Nursing Schools in Florida

The state of Florida is home to 193 nursing schools. This year (2018) we evaluated 120 schools and our ranking system identified the following nursing schools as the best in Florida.

NursingExplorer ranking system is statistical. We use the following factors when evaluating schools: NCLEX pass rates, programmatic and institutional accreditations. Learn more about our nursing schools ranking system here.

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Complete List of Nursing Schools in Florida

Listed below are all nursing schools in Florida. Please use the sort feature to view which schools have top RN and LPN programs along with their corresponding average NCLEX pass rates. Click on each school's name to view more detail about the school.

There are a total of 193 nursing schools in the state of Florida. And according to our database 19 schools have been closed permanently.

Institution RN PN RN PN
Ave Maria University
Location: Ave Maria, FL
Programs offered: BSN
100.0%
1
The University of Tampa
Location: Tampa, FL
Programs offered: BSN RN to BSN
98.7%
2
Seminole State College of Florida
Location: Sanford, FL
Programs offered: ADN LPN LPN to ADN
98.0% 100.0%
3
1
South Florida State College
Location: Avon Park, FL
Programs offered: LPN ADN LPN to ADN
97.4% 96.8%
4
3
University of Miami
Location: Coral Gables, FL
Programs offered: BSN Masters Doctoral Accelerated BSN RN to BSN
96.4%
5
Valencia College
Location: Orlando, FL
Programs offered: ADN LPN to ADN BSN
95.7%
6
State College of Florida-Manatee-Sarasota
Location: Bradenton, FL
Programs offered: ADN RN to BSN LPN to ADN BSN
95.4%
7
University of Central Florida
Location: Orlando, FL
Programs offered: BSN Masters Doctoral Accelerated BSN RN to BSN
95.2%
8
Florida Gulf Coast University
Location: Fort Myers, FL
Programs offered: BSN Masters
94.9%
9
Florida State University
Location: Tallahassee, FL
Programs offered: BSN Masters Doctoral Accelerated BSN
94.9%
9
Broward College
Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL
Programs offered: ADN
94.5%
10
Northwest Florida State College
Location: Niceville, FL
Programs offered: ADN BSN
94.1% 11
University of North Florida
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Programs offered: BSN Masters Doctoral Accelerated BSN RN to BSN
94.0% 12
Tallahassee Community College
Location: Tallahassee, FL
Programs offered: ADN
93.5% 13
The University of West Florida
Location: Pensacola, FL
Programs offered: BSN RN to BSN
93.0% 14
Polk State College
Location: Winter Haven, FL
Programs offered: ADN LPN to ADN BSN
92.5% 15
Florida Atlantic University
Location: Boca Raton, FL
Programs offered: BSN Masters Doctoral Accelerated BSN RN to BSN
92.3% 16
Palm Beach Atlantic University
Location: West Palm Beach, FL
Programs offered: LPN BSN
92.3% 16
Jacksonville University
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Programs offered: BSN Masters Doctoral Accelerated BSN RN to BSN
92.0% 17
Adventist University of Health Sciences
Location: Orlando, FL
Programs offered: ADN BSN
90.5% 18
University of Florida
Location: Gainesville, FL
Programs offered: BSN Masters Doctoral Accelerated BSN
89.8% 19
Florida Keys Community College
Location: Key West, FL
Programs offered: ADN
89.7% 20
College of Central Florida
Location: Ocala, FL
Programs offered: LPN ADN LPN to ADN BSN
89.2% 21
Florida Southern College
Location: Lakeland, FL
Programs offered: BSN Masters RN to BSN
89.2% 21
Keiser University-Ft Lauderdale
Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL
Programs offered: ADN Masters RN to BSN BSN
88.4% 22
Eastern Florida State College
Location: Cocoa, FL
Programs offered: LPN ADN LPN to ADN
88.1% 75.3% 23 41
South University-West Palm Beach
Location: Royal Palm Beach, FL
Programs offered: BSN Masters RN to BSN
87.9% 24
Nova Southeastern University
Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL
Programs offered: BSN Masters Doctoral RN to BSN
87.8% 25
Fortis Institute-Pensacola
Location: Pensacola, FL
Programs offered: ADN LPN to ADN
87.7% 26
Southeastern University
Location: Lakeland, FL
Programs offered: BSN
87.5% 27
Galen College of Nursing-Tampa Bay
Location: Saint Petersburg, FL
Programs offered: LPN ADN
87.4% 89.2% 28 16
North Florida Community College
Location: Madison, FL
Programs offered: LPN ADN LPN to ADN
87.4% 88.2% 28 18
Saint Johns River State College
Location: Palatka, FL
Programs offered: ADN
87.3% 29
Mercy Hospital School of Practical Nursing-Plantation General Hospital
Location: Miami, FL
Programs offered: LPN ADN LPN to ADN
87.1% 89.9% 30 14
Florida International University
Location: Miami, FL
Programs offered: BSN Masters Doctoral Accelerated BSN RN to BSN
86.9% 31
Remington College-Heathrow Campus
