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Florida faces critical nursing shortage listen

10/27/08 Lisa Marzilli
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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The United States is in the midst of a nursing shortage that is only expected to intensify as baby boomers age and the demand for health care grows. According to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), the shortage in the U.S. could reach as high as a half million by 2025.

Florida is especially hard hit with a current shortfall of 13,000, according to the state-funded Florida Center for Nursing. Two contributing factors have created a kind of Catch 22. On one hand, enroll...

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