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ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Use our Digital Library to quickly access our reports.

Read FAQs about nursing in Florida.

View our Internet Resources to find links to job opportunities, nursing programs, and more!

Read our External Reports of interest on the state of nursing in Florida.

The Florida Center for Nursing is a state workforce center established in Florida statute (F.S. 464.0195) to recommend solutions to address Florida's nursing shortage. Our website is here to inform, educate, and update you on nursing shortage issues and solutions. 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 all Floridians.

At FCN one of our goals is to ensure you have access to the most recent nursing data from across the state. By creating various charts and graphs to illustrate our findings, we hope to provide a clear picture on what is happening in the workforce currently. Please feel free to Contact Us with any questions.

Announcements

FCN 2018 Annual Report Release

Florida Center for Nursing is proud to announce the 2018 Annual Report: July 2017 – June 2018 publication.  In it you will find information about the FCN’s programs and work.  There is also an introduction to the Healthcare Workforce Research Initiative designed to serve as the organizational nucleus of healthcare occupations data to support informed decision-making by healthcare stakeholders and to facilitate research and grant proposals that support a healthier Florida. 

 

AY 2016-17 NURSE EDUCATION SURVEY REPORTS ARE AVAILABLE

Results of the Florida Center for Nursing's Nurse Education Survey reports are now available in our Satewide Data Education Reports section. Four detailed reports are available, representing a) LPN programs b) Pre-Licensure RN programs c) Post-Licensure RN programs and d) Nursing Faculty supply and demand. Click here to view them now

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Report on FL Nurse Education Program NCLEX Passage Rates for 2017

Providing the results of an analysis of RN and LPN licensure examination passage rates during 2017 this report is a companion to the FCN report published in January 2018 – Review of Florida’s Nursing Education Programs, Academic Year 2016-2017.  Together the two reports complete the nursing program review for Academic Year 2016-2017 and Calendar Year 2017 as required by state mandate. Read Report

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2016-2017 Supply Reports are Available

The nurse workforce supply reports for the 2016-2017 renewal cycle are available for RNs, LPNs, and ARNPs in our Statewide Data Supply Reports section. Click here to view them now.

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Review of Florida’s Nursing Education Programs, 2016-2017

As required by Florida Statute (464.019), the FCN submitted this report to the Governor, Speaker of the House of Representatives, and Senate President.  The report is a review of the Board of Nursing’s administration of the nursing program approval and accountability processes. Also addressed are nursing program's capacity, enrollment, and student outcomes in AY 2016 -2017, and to the extent possible indicates how these have changed since the prior academic years.
 

Florida Nursing Statewide Strategic Plan - 2017

As stipulated in Florida statute (464.0195), the FCN is pleased to provide this statewide strategic plan citing issues, offering solutions, and recommending action steps to address nurse manpower issues in our state.

 

THE FLORIDA CENTER FOR NURSING’S 2017 ANNUAL REPORT

The Florida Center for Nursing’s 2017 Annual Report offers you a glimpse of our accomplishments and information about the Florida nurse workforce...Read More

 

Graphic Highlights of the 2016 Supply, Demand, and Education Reports are here!
 

Nursing is the most trusted profession!

 

Health Workforce Technical Assistance Center Webinars in 2017!

Greetings! Please find below information on three FREE webinars scheduled in early 2017 related to nurse workforce data collection. Our very own Mary Lou Brunell, FCN Director, is a participant in the January webinar. Each of the other sessions will feature a representative from the National Forum of State Nursing Workforce Centers. These will be open participation opportunities so please consider joining.

Click here for an overview of the events, or click any of the titles below to find out more on that specific session:

 

2010-2016 Florida Action Coalition Timeline!
Please enjoy the Florida Action Coalitions’s 2010-2017 timeline of accomplishments in graphic form to get a glimpse of what we have done over the past 6 years, and what we have planned for 2017! 
 

2016 Healthcare Workforce Summit
 

Get ready to celebrate National Nurses Week 2016!

Join ANA in celebrating the important role nurses play in health care during National Nurses Week, May 6 to 12, 2016.

Register now for the FREE webinar, "Culturally Congruent Care: Why Diversity makes a Difference."

