Annual Report & Newsletters

2019 Annual Report

Please enjoy the Florida Center for Nursing’s 2019 Annual Report giving you a glimpse of our accomplishments and information about the Florida nurse workforce.

Visit our Annual Reports page to see reports from previous years.


In the News

WFTV 9: Critical Nursing Shortage in Florida Spurs Call for Retired Medical Professionals to Return to Work 

In April 2020, FCN Executive director Mary Lou Brunell was featured on WFTV 9 Investigates amid the COVID-19 pandemic, highlighting preliminary counts from early supply data analysis .

Brunell describes how this effort adds to the narrative that hospitals are already stretched thin because of critical nurse shortages. “They’re already fatigued and so we’re adding this, which is not only workload, it’s also emotional and it’s also psychological. Their families are at risk,” 


NWF Daily News: Nurses Monument is Unveiled at the Air Force Armament Museum
Nurse Monument

In September 2018, FCN Executive Director Mary Lou Brunell attended the unveiling of a nurse  monument to honor military and civilian nurses, at the Air Force Marmanet Museum in Fort Walton Beach, Florida. Find out more about the event via coverage provided by Northwest Florida Daily News.


Wink News: Critical Need for Nurses in Florida Pushing Universities to Potentially Expand Programs
Wink News

In May 2018, FCN Executive Director, Mary Lou Brunell was interviewed by Wink News to discuss nursing shortages, the increasing demand for nurses, and the aging of the nursing workforce. Find out more about Wink News' coverage of Florida's nursing need and education programs here.

Press Releases

Emerging and Evolving Healthcare Occupations in Florida - “Healthcare continues to play a dominant role in Florida’s economy and is expected to have the highest growth rate of any industry in the next eight years." Full Report on Emerging and Evolving Occupations

Nurse Supply Report - Number of advanced practice nurses and registered nurses in Florida growing while number of licensed practical nurses remains stable

Nurse Demand Report - Florida has more than 12,000 RN vacancies and expects this number to grow

Nurse Supply Reports - The supply of RNs and Advanced Practice Nurses is growing, LPN supply holds steady.
Nurse Demand Report - Florida expects to have more than 13,000 registered nurse vacancies and new growth

FL Action Coalition - FCN receives funding to support state efforts to transform healthcare through nursing

FHSA - Florida Healthcare Simulation Alliance launched
Demand - FL expects more than 15,000 RN vacancies

STEMflorida - Launch of STEMflorida, Inc.

Recession - Florida still sees high number of nurse vacancies in spite of economic recession
Simulation - Experts look at simulation uses and potential for nursing education programs in Florida
Leadership - Florida nurse leader appointed to national advisory council
Economic Impact - Florida's nursing workforce has large impact on the state
Forecasts - November 1, 2010 - Forecasts show healthcare reform will contribute to severe nursing shortage
Supply - May 11, 2010 - Nurse workforce researchers find turnover continues to threaten health care in Florida

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