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.     

The University of Tampa

The University of Tampa


401 W Kennedy Blvd
Tampa, FL 33606
(813) 253-3333

The University of West Florida

The University of West Florida


11000 University Parkway
Pensacola, FL 32514
(850) 474-2000

Barry University

Barry University


11300 NE 2nd Ave
Miami, FL 33161
(800) 756-6000

Bethune - Cookman University

Bethune - Cookman University


640 Dr Mary McLeod Bethune Blvd
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
(386) 481-2000

Chamberlain College of Nursing - Florida

Chamberlain College of Nursing - Florida


5200 Belfort Rd
Jacksonville, FL 32256
(904) 251-8100

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University


1500 S Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Tallahassee, FL 32307
(850) 599-3000

Florida Atlantic University

Florida Atlantic University


777 Glades Rd
Boca Raton, FL 33431
(561) 297-3000

Florida Gulf Coast University

Florida Gulf Coast University


10501 Fgcu Blvd S
Fort Myers, FL 33965
(239) 590-1000

Florida International University

Florida International University


11200 S. W. 8 Street
Miami, FL 33199
(305) 348-2000

Florida Southern College

Florida Southern College


111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr
Lakeland, FL 33801
(863) 680-4111

Florida State University

Florida State University


222 S. Copeland Street
Tallahassee, FL 32306
(850) 644-2525

Florida National College - Main Campus

Florida National College - Main Campus


4425 West 20 Avenue
Hialeah, FL 33012
(305) 821-3333

Fortis College - Largo

Fortis College - Largo


6565 Ulmerton Road
Largo, FL 33771
(727) 531-5900 x3412

Herzing University - Winter Park

Herzing University - Winter Park


1595 S. Semoran Blvd- Ste 1501
Winter Park, FL 32792
(407) 478-0500

Jacksonville University

Jacksonville University


2800 University Blvd N
Jacksonville, FL 32211
(904) 256-8000

Carleen Home Health School

Carleen Home Health School


1868 North University Drive
Plantation, FL 33322
954-476-9090

Nova Southeastern University

Nova Southeastern University


3301 College Ave
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314
(954) 262-7300

Palm Beach Atlantic University - West Palm Beach

Palm Beach Atlantic University - West Palm Beach


901 S. Flagler Drive
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
(561) 803-2000

ECPI University - Orlando (Lake Mary)

ECPI University - Orlando (Lake Mary)


660 Century Point, Suite 1050
Lake Mary, FL 32746
(800) 416-3195

Fortis College - Winter Park

Fortis College - Winter Park


1573 W. Fairbanks Ave Suite #100
Winter Park, FL 32789
(407) 843-3984

South University - West Palm Beach

South University - West Palm Beach


9801 Belvedere Road
Royal Palm Beach, FL 33411
(561) 273-6500

South University - Tampa

South University - Tampa


4401 N Himes Ave
Tampa, FL 33614
(813) 393-3800

University of Central Florida

University of Central Florida


4000 Central Florida Blvd
Orlando, FL 32816
(407) 823-2000

University of Florida

University of Florida


355 Tigert Hall
Gainesville, FL 32611
(352) 392-3261

University of Miami

University of Miami


University of Miami
Coral Gables, FL 33124
(305) 284-2211

University of North Florida

University of North Florida


1 UNF Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32224
(904) 620-1000

University of South Florida - Main Campus

University of South Florida - Main Campus


4202 East Fowler Ave
Tampa, FL 33620
(813) 974-2011