Miami RN Programs - Florida

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RN Programs in Miami, Florida

In Miami, there are many education options for one wishing to become an RN. An individual can become a registered nurse with either an associate's or a bachelor's degree.

ADN vs. BSN Programs

The first choice one must make when applying to RN programs in Miami is whether he or she wishes to pursue an associate's degree or a bachelor's degree. Earning an ADN usually takes about two years of full-time study. Four years is the average completion time for a full-time student in a BSN program.

ADN programs are advantageous because they allow students to earn a degree sufficient to become an RN in a shorter amount of time, giving graduates of these programs a jump start on starting a career. Those who graduate from BSN programs are more qualified for promotion and have a higher earning potential.

Online vs. Traditional Program

RN programs available in Miami include both online and classroom-based formats. Online programs allow students to complete a majority of classes and coursework from a computer. This provides greater flexibility, as students can login anywhere and at anytime. Traditional RN programs are beneficial because they allow face-to-face interaction with instructors and fellow students.

After completing an RN program one, must apply for licensure. He or she must also pass the NCLEX-RN licensure exam.

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Which schools offer Miami RN Programs?

RN Programs (both campus-based & online RN Programs) are medical training programs offered by universities, vocational or technical schools, and community or junior colleges. Some hospitals even offer registered nursing training as an RN diploma.

How do I become an licensed RN?

Each state sets its own RN requirements. In order to earn your RN license, you must pass the NCLEX® examination. The NCLEX® is a comprehensive nursing exam that can only be taken by graduates of a nursing program approved by your state's board of nursing.

Do I need to complete an LPN program before I go to college to get an RN Degree?

No you don't need to complete LPN training before you can get your RN license. An accredited RN Associate Degree program takes 2 years. You can earn your RN Diploma in 3 years. (BSN - 4 years, RN to BSN can be 2-3 years)

Free Nursing School in Miami?

The education necessary to become an RN is valuable, and registered nurses make really good money in Florida. However, students can lower the cost of RN school with financial aid. There are numerous grants and nursing school scholarships in Florida. They might not make your RN degree free but it can at least be more affordable.

Contact one of the accredited nursing schools listed here to get information about the financial aid you qualify for. Find out more about online nursing schools in Florida.

RN Job Description

Registered nurses (RNs), regardless of specialty or work setting, treat patients, educate patients and the public about various medical conditions, and provide advice and emotional support to patients' family members. RNs record patients' medical histories and symptoms, help perform diagnostic tests and analyze results, operate medical machinery, administer treatment and medications, and help with patient follow-up and rehabilitation.

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Florida Board of Nursing
4052 Bald Cypress Way, BIN C02
Tallahassee, FL 32399-3252
Phone: (850) 245-4125
Fax: (850) 245-4172

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Other Miami Nursing Schools w/ RN Training

Saber Inc.
3990 West Flagler Street Suite 103
Miami, FL 33134
Keiser College - Kendall
8505 Mills Drive
Miami, FL 33183
Dade Community College
300 N.E. 2nd Avenue
Miami, FL 33132
Barry University
11415 NE 2 Avenue
Miami, FL 33161
Florida International University
11200 S.W. 8th Street
Miami, FL 33199

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