Employment in the nursing sciences holding strong

MARY LOU BRUNELL

MARY LOU BRUNELL

Mary Lou Brunell, Executive Director for the Florida Center of Nursing at the University of Central Florida, informed Historic City News local reporters that the state currently has more than 12,000 registered nurse vacancies and is expecting that need to continue to grow.

The Florida Center for Nursing is the definitive source for information, research, and strategies addressing the dynamic nurse workforce needs in Florida.

“Using the Historic City News Job Market tool, you can search with keyword “nursing” or “medical” and drill down on the city or state where you would like to work; then, submit your application right from our webpage,” editor Michael Gold said. “Today, there are over 200 medical listings within 25 miles of St Augustine.”

While the state and national economies are slowly improving, healthcare has remained a strong sector of employment throughout the recession.

Economic factors will have an undetermined impact on the future employment growth of healthcare personnel in Florida. Nurse employers have a strong incentive to understand the potential growth drivers of the nurse workforce to strategically plan for the future.

The Center surveyed six nurse-intensive industries to evaluate the state’s demand for registered nurses, advanced registered nurse practitioners, licensed practical nurses, certified nursing assistants and home health aides.

This survey has been conducted by the Center for Nursing biennially since 2007.

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