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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.

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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

5154 Okeechobee Blvd
West Palm Beach, FL 33417
Phone: (561) 683-1400

Broward College ADN Program

Nursing classes offered at all 3 campus locations
NCLEX Pass Rate: 93.9%
A. Hugh Adams Central Campus
3501 S.W. Davie Road.
Davie, FL 33314

Burnett International College

2601 S Military Trail
West Palm Beach, FL 33415
Length of time to complete the nursing program is 90 weeks

Cambridge Medical Institute Inc.

Orlando Area Campus
460 East Altamonte Dr.
Altamonte Springs, FL 32701

Palm Beach Area Campus
5150 Linton Blvd., Suite 340
Delray Beach, FL 33484

Carleen Home Health School

1876 N. University Dr., Suite #200 M
Plantation, FL 33322
Phone: (954) 476-9090

Chipola College ADN

3094 Indian Circle
Marianna, FL 32446
Phone: (850) 526-2761
72 credit hours to complete program

City College ADN Program

2000 W. Commercial Blvd. Suite 200
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309
Phone: (954) 280-0511

City College, Inc.

9300 S. Dadeland Blvd. Suite 200
Miami, FL 33156
Phone: (786) 204-2337

College Of Central Florida

3001 S.W. College Road
Ocala, FL 34474
Phone: 352-873-5800

College Of Central Florida

3800 S. Lecanto Highway
Lecanto, FL 34461
Phone: 352-746-6721

Concorde Career Institute ADN Program

Orlando Campus
3444 McCrory Place
Orlando, FL 32803
Phone: 407-812-3060

Tampa Campus
4202 W. Spruce
Tampa, FL 33607
PH: 813-874-0094

Miramar Campus
10933 Marks Way
Miramar, FL 33025
PH: 954-731-8880

Jacksonville Campus
7259 Salisbury Rd.
Jacksonville, FL 32256
PH: 904-725-0525

Dade Medical College ADN Program

Benjamin Leon School of Nursing

Homestead Campus
500 College Terrace
Homestead, FL 33030
PH: 305-237-5235

Medical Campus
950 NW 20th St
Miami, FL 33127

Daytona State College ADN Program

1200 W. International Speedway Blvd.
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
Phone: (386) 506-3250

Eastern Florida State College

3865 North Wickham Road
Melbourne, FL 32935
Phone: 321-632-1111

Florida Career College

Boynton Beach Campus
1743 North Congress Ave.
Boynton Beach, FL 33426
Phone: (561) 810-1810

Jacksonville Campus
6600 Youngerman Circle
Jacksonville, FL 32244
PH: (904) 990-8500

Lauderdale Lakes
3383 North State Road 7
Lauderdale Lakes, FL 33319
PH: (754) 900-6800

Pembroke Pines Campus
7891 Pines Blvd.
Pembroke Pines, FL 33024
PH: (754) 888-5400

Florida Gateway College-ADN

149 SE College Place
Lake City, FL 32025
PH: 386-752-1822
2017 NCLEX Pass Rate: 93.1%

Florida Hospital College Of Health Science ADN

7727 Lake Underhill Rd
Orlando, FL 32822
Phone: (407) 303-8110

Florida Keys Community College ADN Program

5901 College Road
Key West, FL 33040
Phone: (305) 296-9081

Florida National University ADN Program

Hialeah Campus & Online Learning Division
4425 W. Jose Regueiro (20th) Ave.
Hialeah, FL 33012
PH: (305) 821-3333

South Campus
11865 S.W. 26 St. Suite H3
Miami, FL 33175
PH: (305) 226-9999
Minimum 72 credit hours for graduation

Florida Southwestern State College

Charlotte Campus
26300 Airport Rd
Punta Gorda, FL 33950
Phone: (941) 637-5629

Florida State College At Jacksonville ADN Program

501 West State Street
Jacksonville, FL 32202
PH: (904) 646-2300
2015 NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 81%
2015 Job Placement Rate: 96%

Fortis College ADN Programs

Cutler Bay ADN Program
19600 South Dixie Highway, Suite B
Cutler Bay, FL 33157

Pensacola ADN Program
4081 East Olive Road. Suite B
Pensacola, FL 32514

Port St. Lucie ADN Program
9022 South US Highway 1
Port St. Lucie, FL 34952

Galen College of Nursing

Tampa Bay Campus
11101 Roosevelt Blvd N
Saint Petersburg, Florida 33716
24-month full-time program
Nursing Admissions: (727) 722.9292

