LPN Programs in Florida

Academy for Nursing and Health Occupations
West Palm Beach, FL

2017 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 95.4%
Total test writers: 43 students
NCLEX-PN Rank: #8
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American Health Institute
Port Richey, FL

2016 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 50%
Total test writers: 12 students
NCLEX-PN Rank: #49
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Atlantic Technical College
Coconut Creek, FL

2017 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 85.5%
Total test writers: 76 students
NCLEX-PN Rank: #20
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Bradford-Union Technical Center
Starke, FL

2017 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 97.4%
Total test writers: 39 students
NCLEX-PN Rank: #4
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Brewster Technical College
Tampa, FL

2017 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 30%
Total test writers: 10 students
NCLEX-PN Rank: #48
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Cape Coral Technical College
Cape Coral, FL

2017 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 100%
Total test writers: 22 students
NCLEX-PN Rank: #2
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Centura Institute
Orlando, FL

2017 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 50%
Total test writers: 10 students
NCLEX-PN Rank: #51
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Charlotte Technical College
Port Charlotte, FL

2017 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 79.1%
Total test writers: 43 students
NCLEX-PN Rank: #34
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Concorde Career Institute-Tampa
Tampa, FL

2017 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 71.4%
Total test writers: 35 students
NCLEX-PN Rank: #40
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Daytona State College
Daytona Beach, FL

2017 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 78.1%
Total test writers: 32 students
NCLEX-PN Rank: #29
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Eastern Florida State College
Cocoa, FL

2017 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 75%
Total test writers: 24 students
NCLEX-PN Rank: #39
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Emerald Coast Technical College
DeFuniak Springs, FL

2017 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 77.3%
Total test writers: 44 students
NCLEX-PN Rank: #31
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Erwin Technical College
Tampa, FL

2017 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 77.1%
Total test writers: 109 students
NCLEX-PN Rank: #33
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Faith Medical Institute
North Miami Beach, FL


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First Coast Technical College
Saint Augustine, FL

2017 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 97.3%
Total test writers: 37 students
NCLEX-PN Rank: #15
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Florida Gateway College
Lake City, FL

2017 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 88.9%
Total test writers: 36 students
NCLEX-PN Rank: #11
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Florida National University-Main Campus
Hialeah, FL

2014 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 50%
Total test writers: 2 students
NCLEX-PN Rank: #53
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Florida Panhandle Technical College
Chipley, FL

2017 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 93.1%
Total test writers: 29 students
NCLEX-PN Rank: #25
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Florida State College at Jacksonville
Jacksonville, FL

2017 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 67.7%
Total test writers: 31 students
NCLEX-PN Rank: #37
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Fort Myers Technical College
Fort Myers, FL

2015 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 100%
Total test writers: 5 students
NCLEX-PN Rank: #7
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Fortis College-Largo
Largo, FL

2017 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 76.9%
Total test writers: 13 students
NCLEX-PN Rank: #37
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Fortis Institute
Palm Springs, FL


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Fortis Institute-Port Saint Lucie
Port Saint Lucie, FL

2017 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 73.7%
Total test writers: 19 students
NCLEX-PN Rank: #44
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Galen College of Nursing-Tampa Bay
Saint Petersburg, FL

2017 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 91.1%
Total test writers: 45 students
NCLEX-PN Rank: #16
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Gulf Coast State College
Panama City, FL

2017 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 53.9%
Total test writers: 26 students
NCLEX-PN Rank: #38
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Herzing University-Winter Park
Winter Park, FL

2017 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 84.6%
Total test writers: 13 students
NCLEX-PN Rank: #12
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Indian River State College
Fort Pierce, FL

2017 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 86.1%
Total test writers: 43 students
NCLEX-PN Rank: #43
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Lake Technical College
Eustis, FL

2017 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 85.7%
Total test writers: 49 students
NCLEX-PN Rank: #23
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Lincoln Technical Institute-Fern Park
Fern Park, FL

2017 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 100%
Total test writers: 1 students
NCLEX-PN Rank: #42
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Lindsey Hopkins Technical College
Miami, FL

2017 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 94.6%
Total test writers: 37 students
NCLEX-PN Rank: #17
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Lively Technical Center
Tallahassee, FL

2017 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 67.3%
Total test writers: 52 students
NCLEX-PN Rank: #36
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Lorenzo Walker Technical College
Naples, FL

2017 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 76.2%
Total test writers: 21 students
NCLEX-PN Rank: #41
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Manatee Technical College
Bradenton, FL

2017 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 88.3%
Total test writers: 77 students
NCLEX-PN Rank: #22
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Marion Technical College
Ocala, FL

