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Programs include LPN/LVN, ADN, BSN, MSN, and more

Nurses play an essential part in our healthcare system, providing a high level of patient care and taking on many of the responsibilities traditionally entrusted to doctors. With an expanding healthcare system, the nursing profession is projected to have steady job growth in the years ahead. In Fort Lauderdale, 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 patient care and help licensed practical nurses and registered nurses with medical tasks, like taking vital signs and monitoring symptoms. Because CNAs spend so much time with their patients, they are often perceived as being the primary caregivers. CNA programs can be completed in a matter of weeks, making this the fastest and least expensive way to start your career in the nursing field. The Fort Lauderdale area is home to 6,000 CNAs with average earnings of $23,000 per year.

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Licensed practical nurse (LPN)
Licensed practical nurses provide a more advanced level of care and have more responsibilities in the workplace. LPN programs are offered at community colleges and vocational schools, typically requiring 12-18 months to complete. In Fort Lauderdale, there are 3,000 licensed practical nurses with an average salary of $43,000 per year.

Registered nurse (RN)
Registered nurses help doctors to manage their crowded schedules and oversee a team of other nurses and medical support staff. This is a role for natural leaders and critical thinkers. A two-year associate’s degree in nursing (ADN) is the fastest path to an RN career. That said, a four-year bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) provides an edge on the job market and usually correlates with higher wages. Fort Lauderdale has approximately 14,000 registered nurses with average earnings around $68,000 per year.

Whatever program you choose, there are plenty of job opportunities at Fort Lauderdale’s large healthcare employers like Broward Health Medical Center and Holy Cross Hospital. To help aspiring nurses choose the best program, we have compiled below a comprehensive list of nursing schools in the Fort Lauderdale area.

