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Listed below are affordable nursing programs in Ocala, Florida, that can prepare you for a fulfilling career.

College of Central Florida – Ocala
This state college offers a two-year associate’s degree in nursing (ADN) program that prepares students to become qualified registered nurses (RNs). Current licensed practical nurses (LPNs) who wish to work as RNs can enroll instead in the LPN-to-ADN Bridge Nursing Program. This program, however, has limited enrollment and applicants must hold a current Florida practical nursing license. The median salary for RNs in Ocala is an attractive $61,590, close to three times that of a certified nursing assistant (CNA).

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Rasmussen College – Ocala
This forward-thinking college is one of the few institutions in the Ocala area to offer a bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) degree. Additionally, it boasts unique nursing programs that can be completed online. The online degrees can be particularly useful for working parents or housewives. Past graduates from the college’s School of Nursing programs have gone on to work under major employers such as Florida Hospital and Mayo Clinic Health System.

Marion County Community Technical and Adult Education Center
Marion County offers both CNA and LPN nursing programs. Its ten-week CNA program, which has a total estimated cost of $777, qualifies students for employment in nursing homes upon successful graduation. A few CNA employers in Ocala, Florida, that students may want to investigate are Genesis Healthcare and Hospice of Marion County.

Below is a more detailed list of the nursing programs available in Ocala, Florida.

Ocala nursing schools by NCLEX score

Marion Technical College
1014 SW Seventh Road | Ocala, Florida 34471
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 93.0% NCLEX pass rate (2014 through 2019)
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
College of Central Florida
3001 SW College Road | Ocala, Florida 34474
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 92.6% NCLEX pass rate (2010 through 2019)
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Rasmussen College - Ocala
1227 SW 17th Avenue | Ocala, Florida 34471
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 89.8% NCLEX pass rate (2018 through 2019)
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 83.3% NCLEX pass rate (2013 through 2019)
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 83.2% NCLEX pass rate (2010 through 2019)
Taylor College
5190 SE 125th Street | Belleview, Florida 34420
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 82.7% NCLEX pass rate (2010 through 2019)
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 69.0% NCLEX pass rate (2011 through 2019)
School Program NCLEX score Time period
Marion Technical College Certificate in Practical Nursing 93.0% 2014 to 2019
Nursing Assistant Certificate
College of Central Florida Associate's Degree in Nursing 92.6% 2010 to 2019
RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Rasmussen College - Ocala Bachelor of Science in Nursing 89.8% 2018 to 2019
Certificate in Practical Nursing 83.3% 2013 to 2019
Associate's Degree in Nursing 83.2% 2010 to 2019
Taylor College Certificate in Practical Nursing 82.7% 2010 to 2019
Associate's Degree in Nursing 69.0% 2011 to 2019