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South Florida Council of Advanced Practice Nurses

APRN title change-important information

Posted about 2 months ago by Vicky Stone-Gale

HB 1337-APRN title change, will go into effect on October 1, 2018. At this time you should be preparing for the change by updating anything that has the current ARNP title. This would include items such as lab coats, office signage, prescription pads, business letterhead, business cards, EMR system, any office forms, website, etc. You may also want to inform the pharmaceutical reps of the change their companies need to make to your signature page.

Please read HB 1337 and familiarize yourself with the language. You are required by statute to use the APRN title as this is how you are licensed in the State of Florida. You are not licensed as an FNP, PMHNP, CNM, CNS, CRNA, etc. That is your certification. Your credential needs to include APRN, for example your signature may be something such as Sarah Jones, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC or Sarah Jones, APRN, CNM, etc. There could be a potential violation if you "fail to identify through written notice, which may include the wearing of a name tag, or orally to a patient the type of license under which the practitioner is practicing. Any advertisement for health care services naming the practitioner must identify the type of license the practitioner holds."

See Florida Statute Chapter 456.072 --2018 Grounds for discipline

http://www.leg.state.fl.us/Statutes/index.cfm?App_mode=Display_Statute&URL=0400-0499/0456/Sections/0456.072.html

HB 1337

http://www.leg.state.fl.us/Statutes/index.cfm?App_mode=Display_Statute&URL=0400-0499/0456/Sections/0456.072.