Featured Schools

Fort Lauderdale nursing schools by NCLEX score

Atlantic Technical College
4700 Coconut Creek Parkway | Coconut Creek, Florida 33063
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing (Afternoon): 100.0% NCLEX pass rate (2016 through 2016)
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 91.3% NCLEX pass rate (2010 through 2016)
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Brown Mackie College - Miami
3700 Lakeside Drive | Miramar, Florida 33027
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 100.0% NCLEX pass rate (2016 through 2016)
Trinity School of Nursing
767 South State Road 7 | Plantation, Florida 33317
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 100.0% NCLEX pass rate (2015 through 2015)
Jersey College - Fort Lauderdale
2307 West Broward Boulevard | Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 97.6% NCLEX pass rate (2014 through 2016)
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 85.6% NCLEX pass rate (2013 through 2016)
Broward College
1000 Coconut Creek Boulevard | Coconut Creek, Florida 33066
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 93.5% NCLEX pass rate (2010 through 2016)
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Nova Southeastern University
3301 College Avenue | Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33314
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 87.5% NCLEX pass rate (2010 through 2016)
  • Clinical MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Clinical MSN: Gerontology-Adult Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing
  • MSN: Health System Leadership
  • MSN: Nursing Education
  • MSN: Nursing Informatics
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
Blanche Ely High School
1201 NW Sixth Avenue | Pompano Beach, Florida 33060
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 86.8% NCLEX pass rate (2010 through 2016)
Keiser University - Fort Lauderdale
1500 NW 49th Street | Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 85.7% NCLEX pass rate (2010 through 2016)
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Family Nurse Practitioner MSN
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
McFatter Technical College
6500 Nova Drive | Davie, Florida 33317
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 84.8% NCLEX pass rate (2010 through 2016)
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Sheridan Technical College
5400 Sheridan Street | Hollywood, Florida 33021
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 84.0% NCLEX pass rate (2010 through 2016)
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Florida Career College - Pembroke Pines
7891 Pines Boulevard | Pembroke Pines, Florida 33024
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 83.3% NCLEX pass rate (2015 through 2016)
Chamberlain College of Nursing - Miramar
2300 SW 145th Avenue | Miramar, Florida 33027
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 75.2% NCLEX pass rate (2013 through 2016)
Florida Academy of Nursing
12002 Miramar Parkway | Miramar, Florida 33025
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 75.0% NCLEX pass rate (2015 through 2016)
Florida Career College - Lauderdale Lakes
3383 North Florida Highway 7 | Lauderdale Lakes, Florida 33319
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 61.9% NCLEX pass rate (2013 through 2016)
Azure College
550 West Cypress Creek Road, Suite 200 | Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 60.0% NCLEX pass rate (2014 through 2016)
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 26.9% NCLEX pass rate (2012 through 2016)
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Concorde Career Institute - Miramar
10933 Marks Way | Miramar, Florida 33025
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 57.1% NCLEX pass rate (2011 through 2016)
  • Patient Care Technician Diploma
Universidad Del Turabo - South Florida
3520 Enterprise Way | Miramar, Florida 33025
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 47.4% NCLEX pass rate (2015 through 2016)
  • Master of Science in Nursing: Family Nurse Practitioner
North Broward Technical Center
1871 West Hillsborough Boulevard | Deerfield Beach, Florida 33442
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 45.8% NCLEX pass rate (2013 through 2016)
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 25.8% NCLEX pass rate (2014 through 2016)
Chancellor Institute
5648 West Atlantic Boulevard | Margate, Florida 33063
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 40.0% NCLEX pass rate (2016 through 2016)
Ruby's Academy for Health Occupations
4343 West Sunrise Boulevard | Plantation, Florida 33313
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 40.0% NCLEX pass rate (2015 through 2016)
Hope College of Arts & Sciences
1200 SW Third Street | Pompano Beach, Florida 33069
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 33.9% NCLEX pass rate (2012 through 2016)
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 33.3% NCLEX pass rate (2014 through 2015)
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 33.3% NCLEX pass rate (2015 through 2016)
Siena College of Health
7272 West Oakland Park Boulevard | Lauderhill, Florida 33313
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 33.3% NCLEX pass rate (2014 through 2016)
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 0.0% NCLEX pass rate (2015 through 2016)
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Emergency Education Institute
3111 North University Drive, Suite 403 | Coral Springs, Florida 33065
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 26.0% NCLEX pass rate (2014 through 2016)
Hosanna College of Health
6151 Miramar Parkway, Suite 300 | Miramar, Florida 33023
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 25.0% NCLEX pass rate (2016 through 2016)
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 14.9% NCLEX pass rate (2015 through 2016)
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Sigma Institute of Health Careers
1260 East Oakland Park Boulevard | Oakland Park, Florida 33334
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 24.4% NCLEX pass rate (2010 through 2016)
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 16.5% NCLEX pass rate (2013 through 2016)
Med-Life Institute - Lauderdale Lakes
4000 North State Road 7, Suite 301 | Lauderdale Lakes, Florida 33319
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 17.9% NCLEX pass rate (2013 through 2016)
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 16.7% NCLEX pass rate (2014 through 2016)
Carleen Health Institute of South Florida - Lauderhill
4200 NW 16th Street, Suite 300 | Lauderhill, Florida 33313
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 14.3% NCLEX pass rate (2014 through 2016)
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Agape College of Sciences
450 Fairway Drive, Suite 107 | Deerfield Beach, Florida 33441
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
American College of Health & Sciences
2800 North State Road 7 | Margate, Florida 33063
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Brightmed Health Institute
5909 South University Drive | Davie, Florida 33328
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
James International Academy of Health
2300 West Sample Road, Suite 202 | Pompano Beach, Florida 33073
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Keiser University - Graduate School
1900 West Commercial Boulevard | Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Family Nurse Practitioner MSN
  • Master of Science in Nursing
Keiser University - Pembroke Pines
1640 SW 145th Avenue | Pembroke Pines, Florida 33027
  • Family Nurse Practitioner MSN
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Sacred Heart International Institute
833 West Sample Road | Pompano Beach, Florida 33064
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Sheridan Technical High School
3775 SW 16th Street | Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
University of Phoenix - Fort Lauderdale
550 West Cypress Creek Road | Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309
  • Master of Science in Nursing: Nurse Education
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
University of Phoenix - Miramar
2400 SW 145th Avenue | Miramar, Florida 33027
  • Master of Science in Nursing: Nurse Education
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Utica College - Hollywood
4000 Hollywood Boulevard, Suite 555-S | Hollywood, Florida 33021
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
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