I'm a new nurse to Florida, but not a new nurse. I've recently endorsed my license and have been wondering about the differences in scope of practice among nurses in FL as compared to my previous state (MO). There, the basic differences in RN and LPN were that RNs could initiate blood but LPNs could monitor the infusion, RNs were required to do admitting assessments and initiate the plan of care but LPNs could monitor and follow, LPNs were required to be directly supervised by an RN or physician, and RNs could give IV push meds but LPNs could give piggybacks (with some limitations) after an IV therapy course. In MO, CNAs are certified but I recently heard someone request a "license" from a CNA here in FL. Are they licensed as nurses are?
I've found the BoN website to be about as useful as a ton of bricks and about as easy to get through. I'd hate to be in the work environment and delegate something that I shouldn't. Can you help me figure out the differences here? Thanks!