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The state of Florida has an extensive number of associate’s degree in nursing (ADN) programs, over 150 at last count. The vast majority of these programs prepare students for initial licensure as a registered nurse (RN), including successfully passing the NCLEX-RN national examination. A handful of Florida’s associate’s degree programs have a different focus: providing broader exposure than a traditional certificate program to either the licensed practical nurse or nursing assistant role.

ADN programs are relatively short, generally requiring two years of fulltime study. They often offer flexible class schedules or evening learning to accommodate students’ life and work schedules. Florida’s public state colleges provide an extensive network of ADN programs across the state’s major cities, including flagship campuses like Florida State College at Jacksonville and Miami Dade College. In addition, a growing number of private schools are launching ADN programs. Two high-performing examples are Galen College of Nursing in Tampa Bay and Herzing University in Winter Park.

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Graduates of an ADN program will join the ranks of Florida’s 160,000 registered nurses, who earn an attractive median annual salary of $60,420. The state’s major healthcare providers are constantly in the market for new nurses. Large networks like BayCare Health System, HCA East Florida Division, and Tenet Health have literally hundreds of open RN job postings at any given time.

If you’re interesting in pursuing an ADN program in Florida, you may find the list below helpful. We’ve organized a comprehensive list of associate’s degree programs in each of the state’s major metropolitan areas.

Cape Coral / Fort Myers area

Florida SouthWestern State College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 88.7% NCLEX pass rate (2010 through 2016)
Rasmussen College - Fort Myers
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 79.3% NCLEX pass rate (2012 through 2016)
Southern Technical College - Fort Myers
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 67.9% NCLEX pass rate (2013 through 2016)
Premiere International College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 50.0% NCLEX pass rate (2015 through 2016)

Deltona / Daytona Beach area

Daytona State College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 88.3% NCLEX pass rate (2010 through 2016)
Daytona College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing

Fort Lauderdale

Broward College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 93.5% NCLEX pass rate (2010 through 2016)
Keiser University - Fort Lauderdale
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 85.7% NCLEX pass rate (2010 through 2016)
Jersey College - Fort Lauderdale
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 85.6% NCLEX pass rate (2013 through 2016)
Florida Career College - Pembroke Pines
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 83.3% NCLEX pass rate (2015 through 2016)
Florida Career College - Lauderdale Lakes
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 61.9% NCLEX pass rate (2013 through 2016)
Azure College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 60.0% NCLEX pass rate (2014 through 2016)
Concorde Career Institute - Miramar
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 57.1% NCLEX pass rate (2011 through 2016)
Hope College of Arts & Sciences
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 33.9% NCLEX pass rate (2012 through 2016)
Emergency Education Institute
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 26.0% NCLEX pass rate (2014 through 2016)
North Broward Technical Center
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 25.8% NCLEX pass rate (2014 through 2016)
Med-Life Institute - Lauderdale Lakes
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 16.7% NCLEX pass rate (2014 through 2016)
Sigma Institute of Health Careers
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 16.5% NCLEX pass rate (2013 through 2016)
Hosanna College of Health
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 14.9% NCLEX pass rate (2015 through 2016)
Siena College of Health
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 0.0% NCLEX pass rate (2015 through 2016)
Agape College of Sciences
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
American College of Health & Sciences
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Brightmed Health Institute
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing

Gainesville

Santa Fe College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 90.3% NCLEX pass rate (2010 through 2016)
Express Training Services
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing

Jacksonville

Keiser University - Jacksonville
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 83.1% NCLEX pass rate (2010 through 2016)
Florida State College at Jacksonville
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 81.8% NCLEX pass rate (2010 through 2016)
Jersey College - Jacksonville
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 80.1% NCLEX pass rate (2012 through 2016)
Fortis College - Orange Park
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 59.1% NCLEX pass rate (2016 through 2016)
Concorde Career Institute - Jacksonville
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 56.2% NCLEX pass rate (2010 through 2016)
Florida Career College - Jacksonville
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 34.6% NCLEX pass rate (2014 through 2016)
Fernandina Beach College of Allied Health
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 0.0% NCLEX pass rate (2014 through 2015)

Lakeland / Winter Haven area

Polk State College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 92.9% NCLEX pass rate (2010 through 2016)
Keiser University - Lakeland
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 82.8% NCLEX pass rate (2010 through 2016)

