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Your online source for information, research, and strategies addressing the dynamic nurse workforce needs in Florida.

About the FCN

What is FCN?


The Florida Center for Nursing is a state workforce center established in Florida statute (F.S. 464.0195) to recommend strategies to balance the supply and demand of Florida's nursing workforce. Our website informs, educates, and provides updates on nursing workforce issues. By collecting, analyzing, and reporting on the nursing workforce, the Center seeks to ensure an adequate supply of direct care providers for the health of the people of Florida.


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Our Mission


The Florida Center for Nursing is established to research and address issues of supply and demand for nursing, including issues of recruitment, retention, and utilization of nurse workforce resources.


Our Vision 


The Florida Center for Nursing is the definitive source for information, research, and strategies addressing the dynamic workforce needs of nursing in Florida.


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Founded in 1973, the College of Nursing is one of 14 colleges that comprise the University of South Florida (USF). USF is situated in the vibrant and diverse Tampa Bay region, with campuses in Tampa, St. Petersburg and Sarasota-Manatee. Together these campuses serve more than 50,000 students and offer undergraduate, graduate, specialist and doctoral degrees.

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Our Newest Program!

We've launched a program, Shaping the Future: Becoming Nursing Faculty, to provide nurses in Florida with the opportunity to explore the role of Nursing Faculty! Find more information and our registration page by clicking the button below.

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Autonomous Nurse Practitioners

Florida Autonomous Practice 2020-2021

In honor of National Nurse Practitioner Week, the Florida Center for Nursing released an infographic taking a closer look at supply, setting, and specialty of Autonomous Nurse Practitioners in Florida from 2020 - 2021.

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Newest Reports

The State of the Nursing Workforce in Florida


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Addressing Nurse Workforce Issues for the Health of Florida
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