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If you’ve been researching or applying to nursing schools in Florida you most likely found that it is very competitive to get into the Florida nursing schools. In fact, last year more than 6,000 qualified applicants were denied entrance to Florida nursing schools. There’s a 1 year waiting list at Central Florida Community College for their nursing program. Though, nursing schools in Florida have expanded their classrooms and labs to accommodate more students they lack the nursing school faculty to teach the students.

These nursing schools are dedicated to finding ways to alleviate the impact of the nursing shortage in Florida. One way nursing organizations are helping is by adding more online and onsite nursing school programs focused on the state of Florida. The baby boomers will be retiring at a very high rate over the next ten years and as you know they flock to Florida increasing the need for well trained nurses. Nurses will also be retiring, 40% of registered nurses in Florida are over 51 years of age. This will create even more vacancies over the next ten years.

If you are looking for pre-licensure registered nursing programs as well as information about the state of the nursing shortage and the impact it is having on Registered Nurses in Florida, check out the article, How to Become a Nurse in Florida.

Online Nursing Schools in Florida

The University of Phoenix School of Nursing, Walden School of Nursing and Kaplan School of Nursing are CCNE accredited nursing schools in Florida offering online and campus nursing programs in Florida. If you’re a registered nurse looking for an RN to BSN nursing degree in Florida the University of Phoenix, Walden University or Kaplan University offer them online or at campuses throughout Florida with no waitlists and at a very reasonable cost per credit. Accelerated nursing programs are also available, request information from these nursing schools to learn more.

The University of Phoenix School of Nursing has campuses all over the state of Florida, including campuses in Tampa and Orlando.

Florida Nursing Job Outlook and Salaries

Florida hospitals experienced a small upswing in the number of vacant registered nurse positions and in turnover, according to the 2005 FHA Nurse Staffing Survey. The agency released its latest findings in a recently issued report: 109 Florida hospitals reported 2,824 open RN positions, reflecting a nursing shortage or vacancy rate of 8.5 percent, up from 8.2 percent one year earlier. Turnover rates climbed to an average 12.2 percent in 2005, from 10.8 percent in 2004.

The job outlook is obviously great for nurses in Florida and since the nursing shortage is anticipated to grow through 2020 the job security is fantastic. Hospitals and other health care agencies in Florida are offering amazing benefit packages, high wages and great sign-on bonuses.

If you are looking into a master’s program in nursing, consider what you could give back to your profession by earning your Master’s and becoming an instructor at one of the nursing schools in Florida. You’d be able to share your experiences with a new class of nurses and help them succeed in their career. Worth a mention is also the positive impact you’d have on decreasing the Florida nursing shortage.

Payscale.com found the median hourly pay for registered (RNs) in Florida is $23.78 or around $47,000 annually. At Munroe Regional Hospital nursing salaries start at $18.25 per hour and top off at $26.50 per hour, but nurses can increase that 35% by working nights and weekends.
(Sources: Florida Board of Nursing, Bureau of labor Statistics, Florida Center for Nursing)



Campus Schools:

Florida Career College
Campus Locations:   Miami | Fort Lauderdale | Hollywood | More...
Programs: Nursing RN - AS , Patient Care Technician - DIP , Medical Assistant Technician - DIP


Everest University
Campus Locations:   Tampa | Orange Park | Largo | More...
Programs: Nursing Program , Medical Assistant , Patient Care Technician


Keiser University Campus
Campus Locations:   Lakeland | Port Saint Lucie | Tampa | More...
Programs: Nursing, BS (Online Only) , Nursing, AS , Medical Assisting, AS


Concorde
Campus Locations:   Jacksonville
Programs: Nursing - (AS) , Patient Care Technician , Medical Assistant


Fortis Institute
Campus Locations:   Port Saint Lucie | Miami | Largo | More...
Programs: Bachelors of Science in Nursing , Associate Degree in Nursing , Medical Assisting - Associate , more...