Miami-Dade County

Hebron Technical Institute
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 100.0% NCLEX pass rate (2016 through 2016)
Keiser University - Miami
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 87.4% NCLEX pass rate (2010 through 2016)
Mercy Hospital
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 84.7% NCLEX pass rate (2010 through 2016)
Miami Dade College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 80.4% NCLEX pass rate (2010 through 2016)
Fortis College - Cutler Bay
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 75.5% NCLEX pass rate (2014 through 2016)
Southeastern College - Miami Lakes Area
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 75.0% NCLEX pass rate (2011 through 2016)
Miami Regional University
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 66.6% NCLEX pass rate (2013 through 2016)
Antigua College International
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 63.2% NCLEX pass rate (2015 through 2016)
Florida National University - Miami
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 46.1% NCLEX pass rate (2012 through 2016)
Florida National University - Hialeah
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 41.9% NCLEX pass rate (2011 through 2016)
Faith Medical Institute
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 31.6% NCLEX pass rate (2015 through 2016)
South Florida Medical College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 26.3% NCLEX pass rate (2014 through 2016)
CENSA International College - Miami
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 15.8% NCLEX pass rate (2014 through 2016)
Ideal Professional Institute
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 10.6% NCLEX pass rate (2014 through 2016)
Active Health Institute
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Advance Science College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Alexis Institute
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
American Medical Academy
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Florida Career College - Hialeah
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Future-Tech Institute
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Health Education Training School
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Hispaniola International University
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Larkin School of Nursing
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Sinai School of Nursing
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
South Florida College of Nursing
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Universal Career School
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing

Naples / Marco Island area

Med-Life Institute - Naples
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 35.1% NCLEX pass rate (2014 through 2016)

North Port / Bradenton / Sarasota area

State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 95.9% NCLEX pass rate (2010 through 2016)
Keiser University - Sarasota
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 90.9% NCLEX pass rate (2010 through 2016)
Suncoast College of Health
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 41.3% NCLEX pass rate (2013 through 2016)

Ocala

College of Central Florida - Ocala
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 92.0% NCLEX pass rate (2010 through 2016)
Rasmussen College - Ocala
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 83.0% NCLEX pass rate (2010 through 2016)
Taylor College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 63.8% NCLEX pass rate (2011 through 2016)
Institute for Accelerated RN Success
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing

Orlando

Seminole State College of Florida
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 95.6% NCLEX pass rate (2010 through 2016)
Valencia College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 94.7% NCLEX pass rate (2010 through 2016)
Keiser University - Orlando
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 90.0% NCLEX pass rate (2010 through 2016)
Lake-Sumter State College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 88.1% NCLEX pass rate (2010 through 2016)
Herzing University - Orlando
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 86.1% NCLEX pass rate (2010 through 2016)
Orlando Medical Institute
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 80.0% NCLEX pass rate (2015 through 2016)
City College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 75.8% NCLEX pass rate (2015 through 2016)
Concorde Career Institute - Orlando
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 61.7% NCLEX pass rate (2012 through 2016)
Med-Life Institute - Kissimmee
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 35.8% NCLEX pass rate (2014 through 2016)
Gwinnett Institute
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 30.7% NCLEX pass rate (2015 through 2016)
Florida College of Health Science - Orlando
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 21.8% NCLEX pass rate (2014 through 2016)
Annshellay Health Spa and Fitness Institute
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Cambridge College of Healthcare & Technology - Altamonte Springs
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
CENSA International College - Orlando
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Hebron International College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing

Palm Bay / Melbourne / Titusville area

Eastern Florida State College - Palm Bay
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 92.4% NCLEX pass rate (2010 through 2016)
Eastern Florida State College - Cocoa
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 87.3% NCLEX pass rate (2010 through 2016)
Keiser University - Melbourne
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 86.7% NCLEX pass rate (2010 through 2016)
Carleen Health Institute of South Florida - Palm Bay
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 11.1% NCLEX pass rate (2014 through 2016)