Gulf Coast Community College-ADN

5230 West Highway 98
Panama City, FL 32401
PH: (850) 913-3314

Herzing University-ADN

1865 FL-436
Winter Park, FL 32792
Phone: (407) 641-5227

Hillsborough Community College-ADN

1206 North Park Road
Plant City, FL 33563

Hope College Of Arts And Sciences

1200 SW 3rd St
Pompano Beach, FL 33069
Phone: (954) 532-9614

Indian River State College-ADN

3209 Virginia Ave.
Fort Pierce, FL 34981
PH: (772) 462-7156

Kaplan University-ADN

Pembroke Pines, FL

Keiser University ADN Program Locations

Clearwater Campus
16120 U.S. Highway 19 N.
Clearwater, Florida 33764
Phone: (727) 373-1380

Daytona Beach Campus
1800 Business Park Blvd.
Daytona Beach, Florida 32114
Phone: (386) 274-5060

Fort Lauderdale Campus
1500 Northwest 49th Street
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309
Phone: (954) 776-4456

Jacksonville Campus
6430 Southpoint Pkwy
Jacksonville, Florida 32216
Phone: (904) 296-3440

Lakeland Campus
2400 Interstate Drive
Lakeland, Florida 33805
Phone: (863) 682-6020

Melbourne Campus
900 South Babcock Street
Melbourne, Florida 32901
Phone: (321) 409-4800

Miami Campus
2101 NW 117th Ave.
Miami, FL 33172
Phone: (305) 596-2226

New Port Richey Campus
6014 US Highway 19 North, Suite 250
New Port Richey, Florida 34652
Phone: (727) 484-3110

Orlando Campus
5600 Lake Underhill Road
Orlando, FL 32807
Phone: (407) 273-5800

Port St. Lucie Campus
9400 SW Discovery Way
Port Saint Lucie, FL 34987
Phone: (772) 398-9990

Sarasota Campus
6151 Lake Osprey Drive
Sarasota, Florida 34240
Phone: (941) 907-3900

Tallahassee Campus
1700 Halstead Boulevard, Building 2
Tallahassee, FL 32309
Phone: (850) 906-9494

Tampa Campus
5002 West Waters Avenue
Tampa, Florida 33634
Phone: (813) 885-4900

West Palm Beach Campus
2085 Vista Parkway
West Palm Beach, FL 33411
Phone: (561) 471-6000

Lake-Sumter Community College-ADN

Leesburg Campus
9501 U.S. Highway 441
Leesburg, FL 34788
PH: (352) 787-3747

Mercy Hospital College Of Nursing

3663 S Miami Ave
First Floor – Mercy Tower Suite 1500
Miami, FL 33133
Phone: (305) 285-2777

Millenia Healthcare Institute, Inc.

1509 N Military Trl # 216
West Palm Beach, FL 33409
Phone: (561) 253-1277

North Florida Community College – ADN

325 NW Turner Davis Dr.
Madison, FL 32340
PH: (850) 973-2288

Northwest Florida State College – ADN

100 E College Blvd
Niceville, FL 32578
PH: (850) 678-5111

Palm Beach State College ADN Program

Lake Worth Campus
4200 Congress Avenue
Lake Worth, FL 33461
Phone: (561) 967-7222

Belle Glade Campus
1977 College Drive
Belle Glade, FL 33430
Phone: (561) 996-7222

Pasco Hernando Community College-ADN

11415 Ponce de Leon Boulevard
Brooksville, FL 34601

Pensacola State College ADN Program

1000 College Blvd
Pensacola, Florida 32504
Phone: (850) 484-1000

Polk State College ADN Program

999 Avenue H N.E.
Winter Haven, FL 33881
PH: (863) 297-1000

Professional Training Centers

13926 SW 47th St
Miami, FL 33175
Phone: (305) 220-4120

Rasmussen College ADN Program

Fort Myers Campus
9160 Forum Corporate Parkway, Suite 100
Fort Myers, FL 33905
Phone: 239-477-2100

Land O Lakes/East Pasco Campus
18600 Fernview Street
Land O’ Lakes, FL 34638
Phone: 813-435-3601

New Port Richey/West Pasco Campus
8661 Citizens Drive
New Port Richey, FL 34654
Phone: 727-942-0069

Ocala Campus
4755 SW 46th Court
Ocala, FL 34474
Phone: 352-629-1941

Tampa/Brandon Campus
4042 Park Oaks Blvd Suite 100
Tampa, FL 33610
Phone: 813-246-7600

