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Everyday practice as a nurse can be as exciting as it is varied. However, there may come a time when you find yourself in search of greater autonomy and responsibility in the workplace. Or perhaps you’re seeking a specialized role in advanced fields like family practice nursing, nursing administration, or nurse midwifery. What is the next step to achieve these goals?

A master of science in nursing (MSN) degree can prepare nurses for this career advancement. The MSN degree is a graduate-level nursing qualification, often with a focus in a specialized field like nursing education or child health. It allows nurses to focus their work in a particular area of interest, gaining greater career autonomy and latitude in the process. Generalist MSN degrees are also offered at a number of Florida universities, including University of Central Florida and over a dozen campuses of Keiser University.

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Nurses who earn an MSN degree frequently enjoy higher compensation than their peers. For example, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual salary for Florida’s RNs is $60,420. However, the state’s nurse midwives earn $86,710 per year on average, while its nurse practitioners receive $88,080 in annual compensation. Nurse anesthetists do even better, taking home a median annual salary of $137,910. MSN specializations can thus bring about not only enhanced career fulfillment and challenge, but also better pay.

If you want to take up the challenge of pursuing an MSN degree, check out the list below. We’ve identified Florida’s best master of science in nursing programs, organized by major metropolitan area.

Cape Coral / Fort Myers area

Florida Gulf Coast University
10501 FGCU Boulevard South | Fort Myers, Florida 33965
Programs offered: Master's in Registered Nursing
Keiser University - Fort Myers
9100 Forum Corporate Parkway | Fort Myers, Florida 33905
Programs offered: Master's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Family Practice Nursing
Nova Southeastern University - Fort Myers
3650 Colonial Court | Fort Myers, Florida 33913
Programs offered: Master's in Nursing Administration

Deltona / Daytona Beach area

Keiser University - Daytona Beach
1800 Business Park Boulevard | Daytona Beach, Florida 32114
Programs offered: Master's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Family Practice Nursing

Fort Lauderdale

Keiser University - Fort Lauderdale
1500 NW 49th Street | Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309
Programs offered: Master's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Family Practice Nursing
Keiser University - Pembroke Pines
1640 SW 145th Avenue | Pembroke Pines, Florida 33027
Programs offered: Master's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Family Practice Nursing
Nova Southeastern University - Fort Lauderdale
3301 College Avenue | Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33314
Programs offered: Master's in Nursing Administration
University of Phoenix - South Florida
600 North Pine Island Road | Plantation, Florida 33324
Programs offered: Master's in Nursing Administration; Master's in Nursing Education

Gainesville

University of Florida
355 Tigert Hall | Gainesville, Florida 32611
Programs offered: Master's in Registered Nursing

Jacksonville

Jacksonville University
2800 University Boulevard North | Jacksonville, Florida 32211
Programs offered: Master's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Nursing Administration; Master's in Family Practice Nursing; Master's in Nursing Education
Keiser University - Jacksonville
6430 Southpoint Parkway, Suite 100 | Jacksonville, Florida 32216
Programs offered: Master's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Family Practice Nursing
University of North Florida
One UNF Drive | Jacksonville, Florida 32224
Programs offered: Master's in Registered Nursing

Lakeland / Winter Haven area

Florida Southern College
111 Lake Hollingsworth Drive | Lakeland, Florida 33801
Programs offered: Master's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Clinical Nurse Specialist; Master's in Nursing Education; Master's in Nursing Practice
Keiser University - Lakeland
2400 Interstate Drive | Lakeland, Florida 33805
Programs offered: Master's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Family Practice Nursing

Miami-Dade County

Barry University
11300 NE Second Avenue | Miami, Florida 33161
Programs offered: Master's in Nursing Administration; Master's in Adult Health Nursing; Master's in Nurse Anesthetist; Master's in Family Practice Nursing; Master's in Critical Care Nursing; Master's in Nursing Education; Master's in Clinical Nurse Leader
Florida International University
11200 SW Eighth Street | Miami, Florida 33199
Programs offered: Master's in Registered Nursing
Keiser University - Miami
2101 NW 117th Avenue | Miami, Florida 33172
Programs offered: Master's in Family Practice Nursing; Master's in Registered Nursing
University of Miami
1320 South Dixie Highway | Coral Gables, Florida 33124
Programs offered: Master's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Nurse Anesthetist; Master's in Family Practice Nursing; Master's in Nursing Midwifery; Master's in Critical Care Nursing

Naples / Marco Island area

Wolford College
1336 Creekside Boulevard, Suite Two | Naples, Florida 34108
Programs offered: Master's in Nurse Anesthetist

North Port / Bradenton / Sarasota area

Keiser University - Sarasota
6151 Lake Osprey Drive | Sarasota, Florida 34240
Programs offered: Master's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Family Practice Nursing

Orlando

Adventist University of Health Sciences
671 Winyah Drive | Orlando, Florida 32803
Programs offered: Master's in Nurse Anesthetist
Keiser University - Orlando
5600 Lake Underhill Road | Orlando, Florida 32807
Programs offered: Master's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Family Practice Nursing
University of Central Florida
4000 Central Florida Boulevard | Orlando, Florida 32816
Programs offered: Master's in Registered Nursing
University of Phoenix - Central Florida
2290 Lucien Way | Maitland, Florida 32751
Programs offered: Master's in Nursing Education

Palm Bay / Melbourne / Titusville area

Keiser University - Melbourne
900 South Babcock Street | Melbourne, Florida 32901
Programs offered: Master's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Family Practice Nursing

Palm Beach

Florida Atlantic University
777 Glades Road | Boca Raton, Florida 33431
Programs offered: Master's in Registered Nursing
Keiser University - West Palm Beach
2085 Vista Parkway | West Palm Beach, Florida 33411
Programs offered: Master's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Family Practice Nursing
South University - West Palm Beach
9801 Belvedere Road | Royal Palm Beach, Florida 33411
Programs offered: Master's in Registered Nursing

Port St. Lucie

Keiser University - Port Saint Lucie
10330 South US Highway 1 | Port Saint Lucie, Florida 34952
Programs offered: Master's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Family Practice Nursing

Tallahassee

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University
1500 South Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard | Tallahassee, Florida 32307
Programs offered: Master's in Registered Nursing
Florida State University
222 South Copeland Street | Tallahassee, Florida 32306
Programs offered: Master's in Registered Nursing
Keiser University - Tallahassee
1700 Halstead Boulevard | Tallahassee, Florida 32308
Programs offered: Master's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Family Practice Nursing

Tampa Bay

Keiser University - Tampa
5002 West Waters Avenue | Tampa, Florida 33634
Programs offered: Master's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Family Practice Nursing
South University - Tampa
4401 North Himes Avenue, Suite 175 | Tampa, Florida 33614
Programs offered: Master's in Registered Nursing
The University of Tampa
401 West Kennedy Boulevard | Tampa, Florida 33606
Programs offered: Master's in Adult Health Nursing; Master's in Family Practice Nursing; Master's in Nursing Education
University of Phoenix - West Florida
12802 Tampa Oaks Boulevard | Temple Terrace, Florida 33637
Programs offered: Master's in Nursing Administration
University of South Florida
4202 East Fowler Avenue | Tampa, Florida 33620
Programs offered: Master's in Registered Nursing

Other Florida cities

Gooding Institute of Nurse Anesthesia
2901 Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard | Panama City, Florida 32405
Programs offered: Master's in Nurse Anesthetist
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