Southeastern College
Campus Locations:   Saint Petersburg | New Port Richey | West Palm Beach | More...
Programs: AS in Nursing , AS in Medical Assisting , Diploma in Practical Nurse , more...


Utica College
Campus Locations:   Tampa
Programs: Accelerated Second Degree Nursing Program


Ultimate Medical Academy
Campus Locations:   Tampa | Clearwater
Programs: Nursing , Patient Care Technician , Medical Assistant


University of Phoenix
Campus Locations:   Miami | Fort Lauderdale
Programs: BS in Nursing (RN Required)


Virginia College
Campus Locations:   Jacksonville
Programs: AS - Medical Assistant , DIP-Medical Assistant



Online Schools:

Capella University
Online Programs:   BSN - RN-to-BSN/MSN Combined Option (CCNE-accredited) , BSN - RN-to-BSN Completion (CCNE-accredited)


Medical Career Institute
Online Programs:   RN to BSN


The College Network
Online Programs:   LPN/LVN to RN - AS in Nursing (Licensed LPN/LVNs only) , LPN/LVN to RN - BS in Nursing - Indiana St. - (Licensed LPN/LVNs only)


University of Phoenix
Online Programs:   RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing


Walden University
Online Programs:   B.S. in Nursing (BSN)


California University of Pennsylvania
Online Programs:   RN-BSN Program in Nursing


South University Online
Online Programs:   Nursing (BSN)


Kaplan University
Online Programs:   Bachelors of Science in Nursing - RN to BSN


AmeriTech College
Online Programs:   Nursing RN to BSN


Colorado Technical University Online
Online Programs:   Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN completion)

Featured Campus Based Nursing Schools

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University of Phoenix College of Health and Human Services

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Barry University College of Health Sciences

The Anesthesiology program is available in locations throughout the state of Florida, including West Palm Beach, Tampa, Orlando, Sarasota, Gainesville, Ocala, Fort Lauderdale, and Miami-Dade County. Applications are accepted year-round.

Program Offered: MS - Nurse Anesthesia (CRNA)

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Barry University College of Health Sciences, Health Sciences Admissions, 11300 N.E. Second Avenue, Miami Shores, FL 33161-6695

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Barry University College of Health Sciences - Division of Nursing

The BSN program is approved by the Florida Board of Nursing and is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The MSN programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). Barry University accepts applications year-round, click below to request information and program materials.

Program Offered: BSN, LPN-to-BSN, RN-to-BSN, Accelerated BSN, RN/BSN-to-MSN, Part-Time MSN - (Tracks: Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Administrator, Nurse Educator), Accelerated RN to MSN, RN to MSN Bridge (RN with baccalaureate in another field to MSN), Post-Master's Certificate (Tracks: Acute Care NP, Family NP, Nursing Administration), PhD in Nursing

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Barry University College of Health Sciences, Health Sciences Admissions, 11300 N.E. Second Avenue, Miami Shores, FL 33161-6695

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University of Miami School of Nursing and Health Studies

The University of Miami School of Nursing and Health Studies is fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education for both the undergraduate and graduate programs. The anesthesia program is accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Education Programs. The nurse-midwifery program is accredited by the American College of Nursing-Midwives.

Program Offered: BSN, Second Degree BSN, Accelerated BSN, RN to BSN, MSN - (Tracks: Nurse Anesthesia, Nurse Midwifery, Acute Care NP, Adult NP, Family NP, Blended Role Psychiatric/Mental Health Specialist, Women's Health NP), PhD Nursing, Graduate Certificates: Education or Research

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University of Miami School of Nursing and Health Studies, P.O. Box 248153, Coral Gables, FL 33124

Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) and Practical Nursing (LPN/LVN) Programs Approved by the Florida State Board of Nursing

Brown Mackie College - Miami

The Brown Mackie College Associate's in Nursing program is approved by the Florida State Board of Nursing.

