The mission of IPN is to ensure public health and safety by
education, monitoring, and support to nurses in the State of Florida.
What We Do
IPN is the consultant to the Florida Department of Health on issues of nursing impairment. IPN ensures public health and safety by providing education, monitoring and support to nurses in the State of Florida.
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.
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.
Our Next Event
IPN/ FNA Virtual Conference
“Navigating Changes in Healthcare Monitoring Through Education and Support”
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