The Florida Hospital Association released a report on Thursday. Florida is suffering a "nursing crisis."
According to the Florida Hospital Association, almost 70% of Florida hospitals find critical staff shortages in the next week.
It is exacting and stressful work, and over the last year, one in four nurses here in Florida resigned from their positions. It has built a healthcare crisis and a shortage for more nurses.
The pandemic has now caused the dire situation to worse. Report finds Florida will have more than 59,000 nurses by 2035
Florida Hospital Association CEO Mary Mayhew said, "We have a crisis today because of what our hospitals, staff have experienced throughout the pandemic, the stress, and strain."
Many administrators are filling the nursing shortage. Particularly in Florida, population growth and retirement continue to increase demand.
The report's guesses show that the state will undergo a shortfall of 59,100 nurses, and 12% decrease in registered nurses, and a 30% decrease in licensed practical nurses.
The state will need a rising capacity at nursing schools like the University of Central Florida nursing colleges and demand aggressive recruitment tactics.
Justin Senior, CEO of Safety Net Hospital Alliance of Florida, said, "Nursing is a genuine opportunity for people out there and a great career for people that are interested in it."
Average salaries range from $40,000 to $75,000 a year.
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