May 22, 2024

Economic Backbone: Nursing

Protecting Nurses from Violence

The head of the Florida Nurses Association vividly remembers the first time a patient attacked her. He kicked Willa Fuller in the chest, knocking the wind out of her and disorienting her for the rest of the day. Read more »
Published on 11/30/2023

Life-Like Learning

Tampa General Hospital and the USF Health College of Nursing are investing $4.4 million in building a nursing simulation lab to offer advanced training for nurses, marking the college's 50th anniversary celebration with a leap into futuristic training technologies. Read more »
Published on 11/30/2023

No Barriers

Able Trust is a non-profit organization that works to connect Floridians with disabilities to career opportunities. Recently, the Able Trust teamed up with the University of South Florida's nursing college for a first-of-its-kind summer program to introduce high school students who never thought they could pursue a career in nursing to see the possibilities. Read more »
Published on 11/30/2023

Paving a Path

Each semester, more than 200 people apply for 106 spots in Seminole State College's nursing program, but the school has been hard-pressed to accommodate additional students. It simply doesn't have enough physical space. Read more »
Published on 11/30/2023

Send Nurse Rover on Over

Earlier this year, Orlando Health launched a pilot program at a series of its hospitals using Epic Rover, a mobile application to aid patient care and improve workflow efficiency for nurses. Read more »
Published on 11/30/2023

RNs, In Demand

Pensacola Christian College's School of Nursing was founded in 1977. Denise McCollim is PCC's dean of Arts and Sciences and holds a doctor of nursing practice degree. Heather Hartkopf is a registered nurse and chair of PCC's Nursing Department. In a recent conversation, they discussed nursing education and workforce trends. Read more »
Published on 11/30/2023

Ramping Up

In August, the first cohort of future nurses at Indian River State College's expanded School of Nursing in Port St. Lucie took their classroom seats. The college aims to double its number of nursing graduates to address the state's nursing shortage. Read more »
Published on 11/30/2023

Family Business

One of seven children, Wendi Goodson-Celerin grew up in Tampa, her mother a nurse and Goodson-Celerin showing signs early on that she'd eventually become a nurse, too. Read more »
Published on 11/30/2023

Battling Burnout

In her first year as a nurse in a neonatal intensive care unit, Amber Santos, an assistant professor of nursing at the Keigwin School of Nursing at Jacksonville University, remembers driving to work with tears in her eyes and wondering what she'd encounter on the job. Read more »
Published on 11/30/2023

A Nursing Reboot

The past several years have been challenging ones for Florida's nurses. Prior to the pandemic in 2019, the state had a shortage of about 11,500 registered nurses and RN education programs were struggling to increase capacity because of a lack of faculty, funding and other campus resources. Read more »
Published on 11/24/2023

Uber Nursing

The rideshare concept is pretty simple. You need to go someplace, so you use an app to put out a call to nearby drivers willing to take you there. Read more »
Published on 11/21/2023

Keiser introduces two new nursing initiatives to include health challenges of women and Hispanics

Keiser University was already one of the largest producers of nurses in Florida when this year it launched two initiatives to work on some of the largest hurdles in health care: Providing specialty care to women and to address the specific challenges of Florida's growing Hispanic population. Read more »
Published on 11/28/2022

Hillsborough Community College's new bachelor in nursing program helps close nursing shortage gap

Three years ago, when Hillsborough Community College started the process of becoming accredited to award baccalaureate degrees, the college was motivated by a troublesome gap in Hillsborough County's workforce: A shortage of nurses. Read more »
Published on 11/28/2022

Survey reveals only about half of nation's current nurses would choose nursing career again

Given a chance to go back in time to advise their former selves, only about half (52%) of the nation's currently employed nurses say they would choose the field again, according to a survey by Boca Raton-based health care staffing firm Cross Country Healthcare and Florida Atlantic University's Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing. Read more »
Published on 11/22/2022

FSU's nursing dean Jing Wang addresses salaries, the shortage and more

Jing Wang became the dean of the College of Nursing at Florida State University last year. She is a board member of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and recently was named one of 10 Emerging Leaders in Health and Medicine by the National Academy of Medicine. Read more »
Published on 11/22/2022

UNF's Brooks College of Health boosts hands-on training with new simulation center

Nursing students at the University of North Florida Brooks College of Health have a new simulation center for hands-on training. Read more »
Published on 11/16/2022

Nursing survey reveals 23% of nurses plan to look for new careers in near future

Given a chance to go back in time to advise their former selves, only about half (52%) of the nation's currently employed nurses say they would choose the field again, according to a survey by Boca Raton-based health care staffing firm Cross Country Healthcare and Florida Atlantic University's Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing. Read more »
Published on 11/14/2022

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