Promoting Safe Practice for Florida’s Nurses

The mission of IPN is to ensure public health and safety by providing
education, monitoring, and support to nurses in the State of Florida.

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What We Do

IPN ensures public health and safety by providing education, monitoring and support to nurses in the State of Florida.

Doctor and nurse talking

Referral Sources

IPN receives referrals from multiple sources including employers, treatment providers, evaluators, and attorneys. IPN also receives referrals directly from the FL Department of Health and the Board of Nursing. Nurses may also self-refer to IPN.

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IPN provides a vast network of weekly in-person and virtual substance use disorder and mental health-focused nurse support groups that are led by trained group ‘facilitators. These facilitators assist IPN participants in learning about healthy coping mechanisms, recovery techniques, and promotion of support group measures.

Florida Nurses Association
To serve and support all registered nurses through professional development, advocacy and the promotion of excellence.

Nurse Practice ACT
Chapter 464 Florida Statutes. Rules of the Board of Nursing. Chapter 64B9 Florida Administrative Rules.

Affinity eHealth/Spectrum
Third party partner in drug testing administration, online compliance monitoring and case management.

Our Next Event

IPN/ FNA Annual  Conference

The Future is Now:
Advances in Nurse Monitoring and Public Safety

Friday, June 21, 2024

Benefits of IPN

Protection of public safety

Assistance to nurses with impairing conditions

Facilitate quality fitness to practice evaluations

Offer options for quality treatment when recommended

Provide state-wide access to local nurse support groups

Improvement of recovery outcomes