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


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 nurse workforce needs in Florida.

Our Mission

  • Strategically address the issues of nursing supply and demand to meet the needs of health care consumers in Florida;
  • Generate and disseminate credible information to consumers of healthcare, professional organizations, healthcare providers, educational institutions, and legislators; and
  • Identify and promote innovative recognition, reward, and renewal activities for nurses and potential nurses.
FCN is a collaboration between the Florida Nurses Association and the College of Nursing at University of South Florida.
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