Location: Lake Mary, FL
Programs offered: BSN
86.7% 32
Daytona State College
Location: Daytona Beach, FL
Programs offered: LPN ADN BSN
86.5% 83.8% 33 30
Santa Fe College
Location: Gainesville, FL
Programs offered: LPN ADN LPN to ADN BSN
86.5% 33
Indian River State College
Location: Fort Pierce, FL
Programs offered: LPN ADN RN to BSN BSN
86.3% 73.4% 34 45
Gulf Coast State College
Location: Panama City, FL
Programs offered: LPN ADN LPN to ADN BSN
85.7% 75.5% 35 40
Chamberlain College of Nursing-Florida
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Programs offered: BSN Masters RN to BSN
85.5% 36
Pasco-Hernando State College
Location: New Port Richey, FL
Programs offered: LPN ADN LPN to ADN BSN
85.4% 64.8% 37 48
Rasmussen College-Florida
Location: Ocala, FL
Programs offered: LPN ADN
84.6% 87.1% 38 19
Academy for Nursing and Health Occupations
Location: West Palm Beach, FL
Programs offered: LPN ADN LPN to ADN
84.4% 95.3% 39
8
Florida Gateway College
Location: Lake City, FL
Programs offered: LPN ADN BSN
84.0% 92.3% 40 11
City College-Altamonte Springs
Location: Altamonte Springs, FL
Programs offered: ADN
83.8% 41
Herzing University-Winter Park
Location: Winter Park, FL
Programs offered: BSN ADN LPN
83.7% 91.4% 42 12
Lake-Sumter State College
Location: Leesburg, FL
Programs offered: ADN LPN to ADN
83.6% 43
Palm Beach State College
Location: Lake Worth, FL
Programs offered: LPN ADN RN to BSN BSN
83.5% 95.0% 44
9
Hillsborough Community College
Location: Tampa, FL
Programs offered: ADN LPN to ADN
83.5% 44
University of South Florida-Main Campus
Location: Tampa, FL
Programs offered: BSN Masters Doctoral Accelerated BSN RN to BSN ADN
82.4% 45
South University-Tampa
Location: Tampa, FL
Programs offered: BSN Masters RN to BSN
81.4% 46
Florida State College at Jacksonville
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Programs offered: LPN ADN BSN
80.9% 75.8% 47 39
Fortis College-Largo
Location: Largo, FL
Programs offered: BSN ADN LPN
80.6% 75.8% 48 39
Miami Regional University
Location: Miami Springs, FL
Programs offered: ADN BSN
79.9% 49
Miami Dade College
Location: Miami, FL
Programs offered: LPN ADN LPN to ADN BSN
78.8% 47.8% 50 56
Pensacola State College
Location: Pensacola, FL
Programs offered: LPN ADN LPN to ADN BSN
78.5% 78.2% 51 36
Southeastern College-Jacksonville
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Programs offered: LPN ADN
77.4% 57.6% 52 53
Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University
Location: Tallahassee, FL
Programs offered: BSN Masters RN to BSN
72.2% 53
Fortis Institute-Port Saint Lucie
Location: Port Saint Lucie, FL
Programs offered: LPN ADN
71.2% 69.2% 54 46
City College-Miami
Location: Miami, FL
Programs offered: ADN
69.6% 55
Taylor College
Location: Belleview, FL
Programs offered: LPN ADN
67.7% 86.5% 56 21
Chipola College
Location: Marianna, FL
Programs offered: LPN ADN BSN
66.9% 57
Florida SouthWestern State College
Location: Fort Myers, FL
Programs offered: ADN BSN
66.4% 58
Bethune-Cookman University
Location: Daytona Beach, FL
Programs offered: BSN RN to BSN
66.0% 59
Universal Career School
Location: Sweetwater, FL
Programs offered: ADN
63.6% 60
Southern Technical College
Location: Fort Myers, FL
Programs offered: ADN
63.3% 61
St Petersburg College
Location: Clearwater, FL
Programs offered: ADN BSN
62.6% 62
Cambridge Institute of Allied Health & Technology
Location: Altamonte Springs, FL
Programs offered: LPN ADN
61.9% 63
Lincoln Technical Institute-Fern Park
Location: Fern Park, FL
Programs offered: LPN ADN
61.5% 73.8% 64 44
City College-Fort Lauderdale
Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL
Programs offered: ADN
58.4% 65
Schiller International University
Location: Largo, FL
Programs offered: ADN
58.0% 66
Everest University-Brandon
Location: Tampa, FL
Programs offered: ADN
57.4% 67
Concorde Career Institute-Miramar
Location: Miramar, FL
Programs offered: ADN
56.1% 68
Florida National University-Main Campus
Location: Hialeah, FL
Programs offered: LPN ADN BSN
55.5% 38.5% 69 57
Concorde Career Institute-Orlando
Location: Orlando, FL
Programs offered: ADN
51.1% 70
Lincoln College of Technology-West Palm Beach
Location: West Palm Beach, FL
Programs offered: ADN
48.4% 71
Ultimate Medical Academy-Clearwater
Location: Clearwater, FL
Programs offered: ADN
47.7% 72
Concorde Career Institute-Jacksonville
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Programs offered: LPN ADN LPN to ADN
45.9% 73
Suncoast Technical College
Location: Sarasota, FL
Programs offered: LPN ADN
38.9% 88.2% 74 18
Orion College
Location: Lauderdale Lakes, FL
Programs offered: ADN BSN
31.9% 75
SABER College
Location: Miami, FL
Programs offered: LPN ADN
28.0% 59.5% 76 51
Withlacoochee Technical College
Location: Inverness, FL
