The primary goals of the center were defined in Statute 464.0195 as:
A companion statute, Statute 464.0196, stated that the Florida Center for Nursing shall be governed by a policy-setting board of directors. It further defined the composition of the board as 16 members to be appointed by the Governor as follows:
The statute further defines the powers and duties of the board including employing an executive director, establishing committees of the board, implementing the functions of the center, and seeking nonstate funds for sustaining the center.
Florida Statute 464.019 also instructs the Florida Center for Nursing to study the administration of the Nurse Practice act, including an implementation study. The Center is charged with submitting annual reports to the Legislature evaluating program-specific data for each approved and accredited nursing education program in Florida. Nursing programs are required to comply with data requests from the Florida Center for Nursing related to this mandate.
Additional information on the statutes related to the Florida Center for Nursing can be found here.