ADN Programs in Florida


Associate Degree in Nursing in the State of Florida is mainly a two-year program that is offered in community and junior colleges. The tuition varies per school but the nature of the program centers on required courses such as social sciences, communication, nursing theory and practice. These classes are done in long-term care facilities, hospitals, clinics and other health care settings. 

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College of Central Florida 

The ADN program equips graduates with nursing skills and knowledge that will help them become the best in nursing care. When the program is completed, the student becomes eligible to take the licensure examination (NCLEX-RN). 

Prior to the enrollment, the college requires a professional level CPR card that should remain current throughout the duration of the program. An applicant is also required to undergo the criminal background check; any negative record demerits the applicant’s acceptance into the program. 

The college’s limited ADN program is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission and approved by the Florida Board of Nursing.  General education courses include human nutrition, psychology, microbiology, college algebra (or elementary statistics), human anatomy and physiology. 

The student has the option to complete the program full or part-time. With the first option, the students are given four semesters to complete their nursing courses which they can take together with their general education courses. With the part-time option, a student can take all the general education courses before starting with the Introduction to Nursing and Nursing 1 courses. 

Daytona State College 

This college offers the ADN program which is a two-year course of study. After earning the degree, the graduate becomes eligible to take the NCLEX or National Examination for Licensure as a Registered Nurse. This program is nationally accredited by the NLNAC or National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission. 

To apply, the student must submit his high school diploma or its GED equivalent. Those who want to apply for financial aid may also inquire during the college orientation. This orientation may be completed online. A grade of 2.5 or higher is required for each applicant. 

General education and core program electives should be completed by every student in accordance with the ADN program of study prior to graduation. Prerequisite courses should be graded with a C or higher in order for the student to continue with the program.  

There are 99 nursing schools in Florida that provide ADN program. We gathered some key information about each school to help you learn more about the schools' characteristics and the programs they provide.

Where applicable we also list weighted average NCLEX pass rate of the students who attended the schools in the last 3 years.

Academy for Nursing and Health Occupations
West Palm Beach, FL

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 42.20%
  • PN: 95.00%

Adventist University of Health Sciences
Orlando, FL

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 91.10%

Broward College
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 94.20%

Brown Mackie College-Miami
Miramar, FL

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 14.20%
  • PN: 100.00%

Cambridge Institute of Allied Health & Technology
Altamonte Springs, FL

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 62.60%

Capscare Academy for Healthcare Education
Lake Worth, FL

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 43.90%

Chipola College
Marianna, FL

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 68.70%

City College-Altamonte Springs
Altamonte Springs, FL

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 87.10%

City College-Fort Lauderdale
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 58.70%

City College-Miami
Miami, FL

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 74.60%

College of Central Florida
Ocala, FL

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 90.60%

Concorde Career Institute-Jacksonville
Jacksonville, FL

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 48.30%

Concorde Career Institute-Miramar
Miramar, FL

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 59.70%

Concorde Career Institute-Orlando
Orlando, FL

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 49.70%

Daytona State College
Daytona Beach, FL

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 87.30%
  • PN: 82.90%

Eastern Florida State College
Cocoa, FL

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 87.80%
  • PN: 76.80%

Everest University-Brandon
Tampa, FL

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 54.60%

Express Training Services, LLC
Gainesville, FL


Florida Gateway College
Lake City, FL

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 85.00%
  • PN: 91.40%

Florida Keys Community College
Key West, FL

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 90.10%

Florida National University-Main Campus
Hialeah, FL

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 58.70%

Florida SouthWestern State College
Fort Myers, FL

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 65.80%

Florida State College at Jacksonville
Jacksonville, FL

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 80.70%
  • PN: 74.80%

Fortis Institute-Pensacola
Pensacola, FL

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 87.40%

Fortis Institute-Port Saint Lucie
Port Saint Lucie, FL

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 72.80%
  • PN: 69.80%

Galen College of Nursing-Tampa Bay
Saint Petersburg, FL

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 88.00%
  • PN: 88.90%

Gulf Coast State College
Panama City, FL

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 85.10%
  • PN: 72.00%

Herzing University-Winter Park
Winter Park, FL

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 82.40%
  • PN: 89.70%

Hillsborough Community College
Tampa, FL

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 83.80%

Indian River State College
Fort Pierce, FL

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 87.10%
  • PN: 75.80%

International Institute For Healthcare Professionals, Inc.
Boca Raton, FL

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 67.10%
  • PN: 88.90%

Keiser University-Ft Lauderdale
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 88.70%

