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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Parish nurses, also known as church nurses, combine their nursing skills and religious faith to care for fellow members of their religious community. One resource for parish nurses is the International Parish Nurse Resource Center run by Deaconess Parish Nurse Ministries, LLC. The American Nurses Association (ANA) calls parish nursing, faith community nursing. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts excellent, overall job growth for registered nurses. The median annual salary of registered nurses is $62,450; annual salaries are greatly influenced by specialty, experience, region and industry.