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Nursing can be an extremely rewarding and lucrative career, and there are plenty of job opportunities in the field in the area around Palm Bay, Melbourne, and Titusville, Florida. While there are opportunities for nurses at every level, before deciding on a nursing program, it is important to consider which career path is right for you.

Certified nursing assistant (CNA)
Students interested in becoming certified nursing assistants must complete a short program at a community college or vocational school, and they must pass the state certification exam. The nature of the work is difficult and requires a lot of patience, but the pay is respectable considering the brevity of the training program. CNAs in the Palm Bay / Melbourne / Titusville area can expect to earn around $23,200 per year. Becoming a CNA could also be a stepping stone into other more advanced careers in nursing. Carlene Home Health School is one example of a CNA program offered in the Palm Bay area.

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Licensed practical nurse (LPN)
To become a licensed practical nurse, you must complete a 12- to 18-month program, which includes both classroom learning and hands-on experience. LPNs earn a more comfortable income of around $42,640 per year. Palm Bay Hospital is one major employer for LPNs in the area.

Registered nurse (RN)
Registered nursing careers are rewarding, but the road to becoming an RN is rigorous. Aspiring RNs must complete either a two-year associate’s degree in nursing (ADN) or a four-year bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) degree, and they must pass a national licensure certification exam. There are also hybrid programs for LPNs who are interested in becoming RNs, such as the 13-month program at Eastern Florida State College. Students seeking financial assistance can apply for a number of scholarships, such as the CampusRN Florida Nursing Scholarship worth $2,500.

To help you make an informed decision, below you will find a comprehensive list of the best nursing programs in the area around Palm Bay, Melbourne, and Titusville, Florida.

Palm Bay / Melbourne / Titusville area nursing schools by NCLEX score

University of Central Florida - Cocoa
1519 Clearlake Road, Building 3 | Cocoa, Florida 32922
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 95.9% NCLEX pass rate (2010 through 2019)
Keiser University - Melbourne
900 South Babcock Street | Melbourne, Florida 32901
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 88.2% NCLEX pass rate (2010 through 2019)
  • Family Nurse Practitioner MSN
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Eastern Florida State College
3865 North Wickham Road | Melbourne, Florida 32935
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 87.6% NCLEX pass rate (2010 through 2019)
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 79.0% NCLEX pass rate (2010 through 2019)
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Horizon Healthcare Institute - Melbourne
3716 North Wickham Road, Suite 2 | Melbourne, Florida 32935
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 72.7% NCLEX pass rate (2013 through 2019)
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Jay College of Health Sciences
5275 Babcock Street NE, Suite 2 | Palm Bay, Florida 32905
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 0.0% NCLEX pass rate (2017 through 2019)
School Program NCLEX score Time period
University of Central Florida - Cocoa Bachelor of Science in Nursing 95.9% 2010 to 2019
Keiser University - Melbourne Associate's Degree in Nursing 88.2% 2010 to 2019
Family Nurse Practitioner MSN
Master of Science in Nursing
Nursing Assistant Certificate
RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Eastern Florida State College Associate's Degree in Nursing 87.6% 2010 to 2019
Certificate in Practical Nursing 79.0% 2010 to 2019
Nursing Assistant Certificate
RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Horizon Healthcare Institute - Melbourne Certificate in Practical Nursing 72.7% 2013 to 2019
Nursing Assistant Certificate
Jay College of Health Sciences Bachelor of Science in Nursing 0.0% 2017 to 2019