South Florida Council of Advanced Practice Nurses

Governor sends post Hurricane Irma message--Calling all NURSES! RN LPN CRNA, ARNP

Posted about 1 month ago by Vicky Stone-Gale

The State Emergency Operations Center is seeking health care professionals willing to serve in disaster response roles for Hurricane Irma. We have an immediate need for medical personnel including nurses, physicians, emergency medical technicians, paramedics and pharmacists to work in medical needs shelters.

Please send an email to the Florida Department of Health at or call (850) 245-4829 and indicate the following:

Your name
Your telephone number
Yes, I am available and willing to help.
No, I am already responding to Hurricane Irma in a health care role.
No, I am not available.
Every effort will be made to place caregivers in shelters close to their homes.

Please note, Governor Scott’s September 4th Executive Order declares a state of emergency and grants authority for health service and treatment in Florida by any person who holds a valid and unrestricted and unencumbered license in another state, territory and/or district.

Thank you for your dedication and assistance to Floridians during this critical time.