BSN Programs in Florida


The Florida Center for Nursing recently conducted a workforce survey and it showed that vacancies for nurses have accelerated in 2011 (this is after a four-year dip). The center has further predicted that the State of Florida will continue to run short of RNs by about 11,000 openings in the year 2015; and in 2025, this number can go up to as much as 50,000.

The state is clearly lacking in qualified nurses as demands in nursing homes, hospitals and home health agencies continue to climb. This brought about the most competitive offers to RNs just as long as they choose to be employed with a certain healthcare facility. And with an annual salary ranging from $57,726 (Pensacola RN rate) to $66,278 (Fort Lauderdale), there isn’t a better time to become a registered nurse in Florida than now.

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University

Their fully-approved, full-time, four-year BSN program has a curriculum that is designed to be taught in two phases where the pre-professional requirements can be completed in another university or a junior college.

The program is an effective foundation for liberal arts, nursing theory and science; with the graduates taught about the full scope of their future nursing responsibilities. A knowledge base that is vital in advanced education and specialized practice is also established.

This public nursing school’s nursing theory and science courses are efficiently applied through the clinicals in health care and medical delivery systems. The Baccalaureate education in Nursing offers the basic foundation for the student’s entry to the program practice. Graduating from this degree means you become prepared to function in medical settings and is set for beginning leadership positions.

University of Central Florida in Orlando  

BSN students in this nursing school learn in active classrooms and high-tech simulation labs. The faculty is the epitome of teaching excellence as they provide one of the best 2.5 years of a nursing student’s life.

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program in this public university is focused in teaching students that have already completed their ADN or Associate Degree in Nursing. It takes about five consecutive semesters to finish as the student begins in his junior year in college. Only full-time students can be admitted for enrollment.

Florida International University

This is a public college that offers a CCNE accredited BSN program to registered nurses that have already accomplished their Associate Degree in Nursing program. BSN aims to teach additional skills to advanced the RN’s nursing practice where he will soon be able to take management, leadership and education positions in the nursing industry. Only traditional, full-time BSN program is offered at the moment.     

There are 48 nursing schools in Florida that provide BSN 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.

Adventist University of Health Sciences
Orlando, FL

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 91.10%

Ave Maria University
Ave Maria, FL


Barry University
Miami, FL


Bethune-Cookman University
Daytona Beach, FL

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 64.60%

Chamberlain University-Florida
Jacksonville, FL

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 85.70%

Chipola College
Marianna, FL

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 68.70%

College of Central Florida
Ocala, FL

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 90.60%

Daytona State College
Daytona Beach, FL

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

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University
Tallahassee, FL

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 70.60%

Florida Atlantic University
Boca Raton, FL

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 94.40%

Florida Gateway College
Lake City, FL

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

Florida Gulf Coast University
Fort Myers, FL

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 94.20%

Florida International University
Miami, FL

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 86.80%

Florida National University-Main Campus
Hialeah, FL

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 58.70%

Florida Southern College
Lakeland, FL

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 90.70%

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%

Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 94.90%

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%

Indian River State College
Fort Pierce, FL

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

Jacksonville University
Jacksonville, FL

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 93.80%

Keiser University-Ft Lauderdale
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 88.70%

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%

Northwest Florida State College
Niceville, FL

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 94.10%

Nova Southeastern University
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 88.10%

Palm Beach Atlantic University
West Palm Beach, FL

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 92.70%

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%

Remington College of Nursing Orlando
Lake Mary, FL


Remington College-Heathrow Campus
Lake Mary, FL

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 87.30%

Santa Fe College
Gainesville, FL

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 85.20%

South University-Tampa
Tampa, FL

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 82.10%

South University-West Palm Beach
Royal Palm Beach, FL

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 88.00%

Southeastern University
Lakeland, FL


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%

The University of Tampa
Tampa, FL

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 98.20%

The University of West Florida
Pensacola, FL

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 93.50%

University of Central Florida
Orlando, FL

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 94.90%

University of Florida
Gainesville, FL

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 89.10%

University of Miami
Coral Gables, FL

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 96.60%

University of North Florida
Jacksonville, FL

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 94.10%

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%