LPN Programs in Florida


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. 

There are 106 nursing schools in Florida that provide LPN 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%

American Health Institute
Port Richey, FL


American Medical Academy
Miami, FL


ATA Career Education
Spring Hill, FL


Atlantic Technical College
Coconut Creek, FL


Azure College - Miami Gardens
Miami Gardens, FL


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%

Cape Coral Technical College
Cape Coral, FL


Capscare Academy for Healthcare Education
Lake Worth, FL

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 43.90%

Caregiver Education
Naples, FL


Charlotte Technical College
Port Charlotte, FL


Concorde Career Institute-Jacksonville
Jacksonville, FL

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 48.30%

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%

Emerald Coast Technical College
DeFuniak Springs, FL


Erwin Technical College
Tampa, FL


Express Training Services, LLC
Gainesville, FL


First Coast Technical College
Saint Augustine, FL


Florida Gateway College
Lake City, FL

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

Florida National University-Main Campus
Hialeah, FL

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 58.70%

Florida State College at Jacksonville
Jacksonville, FL

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

Fort Myers Technical College
Fort Myers, FL


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%

Hope Career Institute - West Palm Beach
West Palm Beach, FL


Immokalee Technical College
Immokalee, FL


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 Career College - New Port Richey
New Port Richey, FL


Lake Technical College
Eustis, FL


Lively Technical Center
Tallahassee, FL


Manatee Technical College
Bradenton, FL


Marion Technical College
Ocala, FL


Med-Life Institute-Kissimmee
Kissimmee, FL


Med-Life Institute-Naples
Naples, FL


Mercy Hospital
Miami, FL


Miami Dade College
Miami, FL

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

North Florida Community College
Madison, FL

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

North Florida Technical College
Starke, FL


Okaloosa Technical College
Fort Walton Beach, FL


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%

Pinellas Technical College-St. Petersburg
Saint Petersburg, FL


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-Tampa/Brandon
Tampa, FL

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

Ridge Technical College
Winter Haven, FL


RIVEROAK Technical College
Live Oak, FL


Rose Training Institute, Inc.
Kissimmee, FL


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%

Seminole State College of Florida
Sanford, FL

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

Sheridan Technical College
Hollywood, FL


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%

Southeastern College-West Palm Beach
West Palm Beach, FL


Suncoast Technical College
Sarasota, FL

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

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%

Tom P Haney Technical Center
Panama City, FL


Traviss Technical College
Lakeland, FL


Withlacoochee Technical College
Inverness, FL



Closed Schools/Programs

Centura Institute
Orlando, FL

School closed in 2017

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

Fortis Institute
Palm Springs, FL

School closed in 2016

Lincoln Technical Institute-Fern Park
Fern Park, FL

School closed in 2016

Medvance Institute - Miami
Miami, FL

School closed in 2015

Orange Park International School of Beauty
Orange Park, FL

School closed in 1970

Southeastern College-Jacksonville
Jacksonville, FL

School closed in 2017

Virginia College-Pensacola
Pensacola, FL

School closed in 2019