Free planning resources and downloads are now available for your use. Access the logo library now.

Browse the National Nurses Week Catalog to shop for gifts for all the special nurses in your life.

Plan your celebration using the free toolkit that comes with a "Thank You" card, certificate and more items ready to use at your disposal.

Learn more about the Culture of Safety and how you can contribute to bring this goal to life.

Check out the interactive timeline to view the history of National Nurses Week from conceptualization to end result.

 

Florida Blue Foundation Awards $213,617 to 2014 Mini Grants

The Mini-Grant recipient supporting the Florida Healthcare Simulation Alliance is

University of North Florida -- Improving Student Performance through                                      Simulation Activities

University of North Florida will update and expand its current simulation program to provide opportunities for pre-licensure students that may not be available to them in their current clinical practice settings.  It will provide real-world, comprehensive simulation experiences that will offer students the best opportunities for learning clinical competency, critical thinking and priority setting skills.

TheMini-Grant recipients supporting the Florida Action Coalition are:

CommunityFoundation of Sarasota County, Inc.NursingEducation Navigator: A Project of the Suncoast Nursing Action Coalition

Suncoast Nursing Action Coalition will create a dedicated Nursing Education Navigator to provide "one stop" access to advisement services and to personalized referrals for support and enabling services. In turn, this will increase the number and proportion of individuals who actually matriculate into regionally and nationally accredited nursing programs; and will include individuals from minority and other underrepresented groups.

Universityof Central Florida College of Nursing -  Multimethod Approach to Evaluate the Effectsof Geographic Distribution and Practice Regulations of Florida NursePractitioners

Conduct geospatial mapping to identify the distribution ofnurse practitioners and primary care physicians in Florida. Overlay thisinformation with county/district lines, medically underserved areas and healthprofessional shortage areas. Measure relationships, analyzing results to applyto health policy decision making.

Universityof Florida College of NursingLeveragingSocial Media and Digital Communications to Grow Support and Awareness

Implement the Florida Action Coalition's StrategicCommunications Plan and establish sustainable internal processes to manage andleverage social media and digital communications. These activities willincrease awareness about the Coalition mission and activities amongstakeholders and help secure future financial support from other funders.

Universityof MiamiThe Future of Nursing Science:Encouraging Minority Nurses to Pursue a PhD through a Health Disparities SummerResearch Program

A ten week summer research program will provide seven minority nursing students per year (21 students total) with intensive training in health disparities research and promote the pursuit of doctoral education and the importance of preparing a diverse nursing workforce equipped to address health disparities.

 

Florida Blue Foundation Awards $213,617 to 2014 Mini Grants

The Mini-Grant recipient supporting the Florida Healthcare Simulation Alliance is

University of North Florida -- Improving Student Performance through                                      Simulation Activities

University of North Florida will update and expand its current simulation program to provide opportunities for pre-licensure students that may not be available to them in their current clinical practice settings.  It will provide real-world, comprehensive simulation experiences that will offer students the best opportunities for learning clinical competency, critical thinking and priority setting skills.

TheMini-Grant recipients supporting the Florida Action Coalition are:

CommunityFoundation of Sarasota County, Inc.Nursing Education Navigator: A Project of the Suncoast Nursing Action Coalition

Suncoast Nursing Action Coalition will create a dedicated Nursing Education Navigator to provide "one stop" access to advisement services and to personalized referrals for support and enabling services. In turn, this will increase the number and proportion of individuals who actually matriculate into regionally and nationally accredited nursing programs; and will include individuals from minority and other underrepresented groups.

Universityof Central Florida College of Nursing -  Multimethod Approach to Evaluate the Effectsof Geographic Distribution and Practice Regulations of Florida NursePractitioners

Conduct geospatial mapping to identify the distribution ofnurse practitioners and primary care physicians in Florida. Overlay thisinformation with county/district lines, medically underserved areas and healthprofessional shortage areas. Measure relationships, analyzing results to applyto health policy decision making.

