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Florida RN Programs

Directory of approved registered nursing (RN) programs in the state of Florida

Becoming a Registered Nurse in Florida

In order to become a Registered Nurse (RN) in the state of Florida you must complete a state approved Florida RN program. There are over 100 state approved programs in the state of Florida. The Florida Board of Nursing in the official agency responsible for approving RN schools in the state of Florida. There are two types of degree programs that meet the RN education requirement.


The Associates degree program is the quickest way to become a licensed RN in Florida. The Associate program can be completed in two years although a lot of these require admission to a college or university which will require prerequisites that will extend the time to closer to three years. Prerequisites in English, biology, math and chemistry can be spread over two semesters in advance to entering an Associate in Nursing program. Because the RN program is extremely competitive to be accepted into, it is wise to carry a very good grade point average on the prerequisites. Other state approved RN schools allow students to elect to participate either full time or part time. Full time means they finish in four semesters and part time in seven semesters. Upon completing the Associates program students are required to pass the National Council Licensure Examination – Registered Nurse in order to receive their RN license. Once they receive their license, they are eligible to work as a Registered Nurse in the state of Florida.

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing is the second way to become a licensed RN in the state of Florida. This will take four years with the first two years working on the prerequisites which consist of at least 60 hours of lower level college credits. Lower level course include anatomy and physiology, microbiology, chemistry, nutrition, algebra, statistics, sociology and psychology and usually take 2 years to complete. Another two years in the nursing program working on in-depth nursing courses completes the BSN in a four year time frame. Because of the popularity of the program candidates must have at least a 3.0 GPA in all required courses and at least 80% on the HESI entrance exam. The BSN students graduate as the most qualified and are prepared for the highest level of nursing opportunities. BSN graduates are good candidates for administrative positions and the higher paying jobs.

Florida also has an online program at some schools that offer those holding Associate Degrees a way to receive their BSN doing online courses.

All candidates for an RN license are required to meet the following obligations:

• Graduate from a state-approved Florida RN school
• Pass the national NCLEX-RN licensure examination
• Pass a criminal history background check



Florida Associates Degree RN Programs

Academy For Practical Nursing And Health Organization

West Palm Beach, FL

Brevard Community College-ADN

Cocoa, FL

Brevard Community College-ADN

Palm Bay, FL

Broward College-ADN

Davie, FL

Brown Mackie College-Miami

Miami, FL

Burnett International College

Boynton Beach, FL

Cambridge Medical Institute Inc.

Jacksonville, FL

Carleen Home Health School

Plantation, FL

Chipola College-ADN

Marianna, FL

City College-ADN

Fort Lauderdale, FL

City College, Inc.

Miami, FL

College Of Central Florida

Ocala, FL

College Of Central Florida

Lecanto, FL

Concorde Career Institute

Orlando, FL

Concorde Career Institute-ADN

Tampa, FL

Concorde Career Institute-ADN

Miramar, FL

Concorde Career Institute-ADN

Jacksonville, FL

Dade Medical College

Hollywood, FL

Dade Medical College

Homestead, FL

Dade Medical College-ADN

Miami, FL

Dade Medical College-ADN

Hialeah, FL

Daytona State College-ADN

Daytona Beach, FL

Edison State College-ADN

Punta Gorda, FL

Everest University-ADN

Tampa, FL

Florida Career College

Boynton Beach, FL

Florida Educational Institute, Inc

Sebring, FL

Florida Educational Institute, Inc

Miami Gardens, FL

Florida Gateway College-ADN

Lake City, FL

Florida Hospital College Of Health Science-ADN

Orlando, FL

Florida Keys Community College-ADN

Key West, FL

Florida National College

Hialeah, FL

Florida National College-ADN

Hialeah, FL

Florida National College-ADN

Miami, FL

Florida State College At Jacksonville-ADN

Jacksonville, FL

Fortis College- ADN

Tampa, FL

Fortis College, Largo-ADN

Largo, FL

Fortis Institute

Pensacola, FL

Galen Health Institute Of Tampa Bay, Inc.-ADN

Saint Petersburg, FL

Gulf Coast Community College-ADN

Panama City, FL

Herzing University-ADN

Winter Park, FL

Hillsborough Community College-ADN

Plant City, FL

Hope College Of Arts And Sciences

Pompano Beach, FL

Indian River State College-ADN

Ft Pierce, FL

ITT Technical Institute

Tallahassee, FL

ITT Technical Institute

Saint Petersburg, FL

ITT Technical Institute

Fort Myers, FL

ITT Technical Institute

Miami, FL

ITT Technical Institute

Jacksonville, FL

ITT Technical Institute

Lake Mary, FL

ITT Technical Institute

Fort Lauderdale, FL

ITT Technical Institute-ADN

Tampa, FL

Kaplan College

Jacksonville, FL

Kaplan University-ADN

Pembroke Pines, FL

Keiser Career College-ADN

Miami Lakes, FL

Keiser Career College, St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg, FL