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City College

The City College Associate's of Science in Nursing programs offered at the Miami and Fort Lauderdale campuses are approved by the Florida State Board of Nursing.

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Concorde Career Institute - Nursing

Concorde offers an Associate's Degree in Nursing and a Practical Nursing program at their Jacksonville,FL campus. Learn more about these programs today.

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Fortis Institute - Pensacola

The Fortis Institute Associate's in Nursing program is approved by the Florida State Board of Nursing.

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Keiser Career College

The Keiser Career College Associate's in professional Nursing at Saint Petersburg is approved by the Florida State Board of Nursing.

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Keiser University

The Keiser University Associate's in Nursing programs listed below are either approved by the Florida State Board of Nursing or accredited by the CCNE or NLNAC.

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Brevard Community College - Palm Bay Campus (ADN)
250 Community College Parkway Palm Bay 32909- (321) 632-1111

Brevard Community College (ADN)
1519 Clearlake Road Cocoa 32922

Broward Community College (ADN) Central Campus

3501 Southwest Davie Road Davie 33314

Broward Community College (ADN) North Campus
1000 Coconut Creek Blvd, Bldg 41 Coconut Creek 33066

Broward Community College (ADN) South Campus
7200 Hollywood Blvd Pembrooke 33024
(305) 963-8850

Central Florida Community College (ADN)
3001 SW College Road
Ocala 34474

Central Florida Community College (ADN) - Citrus County Campus
3800 South Lecanto Hwy Lecanto 34461
(352) 746-6721

Chipola College (ADN)
3094 Indian Circle Marianna 32446
(850) 526-2761

City College (ADN) 2000 West Commercial Blvd
Fort Lauderdale 33309
(954) 492-5353

Daytona Beach Community College - Flagler Palm
Coast (ADN)
3000 Palm Coast Parkway Southeast Palm Coast 32137
(386) 246-4800

Daytona Beach Community College - South (ADN)
940 Tenth Street
New Smyrna 32168
(386) 427-3472

Daytona Beach Community College - West (ADN)
1155 County Road 4139 DeLand 32724
(386) 785-2000

Daytona Beach Community College (ADN)
1200 West International Speedway Blvd Daytona Beach 32130-2811
(386) 255-8131

Edison Community College (ADN) Charlotte Center
26300 Airport Road
Punta Gorda 33950
(941) 637-5629

Edison Community College (ADN) Collier Center
7007 Lely Cultural Parkway Naples 34113
(239) 732-3737

Edison Community College (ADN) Lee Center
8099 College Parkway S.W. Fort Myers 33919-3566
(239) 489-9239

Florida Community College at Jacksonville (ADN)
4501 Capper Road Jacksonville 32218-4499 (904) 766-6582

Florida Hospital College of Health Sciences (ADN)
671 Winyah Drive Orlando 32803
(407) 303-9798

Florida Keys Community College - Middle Keys (ADN)
Marathon HS, 900 Sombrero Beach Rd
Marathon 33050
(305) 296-9081

Florida Keys Community College - Upper Keys (ADN)
Coral Shores HS, 89951 US Hwy 1
Tavernier 33070
(305) 296-9081

Florida Keys Community College (ADN)
5901 West College Road
Key West 33040
(305) 296-9081

Florida Metropolitan University 3924 Coconut Palm Drive Tampa 33619
(813) 621-0041

Galen Health Institute of Tampa Bay, Inc. (ADN)
9549 Koger Blvd, Suite 100 St. Petersburg 33702
(727) 577-1497

Gulf Coast Community College (ADN)
5230 West Highway 98 Panama City 32401-1058
(850) 913-3317

Herzing College (A.D.N.)
1595 S. Semoran Blvd,
Winter Park 32792
(407) 478-0500

Hillsborough Community College - Plant City (ADN)
1206 N Park Road Plant City 33563
(813) 757-2103

