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Nursing Schools in Florida

Are you looking for a lucrative career with excellent job opportunities? Regardless of where you live, nursing is an excellent career choice these days. If you live in the southeast, you may want to consider attending nursing schools in Florida. Florida nursing schools can offer a variety of educational opportunities, depending on how long you want to attend school and what your ultimate career goals are.

Nursing Schools in Florida: Career Training Information

If you're wondering about nursing careers in Florida, 2009 data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) offers some insight into various nursing career paths that may help you decide which one is right for you.

  • Registered nurses: The BLS reports that there were 150,940 registered nurses (RNs) in Florida in 2009 and the mean annual salary for RNs in the state was $62,270. Across the U.S., job opportunities for RNs should be excellent. The BLS predicts that the employment of registered nurses should grow much faster than the average between 2008 and 2018 at a rate of 22 percent. Becoming a registered nurse requires graduating from one of Florida's nursing schools, either with a bachelor's degree in nursing or an associate's degree in nursing. It's also possible to graduate from a two-year hospital diploma program. Registered nurses must pass the NCLEX-RN to become licensed before practicing.
  • Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses: There were 43,350 licensed practical and vocational nurses in Florida earning a mean annual salary of $39,910 in 2009. The employment of licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses is also expected to grow much faster than the average between 2008 and 2018. Becoming a licensed practical or vocational nurse typically means about a year of formal training and earning licensure.
  • Nursing aides: There were 87,150 nursing aides in Florida, and their mean salary was $23,600 in 2009. The BLS reports that the employment of nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants is expected to increase 18 percent between 2008 and 2018. Nursing aides typically receive their training on-the-job. In Florida, licensure is necessary to become a certified nursing assistant (CNA).

Nursing is a challenging job that requires significant knowledge and preparation, so consider nursing schools in Florida as you train to reach your career goals.

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School City Students (FTE)
Academy for Practical Nursing & Health Occupations West Palm Beach 376
Angley College Deland 105
Atlantic Technical Center Coconut Creek 1057
Barry University Miami 8733
Bethune-Cookman University Daytona Beach 3434
Brevard Community College Cocoa 14496
Broward Community College Fort Lauderdale 31730
Central Florida Community College Ocala 6210
Central Florida Institute Palm Harbor 545
Charlotte Technical Center Port Charlotte 505
Chipola College Marianna 2144
Compu-Med Vocational Careers Corp Hialeah 711
Concorde Career Institute Jacksonville 548
Concorde Career Institute Tampa 494
Coral Ridge Nurses Assistant Training School Inc Fort Lauderdale 10
D G Erwin Technical Center Tampa 700
Daytona Beach Community College Daytona Beach 13675
Edison College Fort Myers 11369
First Coast Technical Institute Saint Augustine 604
Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University Tallahassee 11562
Florida Atlantic University Boca Raton 26193
Florida Community College at Jacksonville Jacksonville 24939
Florida Education Institute Miami 191
Florida Gulf Coast University Fort Myers 9339
Florida Hospital College of Health Sciences Orlando 2207
Florida International University Miami 38182
Florida Keys Community College Key West 1012
Florida National College Hialeah 2158
Florida Southern College Lakeland 2295
Florida State University Tallahassee 40555
Galen Health Institute-Tampa Bay Saint Petersburg 330
George Stone Career Center Pensacola 596
Gooding Institute of Nurse Anesthesia Panama City 43
Gulf Coast Community College Panama City 5758
Hillsborough Community College Tampa 22621
Indian River Community College Fort Pierce 14932
International Training Careers Miami 253
Jacksonville University Jacksonville 3212
Lake City Community College Lake City 2849
Lake Technical Center Eustis 541
Lake-Sumter Community College Leesburg 3904
Lee County High Tech Center Central Fort Myers 695
Lee County High Tech Center North Cape Coral 272
Lindsey Hopkins Technical Education Center Miami 1057
Lively Technical Center Tallahassee 1034
Lorenzo Walker Institute of Technology Naples 662
Lynn University Boca Raton 2549
Manatee Community College Bradenton 9869
Manatee Technical Institute Bradenton 1407
McFatter Technical Center Davie 994
Mercy Hospital School of Practical Nursing Miami 88
Miami Dade College Miami 54094
Miami Lakes Educational Center Miami Lakes 1723
North Florida Community College Madison 1291
Okaloosa Applied Technology Center Fort Walton Beach 257
Okaloosa-Walton College Niceville 7043
Orlando Tech Orlando 1079
Palm Beach Community College Lake Worth 22881
Pasco-Hernando Community College New Port Richey 8065
Pensacola Junior College Pensacola 10728
Pinellas Technical Education Center Saint Petersburg 2374
Pinellas Technical Education Center-Clearwater Clearwater 1163
Polk Community College Winter Haven 7757
Radford M Locklin Technical Center Milton 397
Ridge Career Center Winter Haven 745
Robert Morgan Educational Center Miami 1096
Saint Johns River Community College Palatka 5111
Santa Fe Community College Gainesville 14824
Sarasota County Technical Institute Sarasota 652
Seminole Community College Sanford 12745
Sheridan Technical Center Hollywood 1683
South Florida Community College Avon Park 2787
South University-West Palm Beach West Palm Beach 707
St Petersburg College Clearwater 25450
Suwannee-Hamilton Technical Center Live Oak 97
Tallahassee Community College Tallahassee 13776
Taylor Technical Institute Perry 359
Technical Education Center-Osceola Kissimmee 382
The University of Tampa Tampa 5628
The University of West Florida Pensacola 10358
Tom P Haney Technical Center Panama City 361
Traviss Career Center Lakeland 673
University of Central Florida Orlando 48398
University of Florida Gainesville 51725
University of Miami Coral Gables 15449
University of North Florida Jacksonville 16406
University of South Florida Tampa 44870
Valencia Community College Orlando 32870
Washington-Holmes Technical Center Chipley 511
Winter Park Tech Winter Park 1294
Withlacoochee Technical Institute Inverness 385
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