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Four-year colleges and universities are schools which offer bachelor’s degree programs; many also offer graduate-level education. While pricier and more time-consuming than a two-year degree, a bachelor’s degree might increase your employability as it is favored in both military and public health nursing. Management, teaching, leadership, and research positions usually require you to have a bachelor’s degree. You will also need to earn a bachelor’s degree before pursuing a master’s degree. If you are looking for rapid salary advancement, a bachelor’s degree is a good investment; specialized roles earn significantly higher wages in Florida, including nurse practitioners (median annual salary of $88,000) and nurse anesthetists (median annual salary of $137,000).

Many of Florida’s public universities offer a bachelor’s degree program in nursing, including Florida Atlantic University, Florida International University, and Florida State University. If you are looking for a smaller community environment, there are also private nursing schools such as Bethune-Cookman University and Florida Southern College. Once you earn your bachelor’s degree, you can start looking for employment with some of the major nursing employers in the state, including Florida Hospital Orlando, Jackson Memorial Hospital, and Tampa General Hospital.

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To help Florida’s aspiring nurses identify the best education options, we’ve compiled below a complete list of nursing programs at four-year institutions across the state.

Cape Coral / Fort Myers area

Edison State College
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Bachelor's in Registered Nursing
Florida Gulf Coast University
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Registered Nursing; Graduate Certificate in Registered Nursing
ITT Technical Institute - Fort Myers
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing
Keiser University - Fort Myers
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Family Practice Nursing
Nova Southeastern University - Fort Myers
Programs offered: Master's in Nursing Administration; Bachelor's in Registered Nursing
Premiere International Institute
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
Rasmussen College - Fort Myers
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
Southwest Florida College - Fort Myers
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing

Deltona / Daytona Beach area

Bethune-Cookman University
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing
Daytona State College
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing; Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Keiser University - Daytona Beach
Programs offered: Master's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Family Practice Nursing
Western Governors University - Daytona Beach
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing

Fort Lauderdale

Broward College
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Nursing
Carleen Home Health School - Lauderhill
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Bachelor's in Registered Nursing
Chamberlain College of Nursing - Miramar
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing
City College - Fort Lauderdale
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing
Everest University - Pompano Beach
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Florida Career College - Lauderdale Lakes
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant; Associate's in Registered Nursing
Florida Career College - Margate
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Florida Career College - Pembroke Pines
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Hope College of Arts & Sciences
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
Hosanna College of Health
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
ITT Technical Institute - Fort Lauderdale
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing
Keiser University - Fort Lauderdale
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Family Practice Nursing
Keiser University - Pembroke Pines
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Family Practice Nursing
Nova Southeastern University - Fort Lauderdale
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Nursing Administration
Sigma College - Coconut Creek
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
Sigma College - Oakland Park
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing
University of Phoenix - South Florida
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Nursing Administration; Master's in Nursing Education

Gainesville

Santa Fe College
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing; Certificate in Nursing Assistant; Associate's in Registered Nursing; Bachelor's in Registered Nursing
University of Florida
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Registered Nursing; Doctor's in Nursing Science; Doctor's in Nursing Practice

Jacksonville

Chamberlain College of Nursing - Jacksonville
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing
Florida Career College - Jacksonville
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant; Associate's in Registered Nursing
Florida State College at Jacksonville
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing; Certificate in Nursing Assistant
ITT Technical Institute - Jacksonville
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing
Jacksonville University
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Nursing Administration; Master's in Family Practice Nursing; Graduate Certificate in Family Practice Nursing; Master's in Nursing Education
Keiser University - Jacksonville
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Family Practice Nursing
University of North Florida
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Registered Nursing; Doctor's in Nursing Practice
University of Phoenix - North Florida
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing

Lakeland / Winter Haven area

Florida Southern College
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Clinical Nurse Specialist; Master's in Nursing Education; Master's in Nursing Practice
Keiser University - Lakeland
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Family Practice Nursing; Associate's in Registered Nursing
Polk State College
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Bachelor's in Registered Nursing

Miami-Dade County

Azure College - Miami Gardens
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
Barry University
Programs offered: Master's in Critical Care Nursing; Bachelor's in Nursing Education; Master's in Nursing Education; Doctor's in Nursing Practice; Master's in Clinical Nurse Leader; Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Nursing Administration; Doctor's in Nursing Administration; Master's in Adult Health Nursing; Master's in Nurse Anesthetist; Master's in Family Practice Nursing
Brown Mackie College - Miami
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
City College - Miami
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing
Florida Career College - Hialeah
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Florida Career College - Kendall
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Florida Career College - Miami
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Florida International University
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Registered Nursing; Graduate Certificate in Registered Nursing; Doctor's in Nursing Science; Doctor's in Nursing Practice
Florida National University - Hialeah
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing; Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Florida National University - Miami
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing; Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Florida National University - Training Center
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing
Fortis College - Cutler Bay
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Bachelor's in Registered Nursing
Hebron Technical Institute
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
ITT Technical Institute - Miami
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing
Keiser University - Miami
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Family Practice Nursing
Mattia College
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Bachelor's in Registered Nursing
Miami Dade College
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Associate's in Maternal Health, Child Health, and Neonatal Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
St Thomas University
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing
University of Miami
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Registered Nursing; Graduate Certificate in Registered Nursing; Master's in Nurse Anesthetist; Master's in Family Practice Nursing; Master's in Nursing Midwifery; Doctor's in Nursing Science; Master's in Critical Care Nursing; Graduate Certificate in Nursing Education; Doctor's in Nursing Practice
University of Southernmost Florida - Coral Gables
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing
West Coast University - Miami
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing

