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April 29, 2020 | by ralph

Board of Nursing Licensing Requirements

Now, more than ever, nursing has come out to be one of the most important careers. Nurses around the world are assisting doctors in saving people’s lives and trying to bring the world back to normal from the COVID-19 pandemic. We may have realized it now, but their contribution to society has always been crucial.

That’s why it is important nurses and nursing students are hired to serve the people as soon as possible.

Facilities where the services of the nurses are required

  • Physician’s Office
  • Assisting Living Homes
  • Home Healthcare facilities
  • Schools
  • Disability care
  • Hospitals
  • Nursing homes
  • Group homes
  • Outpatient clinics
  • Military service
  • Travel Nurses (based on the location they deployed)

Nurses are only able to give the required treatment when they follow strict guidelines and protocols. And, to assure that, the Florida Board of Nursing has set up mandatory guidelines that every applicant has to follow. The Board also controls the hiring protocols. Whether they are trying to get a new nursing license or renew their old one. The procedure has to follow by every nursing applicant.

How to Get a New License or Renew Your Nursing’s License in Florida?

Under the Florida Board of Nursing, the following professions are covered;

  • Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs)
  • Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs)
  • Registered Nurses (RNs)
  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs)

So, if you belong to any of the above-mentioned professions or want to renew the license in any of these practice areas, then this page will help you.

You begin by completing your nursing program from any of the schools or universities that the Florida Board of Nursing approves. After that, you have to register and submit an application with the National Council of State Board of Nursing (NCBN) Florida, which is the Florida Board of Nursing. This is done for the NCLEX (National Council Licensure Examination).

Florida Board of Nursing is responsible for issuing fresh licenses, renewing the old ones and providing information related to the license and certification status.

Log in to their website to register following the instructions given on the website.

The next step is your background verification, which is conducted by FDLE (Florida Board of Law Enforcement). The level 2 background check is conducted using the electronic fingerprints of the applicant. The applicant bears the fee of this background check and electronic fingerprinting.

FDLE suggests that you get your LiveScan electronic fingerprinting done at an FDLE approved facility.

1idu is a Veteran Owned – FDLE approved LiveScan Electronic Fingerprinting service provider. Our services are available even for out-of-state nurses. We accept and process the Out-of-State FD (258) card as well in our office.

Many nurses that move to Florida or move out of Florida have questions in mind whether their license is eligible for a different state or not. Our services will save you time and money. Visit us for Out-of-State FD (258) card.

Once you get your electronic fingerprinting done for Level 2 background check, the verification process is initiated by the FDLE with the help of the local courts to check your records in the FBI database, and Local County.

Once the verification is done, the results are obtained through The ClearingHouse by the service provider. Hospitals, schools, universities medical facilities, all kinds of employers, businessmen have access to The ClearingHouse as they want the electronic fingerprinting done for their nurses, employees, and students respectively.

Applicants are suggested to fill their application and information correctly with accurate information. Any wrong or misleading information found at a later stage might delay the certification process. Your level II background screening won’t be completed in case wrong information is found.

Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) and Registered Nurses (RNs) need to renew their licenses every two years.

1idu is a veteran-owned and FDLE approved LiveScan electronic fingerprinting service provider in Tampa Florida. With our services, you get high-quality fingerprints for your level 2 background check for the nursing and other professions.

It would be helpful if you bring all the required documents at the time of electronic fingerprinting as this will speed up the process. See the complete list of documents required for electronic fingerprinting.

April 29, 2020 | by ralph

Child Protection and Safety

The DCF requires employment background screening that includes criminal history checks. Florida Department of Children (DCF) requires all licensed childcare and home childcare providers are electronically livescanned – level 2 fingerprinted.

It is heartbreaking to know that a child has to go through such a horrifying experience such as abuse. This could scar the child for life.

We have seen many adults these days that have faced child abuse and they struggle with the flashback memories and triggers throughout their life. It happens when the child is under the supervision of somebody will ill-intentions. The situation occurs when a person who is supposed to take care of the child has gone through the background check during the hiring process. His/her level II background check is not conducted through the LiveScan electronic fingerprinting by the kid-centric service providers.

Why and How this Child Abuse Happens?

Neglect, abuse, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse or trafficking to children is mostly conducted by someone who is known to the child or close to them. There could be a teacher, coach, nanny or babysitter or any volunteer around children in the close circle with cruel intentions.

Leaving the child alone with someone who has been a sexual offender in the past is a risky situation. But, how to identify whether the person who is taking care of your child or coaching your child is the right person to do the job? How do the parents know that the caretaker is not a child abuse offender?

Keeping Our Children Safe with Level 2 Background Check or Private Contractors who use personal FBI reports.

It is important to know who you let your child come close to. Level 2 background check is conducted on all types of employees even the volunteers in the charity organizations and NGOs. It became a mandatory process since a few of the NGOs started skipping the process and hired anybody without thoroughly checking the background.

This gave rise to child sexual abuse cases. The Florida Network of Children’s Advocacy Centers has allowed anyone who knows or has witnessed a child abuse act can report to the department. Follow the reporting guidelines.

With the level 2 background check being mandatory, the NGOs and other kid-centric service providers can know that they are hiring the right person who doesn’t have a criminal background or a sexual offender in this particular case. And, your child will be safe around that person. Every parent wants that peace of mind.

The kid-centered service providers follow the proper procedure and let all the applicants go through the LiveScan electronic fingerprinting process for the level II background screening checks.

How the LiveScan Level 2 Background Check is conducted?

The applicant’s information is cross-checked in the records in the FDLE (Florida Department of Law Enforcement) database, FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) database with the help of local courts.

The level 2 background check is conducted using the LiveScan Electronic Fingerprinting done at an FDLE approved center. So, always search for FDLE approved LiveScan provider near me, you will get the list of FDLE approved centers generated that are authorized to do the electronic fingerprinting for the background screening.

1idu is FDLE approved and veteran-owned LiveScan electronic fingerprinting service provider. Electronic Fingerprint-based background checks are authentic and reliable. Simple name-based checks are not accurate. It is high time that we realize the importance of electronic fingerprint-based level 2 background check for the sake of our children.

All these efforts are done to provide a safe environment for children so that we can curb the child abuse cases and the children don’t have to face the trauma throughout their life. Child sexual abuse not just affects the child, but affects the whole family, start safe, stay safe.