Florida Nurse Practice, biology homework help

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Read the Florida Nurse Practice Act sections 464.001, .002, .003, .016, .017, & .018 and also the Rules of the Board of Nursing sections 64B9-1.001, 5.001, 5.002, 5.003, 5.009, 5.010, 5.011, 5.012, 8.003, 8.0045. 8.005, 8.006 (scan only 8.006), 9.002,9-12, 9-14, 9-15.002 all found at


(Just FYI, you would check the following to determine the most current Board of Nursing Rules


Optional: Go to the National Council of State Boards of Nursing website

and review their Model Nurse Practice Act and regulations, found at


  • 1. How does the NCSBN model compare with Florida’s Nurse Practice act and regulations?
  • 2. Which Act/ Rules do you prefer and why?
  • 3. Which one is more restrictive for nurses?
  • 4. Comment on the following scenario:
  • The RN is taking care of an 86 year old patient 10 days post a 5 vessel

    bypass. The patient’s fluid balance has been precarious with frequent

    bouts of congestive heart failure and third spacing of fluids. Today the

    nurse obtains a BP of 72/40 and starts a bolus of normal saline at 150

    mL per hour. The nurse has not tried to contact the physician and there

    are no standing orders to cover his other actions. Is the RN within his

    or her scope of practice as set forth in the Florida Nurse Practice

    Act? In particular, section 464.003 (2).

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