A recent survey released by Florida’s center for Nursing at the University of Central Florida reveals the state is expected to have 15,000 vacancies for registered nurses this year. As Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Kelsey Peck reports about what this means for the north central Florida area and for nursing students getting ready to enter the workforce.[audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/FloridaNeedsNursesWRAP.mp3]
The Florida Senate passed a bill Wednesday that refocuses the purpose and direction of the state’s community colleges. Senate Bill 374, the College Competitiveness Act of 2017, sets the primary missions of community colleges as providing associate of arts degrees and other lower level undergraduate college credit.