Brevard Community College

1519 Clearlake Rd
Cocoa, FL 32922

Virginia College - Pensacola

19 W Garden St
Pensacola, FL 32502

(850) 436-8444 x2307

Mercy Hospital

3663 S Miami Ave
Miami, FL 33133

North Florida Community College

325 NW Turner Davis Dr
Madison, FL 32340

West Lawrence Academy, Inc.

3632 Evans Avenue
Fort Myers, FL 33901

(239) 454-5000

Orlando Tech

301 W Amelia Street
Orlando, FL 32801

Palm Beach State College

4200 Congress Ave
Lake Worth, FL 33461

Pensacola State College

1000 College Blvd
Pensacola, FL 32504

Ridge Career Center

7700 State Rd 544
Winter Haven, FL 33881

Rose Training Institute

301 3rd St NW Ste 212
Winter Haven, FL 33881

(863) 292-8101 x101

Santa Fe College

3000 NW 83rd Street
Gainesville, FL 32606

South Florida Community College

600 W College Dr
Avon Park, FL 33825

Taylor College

5190 SE 125th Street
Belleview, FL 34420

Traviss Career Center

3225 Winter Lake Rd
Lakeland, FL 33803

Walton Career Development Center

761 N 20th St
DeFuniak Springs, FL 32433

(850) 892-1241

Withlacoochee Technical Institute

1201 W Main St
Inverness, FL 34450

Rasmussen College - Fort Myers

9160 Forum Corporate Parkway, Suite 100
Fort Myers, FL 33905

(239) 477-2100

CHOICE High School and Technical Center

1976 Lewis Turner Blvd
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547

Seminole State College of Florida

100 Weldon Blvd
Sanford, FL 32773

Rasmussen College - Tampa/Brandon

4042 Park Oaks Blvd, Suite 100
Tampa, FL 33610

(813) 246-7600

Med-Life Institute- Pompano Beach

3501 Northeast 3rd Avenue
Pompano Beach, FL 33064

(954) 943-0984

Med-Life Institute Miami

20295 NW 2Nd Ave
Miami, FL 33169

(305) 653-7886

Med-Life Institute - Naples

4103 Tamiami Trail East
Naples, FL 34112

(239) 732-1300

Med-Life Institute - Bradenton

4818 14th Street West
Bradenton, FL 34207

(941) 896-8883

Med-Life Institute Kissimmee

3497 W Vine Street
Kissimmee, FL 34741

(407) 870-9423

Medical Prep Institute of Tampa Bay

2304 East Busch Boulevard
Tampa, FL 33612

(813) 932-1710

Locklin Technical Center

5330 Berryhill Road
Milton, FL 32570

(850) 983-5700

Lincoln Technical Institute - Fern Park

7275 Estapona Circle
Fern Park, FL 32730

(407) 673-7406

Lee County High Tech Center North

360 Santa Barbara Blvd North
Cape Coral, FL 33993

Lee County High Tech Center Central

3800 Michigan Ave
Fort Myers, FL 33916

Keiser Career College - St. Petersburg

11208 Blue Heron Blvd Suite A
St. Petersburg, FL 33716

(727) 576-6500

Keiser Career College - New Port Richey

6014 U.S. 19 #250
New Port Richey, FL 34652

(727) 847-6855

Keiser Career College - Miami Lakes

17395 NW 59th Avenue
Miami Lakes, FL 33015

(305) 820-5003

Keiser Career College - Greenacres

6812 Forest Hill Blvd- Suite D-1
Greenacres, FL 33413

(561) 433-2330

Keiser Career College - Jacksonville

6700 Southpoint Parkway- Suite 400
Jacksonville, FL 32216

(904) 448-9499

International Institute For Healthcare Professionals, Inc.

600 South Dixie Highway
Boca Raton, FL 33432

(561) 394-5822

International Institute For Health Care Professionals, Inc.

