nursing shortage

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Licensed Florida nurses may soon be eligible to practice in 27 other states without the red tape of getting additional licenses.

Did Gov. Rick Scott really brag about the state's low wages during business trips? And is there a critical shortage of nurses in Florida? WUSF's Steve Newborn gets to the bottom of these claims with Allison Graves of PolitiFact Florida.


The state’s effort to train more nurses has fallen short, leaving questions about whether Florida will be able to care for an increasing number of patients, according to a report from the Sun Sentinel.

Florida’s public university system is developing a program to address a shortage in nurses. The American Academy of Nursing has projected a shortfall extending through 2030.

Multi-State Nurse Licenses On The Move In Senate

Feb 18, 2016
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Florida lawmakers continued moving forward Wednesday with a proposal that could help nurses practice across state lines.

House Panel To Quickly Take Up Multi-State Nurse Licensing

Jan 7, 2016
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A House select committee Monday could move quickly to approve a bill designed to help nurses practice across state lines. The bill (HB 1061) was filed last week by House Health Quality Chairman Cary Pigman, R-Avon Park, as House leaders take aim at various regulations in the health-care industry.