Saber College

3990 West Flagler Street, Suite 103
Miami, Florida 33134
Phone: (305) 443-9170

Santa Fe College ADN Program

3000 NW 83 St
Gainesville, FL 32606
Phone: (352) 395-5000

Seminole State College ADN Program

100 Weldon Boulevard
Sanford, FL 32773
PH: (407) 404-6196

South Florida Community College

600 West College Drive
Avon Park, FL 33825
Phone: (863) 453-6661

Southeastern College

Miami Lakes Area Branch Campus of West Palm Beach
17395 NW 59th Ave.
Miami Lakes, FL 33015
Phone: (305) 820-5003

St. Johns River Community College ADN Program

Orange Park Campus
283 College Dr
Orange Park, FL 32065

Palatka Campus
5001 St Johns Ave
Palatka, FL 32177

St. Petersburg College – ADN

P.O. Box 13489
St. Petersburg, FL 33733

State College Of Florida Manatee-Sarasota

5840 26th St W
Bradenton, FL 34207
Phone: (941) 752-5000

Tallahassee Community College

444 Appleyard Drive
Tallahassee, FL 32304
Phone: (850) 201-6200

Taylor College ADN Program

5190 SE 125th St
Belleview, FL 34420
Phone: (352) 245-4119

The Center For Allied Health & Nursing Education ADN Program

Ft. Lauderdale Campus
2307 W Broward Blvd.
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33312
PH: (954) 321-8890

Jacksonville Campus
8131 Baymeadows Cir W
Jacksonville, FL 32256
PH: (904) 733-3588

Largo Medical Center Campus
2025 Indian Rocks Rd.
Largo, FL 33774
PH: (727) 202-9191

Tampa Campus
3625 Queen Palm Drive
Tampa, FL 33619
PH: (813) 246-5111

Valencia Community College ADN Program

P.O. BOX 3028
Orlando, Florida 32802
Phone: 407-299-5000

Virginia College

5940 Beach Blvd
Jacksonville, FL 32207
Phone: (904) 520-7400



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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

11300 NE 2nd Avenue
Miami Shores, FL 33161
Phone: 305-899-3800

Bethune-Cookman University – BSN

640 Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Blvd.
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
Phone: (386) 481-2000

Chamberlain College Of Nursing – BSN

5200 Belfort Rd.
Jacksonville, FL 32256
Phone: (904) 251-8110

ECPI University

660 Century Point, Suite 1050
Orlando (Lake Mary), FL 32746
Phone: (407) 562-9100

Florida A&M University – BSN

334 W Palmer Avenue
103 Ware Rhaney Building
Tallahassee, FL 32307
Phone: 850-599-3017

Florida Atlantic University – BSN

777 Glades Rd.
Boca Raton, FL 33431
Phone: 561-297-6261

Florida Gulf Coast University – BSN

10501 FGCU Blvd. South
Fort Myers, FL 33965
Phone: (239) 590-1000

Florida International University – BSN

11200 SW 8 Street
Miami, FL 33199
Phone: (305) 348-7703

Florida Southern College – BSN

111 Lake Hollingsworth Drive
Lakeland, FL 33801
PH: 863.680.4111

Florida State University – BSN

600 W. College Avenue
Tallahassee, FL 32306

Fortis College BSN Program

700 Blanding Blvd. Suite 16
Orange Park, FL 32065

Jacksonville University BSN Program

2800 University Blvd N
Jacksonville, FL 32211
PH: (904) 256-8000

Nova Southeastern University – BSN

3301 College Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314
Phone: 800-541-6682

Palm Beach Atlantic University – BSN

901 S. Flagler Drive
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
PH: 888-468-6722

Pensacola Christian College – BSN

250 Brent Lane
Pensacola, FL 32503
Phone: (850) 478-8496

South University BSN Program

Tampa Campus
4401 North Himes Avenue, Suite 175
Tampa, FL 33614

Royal Palm Beach Campus
9801 Belvedere Road
Royal Palm Beach, FL 33411

University Of Central Florida – BSN

12201 Research Parkway, Suite 300
Orlando, Florida 32826
PH: 407-823-2744

University Of Florida – BSN

1225 Center Dr.
Gainesville, FL 32603
Phone: (352) 273-6457

University Of Miami – BSN

P.O. Box 248153
Coral Gables, FL 33124
PH: 305-284-3666

University Of North Florida – BSN

1 UNF Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32224
Phone: (904) 620-1000

University Of South Florida – BSN

College of Nursing
12901 Bruce B. Downs Blvd
MDC Box 22
Tampa, FL 33612
Phone: (813) 974-2191

University Of Tampa – BSN

401 W. Kennedy Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33606
PH: (813) 253-3333

University Of West Florida – BSN

School of Nursing
Building 37
11000 University Pkwy.
Pensacola, FL 32514
Phone: 850-473-7756

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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