Keiser University-Jacksonville
Jacksonville, FL

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 88.70%

Lake-Sumter State College
Leesburg, FL

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 83.00%

Miami Dade College
Miami, FL

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 78.50%
  • PN: 34.30%

Miami Regional University
Miami Springs, FL

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 79.00%

North Florida Community College
Madison, FL

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 88.50%
  • PN: 88.00%

Northwest Florida State College
Niceville, FL

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 94.10%

Orion College
Lauderdale Lakes, FL

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 32.60%

Palm Beach State College
Lake Worth, FL

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 83.10%
  • PN: 94.50%

Pasco-Hernando State College
New Port Richey, FL

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 84.70%
  • PN: 89.80%

Pensacola State College
Pensacola, FL

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 79.90%
  • PN: 77.70%

Polk State College
Winter Haven, FL

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 93.60%

Rasmussen College-Florida
Ocala, FL

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 84.90%
  • PN: 86.90%

Rasmussen College-Fort Myers
Fort Myers, FL

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 91.50%
  • PN: 89.70%

Rasmussen College-New Port Richey
New Port Richey, FL

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 89.80%

Rasmussen College-Tampa/Brandon
Tampa, FL

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 80.70%
  • PN: 82.90%

SABER College
Miami, FL

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 27.80%
  • PN: 67.50%

Saint Johns River State College
Palatka, FL

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 87.40%

Santa Fe College
Gainesville, FL

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 85.20%

Schiller International University
Largo, FL

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 57.00%

Seminole State College of Florida
Sanford, FL

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 98.30%
  • PN: 100.00%

South Florida State College
Avon Park, FL

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 97.90%
  • PN: 96.90%

Southeastern College-St. Petersburg
St. Petersburg, FL

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 34.50%
  • PN: 46.30%

Southern Technical College
Fort Myers, FL

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 63.70%

St Petersburg College
Clearwater, FL

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 92.80%

State College of Florida-Manatee-Sarasota
Bradenton, FL

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 95.80%

Suncoast Technical College
Sarasota, FL

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 37.10%
  • PN: 85.30%

Tallahassee Community College
Tallahassee, FL

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 94.40%

Taylor College
Belleview, FL

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 67.90%
  • PN: 88.30%

Techni-Pro Institute, Inc
Boca Raton, FL

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 15.00%
  • PN: 10.50%

Universal Career School
Sweetwater, FL


University of South Florida-Main Campus
Tampa, FL

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 84.00%

Valencia College
Orlando, FL

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 95.90%


Closed Schools/Programs

Dade Medical College - Hialeah
Hialeah, FL

School closed in 2015

Dade Medical College - Hollywood
Hollywood, FL

School closed in 2015

Dade Medical College - Homestead
Homestead, FL

School closed in 2015

Dade Medical College - Miami
Miami, FL

School closed in 2015

Fortis College - Tampa
Tampa, FL

School closed in 2013

Fortis College-Largo
Largo, FL

School closed in 2016

ITT Technical Institute-Fort Lauderdale
Fort Lauderdale, FL

School closed in 2016

ITT Technical Institute-Fort Myers
Fort Myers, FL

School closed in 2016

ITT Technical Institute-Hialeah
Hialeah, FL

School closed in 2016

ITT Technical Institute-Jacksonville
Jacksonville, FL

School closed in 2016

ITT Technical Institute-Lake Mary
Lake Mary, FL

School closed in 2016

ITT Technical Institute-Orlando
Lake Mary, FL

School closed in 2016

ITT Technical Institute-St Petersburg
Tampa, FL

School closed in 2017

ITT Technical Institute-Tallahassee
Tallahassee, FL

School closed in 2016

ITT Technical Institute-Tampa
Tampa, FL

School closed in 2016

Kaplan College - Jacksonville
Jacksonville, FL

School closed in 2015

Lincoln College of Technology-West Palm Beach
West Palm Beach, FL

School closed in 2017

Lincoln Technical Institute-Fern Park
Fern Park, FL

School closed in 2016

Professional Training Centers
Miami, FL

School closed in 2016

Sanford-Brown Institute-Jacksonville
Jacksonville, FL

School closed in 2016

Southeastern College-Jacksonville
Jacksonville, FL

School closed in 2017

Ultimate Medical Academy
Clearwater, FL

ADN Program closed

Ultimate Medical Academy-Tampa
Tampa, FL

School closed in 2017

Virginia College-Jacksonville
Jacksonville, FL

School closed in 2019