HB 1337 PASSED
Breaking News! HB 1337 Nursing is now on it’s way to the governor’s desk to be signed!!. It came over from the House in messages yesterday to the Senate and was passed today in the final moments of the 2018 legislative session. Thank you to bill sponsors 1594 Senator Brandes and Representative Pigman. This piece of legislation will bring Florida Advanced Practice Nurses in closer alignment with the National Council of State Boards of Nuring Consensus Model by changing the title from Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner to Advanced Practice Registered Nurse and adding Clinical Nurse Specialists to the APRN role as well as clarifying certification.
Thank you to the collaboration of the Florida Coalition of Advanced Practice Nurses lobbyist and the National Council of State Boards of Nursing lobbyist and especially Florida Nurse Practitioner Network lobbyist Allison Carvajal who worked tirelessly towards making this a reality!
-Doreen Cassarino (FNPN)