2017 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 97.9%
Total test writers: 48 students
NCLEX-PN Rank: #6
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Mercy Hospital School of Practical Nursing-Plantation General Hospital
Miami, FL

2017 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 91.2%
Total test writers: 68 students
NCLEX-PN Rank: #14
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Miami Dade College
Miami, FL

2016 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 25%
Total test writers: 4 students
NCLEX-PN Rank: #52
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Miami Lakes Educational Center and Technical College
Miami Lakes, FL

2015 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 65.6%
Total test writers: 64 students
NCLEX-PN Rank: #45
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North Florida Community College
Madison, FL

2017 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 81.3%
Total test writers: 16 students
NCLEX-PN Rank: #18
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Okaloosa Technical College
Fort Walton Beach, FL

2017 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 88.9%
Total test writers: 36 students
NCLEX-PN Rank: #10
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Orange Technical College-Orlando Campus
Orlando, FL

2017 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 8.9%
Total test writers: 27 students
NCLEX-PN Rank: #50
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Palm Beach State College
Lake Worth, FL

2017 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 90.3%
Total test writers: 31 students
NCLEX-PN Rank: #9
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Pasco-Hernando State College
New Port Richey, FL

2017 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 91.2%
Total test writers: 91 students
NCLEX-PN Rank: #46
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Pensacola State College
Pensacola, FL

2017 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 84.6%
Total test writers: 13 students
NCLEX-PN Rank: #35
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Pinellas Technical College-Clearwater
Clearwater, FL

2017 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 83%
Total test writers: 47 students
NCLEX-PN Rank: #28
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Pinellas Technical College-St. Petersburg
Saint Petersburg, FL

2017 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 78.1%
Total test writers: 41 students
NCLEX-PN Rank: #24
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Radford M Locklin Technical Center
Milton, FL

2017 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 87.5%
Total test writers: 16 students
NCLEX-PN Rank: #26
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Rasmussen College-Florida
Ocala, FL

2017 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 83.9%
Total test writers: 56 students
NCLEX-PN Rank: #19
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Rasmussen College-Fort Myers
Fort Myers, FL

2017 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 93.8%
Total test writers: 16 students
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Rasmussen College-Tampa/Brandon
Tampa, FL

2017 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 90%
Total test writers: 30 students
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Ridge Technical College
Winter Haven, FL

2017 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 97.4%
Total test writers: 38 students
NCLEX-PN Rank: #5
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RIVEROAK Technical College
Live Oak, FL

2017 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 94.4%
Total test writers: 18 students
NCLEX-PN Rank: #27
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Santa Fe College
Gainesville, FL


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Seminole State College of Florida
Sanford, FL

2017 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 100%
Total test writers: 2 students
NCLEX-PN Rank: #1
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South Florida State College
Avon Park, FL

2017 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 95.5%
Total test writers: 22 students
NCLEX-PN Rank: #3
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South Tech Academy
Boynton Beach, FL


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Southeastern College-St. Petersburg
St. Petersburg, FL

2016 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 57.1%
Total test writers: 7 students
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Southeastern College-West Palm Beach
West Palm Beach, FL

2017 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 75.7%
Total test writers: 37 students
NCLEX-PN Rank: #30
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Suncoast Technical College
Sarasota, FL

2017 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 82.9%
Total test writers: 41 students
NCLEX-PN Rank: #18
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Sunshine Training Center
North Miami Bch, FL


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Taylor College
Belleview, FL

2017 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 92.3%
Total test writers: 26 students
NCLEX-PN Rank: #21
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Taylor Technical Institute
Perry, FL

2017 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 53.9%
Total test writers: 26 students
NCLEX-PN Rank: #47
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Tom P Haney Technical Center
Panama City, FL

2017 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 82.8%
Total test writers: 29 students
NCLEX-PN Rank: #13
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Traviss Technical College
Lakeland, FL

2017 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 96.2%
Total test writers: 53 students
NCLEX-PN Rank: #12
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Victoria Medical College
West Palm Beach, FL


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Virginia College-Pensacola
Pensacola, FL

2016 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 66.7%
Total test writers: 9 students
NCLEX-PN Rank: #32
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William T McFatter Technical College
Davie, FL

2017 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 89.6%
Total test writers: 77 students
NCLEX-PN Rank: #21
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Withlacoochee Technical College
Inverness, FL

2017 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 100%
Total test writers: 10 students
NCLEX-PN Rank: #1
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Closed LPN Programs

Brown Mackie College-Miami
Miramar, FL
School closed in 2016

2017 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 100%
Total test writers: 1 students

Medvance Institute - Miami
Miami, FL
School closed in 2015

Orange Park International School of Beauty
Orange Park, FL
School closed in 1970

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.