MSN & RN to MSN Programs in Florida

The years 2009 and 2010 showed a 28.7% increase in the number of MSN graduates in Florida. Though this is a significant increase, Florida is still in need of more MSN candidates. This state has worked hard in increasing MSN education access. It has increased its number of graduate programs and nursing faculty. It is now up to the students to step up and fill in the state’s need for advanced nursing graduates. 

At the moment, almost 7% of the nurses in the state has a Master’s Degree or higher. Though this number continues to increase each year, it is still a few notches short of the 2010 Institute of Medicine recommended number of graduates. According to The Future of Nursing, the state needs to have at least 10% of BSN graduates immediately taking their Master’s or doctoral degrees within five years of their graduation. 

Just like other states, Florida has a high demand for nursing practitioners and primary care providers. Geriatric nurse practitioners can thrive in Florida as this has been the leading choice of home for retirees for the longest time. 

Florida’s Master’s degree holders are licensed as ARNPs or advanced registered nurse practitioners.

The MSN programs in Florida are offered in these schools – 

Florida Atlantic University 

This university offers a variety of Master’s programs including MSN and Master’s Degree in Advanced Holistic Nursing. FAU also offers MSN programs in Clinical Nurse Leadership, Nurse Education and Administrative and Financial Leadership. Programs for Nurse Practitioner are also available. 

Florida Hospital College of Health Sciences 

This school provides BSN-prepared nurses the chance to pursue the nurse anesthetist career. It has the Nurse Anesthesia program for nurses with critical care experience as well as baccalaureate-prepared ones. 

Jacksonville University 

JU has a campus-based MSN degree program (available in Nursing Education and Nursing Administration options) which is now offered in a hundred-percent online environment. This is a convenient way to achieve a substantial credential and title which will enable registered nurses to enjoy career satisfaction. 

JU is ranked as one of the Best Colleges in America by the U.S. News & World Report. It is also recognized by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools’ Commission on Colleges. Its memberships in the AACN American Association of Colleges of Nursing and CCNE Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education make this school no less than a trustworthy provider of graduate nursing education.   

Barry University

Barry University


The Barry University Master of Science in Nursing Program is designed to prepare students in a range of specializations in the family nurse practitioner, executive leadership, acute care nurse [...]
11300 NE 2nd Ave
Miami, FL 33161
(800) 756-6000

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

Jacksonville University

Jacksonville University


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

Keiser University - Ft Lauderdale

Keiser University - Ft Lauderdale


1500 NW 49th St.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309
(954) 776-4476

Nova Southeastern University

Nova Southeastern University


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

South University - Tampa

South University - Tampa


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

South University - West Palm Beach

South University - West Palm Beach


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

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