Hillsborough Community College - Tampa (ADN)
4001 Tampa Bay Blvd.
Tampa 33614
(813) 253-7268

Indian River Community College (ADN)
3209 Virginia Avenue
Fort Pierce 34981
(772) 462-4778

Lake City Community College (ADN)
149 SE College Place
Lake City 32025
(386) 752-1822

Lake-Sumter Community College - South Lake
1250 North Hancock Road Clermont 34711
(352) 536-2121

Lake-Sumter Community College (ADN)
9501 U.S. Highway 441 Leesburg 34788-8751
(352) 365-3540

Manatee Community College (ADN)
8000 Tamiami Trail Venice 34293
(941) 408-1300

Manatee Community College (ADN)
5840 26th Street West Bradenton 34207
(941) 752-5000

Miami-Dade College - Homestead (ADN)
500 College Terrace Homestead 33030
(305) 237-5000

Miami-Dade College (ADN) 950 N.W. 20th Street
Miami 33127-3636
(305) 237-4101

North Florida Community College (ADN)
325 NW Turner Davis Drive Madison 32340
(850) 973-2288

Okaloosa-Walton College (ADN)
100 College Blvd
Niceville 32578-1295
(850) 729-6922

Palm Beach Community College (ADN)
4200 Congress Avenue
Lake Worth 33461-4796
(561) 439-8092

Pasco-Hernando Community College (ADN) East Campus
36727 Blanton Road
Dade City 33523
(352) 567-6701

Pasco-Hernando Community College (ADN) North Campus
11415 Ponce de Leon Blvd. Brooksville 34601-2098
(352) 796-6726

Pasco-Hernando Community College (ADN) West Campus 10230 Ridge Road
New Port Richey 34654-5199
(727) 816-3280

Pensacola Junior College (ADN)
5555 West Highway 98 Pensacola 32507
(850) 484-2254

Polk Community College (ADN)
999 Avenue H.N.E.
Winter Haven 33881
(863) 297-1039

Santa Fe Community College (ADN)
3000 N.W. 83rd St. Gainesville 32606
(352) 395-5589

Seminole Community College (ADN)
100 Weldon Boulevard Sanford 32773-6199
(407) 328-2014

South Florida Community College (ADN)
600 West College Drive Avon Park 33825-9356
(863) 453-6661

St. John's River Community College - Orange Park (ADN)
2001 Kingsley Avenue Orange Park 32073-5148
(386) 312-4176

St. John's River Community College (ADN)
5001 St. Johns Avenue Palatka 32177-3897
(904) 312-4176

St. Petersburg College (ADN) P.O. Box 13489
St. Petersburg 33733
(727) 341-3618

Tallahassee Community College (ADN)
4444 Appleyard Drive Tallahassee 32308-2895
(850) 922-8155

Valencia Community College (ADN)
1800 South Kirkman Road Orlando 32811
(407) 299-5000

Webster College (A.D.N.)
2221 SW 19th Avenue Road Ocala 34474
(352) 629-1941

Baccalaureatte Nursing Degree Programs Approved by the Florida State Board of Nursing

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South University | BSN Program

The programs offered at South University are approved by the Florida State Board of Nursing, which means you are getting the most current and respected BSN level education in the State of Florida. the BSN program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and the University itself is accredited by the Commission on Colleges, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). Graduates of this BSN program are eligible for the NCLEX exam. South University is accepting applications now, so contact them today!

Programs Offered: BSN

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Chamberlain College of Nursing

The BSN program offered by Chamberlain College of Nursing is approved by the Florida State Board of Nursing. Graduates of this BSN program are eligible for the the Florida licensure exam.

Programs Offered: BSN

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5200 Belfort Road, Suite 100, Jacksonville, FL 32256

Remington College of Nursing

The Remington College of Nursing Accelerated Bachelor's in Nursing progam is approved by the Florida State Board of Nursing. Graduates are eligible to sit for the NCLEX-RN licensure exam.