Naples / Marco Island area

Wolford College
Programs offered: Master's in Nurse Anesthetist; Doctor's in Nurse Anesthetist

North Port / Bradenton / Sarasota area

Keiser University - Sarasota
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Family Practice Nursing
Southwest Florida Technical Institute
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
State College of Florida - Manatee-Sarasota
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Bachelor's in Registered Nursing

Ocala

College of Central Florida - Ocala
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing
Rasmussen College - Ocala
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing

Orlando

Adventist University of Health Sciences
Programs offered: Master's in Nurse Anesthetist; Associate's in Registered Nursing; Bachelor's in Registered Nursing
Anthem College - Orlando
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Azure College - Orlando
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Bachelor's in Registered Nursing
City College - Altamonte Springs
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing
Florida Career College - Orlando
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Herzing University - Winter Park
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
ITT Technical Institute - Lake Mary
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing
ITT Technical Institute - Orlando
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing
Keiser University - Orlando
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Family Practice Nursing
Lake-Sumter Community College
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing
Miller's College of Nursing
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing
Remington College of Nursing - Orlando
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing
Seminole State College of Florida
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing; Certificate in Nursing Assistant
University of Central Florida
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Registered Nursing; Doctor's in Nursing Science; Doctor's in Nursing Practice
University of Phoenix - Central Florida
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Nursing Education
Valencia College
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing

Palm Bay / Melbourne / Titusville area

Carleen Home Health School - Palm Bay
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Associate's in Registered Nursing
Keiser University - Melbourne
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Family Practice Nursing

Palm Beach

Azure College - Boca Raton
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
Carleen Home Health School - West Palm Beach
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing
Dade Medical College - West Palm Beach
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing
Florida Atlantic University
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Registered Nursing; Doctor's in Nursing Science; Doctor's in Nursing Practice
Florida Career College - Boynton Beach
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Florida Career College - West Palm Beach
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant
International Institute for Healthcare Professionals - Boca Raton
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
ITT Technical Institute - West Palm Beach
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing
Keiser University - West Palm Beach
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Family Practice Nursing
Palm Beach Atlantic University
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing
Palm Beach State College - Glades Education Center
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing
Palm Beach State College - Lake Worth
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing; Certificate in Nursing Assistant
South University - West Palm Beach
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Registered Nursing
Techni-Pro Institute
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing

Pensacola

Pensacola Christian College
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing
Pensacola State College
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing; Certificate in Nursing Assistant
The University of West Florida
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing

Port St. Lucie

Indian River State College
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing; Certificate in Nursing Assistant
International Institute for Healthcare Professionals - Fort Pierce
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
Keiser University - Port Saint Lucie
Programs offered: Master's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Family Practice Nursing; Associate's in Registered Nursing; Bachelor's in Registered Nursing

Tallahassee

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Registered Nursing
Florida State University
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Registered Nursing; Doctor's in Nursing Practice
ITT Technical Institute - Tallahassee
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing
Keiser University - Tallahassee
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Family Practice Nursing; Associate's in Registered Nursing

Tampa Bay

Christian International College
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
Everest University - Brandon
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing
Florida Career College - Brandon
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Florida Career College - Clearwater
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Fortis College - Largo
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
ITT Technical Institute - St Petersburg
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing
ITT Technical Institute - Tampa
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing
Keiser University - Tampa
Programs offered: Master's in Family Practice Nursing; Associate's in Registered Nursing; Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Registered Nursing
Medical Prep Institute of Tampa Bay
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
Rasmussen College - Land O' Lakes
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
Rasmussen College - New Port Richey
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
Rasmussen College - Tampa
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
Schiller International University
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing
South University - Tampa
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Registered Nursing
Southwest Florida College - Tampa
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing
St Petersburg College
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Nursing
The University of Tampa
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Adult Health Nursing; Master's in Family Practice Nursing; Master's in Nursing Education
University of Phoenix - West Florida
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Nursing Administration
University of South Florida
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Registered Nursing; Doctor's in Nursing Science; Doctor's in Nursing Practice

Other Florida cities

Azure College - Sebring
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
Chipola College
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing; Certificate in Nursing Assistant
College of Central Florida - Citrus County
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing
Florida Gateway College
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing; Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Gooding Institute of Nurse Anesthesia
Programs offered: Master's in Nurse Anesthetist
Gulf Coast State College - Gulf / Franklin Center
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
Gulf Coast State College - Panama City
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing
Northwest Florida State College
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Bachelor's in Registered Nursing
Saint Johns River State College
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Nursing Assistant
South Florida State College
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing; Certificate in Nursing Assistant
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