Programs offered: LPN
100.0%
1
Cape Coral Technical College
Location: Cape Coral, FL
Programs offered: LPN
97.4%
2
Bradford-Union Technical Center
Location: Starke, FL
Programs offered: LPN
96.0%
4
Ridge Technical College
Location: Winter Haven, FL
Programs offered: LPN
95.9%
5
Marion Technical College
Location: Ocala, FL
Programs offered: LPN
95.6%
6
Fort Myers Technical College
Location: Fort Myers, FL
Programs offered: LPN
95.5%
7
Okaloosa Technical College
Location: Fort Walton Beach, FL
Programs offered: LPN
93.5%
10
Traviss Technical College
Location: Lakeland, FL
Programs offered: LPN
91.4% 12
Tom P Haney Technical Center
Location: Panama City, FL
Programs offered: LPN
90.4% 13
First Coast Technical College
Location: Saint Augustine, FL
Programs offered: LPN
89.4% 15
Lindsey Hopkins Technical College
Location: Miami, FL
Programs offered: LPN
88.7% 17
Atlantic Technical College
Location: Coconut Creek, FL
Programs offered: LPN
86.9% 20
William T McFatter Technical College
Location: Davie, FL
Programs offered: LPN
86.5% 21
Manatee Technical College
Location: Bradenton, FL
Programs offered: LPN
86.0% 22
Lake Technical College
Location: Eustis, FL
Programs offered: LPN
85.7% 23
Pinellas Technical College-St. Petersburg
Location: Saint Petersburg, FL
Programs offered: LPN
85.5% 24
Florida Panhandle Technical College
Location: Chipley, FL
Programs offered: LPN
85.4% 25
Radford M Locklin Technical Center
Location: Milton, FL
Programs offered: LPN
85.2% 26
RIVEROAK Technical College
Location: Live Oak, FL
Programs offered: LPN
84.7% 27
Pinellas Technical College-Clearwater
Location: Clearwater, FL
Programs offered: LPN
84.0% 28
Robert Morgan Educational Center and Technical College
Location: Miami, FL
Programs offered: LPN
83.9% 29
Southeastern College-West Palm Beach
Location: West Palm Beach, FL
Programs offered: LPN
83.2% 31
Emerald Coast Technical College
Location: DeFuniak Springs, FL
Programs offered: LPN
82.3% 32
Virginia College-Pensacola
Location: Pensacola, FL
Programs offered: LPN
81.4% 33
Erwin Technical College
Location: Tampa, FL
Programs offered: LPN
79.8% 34
Charlotte Technical College
Location: Port Charlotte, FL
Programs offered: LPN
78.3% 35
Immokalee Technical College
Location: Immokalee, FL
Programs offered: LPN
76.5% 37
Lively Technical Center
Location: Tallahassee, FL
Programs offered: LPN
76.4% 38
Concorde Career Institute-Tampa
Location: Tampa, FL
Programs offered: ADN LPN
74.6% 42
Lorenzo Walker Technical College
Location: Naples, FL
Programs offered: LPN
74.1% 43
Miami Lakes Educational Center and Technical College
Location: Miami Lakes, FL
Programs offered: LPN
68.0% 47
Taylor Technical Institute
Location: Perry, FL
Programs offered: LPN
64.0% 49
Brewster Technical College
Location: Tampa, FL
Programs offered: LPN
60.0% 50
American Health Institute
Location: Port Richey, FL
Programs offered: LPN
57.7% 52
Orange Technical College-Orlando Campus
Location: Orlando, FL
Programs offered: LPN
57.5% 54
Centura Institute
Location: Orlando, FL
Programs offered: LPN
56.1% 55
Rose Training Institute, Inc.
Location: Kissimmee, FL
Programs offered: LPN
32.5% 58
Health Opportunity Technical Center, Inc.
Location: Miami, FL
Programs offered: LPN
25.2% 59
Barry University
Location: Miami, FL
Programs offered: BSN Masters Doctoral Accelerated BSN LPN to BSN RN to BSN
Coral Ridge Nurses Assistant Training School Inc
Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL
Programs offered: LPN
Florida Career College-Miami
Location: Miami, FL
Programs offered: ADN
Florida Education Institute
Location: Miami, FL
Programs offered: LPN
Fortis Institute
Location: Palm Springs, FL
Programs offered: LPN
Remington College of Nursing Orlando
Location: Lake Mary, FL
Programs offered: BSN Accelerated BSN
Sanford-Brown Institute-Jacksonville
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Programs offered: ADN
Sheridan Technical College
Location: Hollywood, FL
Programs offered: LPN
Technical Education Center-Osceola
Location: Kissimmee, FL
Programs offered: LPN
Ultimate Medical Academy-Tampa
Location: Tampa, FL
Programs offered: ADN
Virginia College-Jacksonville
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Programs offered: ADN
Fortis College-Winter Park
Location: Winter Park, FL
Programs offered: BSN
Everest University-Tampa
Location: Tampa, FL
Programs offered: ADN
Florida College of Integrative Medicine
Location: Orlando, FL
Programs offered: ADN
Broward College
Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL
Programs offered: LPN to ADN
Center for Allied Health and Nursing Education - Tampa
Location: Tampa, FL
Programs offered: LPN ADN
Hope Career Institute - West Palm Beach
Location: West Palm Beach, FL
Programs offered: LPN
