Florida RN Programs

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RN Programs in Florida

RN programs in Florida can lead to great careers in the future. The medical field always has a demand for registered nurses because of the growing populations and the problems that come along with them. As a registered nurse, an individual can work with patients on a regular basis to conduct basic medical procedures, and he or she can assist a doctor in any needs he or she may have. Becoming an RN is a wise choice for anyone who wants to help other people in the future and have financial security.

The amount of money an individual must pay for an RN program in Florida will vary by school and degree requirements. Luckily, there are always financial aid options to help an individual pay for school. Schooling for the nursing field can last up to four years for a bachelor's degree if a student attends school full time. An associate's degree can be completed in two years.

Becoming an RN by Examination in Florida

In Florida, individuals are eligible to take the RN examination if they are:

  • Registered nursing graduates of state-approved nursing programs
  • Graduates of an MSN or higher program (if they received equivalent education)
  • Individuals who have completed coursework that is equivalent to practical nurse training in a registered nursing program
  • Registered nurses from Canada who passed the Canadian Nurses Association Testing Service Examination after August 8, 1995.

To take the NCLEX examination, all applicants must register and pay the $200.00 fee. In order to become licensed by endorsement in Florida, one must have an active license in another state or jurisdiction. He or she must have worked as an RN for 2 of the past 3 years.

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The Best RN Schools in Florida

By offering the most complete directory of nursing schools, NurseGroups.com helps Florida residents find the best local RN programs, as well as the best online RN schools whose accreditation is accepted by the Florida Board of Nursing.

Why Online RN Classes?

Being a registered nurse is a great career. But many working adults who want to become an registered nurse have an extremely busy schedule - balancing a full-time job, family commitments and other personal responsibilities. The traditional classroom setting offered by most local nursing schools doesn't offer the same flexibility as taking their RN classes online.

Online nursing programs allow each student to fit their education into his or her already busy schedule. Online students can participate in "classroom" discussions and take exams when it's convenient for them. RN nursing students can access their virtual classroom 24 hours per day / seven days per week.

Also, taking RN courses online saves students even more time, as online students don't need to commute to school. Online schools enable busy people to get an RN degree, without interfering with their current professional and personal life.


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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 Schools with RN Programs in Florida

South Florida Community College
600 West College Drive
Avon Park, FL 33825
Palm Beach Community College - Belle Glade
1977 College Drive
Belle Glade, FL 33430
Florida Atlantic University
777 Glades Road
Boca Raton, FL 33431
State College of Florida
5840 26th St. W.
Bradenton, FL 34207
Pasco Hernando Community College
11415 Ponce De Leon Boulevard
Brooksville, FL 34601
Brevard Community College
1519 Clearlake Road
Cocoa, FL 32922
University of Miami
5030 Brunson Drive
Coral Gables, FL 33146
Bethune - Cookman College
640 Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Boulevard
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
Daytona Beach Community College
1200 West International Speedway Boulevard
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
Broward Community College
111 East Olas Boulevard
Ft Lauderdale, FL 33301
City College
2000 W. Commercial Boulevard, Suite 200
Ft Lauderdale, FL 33309
Keiser College - Ft Lauderdale
1500 NW 49th St
Ft Lauderdale, FL 33309
Nova Southeastern University
3301 College Avenue
Ft Lauderdale, FL 33314
Edison Community College
8099 College Parkway
Ft Myers, FL 33919
Florida Gulf Coast University
10501 FGCU Blvd
Ft Myers, FL 33965
Indian River Community College
3209 Virginia Avenue
Ft Pierce, FL 34981
Santa Fe Community College
3000 NW 83rd Street
Gainesville, FL 32606
University of Florida
201 Criser Hall
Gainesville, FL 32611
Florida State College
501 West State Street
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Jacksonville University
2800 University Blvd N
Jacksonville, FL 32211
Keiser College - Jacksonville
6430 Southpoint Pkwy
Jacksonville, FL 32216
University of Florida - Jacksonville
653 W 8th St # 1
Jacksonville, FL 32209
University of North Florida
1 UNF Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32224
Florida Keys Community College
5901 College Road
Key West, FL 33040
Lake City Community College
149 SE Vocational Place
Lake City, FL 32025
Palm Beach Community College
4200 Congress Ave
Lake Worth, FL 33461
Keiser College - Lakeland
2400 Interstate Drive
Lakeland, FL 33805
Central Florida Community College - Citrus Campus
3800 S. Lecanto Hwy.
Lecanto, FL 34461
Lake Sumter Community College
9501 U.S. Highway 441
Leesburg, FL 34788
North Florida Community College
325 NW Turner Davis Dr.
Madison, FL 32340
Chipola Junior College
3094 Indian Circle
Marianna, FL 32446
Keiser College - Melbourne
900 South Babcock Street
Melbourne, FL 32901
Barry University
11415 NE 2 Avenue
Miami, FL 33161
Dade Community College
300 N.E. 2nd Avenue
Miami, FL 33132
Florida International University
11200 S.W. 8th Street
Miami, FL 33199
Keiser College - Kendall
8505 Mills Drive
Miami, FL 33183
Saber Inc.
3990 West Flagler Street Suite 103
Miami, FL 33134
Pasco Hernando Community College
10230 Ridge Road
New Port Richey, FL 34654
Okaloosa - Walton Community College
100 College Boulevard
Niceville, FL 32578
Central Florida Community College
3001 SW College Rd
Ocala, FL 34474
Webster College
4414 SW College Road Suite #942
Ocala, FL 34474
Florida Hospital College of Health Sciences
671 Winyah Drive
Orlando, FL 32803
University of Central Florida
4000 Central Florida Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32816
Valencia Community College
1800 South Kirkman Road
Orlando, FL 32811
St Johns River Community College
5001 St. Johns Avenue
Palatka, FL 32177
Brevard Community College
250 Community College Pkwy.
Palm Bay, FL 32909
Gulf Coast Community College
5230 West Highway 98
Panama City, FL 32401
Pensacola Christian College
250 Brent Lane
Pensacola, FL 32523
Pensacola Junior College
418 West Garden Street
Pensacola, FL 32502
University of West Florida
11000 University Parkway
Pensacola, FL 32514
St Petersburg Junior College
7200 66th Street North
Pinellas Park, FL 33781
South University
9801 Belvedere Road
Royal Palm Beach, FL 33411
Seminole Community College
100 Weldon Blvd
Sanford, FL 32773
Keiser College - Sarasota
6151 Lake Osprey Drive
Sarasota, FL 34240
Galen Health Institute of Tampa Bay
11101 Roosevelt Boulevard, Suite 201
St Petersburg, FL 33716
Florida A & M University
1668 S Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Tallahassee, FL 32307
Florida State University
600 W. College Avenue
Tallahassee, FL 32306
Keiser College - Tallahassee
1700 Halstead Boulevard, Building 2
Tallahassee, FL 32309
Tallahassee Community College
444 Appleyard Drive
Tallahassee, FL 32304
Hillsborough Community College
4001 W Tampa Bay Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33614
South University - Tampa
4401 North Himes Ave.
Tampa, FL 33614
University of South Florida
4202 E. Fowler Avenue
Tampa, FL 33620
University of Tampa
401 W. Kennedy Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33606
Keiser College - West Palm Beach
2085 Vista Parkway
West Palm Beach, FL 33411
Palm Beach Atlantic University
901 S Flagler Dr.
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Polk Community College
999 Avenue H
Winter Haven, FL 33881
Herzing College
1595 South Semoran Boulevard #1501
Winter Park, FL 32792

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