Welcome

 
The HWRI serves as the organizational nucleus of healthcare occupations data, to support informed decision-making by all healthcare stakeholders for all healthcare professions and facilitates research and grant proposals for a healthier florida.

WHY IS HWRI NEEDED?

To date, there is no single organization charged with addressing the needs of and developing solutions for the entire healthcare sector, until now.

Florida leads the country in the number of residents over age 65. Residency and tourism is on the rise. These all place demands on the state’s health system. The following is forecasted by the year 2021 and 2030...

 
2021
FLORIDA'S FUTURE
2030

2021

Estimated 75% INCREASE in retirement community & assisted living facility jobs in The Villages

PREDICTED SUPPLY

9% MORE Registered Nurses
(~ 12,000 new positions)

12% MORE Medical Assistants
(~ 5,000 new positions)

11% MORE Licensed Practical Nurses
(~2,500 new positions)

2030

We will have
6 MILLION
more residents

There will be more than
150 MILLION
annual
visitors to our state

Source: Florida Jobs 2030: A Cornerstone Series Report For the Florida 2030 Initiative by the Florida Chamber Foundation.
 

Is our Health System Ready to Meet the Demand?
 

According to Healthcare Employers responding to a 2015 survey, a NEED EXISTS FOR...

More than 22,000 Registered Nurses

More than 7,000 Licensed Practical Nurses

 

For the Academic Year 2015-16 Florida schools graduated...


Fewer than 12,000 new Registered Nurses

Fewer than 3,000 new Licensed Practical Nurses

 

Florida Hospitals cannot find enough RNs with experience and advanced education


Florida’s Assisted Living and Long-Term Care facilities cannot hire enough LPNs  

NOT ONLY ARE WE NOT MEETING TODAY'S NEEDS,
WE WILL NOT BE PREPARED TO MEET THE FUTURE NEEDS!
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Announcements

LAUNCH OF THE HWRI
As the third largest state in population, Florida’s healthcare sector and its workforce are critical to the overall well-being of our state and its residents. The Healthcare Workforce Research Initiative (HWRI) is supporting a healthier Florida for our more than 20 million residents by assuring we have an adequate and qualified workforce of healthcare professionals.

FLORIDA CENTER FOR NURSING
The foundation for the HWRI builds on the expertise and successful data analysis model of the Florida Center for Nursing. For examples of work produced by the Florida Center for Nursing, visit www.FLCenterForNursing.org