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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Infusion therapy involves the administration of drugs, fluids and blood to patients through injections, usually intravenously (which is known as intravenous therapy), although the term extends to intramuscular injections and epidural routes as well. The major professional organization for infusion nursing is the Infusion Nurses Society (INS). Registered nurses can earn the Certified Registered Nurse Infusion (CRNI) credential through the Infusion Nurses Certification Corporation (INCC); this certification program is accredited by both the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) and the American Board of Specialty Nursing Certification (ABSNC). The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts excellent, overall job growth for registered nurses. The median registered nurse salary is $62,450.