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Remington College of Nursing, 660 Century Point Suite 1050, Lake Mary, FL 32746

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Barry University College of Health Sciences - Division of Nursing

The BSN program is approved by the Florida Board of Nursing and is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

Program Offered: BSN, LPN-to-BSN, RN-to-BSN, Accelerated BSN, RN/BSN-to-MSN, Part-Time MSN - (MSN Tracks: Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Administrator, Nurse Educator), Accelerated RN to MSN, RN to MSN Bridge (RN with baccalaureate in another field to MSN),

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Barry University College of Health Sciences, Health Sciences Admissions, 11300 N.E. Second Avenue, Miami Shores, FL 33161-6695

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University of Miami School of Nursing and Health Studies

The University of Miami School of Nursing and Health Studies is fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education for both the undergraduate and graduate programs. The BSN program is approved by the Florida State Board of Nursing.

Program Offered: BSN, Second Degree BSN, Accelerated BSN, RN to BSN

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University of Miami School of Nursing and Health Studies, P.O. Box 248153, Coral Gables, FL 33124

Barry University (BSN)
11300 N.E. 2nd Avenue Miami Shores 33161-6695
(305) 899-3800

Bethune-Cookman College (BSN)
640 Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Boulevard
Daytona Beach 32114-3099 (386) 481-2000

Florida A & M University (BSN)
103 Ware-Rhaney Bldg Tallahassee 32307
(850) 599-3017

Florida Atlantic University (BSN)
777 Glades Road Boca Raton 33431-0991
(561) 297-3887

Florida Gulf Coast University (BSN)
10501 FGCU Blvd
South Fort Myers 33965-6565
(239) 590-7454

Florida Gulf Coast University (BSN)
10501 FGCU Blvd South Fort Myers 33965-6565
(239) 590-7454

Florida International University (BSN)
University Park Campus, HLS @ Bldg, SW 8th Street
11200 Miami 33199
(305) 348-2000

Florida Southern College
111 Lake Hollingsworth Drive Brandon 33801
(863) 680-3860

Florida State University (BSN)
102 Duxbury Hall Tallahassee 32306-4310
(850) 644-3299

Jacksonville University (BSN)
2800 University Boulevard North Jacksonville 32277-1250
(904) 256-7280

Nova Southeastern University (BSN)
3200 South University Drive
Fort Lauderdale 33328-2018
(954) 262-1962

Palm Beach Atlantic University (BSN)
Box 24708
West Palm Beach 33416-4708
(561) 803-2000

Pensacola Christian College (BSN)
250 Brent Lane Pensacola 32503
(850) 478-8496

South University - Tampa (BSN)
4401 North Himes Avenue, Suite 175
Tampa 33615-7095
(813) 393-3800

South University (BSN)
1760 North Congress Avenue West Palm Beach 33409
(561) 697-9200

University of Central Florida (BSN)
P.O. Box 162210 - HPA I, 220
Orlando 32816-2210
(407) 823-2744

University of Florida (BSN)
P.O. Box 100197, JHMHC
Gainesville 32610-0187
(352) 273-6001

University of Florida (BSN)
653-1 Weight Street Bldg 1 2 Floor
Jacksonville, FL 32209-5127
(904) 244-5127

University of Miami (BSN) 5801 Red Road
Coral Gables 33143
(305) 284-3666

University of North Florida (BSN)
4567 St. John's Bluff Road South
Jacksonville, FL 32224-2673
(904) 620-2684

University of South Florida (BSN)
12901 Bruce B. Downs Boulevard
Tampa 32612-4799
(813) 974-2191

University of Tampa (BSN)
401 West Kennedy Blvd Tampa 33606-1490
(813) 253-6223

University of West Florida (BSN)
11000 University Parkway Pensacola 32514
(850) 494-3802

 

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