Lee County High Tech Center Central at Edison State College - Labelle Campus
Location: Labelle, FL
Programs offered: LPN
St. Petersburg College - Health Center
Location: Pinellas Park, FL
Programs offered: RN to BSN ADN LPN to ADN
Med-Life Institute- Pompano Beach
Location: Pompano Beach, FL
Programs offered: LPN ADN
Med-Life Institute Miami
Location: Miami, FL
Programs offered: LPN
Med-Life Institute - Naples
Location: Naples, FL
Programs offered: LPN
Med-Life Institute - Bradenton
Location: Bradenton, FL
Programs offered: LPN
Med-Life Institute Kissimmee
Location: Kissimmee, FL
Programs offered: LPN
Medical Prep Institute of Tampa Bay
Location: Tampa, FL
Programs offered: LPN ADN
Locklin Technical Center
Location: Milton, FL
Programs offered: LPN
Southeastern College-St. Petersburg
Location: St. Petersburg, FL
Programs offered: LPN ADN
Keiser Career College - New Port Richey
Location: New Port Richey, FL
Programs offered: LPN
Keiser Career College - Miami Lakes
Location: Miami Lakes, FL
Programs offered: LPN ADN
International Institute For Healthcare Professionals, Inc.
Location: Boca Raton, FL
Programs offered: LPN ADN
International Institute For Health Care Professionals, Inc.
Location: Boca Raton, FL
Programs offered: LPN ADN
International Academy Training Center
Location: North Miami, FL
Programs offered: LPN
Inlet Grove High Adult Education
Location: Riviera Beach, FL
Programs offered: LPN
Horizon Healthcare Institute, Inc.
Location: Sierra Vista, FL
Programs offered: LPN
Health Education Training School, LLC
Location: North Miami, FL
Programs offered: LPN ADN
Green Cross School of Nursing, Inc.
Location: Miami, FL
Programs offered: LPN
Gadsden Center For Health Education
Location: Gadsden, FL
Programs offered: LPN
Florida National College - Miami
Location: Miami, FL
Programs offered: LPN
Faith Medical Institute
Location: North Miami Beach, FL
Programs offered: LPN
Express Training Services, LLC
Location: Gainesville, FL
Programs offered: LPN ADN
Desoto County School of Practical Nursing
Location: Arcadia, FL
Programs offered: LPN
Dr. Earl Lennard High School
Location: Ruskin, FL
Programs offered: LPN
Dade County Miami Edison High School
Location: Miami, FL
Programs offered: LPN
Dade County Homestead Senior High
Location: Homestead, FL
Programs offered: LPN
Community Education School - Indian River County
Location: Vero Beach, FL
Programs offered: LPN
Christian International School of Healthcare Professions
Location: Largo, FL
Programs offered: LPN ADN
Carleen Home Health School
Location: Plantation, FL
Programs offered: LPN ADN BSN
Casel Healthcare Training Center
Location: Melbourne, FL
Programs offered: LPN
Caregiver Education
Location: Naples, FL
Programs offered: LPN
Capscare Academy for Healthcare Education
Location: Lake Worth, FL
Programs offered: LPN ADN
Camelot Healthcare Training Institute Inc.
Location: Altamonte Springs, FL
Programs offered: LPN
Burnett International College
Location: Boynton Beach, FL
Programs offered: LPN ADN
Broward County Blanche Ely High School
Location: Pompano Beach, FL
Programs offered: LPN
Azure College - Miami Gardens
Location: Miami Gardens, FL
Programs offered: LPN
American Medical Academy
Location: Miami, FL
Programs offered: LPN
American Health Institute - Pinellas Campus
Location: Seminole, FL
Programs offered: LPN
North Broward Technical Center, Inc.
Location: Deerfield Beach, FL
Programs offered: LPN ADN
Palm Beach County Schools
Location: Palm Beach, FL
Programs offered: LPN
Pines Vocational Training Institute, Inc.
Location: Hollywood, FL
Programs offered: LPN
Sigma Institute of Health Careers
Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL
Programs offered: LPN ADN
South Tech Academy
Location: Boynton Beach, FL
Programs offered: LPN
Southwest Florida Technical Institute
Location: Brandon, FL
Programs offered: LPN ADN
Sunshine Training Center
Location: North Miami Bch, FL
Programs offered: LPN
Tampa Bay Technical High School
Location: Tampa, FL
Programs offered: LPN
Techni-Pro Institute, Inc
Location: Boca Raton, FL
Programs offered: LPN ADN
The Center For Allied Health & Nursing Education
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Programs offered: LPN
Victoria Medical College
Location: West Palm Beach, FL
Programs offered: LPN ADN
Vintex Training Institute
Location: Miami, FL
Programs offered: LPN
West Lawrence Academy, Inc.
Location: Fort Myers, FL
Programs offered: LPN
Keiser University-Jacksonville
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Programs offered: ADN
Rasmussen College-Fort Myers
Location: Fort Myers, FL
Programs offered: ADN LPN
Rasmussen College-New Port Richey
Location: New Port Richey, FL
Programs offered: ADN
Rasmussen College-Tampa/Brandon
Location: Tampa, FL
Programs offered: LPN ADN

