A comprehensive listing of Florida nursing schools. Below you'll find information on specific nursing programs such as licensed practical nursing, RN associate's degree, and bachelor's degree. You'll also find a profile of nursing education and careers in each major Florida city.

For our inaugural rankings, the research team at Nursing Schools Almanac collected data on over 3,200 nursing schools and campuses throughout the United States. We included the following states within our Southeast rankings: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. We evaluated each nursing school in the region on three dimensions:

For our inaugural rankings, the research team at Nursing Schools Almanac collected data on over 3,200 nursing schools and campuses throughout the United States. We included the following states within our Southeast rankings: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. We evaluated each nursing school in the region on three dimensions:

For our inaugural rankings, the research team at Nursing Schools Almanac collected data on over 3,200 nursing schools and campuses throughout the United States. We included the following states within our Southeast rankings: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. We evaluated each nursing school in the region on three dimensions:

For our inaugural rankings, the research team at Nursing Schools Almanac collected data on over 3,200 nursing schools and campuses throughout the United States. We included the following states within our Southeast rankings: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. We evaluated each nursing school in the region on three dimensions:

For our inaugural rankings, the research team at Nursing Schools Almanac collected data on over 3,200 nursing schools and campuses throughout the United States. We included the following states within our Southeast rankings: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. We evaluated each nursing school in the region on three dimensions:

Most individuals are familiar with the prototypical registered nurse (RN) position. The nursing profession is much broader, however, encompassing roles like “CNA” and “LPN” as well as other important acronyms like “NCLEX.” This article will demystify this terminology by profiling the nursing industry of Miami-Dade County in clear and simple terms.

Registered nurse

The Lakeland / Winter Haven area of Florida is home to several large nursing employers, such as BayCare Health and Lakeland Regional Health. Nurses in the metro area are competitively compensated. Local certified nursing assistants (CNAs) earn a median annual salary of $23,260. Licensed practical nurses (LPNs) earn $38,380 per year, and registered nurses (RNs) take home $57,700 annually. If you’re considering joining the nursing profession in Lakeland or Winter Haven, you’ll want to familiarize yourself with these three nursing roles and their education pathways.

If you are considering joining Jacksonville’s nursing profession, you may find yourself initially bewildered by the array of nursing roles available. Below we review in detail each major nursing role and its educational prerequisites.

The most iconic nursing role is the registered nurse (RN). Registered nurses dispense medication, carry out medical procedures, and lead teams of junior nurses in providing bedside care to patients. Florida’s RNs must pass the NCLEX-RN national licensure exam after completing a state-approved associate’s or bachelor’s degree program.

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