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Looking for a fulfilling career in nursing? Below we’ve profiled several of the accredited nursing schools in Tampa, Florida.

Ultimate Medical Academy
This private institution offers a certified nursing assistant (CNA) program, where students are eligible to sit for the state certification examination after as few as eight weeks of training. Not only do students learn basic nursing skills and theory, they also conduct an externship in a healthcare facility. Once students pass the state exam, they can start working with local CNA employers such as Tampa Community Hospital and Platinum HRM.

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Jersey College
The demand for licensed practical nurses (LPNs) in Florida is expected to grow considerably over the next few years. Jersey College’s LPN program is thus an excellent choice to consider, especially since it offers both full-time and part-time options. The program is selective and requires both a high school diploma and good SAT scores. In Tampa, the median income for LPNs is $40,620.

Southwest Florida College
Students who wish to pursue a degree in professional nursing should consider Southwest Florida College’s associate of science degree program. The degree enables graduates to work as registered nurses (RNs) after successfully passing the NCLEX-RN national licensure examination. Local employers like Florida Hospital Tampa are always looking to hire more registered nurses. The city’s RNs are paid a median annual salary of $61,220.

To help Tampa’s nursing students better understand their options, we’ve compiled below a detailed list of nursing schools and programs available throughout the city.

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Tampa nursing schools by NCLEX score

