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In Florida and across the country, nurses play a critical role in providing care for patients, taking on many of the responsibilities traditionally entrusted to doctors. With the challenges presented by an aging population, growing numbers of lifestyle diseases, and an expanding healthcare system, the medical community is relying more and more on nurses. In the Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach area, there is a demand for nurses at all levels. Below you can read brief descriptions of the main types of nursing jobs in the area.

Certified nursing assistant (CNA)
Certified nursing assistants provide basic care by aiding patients with everyday essentials such as bathing, getting dressed, and eating. CNAs also help licensed practical nurses and registered nurses with medical tasks, taking vital signs, and monitoring symptoms. CNA programs can be completed in a matter of weeks, making this the quickest and most affordable route to a healthcare career. In the Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach area, there are approximately 3,000 certified nursing assistants with average earnings of $23,000 annually.

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Licensed practical nurse (LPN)
Licensed practical nurses provide a more advanced level of care and thus have more responsibilities in the workplace. Like CNA programs, LPN programs are offered at community colleges and vocational schools. They typically take between 12 and 18 months to complete. In the Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach area, there are 1,400 LPNs earning an average annual salary of $38,000.

Registered nurse (RN)
Registered nurses help doctors to manage their crowded schedules and oversee a team of other nurses and medical support staff. RNs help to plan, implement, and assess all levels of patient care. There are two educational options for RNs: a two-year associate’s degree in nursing (ADN) or a four-year bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) degree. In the Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach area, roughly 4,000 registered nurses are employed with average earnings of $55,000 per year.

Deltona, Daytona Beach, Ormond Beach, and the surrounding area are home to large healthcare employers like Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center and Halifax Health, as well as many other smaller healthcare facilities. For more information on starting a career in nursing, take a look at the below list of nursing programs in the area.

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Deltona / Daytona Beach area nursing schools by NCLEX score

University of Central Florida - Daytona Beach
1200 West International Speedway Boulevard | Daytona Beach, Florida 32114
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 95.9% NCLEX pass rate (2010 through 2016)
Western Governors University - Daytona Beach
301 Memorial Medical Parkway | Daytona Beach, Florida 32117
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 93.8% NCLEX pass rate (2014 through 2016)
Daytona State College
1200 West International Speedway Boulevard | Daytona Beach, Florida 32114
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 93.2% NCLEX pass rate (2010 through 2016)
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 88.3% NCLEX pass rate (2010 through 2016)
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Bethune-Cookman University
640 Dr Mary McLeod Bethune Boulevard | Daytona Beach, Florida 32114
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 68.7% NCLEX pass rate (2010 through 2016)
Daytona College
425 South Nova Road | Ormond Beach, Florida 32174
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Flagler Technical Institute
One Corporate Drive, Suite 2-J | Palm Coast, Florida 32137
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Keiser University - Daytona Beach
1800 Business Park Boulevard | Daytona Beach, Florida 32114
  • Family Nurse Practitioner MSN
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
School Program NCLEX score Time period
University of Central Florida - Daytona Beach Bachelor of Science in Nursing 95.9% 2010 to 2016
Western Governors University - Daytona Beach Bachelor of Science in Nursing 93.8% 2014 to 2016
Daytona State College Certificate in Practical Nursing 93.2% 2010 to 2016
Associate's Degree in Nursing 88.3% 2010 to 2016
Nursing Assistant Certificate
RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Bethune-Cookman University Bachelor of Science in Nursing 68.7% 2010 to 2016
Daytona College Associate's Degree in Nursing
Certificate in Practical Nursing
Flagler Technical Institute Nursing Assistant Certificate
Keiser University - Daytona Beach Family Nurse Practitioner MSN
Master of Science in Nursing
RN-to-BSN Degree Completion