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The years 2009 and 2010 showed a 28.7% increase in the number of MSN graduates in Florida. Though this is a significant increase, Florida is still in need of more MSN candidates. This state has worked hard in increasing MSN education access. It has increased its number of graduate programs and nursing faculty. It is now up to the students to step up and fill in the state’s need for advanced nursing graduates.
At the moment, almost 7% of the nurses in the state has a Master’s Degree or higher. Though this number continues to increase each year, it is still a few notches short of the 2010 Institute of Medicine recommended number of graduates. According to The Future of Nursing, the state needs to have at least 10% of BSN graduates immediately taking their Master’s or doctoral degrees within five years of their graduation.
Just like other states, Florida has a high demand for nursing practitioners and primary care providers. Geriatric nurse practitioners can thrive in Florida as this has been the leading choice of home for retirees for the longest time.
Florida’s Master’s degree holders are licensed as ARNPs or advanced registered nurse practitioners.
The MSN programs in Florida are offered in these schools –
Florida Atlantic University
This university offers a variety of Master’s programs including MSN and Master’s Degree in Advanced Holistic Nursing. FAU also offers MSN programs in Clinical Nurse Leadership, Nurse Education and Administrative and Financial Leadership. Programs for Nurse Practitioner are also available.
Florida Hospital College of Health Sciences
This school provides BSN-prepared nurses the chance to pursue the nurse anesthetist career. It has the Nurse Anesthesia program for nurses with critical care experience as well as baccalaureate-prepared ones.
JU has a campus-based MSN degree program (available in Nursing Education and Nursing Administration options) which is now offered in a hundred-percent online environment. This is a convenient way to achieve a substantial credential and title which will enable registered nurses to enjoy career satisfaction.
JU is ranked as one of the Best Colleges in America by the U.S. News & World Report. It is also recognized by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools’ Commission on Colleges. Its memberships in the AACN American Association of Colleges of Nursing and CCNE Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education make this school no less than a trustworthy provider of graduate nursing education.