The Florida Center for Nursing is the definitive source for information, research, and strategies addressing the dynamic workforce needs in Florida. Through the Center's exhaustive research on the nursing workforce, Floridians can be assured of an adequate supply of direct care providers to meet their health care needs. The Center is the only entity that provides this depth and breadth of data on RNs, LPNs, and APRNs in Florida. Without this information, the state would lack the ability to implement strategic solutions for nurse education and demand needs. The Center collects extensive data on nurse supply, demand, and education; here you will find the most recent reports detailing these results.
The Center analyzes nurse licensure and workforce survey data to evaluate changes in the state's nurse supply and to identify characteristics of the workforce. Our research has shown that Florida struggles to achieve significant gains in the nurse supply because massive amounts of nurses leave the workforce each year...
In an effort to obtain information on demand for nurses in Florida, the Center conducts a survey of nurse employers in six industry groups. All hospitals, psychiatric hospitals, skilled nursing facilities (nursing homes), home health agencies, public health departments, and hospices in Florida are asked about current and...
Each year, the Center analyzes trends in Florida's nursing education capacity and faculty supply and demand using data from the collaborative Annual Report and Workforce Survey for Nursing Programs conducted by the Florida Center for Nursing and the Florida Board of Nursing. More than 50% of qualified applicants are...
The following reports utilize elements of the Center's primary data sources to provide additional summaries related to Florida nurses.
Florida Center for Nursing's 2023 NCLEX Report (released February, 2024)
Florida's Nursing Education Report Academic Year 2022-2023 (released December, 2023)
State of the Nursing Workforce in Florida (released September, 2023)
Florida's Nursing Workforce by County (released November, 2023)
Florida Autonomous Practice 2020-2021 (released November, 2023)
A report on the 2014-2015 academic year is not available. Response rates during this year's Nurse Education Survey were too low to present meaningful analyses. We apologize for any inconvenience and continue to improve our survey response efforts.
Florida's Advanced Practice Nurse Supply (released 2012)
Florida's RN and ARNP Supply (released October 2012)
Florida's LPN Supply (released October 2012)
Comparison of Florida's Nurse Population to the General Population (released October 2012)
Demand for Nurses in Florida: The 2011 Survey of Florida's Nurse Employers (released January 2012)
Nurse Employer Industry Reports
Home Health Agencies Industry Report (released January 2012)
Hospices Industry Report (released January 2012)
Hospitals Industry Report (released January 2012)
Psychiatric Hospitals Industry Report (released January 2012)
Public Health Departments Industry Report (released January 2012)
Skilled Nursing Facilities Industry Report (released January 2012)