Florida has a nursing crisis and lawmakers continue to look to the University of South Florida College of Nursing to help abate it.
The USF College of Nursing received more than $40 million in the 2023-24 budget lawmakers approved to help increase the number of registered nurses in the workforce.
USF College of Nursing Assistant Dean Michelle Canale said money was appropriated based on “performance and merit.”
Lawmakers agreed to a $30 million recurring bump in operational support, earmarked to hire the staff needed to teach more students. Additionally, lawmakers appropriated $16.25 million for USF Sarasota-Manatee’s Academic STEM Nursing facility.
– Christine Jordan Sexton, Florida Politics