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Thinking about changing specialties but never really considered it until now? Or perhaps you’re considering nursing for the very first time.

The nursing profession has more than 50 nursing practice areas to choose from. Browse our select list of specialties and just click to reveal detailed information. Or for a comprehensive list of occupations with job descriptions, log on to the U.S. Department of Labor’s website by clicking here.

Nursing in South Florida
Living and working in South Florida as well as cost of living information can be found in the links below:
Visitor Information
Florida Keys On-Line Guide
Florida Tourism Information
Florida Visitors Centers
Greater Miami Convention and Visitors’ Bureau

News Links
Newslink-Florida Newspapers
The Miami Herald
The Palm Beach Post
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Treasure Coast/Palm Beach Newspapers
Florida Keys News
The Keynoter
Advance for Nurses
Nursing Spectrum

Relocation Sources
Looking for neighborhood and housing information. Visit to see what’s available and how much it costs.
Job Links
Florida Jobs
Nurse Options
Anancyweb/Nursing Jobs
Health Jobs USA

Out-of-State or Out-of-Country Nurses
Searching for a job in Florida? There are a number of resources available to obtain up-to-date nursing licensure information. Visit their website by clicking

Advocacy Information
Florida Hospital Association

Ethics, Regulations, and Standards
Florida is legally regulated by the Florida Board of Nursing, which has 13 members comprised of nurses from multiple disciplines, consumers, and selected government officials representing Florida’s health interests. For more information, visit their websites at:
Florida Department of Health
Florida News and Information

Nurses Code of Ethics
As a nurse, you have a duty to provide quality patient care with dignity and compassion. Click here to view.

Licensure and Certification
The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) offers more than 37 specialty and advanced practice certification examinations each year. These ANCC Certification exams are administered by authorized testing agencies at locations around the country. Applicants must choose their desired test-site location on the credentialing application for written exams or select from a list provided by the testing agency for computer-based exams. For more information, log on to Nursing World.
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