Florida Nursing Schools

Hit the Clinicals in the Sunshine State

Florida has one of the larger collections of nursing schools, good news if you're shopping for a campus-based program. Guess what? Right now is one of the best times in history to get on board the nursing industry: shortages exist everywhere, which means you can almost write your own ticket if you play your cards right, and in response to those historic shortages, online and offline colleges are throwing up some serious degrees and looking ahead to the day when nurses are key and powerful players at every stage in healthcare.

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Whether you're fresh out of high school and looking for your first degree, a seasoned professional RN with higher dreams, or a career changer-now's a great time to be a nurse.

Consider These Factors

Here are a few factors to keep uppermost in your mind while you play the pros and cons game over nursing schools: it will matter to you at some point how much you earn at your job. Salary will be dictated by zip code, the healthcare facility in which you take a job, the need of that facility, your level of experience and your practice specialty if you have one.

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In most of the major metro areas in Florida, the largest number of staff RNs earn between $52,000 and $65,000,* but again, outliers exist to either side of that spectrum. In Florida you can make your salary sing if you choose a "hot" travel assignment, work per diem for a period of time, or put yourself on the list for overtime and extra work shifts.

Don't Let Offline Schools Limit Your Choices

Don't get lost in trying to pin down a campus and program convenient to your house or apartment-remember, nursing degrees are abundant in online format, as well. Truth is the demand for convenience on the part of students and working adults, in addition to the demands on schools to draw more students, has driven up the number of online nursing degrees. Many of the best brick and mortar nursing schools in the country have created innovative, top-shelf nursing degrees and professional programs that are nearly identical to their already stellar on-campus curriculums. Online education options span from diplomas, ASN, BSN, MSN, graduate certificates and even Ph.D programs.

For information on state nursing licensure requirements visit the Florida Board of Nursing.

Nursing Schools in Florida Offering Online Degrees

Jacksonville University
CCNE Accredited

Keiser University
NLNAC Accredited

Rasmussen College
Nursing School

University of Phoenix
CCNE Accredited

Search our big list of online nursing schools for more options in distance education.

Campus-based Florida Nursing Schools

Barry University — Miami Shores
School of Nursing

Bethune-Cookman College — Daytona Beach
Division of Nursing
NLNAC Accredited

Brevard Community College — Cocoa

Broward Community College — Coconut Creek
Center for Health Sciences
NLNAC Accredited

Central Florida Community College — Ocala
Health Occupations Division
NLNAC Accredited

Concorde Career Institute

Daytona Beach Community College — Daytona Beach
Nursing Department
NLNAC Accredited

Edison College — Fort Myers
Department of Nursing
NLNAC Accredited

Everest Institute — Miami

Florida A&M University — Tallahassee
School of Nursing
NLNAC Accredited

Florida Atlantic University — Boca Raton
College of Nursing
CCNE Accredited

Florida Community College — Jacksonville
Nursing Department
NLNAC Accredited

Florida Gulf Coast University — Fort Myers
College of Health Professions, School of Nursing
CCNE Accredited

Florida Hospital College of Health Sciences — Orlando

Florida International University — North Miami
College of Health and Urban Affairs, School of Nursing
CCNE, NLNAC Accredited

Florida Southern College — Lakeland
CCNE Accredited

Florida State University — Tallahassee
College of Nursing
CCNE Accredited

Florida Technical College — Lakeland

Galen Health Institutes

Gooding Institute of Nurse Anesthesia — Panama City
Bay Medical Center

Gulf Coast Community College — Panama City
Division of Health Science
NLNAC Accredited

Herzing University

Hillsborough Community College — Tampa
Division of Health, Wellness and Sport Technologies
NLNAC Accredited

Indian River Community College — Fort Pierce
NLNAC Accredited

Jacksonville University — Jacksonville
School of Nursing
CCNE Accredited

Keiser University — Tallahassee
NLNAC Accredited

Lake City Community College — Lake City
Allied Health/Nursing
NLNAC Accredited

Manatee Community College — Bradenton
Division of Nursing & Allied Health Sciences
NLNAC Accredited

Manatee Technical Institute — Bradenton

MedVance Institute — Miami

Mercy Hospital — Miami
School of Practical Nursing
NLNAC Accredited

Miami Dade College — Miami
School of Nursing
NLNAC Accredited

Miami-Dade County Public Schools — Miami
NLNAC Accredited

Nova Southeastern University — Fort Lauderdale
Department of Nursing
CCNE, NLNAC Accredited

Palm Beach Atlantic University — West Palm Beach
School of Nursing
CCNE Accredited

Palm Beach Community College — Lake Worth
Nursing Department
NLNAC Accredited

Pasco-Hernando Community College — New Port Richey
Nursing Department
NLNAC Accredited

Polk Community College — Winter Haven
Department of Nursing
NLNAC Accredited

Santa Fe Community College — Gainesville
Nursing Programs
NLNAC Accredited

Sarasota County Technical Institute — Sarasota

School Board of Broward County — Fort Lauderdale
NLNAC Accredited

Seminole Community College — Sanford
Department of Nursing
NLNAC Accredited

South University — Tampa
CCNE Accredited

St. Petersburg College — Pinellas
Nursing Department
CCNE, NLNAC Accredited

University of Central Florida — Orlando
College of Health and Public Affairs, School of Nursing
CCNE Accredited

University of Florida — Gainesville
College of Nursing
CCNE Accredited

University of Miami — Coral Gables
School of Nursing and Health Studies
CCNE Accredited

University of North Florida — Jacksonville
College of Health, Department of Nursing
CCNE, NLNAC Accredited

University of Phoenix
CCNE Accredited

University of South Florida — Tampa
College of Nursing
CCNE Accredited

University of Tampa — Tampa
Department of Nursing
NLNAC Accredited

University of West Florida — Pensacola
Department of Nursing
CCNE Accredited

Valencia Community College — Orlando
Health Related Programs
NLNAC Accredited

Virginia College — Pensacola

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