University of Tampa
401 West Kennedy Boulevard | Tampa, Florida 33606
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 99.0% NCLEX pass rate (2010 through 2016)
  • Master of Science in Nursing: Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
  • Master of Science in Nursing: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Family Nurse Practitioner
Jersey College - Tampa
3625 Queen Palm Drive | Tampa, Florida 33619
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 94.6% NCLEX pass rate (2010 through 2016)
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 81.8% NCLEX pass rate (2011 through 2016)
University of South Florida
12901 Bruce B. Downs Boulevard | Tampa, Florida 33612
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 92.3% NCLEX pass rate (2010 through 2016)
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • DNP: Nurse Anesthesia
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing Science
  • HCC Concurrent Sequence
  • MSN: Adult-Gerontology Acute Care
  • MSN: Adult-Gerontology Occupational Health
  • MSN: Adult-Gerontology Primary Care
  • MSN: Clinical Nurse Leader
  • MSN: Family Health Nursing
  • MSN: Nursing Education
  • MSN: Pediatric Health Nursing
  • Master of Science in Nurse Anesthesia
  • Post-Baccalaureate DNP
  • Post-Baccalaureate PhD
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
  • Suncoast Nursing Accelerated Pathway
  • VCARE Sequence
Erwin Technical College
2010 East Hillsborough Avenue | Tampa, Florida 33610
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 87.7% NCLEX pass rate (2010 through 2016)
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Keiser University - Tampa
5002 West Waters Avenue | Tampa, Florida 33634
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 87.1% NCLEX pass rate (2011 through 2016)
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Family Nurse Practitioner MSN
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Medical Prep Institute of Tampa Bay
2304 East Busch Boulevard | Tampa, Florida 33612
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 86.3% NCLEX pass rate (2013 through 2016)
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 63.8% NCLEX pass rate (2011 through 2016)
Brewster Technical College
2222 North Tampa Street | Tampa, Florida 33602
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 81.9% NCLEX pass rate (2010 through 2016)
South University - Tampa
4401 North Himes Avenue, Suite 175 | Tampa, Florida 33614
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 78.2% NCLEX pass rate (2010 through 2016)
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Master of Science in Nursing: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
Altierus Career College
3319 West Hillsborough Avenue | Tampa, Florida 33614
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 76.7% NCLEX pass rate (2010 through 2016)
Rasmussen College - Tampa / Brandon
4042 Park Oaks Boulevard, Suite 100 | Tampa, Florida 33610
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 71.4% NCLEX pass rate (2013 through 2016)
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 69.1% NCLEX pass rate (2012 through 2016)
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Concorde Career Institute - Tampa
4202 West Spruce Street | Tampa, Florida 33607
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 62.7% NCLEX pass rate (2011 through 2016)
  • Patient Care Technician Diploma
Southern Technical College - Tampa
3910 Riga Boulevard | Tampa, Florida 33619
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 41.7% NCLEX pass rate (2015 through 2016)
Ana G. Mendez University - Tampa Bay
3655 West Waters Avenue | Tampa, Florida 33614
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 0.0% NCLEX pass rate (2016 through 2016)
American Health Institute - Tampa
4311 West Waters Avenue, Suite 601 | Tampa, Florida 33416
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Florida College of Health Science - Tampa
4940 Northdale Boulevard | Tampa, Florida 33624
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Lincoln Memorial University - Florida Hospital Tampa
3102 East 138th Avenue | Tampa, Florida 33613
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Ultimate Medical Academy - Tampa
9309 North Florida Avenue, Suite 100 | Tampa, Florida 33612
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
School Program NCLEX score Time period
University of Tampa Bachelor of Science in Nursing 99.0% 2010 to 2016
Master of Science in Nursing: Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
Master of Science in Nursing: Family Nurse Practitioner
Post-Master's Certificate: Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
Post-Master's Certificate: Family Nurse Practitioner
Jersey College - Tampa Certificate in Practical Nursing 94.6% 2010 to 2016
Associate's Degree in Nursing 81.8% 2011 to 2016
University of South Florida Bachelor of Science in Nursing 92.3% 2010 to 2016
Accelerated Second Degree BSN
DNP: Nurse Anesthesia
Doctor of Nursing Practice
Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing Science
HCC Concurrent Sequence
MSN: Adult-Gerontology Acute Care
MSN: Adult-Gerontology Occupational Health
MSN: Adult-Gerontology Primary Care
MSN: Clinical Nurse Leader
MSN: Family Health Nursing
MSN: Nursing Education
MSN: Pediatric Health Nursing
Master of Science in Nurse Anesthesia
Post-Baccalaureate DNP
Post-Baccalaureate PhD
RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
Suncoast Nursing Accelerated Pathway
VCARE Sequence
Erwin Technical College Certificate in Practical Nursing 87.7% 2010 to 2016
Nursing Assistant Certificate
Keiser University - Tampa Associate's Degree in Nursing 87.1% 2011 to 2016
Doctor of Nursing Practice
Family Nurse Practitioner MSN
Master of Science in Nursing
RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Medical Prep Institute of Tampa Bay Associate's Degree in Nursing 86.3% 2013 to 2016
Certificate in Practical Nursing 63.8% 2011 to 2016
Brewster Technical College Certificate in Practical Nursing 81.9% 2010 to 2016
South University - Tampa Bachelor of Science in Nursing 78.2% 2010 to 2016
Doctor of Nursing Practice
Master of Science in Nursing: Family Nurse Practitioner
Post-Master's Certificate: Family Nurse Practitioner
RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
Altierus Career College Associate's Degree in Nursing 76.7% 2010 to 2016
Rasmussen College - Tampa / Brandon Associate's Degree in Nursing 71.4% 2013 to 2016
Certificate in Practical Nursing 69.1% 2012 to 2016
Accelerated Second Degree BSN
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Concorde Career Institute - Tampa Associate's Degree in Nursing 62.7% 2011 to 2016
Patient Care Technician Diploma
Southern Technical College - Tampa Associate's Degree in Nursing 41.7% 2015 to 2016
Ana G. Mendez University - Tampa Bay Bachelor of Science in Nursing 0.0% 2016 to 2016
American Health Institute - Tampa Certificate in Practical Nursing
Florida College of Health Science - Tampa Associate's Degree in Nursing
Lincoln Memorial University - Florida Hospital Tampa Associate's Degree in Nursing
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Ultimate Medical Academy - Tampa Nursing Assistant Certificate