Universityof Florida College of NursingLeveraging Social Media and Digital Communications to Grow Support and Awareness

Implement the Florida Action Coalition's StrategicCommunications Plan and establish sustainable internal processes to manage andleverage social media and digital communications. These activities willincrease awareness about the Coalition mission and activities amongstakeholders and help secure future financial support from other funders.

Universityof MiamiThe Future of Nursing Science:Encouraging Minority Nurses to Pursue a PhD through a Health Disparities Summer Research Program

A ten week summer research program will provide seven minority nursing students per year (21 students total) with intensive training in health disparities research and promote the pursuit of doctoral education and the importance of preparing a diverse nursing workforce equipped to address health disparities.

 

Florida Center for Nursing's 2014 Annual Report
Florida Center for Nursing's 2014 Annual Report

Please enjoy the Florida Center for Nursing's 2014 Annual Report giving you a glimpse of our accomplishments and information about the Florida nurse workforce.

 

2013 Florida Blue--FL-AC Nursing Summit Proceeding

Florida Blue Foundation in Partnership with the Florida Action Coalition is pleased to announce the release of the the proceedings from the 2013 Statewide Nursing Summit. 

 

FCN Research Position Available

The Florida Center for Nursing Board of Directors and I are pleased to announce the opportunity to lead the planning and implementing of the Center's workforce research agenda.

UCF Position Title:    Associate Director, Research Programs/Services
Requisition Number:   401238
Position Number:       42856

Go to the UCF Employment Opportunities Website: http://www.jobswithucf.com/
  • Click on "Search Jobs"
  • Enter Requisition Number (401238) in the keywords and enter
  • Click on "Associate Director, Research Programs/Services"

Associate Director, Research Programs/Services job description


 

FCN Board of Director's Meeting

Florida Center for Nursing 
Board of Director's Meeting

When:  Friday, October 10, 2014

Where:  Florida Center for Nursing
              12424 Research Parkway Ste 220
              Orlando, FL  32826

Time:     8:00am - 3:00pm (EST)

 

FCN Board of Director's Meeting

Board of Director's Meeting

When:  Friday, August 8, 2014

Time:  3pm - 5pm (EST)

Where: Teleconference

 

Updated Nurse Supply Reports
FCN has updated our nurse supply reports for LPNs, RNs, and APNs. Read the reports here

Updated Nurse Education Reports
Read the newest Nurse Education Reports for Academic Year 2012-2013!  

Demand for Nurses in FL - New Report
Read FCN's newest report on the Demand for Nurses in Florida. 

New Campaign for Action Facebook page!
Action Coalitions, member organizations, and all others interested - please link to the Campaign for Action's new Facebook page and help spread the word!
http://www.facebook.com/
CampaignForAction
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Nurses Shatter the Stereotype
Nurses Shatter the Stereotype
In a video released by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation titled "Nurses Shatter the Stereotype", it is noted that nurses represent the largest segment of health care professionals and are the people who provide the most direct care at the bedside. What many people don't realize is that nurses also are working to provide, shape and improve health care in a wide variety of settings. Nurses are health care researchers, administrators, educators, soldiers, and more. read more ...

FCN and FL Action Coalition Article by RWJF
FCN is pleased to share a new article from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Florida Nurse Leaders Continue Legacy of Collaboration. This article highlights our fantastic partnership with the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida Foundation, and our work with the Florida Action Coalition. 

Nurses Retain Highest Honesty Ranking on Gallup Poll
85% of those surveyed rank the honesty and ethical standards of nurses very high or high - top among the 22 professions included in the Gallup Survey.  Since 1999, when nurses were first added to the poll, we have received the top ranking each year with only exception - 2001 when the firefighters were #1 and nurses were #2.  Congratulations and thanks to all nurses for maintaining the best honesty and ethical standards!  Read the full Gallup Report 

New Nurse Supply Reports and Updated Regional Workforce Reports

FCN Board of Director's Meeting

Florida Center for Nursing
Board of Director's Meeting

When:  May 22, 2015

Where:  FCN Headquarters
             12424 Research Parkway Ste 220
             Orlando, FL 32826

Time:  8:30am (EST)

 

FCN Congratulates Nurse Leaders
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has selected 20 nurse leaders for the RWJF Executive Nurse Fellows program
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