Q. What is HB 1337?

A. HB 1337 - APRN title change - went into effect on October 1, 2018. Previously we were licensed by the Florida BON as an "ARNP" but only had one license as an RN. Now you will have the option of renewing one or both licenses at your next BON license renewal period. You should strongly consider renewing both licenses. There is no change in cost and it only takes a little extra time to ensure that you retain the RN license that you worked so hard to obtain should you ever require it in the future (i.e., if you move to another state that requires the RN for advanced practice nurses).

 

 

Q. Where can I learn more?

A. Please read HB 1337 and familiarize yourself with the new law language at: https://floridasnursing.gov/new-legislation-impacting-your-profession-4/

 

Q. Are we required to use the APRN title?

A. Yes, you are required by statute to use the APRN title as this is how you are "licensed" in the State of Florida. This is a major change. Note - You are not licensed as a CRNA. CRNA is the title of your national certification. Your legal credential needs to include APRN. For example, your signature may be something such as Susan Smith, DNP, APRN, CRNA.