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Accelerated nursing programs in Florida help get new nurses into practice faster

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More than 200 "career changers" have graduated from UCF's second-degree nursing program in three years.

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Accelerated nursing programs in Florida help get new nurses into practice faster

| 11/15/2022

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Accelerated nursing programs in Florida help get new nurses into practice faster

UCF’s second-degree nursing program has been in place for nearly 20 years, but programs like it (there are 11 in Florida) have become a key tool to shore up the RN pipeline amid a nationwide nursing shortage. Last summer, 70 students graduated from UCF’s second-degree nursing program, and over the last three years more than 200 “career changers” have become nurses. [Source: Florida Trend]

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