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Many Florida nursing applicants rejected

Orlando Business Journal, February 2, 2009

A new study has found that 44% of qualified applicants to Florida nursing schools were turned away in the 2007-2008 academic year. The Florida Center for Nursing reports that the 12,563 qualified applicants who were rejected by Florida nursing schools nearly equals the state's shortage of nursing positions the nonprofit group estimates for 2009. Florida nursing schools enrolled 14,644 new students in the last academic year.