LPN Education and Certification in Florida
To work as a licensed practical nurse (LPN) in Florida, you will need to earn your LPN degree and then pass the NCLEX-PN exam. You will also need to become CPR certified.
After you have completed these steps you will be required to obtain an LPN license from the Florida Board of Nursing. The license includes an $85 fee and you will be asked to provide a transcript from the LPN school you attended.
In this state you will need to renew your license every two years. When you renew your license for the first time you will be required to participate in a one-hour class about HIV and Aids.
To renew your license for the first time and every time after that you will need to participate in 24 hours of continuing education courses. Your continuing education must include 2 credit hours about prevention of medical errors.
Then, every third time you renew your license you must participate in a two-hour class on domestic violence. All courses you participate in must be approved by the Florida Board of Nursing.