Florida Trend Magazine, Florida’s business authority, recently featured Keiser University’s nursing programs and initiatives in the November 2022 edition. The article discussed the expansion of Keiser University’s Master of Science in Nursing program in women’s health as well as Keiser University’s statewide taskforce to address Florida’s nursing shortage.
Keiser University is one of the largest producers of nursing graduates in the state of Florida and the University is a statewide leader in nursing and allied health education. Since 2019, Keiser has graduated mores than 3,000 nursing students who are filling critical job vacancies throughout Florida.
In July, Keiser University partnered with the National Association of Hispanic Nurses to begin addressing Florida’s nursing shortage which is expected to reach 60,000 vacancies by 2035 according to the Florida Hospital Association. The Keiser University Nursing Advisory Council brings together government officials, educational leaders, and health care industry experts to share best practices related to the shortage and develop practical short- and long-term solutions that can be implemented to benefit the citizens of Florida.
“We hope to develop at least three or four recommendations that are practical in nature, that can be implemented, that can address head-on, different issues and challenges that will help alleviate the nursing shortage,” said Belinda Keiser, Vice Chancellor of Keiser University.
The council has met multiple times and plans to release its findings in January 2023.
The article also discusses Keiser University’s new Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree meant to address Florida’s nursing shortage in women’s health. The new Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner (WHNP) program was launched in June 2022 and explores the complexities of providing primary care to women throughout their lifespan.
The WHNP master’s degree focuses on holistic health care including a woman’s physical, emotional, and spiritual needs from adolescence through childbearing and advanced years. The program prepares nurses to provide gynecologic care, pregnancy risk management, family planning, sexually transmitted disease infection diagnosis and treatment, and primary care to women.
To view the full article by Florida Trend, visit: https://floridatrend.com/article/35214/keiser-introduces-two-new-nursing-initiatives-to-include-health-challenges-of-women-and-hispanics?_ga=2.212075092.1549947527.1669738080-1664910912.1648568069.
Keiser University is a private, independent, non-profit university serving nearly 20,000 students at 21 Florida campuses, online, and two international sites. Co-founded in 1977 by Chancellor Arthur Keiser, Ph.D., and Evelyn Keiser, Keiser University currently offers more than 100 degrees from associates to the doctoral level. Keiser University is a member of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities and was ranked No. 1 in the U.S. in Social Mobility by U.S. News and World Reports in 2023.