According to the Florida Center for Nursing, the number of Florida nursing jobs is steadily on the rise, growing at about 5% per year. However, Florida, like most of the country, is experiencing an extreme shortage of qualified nurses. It is expected that over 8,000 new nursing jobs in Florida will be created for each of the coming years. Most of these Florida nursing jobs will be created in hospitals and home health agencies.
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Forensic nurses treat the victims of violence, crimes, abuse and trauma, while also aiding detectives in the scientific investigation that helps catch perpetrators. Even if they perform little to no direct patient care, forensic nurses must keep their RN license active. Certificates in Forensic Nursing are offered by such organizations as the University of California and American Forensic Nurses (AMRN), and forensic nurses can receive further certifications from the Forensic Nursing Certification Board (FNCB) as a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Adult/Adolescent (SANE-A) or Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Pediatric (SANE-P). The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts excellent, overall job growth for registered nurses.