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Florida Laws and Rules

1. A fellow nurse has questions regarding the practice of professional nursing. Which of the following informational points of interest should be communicated to the nurse regarding the practice of professional nursing?  

A. The practice of professional nursing does not include the supervision and teaching of other personnel.

B. Under the practice of professional nursing, licensed practical nurses are allowed to teach general principles of health to other nurses.

C. Under the practice of professional nursing, registered nurses may engage in health teaching and counseling of the ill, injured, or infirm.

D. The practice of professional nursing also applies to those working as a CNA.


2. Which of the following statements regarding Florida's Nurse Practice Act is most accurate?

A. The board shall by rule prescribe up to 10 hours of continuing education biennially as a condition for renewal of a license or certificate.

B. The board shall by rule prescribe up to 15 hours of continuing education biennially as a condition for renewal of a license or certificate.

C. The board shall by rule prescribe up to 20 hours of continuing education biennially as a condition for renewal of a license or certificate.

D. The board shall by rule prescribe up to 30 hours of continuing education biennially as a condition for renewal of a license or certificate.


3. A certified nurse practitioner may initiate, monitor, or alter therapies for certain uncomplicated acute illnesses while working within the framework of an established protocol.

A. True

B. False


4. Only a person who holds a license in the state of Florida or a multistate license pursuant to practice professional nursing or who performs nursing services may use the title “Registered Nurse” and the abbreviation “R.N.”

A. True

B. False


5. Which of the following statements regarding Florida's Nurse Practice Act is most accurate?

A. A psychiatric nurse, within the framework of an established protocol with a psychiatrist, may prescribe psychotropic controlled substances for the treatment of mental disorders.

B. A psychiatric nurse, within the framework of an established protocol with a psychiatrist, may prescribe controlled substances for the treatment of all patient disorders.

C. A psychiatric nurse may only prescribe controlled substances for individuals under the age of 65.

D. A psychiatric nurse may not prescribe controlled substances under any circumstance.


6. A fellow nurse has questions regarding sexual misconduct in the practice of nursing. Which of the following informational points of interest should be communicated to the nurse?

A. Sexual misconduct in the practice of nursing may refer to the violation of the nurse-patient relationship through which a patient uses said relationship to induce or attempt to induce a nurse into a personal relationship.

B. Sexual misconduct in the practice of nursing only applies to nurse-patient relationships that include patients under the age of 25.

C. Sexual misconduct in the practice of nursing may refer to the violation of the nurse-patient relationship through which a patient uses said relationship to induce or attempt to induce a nurse into a personal relationship AFTER the patient leaves the nurse's care.

D. Sexual misconduct in the practice of nursing is prohibited.


7. According to the course, House Bill 21 Controlled Substances limits opioid prescriptions for the treatment of acute pain to a specified period under certain circumstances.

A. True

B. False


8. Which of the following statements regarding Senate Bill 182 Medical Use of Marijuana is most accurate?

A. The law allows registered nurses to determine that smoking is an appropriate route of administration for medical marijuana.

B. The law allows licensed practical nurses to determine that smoking is an appropriate route of administration for medical marijuana.

C. The law allows advanced practice registered nurses to determine that smoking is an appropriate route of administration for medical marijuana.

D. The law allows a qualified physician to determine that smoking is an appropriate route of administration for medical marijuana.


9. Which of the following statements regarding electronic prescribing in the state of Florida is most accurate?

A. The law requires prescribers to generate and transmit all prescriptions electronically, except when electronic prescribing is unavailable due to a temporary electrical or technological failure.

B. The law allows prescribers to generate and transmit prescriptions electronically at the discretion of the prescribers.

C. Electronic prescribing should only be used within health care facilities.

D. Electronic prescribing is not allowed.


10. Which of the following statements regarding House Bill 607 is most accurate?

A. As of March 11, 2020, a CNA may delegate tasks to an authorized RN.

B. As of March 11, 2020, a CNA may delegate tasks to an authorized RN and a home health aide.

C. As of March 11, 2020, an authorized RN is authorized to delegate the administration of Schedule II-IV controlled substances to a CNA.

D. As of March 11, 2020, an authorized RN may delegate tasks to CNAs or home health aides if the RN determines that the CNA or home health aide is competent to perform these tasks, and the tasks meet certain criteria designated by law.


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