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Nursing school can be an expensive endeavor, regardless of the school or program you choose. In addition to the costs of tuition and registration, there are additional expenses such as textbooks and school supplies, room and board, and general living expenses. In order to make an informed decision about which school to attend, it is important to factor all of these expenses into your budget.

Nursing school expenses can vary drastically and depend on a number of factors. The type of school is one important consideration. Public universities tend to be more affordable than private universities. The type of program is another major determinant of cost. For example, the quickest and least expensive option is a certified nursing assistant (CNA) certificate program. CNA programs are offered at community colleges and only take several weeks to complete. However, nursing assistants earn significantly less than nurses who pursued lengthier and more rigorous educational programs. In the state of Florida, CNAs can expect to earn around $23,000 per year. By contrast, after an educational program that lasts 12 to 18 months, licensed practical nurses (LPNs) earn approximately $41,000 per year. The state's registered nurses (RNs), who must pursue a two-year associate’s degree or a four-year bachelor’s degree, can expect to earn around $60,000 per year. Although the four-year bachelor’s degree is the most expensive and time-consuming, it also has the highest return on investment.

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To help students make wise financial decisions about nursing school, we have compiled below a list of Florida colleges and universities with nursing programs, ranked from most to least expensive.

Cape Coral / Fort Myers area

Cape Coral Institute of Technology
Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing (12-month program): tuition and fees $4,659, books and supplies $914, room and board $6,240
Certificate in Nursing Assistant (3-month program): tuition and fees $968, books and supplies $159
Fort Myers Institute of Technology
Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing (12-month program): tuition and fees $4,509, books and supplies $914, room and board $6,648

Deltona / Daytona Beach area

Flagler Technical Institute
Certificate in Nursing Assistant (4-month program): tuition and fees $708, books and supplies $384

Fort Lauderdale

Dade Medical College - Hollywood
Associate's in Registered Nursing (27-month program): tuition and fees $60,000, books and supplies $0, room and board $27,986
Concorde Career Institute - Miramar
Associate's in Registered Nursing (15-month program): tuition and fees $36,190, books and supplies $4,349
William T McFatter Technical Center
Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing (12-month program): tuition and fees $4,152, books and supplies $600, room and board $7,200
Sheridan Technical Center
Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing (12-month program): tuition and fees $3,900, books and supplies $600, room and board $8,280
Atlantic Technical Center
Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing (12-month program): tuition and fees $3,712, books and supplies $800, room and board $12,960

Jacksonville

Dade Medical College - Jacksonville
Associate's in Registered Nursing (27-month program): tuition and fees $60,000, books and supplies $0, room and board $27,986
Kaplan College - Jacksonville
Associate's in Registered Nursing (19-month program): tuition and fees $37,445, books and supplies $3,640, room and board $11,858
Concorde Career Institute - Jacksonville
Associate's in Registered Nursing (15-month program): tuition and fees $36,190, books and supplies $4,549
Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing (13-month program): tuition and fees $24,400, books and supplies $2,850, room and board $15,225
First Coast Technical College
Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing (12-month program): tuition and fees $5,343, books and supplies $1,534, room and board $7,596

Miami-Dade County

Mattia College
Bachelor's in Registered Nursing (40-month program): tuition and fees $72,200, books and supplies $2,600, room and board $36,000
Associate's in Registered Nursing (22-month program): tuition and fees $51,100, books and supplies $1,800
Dade Medical College - Miami
Associate's in Registered Nursing (27-month program): tuition and fees $60,000, books and supplies $0, room and board $27,986
Dade Medical College - Miami Lakes
Associate's in Registered Nursing (27-month program): tuition and fees $60,000, books and supplies $0, room and board $27,986
Dade Medical College - Homestead
Associate's in Registered Nursing (27-month program): tuition and fees $60,000, books and supplies $0, room and board $27,986
SABER College
Associate's in Registered Nursing (23-month program): tuition and fees $42,475, books and supplies $2,348, room and board $30,938
Certificate in Patient Care Aide (14-month program): tuition and fees $23,844, books and supplies $929
Management Resources Institute
Associate's in Registered Nursing (18-month program): tuition and fees $34,894, books and supplies $2,841, room and board $17,973
Fortis College - Cutler Bay
Associate's in Registered Nursing (24-month program): tuition and fees $32,650, books and supplies $6,500, room and board $9,528
American Medical Academy
Certificate in Patient Care Aide (12-month program): tuition and fees $18,450, books and supplies $650
International Training Careers
Certificate in Nursing Assistant (8-month program): tuition and fees $13,205, books and supplies $200, room and board $7,733
Florida Education Institute
Certificate in Nursing Assistant (11-month program): tuition and fees $9,170, books and supplies $400
Florida Vocational Institute
Certificate in Nursing Assistant (7-month program): tuition and fees $8,870, books and supplies $235
Compu-Med Vocational Careers Corp
Certificate in Nursing Assistant (11-month program): tuition and fees $6,900, books and supplies $250
Mercy Hospital
Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing (12-month program): tuition and fees $6,365, books and supplies $1,125, room and board $21,600
Miami Lakes Educational Center
Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing (14-month program): tuition and fees $3,456, books and supplies $815, room and board $14,896
Lindsey Hopkins Technical Education Center
Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing (18-month program): tuition and fees $3,255, books and supplies $2,805, room and board $14,364
Certificate in Nursing Assistant (4-month program): tuition and fees $1,018, books and supplies $275
Robert Morgan Educational Center
Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing (18-month program): tuition and fees $2,454, books and supplies $425, room and board $22,050
Certificate in Nursing Assistant (6-month program): tuition and fees $1,215, books and supplies $425
M-DCPS The English Center
Certificate in Nursing Assistant (9-month program): tuition and fees $1,536, books and supplies $473
D A Dorsey Educational Center
Certificate in Nursing Assistant (6-month program): tuition and fees $1,536, books and supplies $300