Palm Beach

NRI Institute of Health Sciences
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 100.0% NCLEX pass rate (2016 through 2016)
Palm Beach State College - Lake Worth
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 86.7% NCLEX pass rate (2010 through 2016)
Academy for Nursing and Health Occupations
  • Occupational Associate's Degree in Practical Nursing: 82.4% NCLEX pass rate (2010 through 2016)
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 73.4% NCLEX pass rate (2013 through 2016)
Keiser University - West Palm Beach
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 81.3% NCLEX pass rate (2010 through 2016)
Bethesda College of Health Sciences
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 78.6% NCLEX pass rate (2014 through 2016)
Palm Beach State College - Glades Education Center
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 75.5% NCLEX pass rate (2010 through 2016)
International College of Health Sciences
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 70.2% NCLEX pass rate (2014 through 2016)
International Institute for Health Care Professionals
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 62.7% NCLEX pass rate (2013 through 2016)
Health Career Institute
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 57.6% NCLEX pass rate (2014 through 2016)
Capscare Academy for Healthcare Education
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 56.0% NCLEX pass rate (2015 through 2016)
Care Hope College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 48.9% NCLEX pass rate (2013 through 2016)
Florida Career College - Boynton Beach
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 39.3% NCLEX pass rate (2012 through 2016)
Burnett International College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 19.3% NCLEX pass rate (2013 through 2016)
Carleen Health Institute of South Florida - West Palm Beach
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 14.3% NCLEX pass rate (2014 through 2016)
Cambridge College of Healthcare & Technology - Delray Beach
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Florida Career College - West Palm Beach
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Kings Career Institute
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing

Pensacola

Fortis Institute - Pensacola
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 84.8% NCLEX pass rate (2012 through 2016)
Pensacola State College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 73.4% NCLEX pass rate (2010 through 2016)

Port St. Lucie

Keiser University - Port Saint Lucie
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 91.6% NCLEX pass rate (2012 through 2016)
Indian River State College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 89.5% NCLEX pass rate (2010 through 2016)
Fortis Institute - Port Saint Lucie
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 54.1% NCLEX pass rate (2014 through 2016)
Emiraza College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 50.0% NCLEX pass rate (2013 through 2016)

Tallahassee

Tallahassee Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 92.6% NCLEX pass rate (2010 through 2016)
Keiser University - Tallahassee
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 89.4% NCLEX pass rate (2010 through 2016)

Tampa Bay

St. Petersburg College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 87.8% NCLEX pass rate (2010 through 2016)
Keiser University - Tampa
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 87.1% NCLEX pass rate (2011 through 2016)
Medical Prep Institute of Tampa Bay
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 86.3% NCLEX pass rate (2013 through 2016)
Pasco-Hernando State College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 86.3% NCLEX pass rate (2010 through 2016)
Galen College of Nursing - Tampa Bay
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 83.2% NCLEX pass rate (2010 through 2016)
Rasmussen College - New Port Richey / West Pasco
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 82.6% NCLEX pass rate (2012 through 2016)
Hillsborough Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 81.8% NCLEX pass rate (2010 through 2016)
Jersey College - Tampa
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 81.8% NCLEX pass rate (2011 through 2016)
Rasmussen College - Tampa / Brandon
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 71.4% NCLEX pass rate (2013 through 2016)
Concorde Career Institute - Tampa
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 62.7% NCLEX pass rate (2011 through 2016)
Southern Technical College - Tampa
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 41.7% NCLEX pass rate (2015 through 2016)
ATA Career Education
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Florida Career College - Tampa
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Florida College of Health Science - Tampa
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Jersey College - Largo
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Keiser University - Clearwater
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Keiser University - New Port Richey
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Lincoln Memorial University - Florida Hospital Tampa
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing

Other Florida cities

Northwest Florida State College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 95.0% NCLEX pass rate (2010 through 2016)
Florida Keys Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 92.1% NCLEX pass rate (2010 through 2016)
College of Central Florida - Citrus County
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 91.8% NCLEX pass rate (2010 through 2016)
St. Johns River State College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 89.5% NCLEX pass rate (2010 through 2016)
North Florida Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 88.8% NCLEX pass rate (2010 through 2016)
South Florida State College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 88.6% NCLEX pass rate (2010 through 2016)
Florida Gateway College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 87.3% NCLEX pass rate (2010 through 2016)
Gulf Coast State College - Panama City
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 86.1% NCLEX pass rate (2010 through 2016)
Chipola College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 74.2% NCLEX pass rate (2010 through 2016)
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