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RN Salary in Florida - FL

Florida Registered Nurses Salaries

The median pay for a registered nurse in Florida is roughly $25.00 per hour.  This means the average Florida RN salary is $50,733 per year, according to the Bureau of Labor, and is expected to increase over the next five years.  The pay varies depending upon the experience, specialty/emphasis of study, and the geographic location of the registered nurse.  Most of the bigger cities located in Florida present a higher percentage of the higher paying jobs, which include registered nurses. 

Below is a listing of some of the state averages for base salaries of registered nurses according to the Florida Board of Nursing.

State of Florida:  $50,733
Tampa, Florida:  $58,457
Bradenton, Florida:  $57,691
Boca Raton, Florida:  $62,028
Sarasota, Florida:  $57,733
Tallahassee, Florida:  $57,168
Clearwater, Florida:  $58,023
Daytona Beach, Florida:  $55,845
Melbourne, Florida:  $57,634
Miami, Florida:  $60,522
Orlando, Florida:  $58,642
St. Petersburg, Florida:  $58,557
Fort Lauderdale, Florida:  $62,085
Hialeah, Florida:  $60,622
Jacksonville, Florida:  $58,936
Fort Meyers, Florida:  $57,839
Gainesville, Florida:  $55,185
Pensacola, Florida:  $55,731

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Continuing Education for Registered Nurses in Florida

In the state of Florida, registered nurses are required to complete one contact hour each month in the licensure cycle that also consists of two hours on Prevention of Medical Errors.  HIV/AIDs is only a one-time one hour requirement that is to be completed before the first renewal.  Also, Domestic Violence is a two-hour requirement for every three years.  All of these CE’s are attainable through Home Study.  Refer to the Nursing Education of America website for more details.

The below is a list of state-required continuing education hours for health care professionals including registered nurses in Florida.

Florida OT: Reducing Medical Errors
Gives a summary of different kinds of medical errors, risks that are common from falls, errors with medications, proper delivery of medications, appropriate documentation, how to report errors appropriately, and safety goals of patients for OT’s in Florida.
2.5 contact hours for $22.00

Florida PT: Reducing Medical Errors
Provides an overview for different types of medical errors, risks that are common from falls, how to accurately deliver medications, appropriate documentation, how to report any errors, safety goals for patients, and root cause analysis.
2.5 contact hours for $22.00

Florida: Domestic Violence: Indicators, Reporting, and Patient Care
A course that meets the requirement for continuing education of domestic violence for providers of healthcare in the state of Florida that teaches about signs and symptoms, implications, risk factors, how to document, guidelines for reporting in Florida, resources, and interventions.
2 contact hours for $20.00

Florida: HIV/AIDS (1 CH)
Course that meets the criteria for the HIV/AIDS in the state of Florida covering the frequency rate of HIV/AIDS in Florida, the Omnibus AIDS act in Florida, how it is transmissible, clinical management, and prevention of HIV/AIDS CDC strategies.
1 contact hour for $10.00

Florida: HIV/AIDS (2 CH)
A course that meets a requirement for the HIV/AIDS in Florida covering the occurrence of HIV/AIDS in Florida, what the Omnibus AIDS Act of Florida states, how the disease is transmissible, how to clinically manage the disease, CDC tactics for the prevention of HIV/AIDS, and the review of the risks for special populations.
2 contact hours for $20.00

Florida: HIV/AIDS (3 CH)
Meets the criteria for the state of Florida HIV/AIDS which covers the occurrence rate in Florida, the Omnibus AIDS Act, how it is transmissible, clinical management, review of special population risks, tactics for CDC for the prevention of HIV/AIDS, issues that are psychosocial, and any concerns of care providers or family.
3 contact hours for $24.00

Florida: HIV/AIDS (4 CH)
A course that meets the criteria for HIV/AIDS in Florida that covers the occurrence rate in the state of Florida, the Omnibus AIDS Act in Florida, how the disease is transmissible, clinical management, prevention through CDC strategies, psychosocial issues, common concerns that care providers and family hold, special population risks, and potential co-infections and how to manage them.
4 contact hours for $30.00

Florida: Reducing Medical Errors
A course that covers the criteria on how to report and prevent medical errors in the state of Florida through the Statute 456.013 covering what potential medical errors could be, any possible risk factors, how to report medical errors, how to improve outcomes, and ways to provide education to the public.
2 contact hours for $20.00

Other informational Resources

FLORIDA BOARD OF NURSING
4080 WOODCOCK DR STE 202
JACKSONVILLE FL 32207
Phone: 904-858-6940
Fax: 904-858-6964
http://www.doh.state.fl.us/mqa/nursing/nur_consumer.html

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