600 South Dixie Highway
Boca Raton, FL 33432

(561) 394-5822

International Academy Training Center

1100 Northeast 125th Street #204
North Miami, FL 33161

(305) 895-4244

Inlet Grove High Adult Education

Riviera Beach, FL 33404

(561) 881-4600

Hope Career Institute - West Palm Beach

3101 Forest Hill Blvd
West Palm Beach, FL 33406

Horizon Healthcare Institute, Inc.

555 East Wilcox Drive
Sierra Vista, FL 85635

(520) 439-9551

Health Education Training School, LLC

505 NE 125th St
North Miami, FL 33161-4718

(305) 893-6994

Health Opportunity Technical Center

18441 NW 2nd Ave Ste 300
Miami Gardens, FL 33169

(305) 249-2275

Gulf Coast State College

5230 West U.S. Highway 98
Panama City, FL 32401

Green Cross School of Nursing, Inc.

15383 NW 7TH AVE
Miami, FL 33169


Florida is one of the states with a growing number of opportunities when it comes to health care. The LPNs in this state comprise 22% of the current number of nurses. This percentage explains the equally flourishing number of nursing schools and universities that provide certificates, training and degree programs pertaining to the field of nursing. Currently, Tampa Bay, Fort Meyers, Lakelund, Jacksonville, Palm Bay, Miami, Fort Lauderdale and Sarasota are the ones that have the most prevalent number of LPN employers and educational institution. 

Florida’s Nursing Education 

To date, there are more than 120 schools that offer nursing programs in the state. The program types range from diploma to Associate degrees. Those who wish to continue their studies can enroll in BSN, Master’s and Doctoral degrees. 

Scholarship is available for students who are residents of FL. One of the renown awards is the Janet Colliflower Keys Nursing Scholarship program. This is a $1,000 USD scholarship given to two deserving students every year. 

The Ratio Between Florida Population and Nursing Outlook 

The state has a continuously growing population. Because of this, the state is now suffering from a serious shortage of nurses. The Bureau of Labor Statistics pointed out that the state will need more than 7,000 nurses very soon. This is why considering a career  in nursing– and a quick one at that – would be a good way to help fill in this need. 

Begin your career in nursing the right way. Here are the nursing schools that offer courses to help you become an LPN – 

Indian River State College 

The Practical Nursing Program in this school is a certificate program that leads to an opportunity to try the NCLEX-PN or the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses. IRSC provides an excellent foundation in terms of nursing fundamentals. They offer intensive classroom instruction, with top members of faculty teaching the courses. Students can also look forward to hours of supervised clinical experiences which would train them in the best local health agency settings. 

The main campus offers the PN program which is a one-year training for students which attend about 35 hours of class per week. 

Lincoln Technical Institute 

Founded as early as 1946, this educational institution has much to offer in terms of teaching experience. Lincoln Tech has 21 campuses to date which offer a wide array of degrees and certificate programs. They boast of the best hands-on training for students who are studying to become LPNs. They also have industry standard equipment and Career Placement assistance. Students have the freedom to choose their schedules from the morning, afternoon or evening classes. 

If you are considering this school, it is best to contact their Career Advisor in one of their campuses. A personal interview with this advisor often discusses the curriculum. It also includes a meet-and-greet session with faculty and staff. 

Lincoln Tech is a school that does not judge a student based on his SAT scores, however, in return, they require a high school diploma or its equivalent GED plus passing their entrance exam. 

Americare School of Nursing Fern Park 

FernPark is one of the largest suburbs in the state; this school is in the middle of this suburb and is a private, non-profit institution. Americare offers Practical Nursing, a program that balances classroom and clinical experience. A student can look forward to a solid foundation in pediatrics, medical-surgical nursing, obstetrics, geriatrics and pharmacology. A graduate can pursue the LPN State Board licensure exam. 

Americare can cater to every student’s unique scheduling needs. Majority of their enrollees work part-time or have family responsibilities to attend to so they need a schedule that fits into their busy day-to-day calendar. 

Many classes can focus in just 1-2 courses at a given time. There are weekday, weeknight and weekend schedules to choose from. Know more about this and the admission requirements from the admission representative.