About the FCN

In 2001, the Florida Legislature passed Statute 464.0195 establishing the Florida Center for Nursing and defined its purpose as:

QuoteTo address issues of supply and demand for nursing, including issues of recruitment, retention, and utilization of nurse workforce resources. The Legislature finds that the center will repay the state's investment by providing an ongoing strategy for the allocation of the state's resources directed towards nursing.Quote

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Click here to view excerpts from the 2018 Florida Statute as they pertain to the role of the Florida Center for Nursing.

Vision & Mission

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.

Our Mission

Strategically and innovatively address the issues of nursing supply and demand to meet the needs of the people of Florida by:

  • Developing and implementing strategies, building evidence to support best practices, and providing recommendations for systemic changes;
  • Generating and disseminating credible information to the public, professional organizations, healthcare providers, educational institutions, and legislators;
  • Encouraging and coordinating the development of academic-practice partnerships; and
  • Identifying and promoting recognition, reward, and licensure renewal activities for nurses and future nurses.
Our Values

Responsibility, Integrity, Inclusivity, Transparency, Bravery





The FCN is headquartered at the University of South Florida College of Nursing.
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