Keiser University – Port Saint Lucie

Port Saint Lucie, FL

Keiser University- Fort Lauderdale-ADN

Fort Lauderdale, FL

Keiser University- Jacksonville-ADN

Jacksonville, FL

Keiser University- Kendall-ADN

Miami, FL

Keiser University- Melbourne Campus-ADN

Melbourne, FL

Keiser University- Tampa Campus-ADN

Tampa, FL

Keiser University- WPB-ADN

West Palm Beach, FL

Keiser University-ADN

Orlando, FL

Keiser University-Lakeland-ADN

Lakeland, FL

Keiser University-Sarasota Campus-ADN

Sarasota, FL

Keiser University-Tallahassee-ADN

Tallahassee, FL

Lake-Sumter Community College-ADN

Leesburg, FL

Mercy Hospital College Of Nursing

Miami, FL

Miami Dade College- School Of Nursing-ADN

Miami, FL

Millenia Healthcare Institute, Inc.

West Palm Beach, FL

North Florida Community College-ADN

Madison, FL

Northwest Florida State College-ADN

Niceville, FL

Palm Beach State College-ADN

Lake Worth, FL

Palm Beach State College-ADN

Belle Glade, FL

Pasco Hernando Community College-ADN

Brooksville, FL

Pensacola State College-ADN

Pensacola, FL

Polk State College-ADN

Winter Haven, FL

Professional Training Centers

Miami, FL

Rasmussen College

Fort Myers, FL

Rasmussen College – Pasco County-ADN

Holiday, FL

Rasmussen College, Inc.

Tampa, FL

Rasmussen College, Ocala Campus

Ocala, FL

Saber

Miami, FL

Sanford Brown Institute-ADN

Jacksonville, FL

Santa Fe College-ADN

Gainesville, FL

Seminole State College-ADN

Sanford, FL

Sigma Institute Of Health Careers

Oakland Park, FL

South Florida Community College

Avon Park, FL

St. Johns River Community College – ADN

Palatka, FL

St. Petersburg College – ADN

Saint Petersburg, FL

State College Of Florida Manatee-Sarasota

Bradenton, FL

Tallahassee Community College

Tallahassee, FL

Taylor College

Belleview, FL

Taylor College – ADN

Belleview, FL

The Center For Allied Health & Nursing Education

Jacksonville, FL

The Center For Allied Health & Nursing Education-ADN

Tampa, FL

Ultimate Medical Academy LLC

Tampa, FL

Valencia Community College – ADN

Orlando, FL

Virginia College

Jacksonville, FL



We try to keep our nursing school listings constantly updated. If you notice information that is incorrect or requires updating please send us an email so that we can make the necessary changes. We recommend that prospective students perform extensive individual research on schools of interest before they commit to attending the school.

Accredited Florida RN Schools

See our complete list of qualified RN pre-licensure schools in Florida that meet the nursing education requirement. The Florida Board of Nursing is the regulatory agency in charge of making sure that these programs provide adequate education to prepare students for a career as a registered nurse. Prior to becoming a registered nurse the graduate will also need to take and pass the NCLEX-RN exam in the state of Florida.

Bachelor Degree RN Programs in Florida

Barry University – BSN

Miami Shores, FL

Bethune-Cookman University – BSN

Daytona Beach, FL

Chamberlain College Of Nursing – BSN

Jacksonville, FL

Chamberlain College Of Nursing, LLC

Miramar, FL

Florida A&M University – BSN

Tallahassee, FL

Florida Atlantic University – BSN

Boca Raton, FL

Florida Gulf Coast University – BSN

Fort Myers, FL

Florida International University – BSN

Miami, FL

Florida Southern College – BSN

Lakeland, FL

Florida State University – BSN

Tallahassee, FL

Fortis College

Largo, FL

Fortis College

Winter Park, FL

Fortis College

Cutler Bay, FL

Indiana State University – BSN

Terre Haute, FL

Jacksonville University – BSN

Jacksonville, FL

Nova Southeastern University – BSN

Fort Lauderdale, FL

Nova Southeastern University – BSN

Fort Myers, FL

Palm Beach Atlantic University – BSN

West Palm Beach, FL

Pensacola Christian College – BSN

Pensacola, FL

Remington College – BSN

Lake Mary, FL

South University – Tampa – BSN

Tampa, FL

South University – BSN

Royal Palm Beach, FL

University Of Central Florida – BSN

Orlando, FL

University Of Florida – BSN

Gainesville, FL

University Of Miami – BSN

Coral Gables, FL

University Of North Florida – BSN

Jacksonville, FL

University Of South Florida – BSN

Tampa, FL

University Of Tampa – BSN

Tampa, FL

University Of West Florida – BSN

Pensacola, FL


Florida RN Resources

Florida Department of Health
2010-2011 Registered Nurses Occupational Outlook
Florida Nurses Association
Florida Nursing News
Florida Association of School Nurses

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