Florida Nurses, as your April and July deadlines draw near, don’t forget to take care of the new Laws and Rules requirement needed to renew your license.
The Florida Board of Nursing established that LPNs, RNs, Clinical Nurse Specialists and Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners need 2 hours of continuing education on the laws and rules on the practice of nursing in Florida.
The requirement goes into effect starting this year, beginning with Florida renewal deadlines in 2015. These 2 hours go toward your 24 contact hour requirement.
Designated public places offering new mothers privacy while they're out encourage women to breastfeed their babies.
CEUFast Course Overview: Breastfeeding
One of the most natural things to a new mother and her infant is breastfeeding, yet many of America's mothers do not breastfeed their newborns. Lack of support from family and employers, a failure to understand the importance and benefits of breastfeeding, and misconceived stigmas associated with the act are all cited as reasons why breastfeeding has fallen out of favor. The physical and emotional benefits for both child and mother significantly outweigh the reasons for failing to breastfeed, and we health-care practitioners have a responsibility to adequately educate and encourage new mothers to breastfeed their babies. CEUFast offers a breastfeeding certification course designed to help nurses guide their patients into this healthy and loving step of motherhood.
Infection control and barrier precautions go far beyond washing hands.
CEUFast Course Overview: Infection Control and Barrier Precautions
If you are practicing medicine in New York state, you are required to take infection control courses every four years at a minimum. You must also submit proof that you have taken and passed your infection control and barrier precautions course to the state Department of Health. If you fail to do so, you will lose your license. If you are working long shifts and/or raising a family at the same time, it might seem impossible to find the time to take an infection control course. Fortunately, CEUFast offers an NYS infection control course online so you can get the certification you need while you're at home.