to nursing and as well as to other professions and/or occupations. But in either case, whether a particular regulation is only concerned with the profession of nursing or it is more general in scope, nurses practicing in the state of Florida must comply with the requirements and restrictions that have been developed by the state and by the Nursing Board. The Florida State Statutes, 2016Title XXXII: Regulation of the Professions and Occupations. Chapter 464: Nursing. Part I Nurse Practice Act; Part II Certified Nursing Assistants, and the rules of The Board of Nursing, Chapter 64B9 of the Florida Administrative Code was primarily referenced in this course. The Florida Board of Nursing also provides online resources for licensees that define nursing practice, education requirements, licensure process, and discipline process for unethical, unprofessional, and illegal conduct by nursinglicensees.