Closed Nursing Schools/campuses

The following instructions are closed permanently.

Brown Mackie College-Miami (Closed in 2016)
ADN LPN
Dade Medical College - Hialeah (Closed in 2015)
LPN ADN
Dade Medical College - Hollywood (Closed in 2015)
LPN ADN
Dade Medical College - Homestead (Closed in 2015)
LPN ADN
Dade Medical College - Miami (Closed in 2015)
LPN ADN BSN
Fortis College - Tampa (Closed in 2013)
LPN ADN
ITT Technical Institute-Fort Lauderdale (Closed in 2016)
ADN
ITT Technical Institute-Fort Myers (Closed in 2016)
ADN
ITT Technical Institute-Jacksonville (Closed in 2016)
ADN
ITT Technical Institute-Lake Mary (Closed in 2016)
ADN
ITT Technical Institute-Hialeah (Closed in 2016)
ADN
ITT Technical Institute-St Petersburg (Closed in 2016)
ADN
ITT Technical Institute-Tallahassee (Closed in 2016)
ADN
ITT Technical Institute-Tampa (Closed in 2016)
ADN
Medvance Institute - Miami (Closed in 2015)
LPN
Orange Park International School of Beauty (Closed in 1970)
LPN
Professional Training Centers (Closed in 2016)
ADN
Kaplan College - Jacksonville (Closed in 2015)
ADN
ITT Technical Institute-Orlando (Closed in 2016)
ADN

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