Naples / Marco Island area

Immokalee Technical Center
Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing (12-month program): tuition and fees $5,250, books and supplies $904, room and board $10,080
Lorenzo Walker Institute of Technology
Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing (12-month program): tuition and fees $4,567, books and supplies $1,081, room and board $15,348

North Port / Bradenton / Sarasota area

Sarasota County Technical Institute
Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing (13-month program): tuition and fees $5,712, books and supplies $875, room and board $12,350
Certificate in Nursing Assistant (1-month program): tuition and fees $734, books and supplies $254
Manatee Technical Institute
Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing (18-month program): tuition and fees $5,152, books and supplies $897
Certificate in Nursing Assistant (6-month program): tuition and fees $2,186, books and supplies $294

Orlando

Concorde Career Institute - Orlando
Associate's in Registered Nursing (15-month program): tuition and fees $36,190, books and supplies $4,365
Lincoln Technical Institute - Fern Park
Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing (14-month program): tuition and fees $26,150, books and supplies $0, room and board $14,121
Cambridge Institute of Allied Health & Technology - Altamonte Springs
Certificate in Nursing Assistant (13-month program): tuition and fees $21,149, books and supplies $1,500
Certificate in Patient Care Aide (8-month program): tuition and fees $11,840, books and supplies $800
Technical Education Center - Osceola
Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing (12-month program): tuition and fees $4,590, books and supplies $748
Lake Technical Center
Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing (12-month program): tuition and fees $4,396, books and supplies $471, room and board $9,000
Orlando Tech
Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing (11-month program): tuition and fees $3,956, books and supplies $940, room and board $19,316

Palm Beach

Dade Medical College - West Palm Beach
Associate's in Registered Nursing (27-month program): tuition and fees $60,000, books and supplies $0, room and board $27,986
Academy for Nursing and Health Occupations
Associate's in Registered Nursing (19-month program): tuition and fees $25,200, books and supplies $1,833, room and board $19,256
Associate's in Licensed Practical Nursing (14-month program): tuition and fees $22,519, books and supplies $1,306
Certificate in Nursing Assistant (6-month program): tuition and fees $6,310, books and supplies $138
Cambridge Institute of Allied Health & Technology - Delray Beach
Certificate in Patient Care Aide (8-month program): tuition and fees $11,840, books and supplies $800

Port St. Lucie

Fortis Institute - Port Saint Lucie
Associate's in Registered Nursing (24-month program): tuition and fees $38,195, books and supplies $1,800
Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing (15-month program): tuition and fees $22,625, books and supplies $2,900

Tallahassee

Lively Technical Center
Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing (14-month program): tuition and fees $6,115, books and supplies $731, room and board $14,308

Tampa Bay

Concorde Career Institute - Tampa
Associate's in Registered Nursing (15-month program): tuition and fees $36,190, books and supplies $4,302
Galen College of Nursing - Tampa Bay
Associate's in Registered Nursing (24-month program): tuition and fees $31,420, books and supplies $3,000
Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing (12-month program): tuition and fees $18,205, books and supplies $1,500, room and board $12,324
Ultimate Medical Academy - Clearwater
Certificate in Nursing Assistant (12-month program): tuition and fees $13,300, books and supplies $1,000, room and board $14,484
Brewster Technical Center
Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing (14-month program): tuition and fees $4,434, books and supplies $699
Pinellas Technical Education Center - Clearwater
Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing (14-month program): tuition and fees $3,942, books and supplies $3,337, room and board $14,635
Pinellas Technical Education Center - St Petersburg
Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing (14-month program): tuition and fees $3,942, books and supplies $3,337, room and board $14,378

Other Florida cities

Walton Career Development Center
Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing (11-month program): tuition and fees $4,604, books and supplies $1,275, room and board $8,786
Fort Myers Institute of Technology - LaBelle
Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing (12-month program): tuition and fees $4,509, books and supplies $914, room and board $6,648
Tom P Haney Technical Center
Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing (14-month program): tuition and fees $4,503, books and supplies $632
Washington-Holmes Technical Center
Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing (12-month program): tuition and fees $3,980, books and supplies $922
Certificate in Nursing Assistant (6-month program): tuition and fees $1,900, books and supplies $769
Suwannee-Hamilton Technical Center
Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing (12-month program): tuition and fees $3,774, books and supplies $960
Bradford-Union Area Career Technical Center
Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing (12-month program): tuition and fees $3,753, books and supplies $2,000
CHOICE High School and Technical Center
Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing (16-month program): tuition and fees $3,591, books and supplies $1,428
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