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. Additionally, Florida's geographic and demographic diversity mean that growth and adequacy of the nurse supply vary substantially across regions of the state. Earlier versions of reports can be obtained by Contacting the FCN.
For forecasts and strategies related to Florida's nursing shortage, please visit: Forecasts & Strategies page.
The Florida Center for Nursing has published three new nurse supply reports from the 2014-2015 license renewal cycle.
Title: Florida's Advanced Practice Nurse Supply
Author: The Florida Center for Nursing
This report presents demographic and employment characteristics for Florida's Advanced Practice Nurse workforce, using data from 2010-2011. Florida's Advanced Practice Nurse Supply
Title: Florida's Nurse Supply: Growth, Demographics, and Employment Characteristics
Author: The Florida Center for Nursing These reports present data on the size and characteristics of Florida's nurse workforce as of January 2010. Included is information on growth in the nurse supply over time, employment details for those working in the field of nursing, and analysis of supply adequacy across the eight regions of Florida.
Title: Estimation of the RN Workforce in Florida as of January 2009
Author: The Florida Center for Nursing Provides estimates of the total RN workforce and number of full-time equivalent RNs in Florida; examines the size of the RN workforce by employment setting, age, gender, and region of the state --- Read Report
Title: Licensure Data Trends and Longitudinal Analysis 2007-2009
Author: The Florida Center for Nursing Evaluates change in the state's potential nurse workforce during calendar years 2007 and 2009 - the first full two-year renewal cycle tracked by the Center; presents technical details of data manipulation and analysis.