64B9-4.002. Requirements for Licensure  

Effective on Wednesday, March 13, 2019
  • 1(1) In accordance with the provisions of section 9464.012, F.S., 11any person who wishes to be licensed as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse shall submit 26a completed Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) Application, form 35number DH-MQA 1124, 10/5/18, hereby incorporated by reference 43and available at 46http://www.flrules.org/Gateway/reference.asp?No=Ref-10299, 48and Financial Responsibility, form number DH-MQA 1186, 1/09, hereby incorporated by reference and available at 63http://www.flrules.org/Gateway/reference.asp?No=Ref-07539, 65or 66from the Board office or on the Board’s website: www.FloridasNursing.gov.

    76(2) 77Professional or national nursing specialty boards recognized by the Board include, but are not limited to:

    93(a) Council on Certification of Nurse Anesthetists, or Council on Recertification of Nurse Anesthetists, or their predecessors.

    110(b) American College of Nurse Midwives.

    116(c) American Nurses Association (American Nurses Credentialing Center) Nurse Practitioner level examinations only.

    129(d) National Certification Corporation for OB/GYN, Neonatal Nursing Specialties (nurse practitioner level examination only).

    143(e) National Board of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners and Associates (Pediatric Nurse Associate/Practitioner level examinations only).

    158(f) National Board for Certification of Hospice and Palliative Nurses.

    168(g) American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (nurse practitioner level examination only).

    179(h) Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation.

    184(i) American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN Certification Corporation) Adult Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Certification (ACNPC).

    200(j) Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Certification (family) (ANCC).

    209(k) Family Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (ANCC).

    218(l) Adult Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (ANCC).

    227(m) Psychiatric Adult CNS (ANCC).

    232(n) Psychiatric Mental Health CNS-Child Adolescent (ANCC).

    239(3) Nursing specialty boards shall meet the following standards:

    248(a) Attest to the competency of nurses in a clinical specialty area;

    260(b) Require a written examination prior to certification;

    268(c) Require (and required at the time of original certification) completion of a formal program prior to eligibility of examination;

    288(d) Maintain a program accreditation or review mechanism that adheres to criteria which are substantially equivalent to requirements in Florida;

    308(e) Identify standards or scope of practice statements as appropriate for the specialty.

    321Rulemaking Authority 323456.048, 324464.006, 325464.012 FS. 327Law Implemented 329456.048, 330456.072(1)(f), 331464.012, 332464.018(1)(b), 333456.0135, 334456.0635  335FS. History–New 8-31-80, Amended 3-16-81, 10-6-82, 6-18-85, Formerly 21O-11.23, Amended 3-19-87, 4-6-92, Formerly 21O-11.023, Amended 3-7-94, 7-4-94, Formerly 61F7-4.002, Amended 5-1-95, 5-29-96, Formerly 59S-4.002, Amended 2-18-98, 11-12-98, 4-5-00, 3-23-06, 6-4-09, 12-6-10, 1-3-12, 10-22-12, 1-20-14, 11-15-16, 3-14-17, 10-1-18, 3-13-19.