LVN in Florida

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Schools Offering Nursing Programs in Florida


Approximately 0.6% of graduates in of Florida receive nursing certificates every year. Thus, Florida's 58 LVN schools put out approximately 2,694 licensed vocational nurses each year.

Top Schools

Health Opportunity Technical Center, which was ranked 56th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Florida that has a LVN program. It is located in Miami. 54 students graduated with a certificate in LVN from Health Opportunity Technical Center in 2010.

The second-ranked school in Florida with a LVN program is Mercy Hospital School of Practical Nursing, which is located in Miami. In 2010, it was ranked 61st nationwide. 66 students graduated with certificate in LVN from Mercy Hospital School of Practical Nursing in 2010.

The third-ranked school in Florida that has a LVN program is Keiser Career College-Greenacres. Keiser Career College-Greenacres, which was ranked 64th in the country in 2010, is located in West Palm Beach. 178 students graduated with certificate in LVN from Keiser Career College-Greenacres in 2010. Tuition at Keiser Career College-Greenacres was $14,176 per year.

Cost

If you choose to attend a Florida LVN school, average tuition will be $2,263 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $2,158 per year to $27,147 per year. In 2010, the LVN schools that charged the highest tuition rates in Florida were:

  1. Centura Institute - located in Orlando, students are charged $27,147 per year
  2. Keiser Career College-Greenacres - located in West Palm Beach, students are charged $14,176 per year
  3. Rasmussen College-Florida - located in Ocala, students are charged $13,520 per year

The following Florida LVN schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. Palm Beach State College - located in Lake Worth, students are charged $2,158 per year
  2. Santa Fe College - located in Gainesville, students are charged $2,167 per year
  3. Pensacola State College - located in Pensacola, students are charged $2,179 per year

A LVN certificate from a Florida school... what next?

A large number of Florida LVN graduates become licensed vocational nurses. In 2010, there were 42,520 licensed vocational nurses working in Florida. In Florida, the largest numbers of licensed vocational nurses work in the following counties:

  1. Hernando County - 7,390 licensed vocational nurses
  2. Lake County - 5,200 licensed vocational nurses
  3. Miami-Dade County - 4,500 licensed vocational nurses

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics the number of licensed vocational nurses is expected to grow by 21% by 2018. There are projected to be 53,410 licensed vocational nurses working in the Florida then.

Salary

A licensed vocational nurse in Florida makes an average of $40,230 per year. But, salaries for licensed vocational nurses can vary. In 2010, licensed vocational nurses made as little as less than $25,120 per year or as much as more than $56,620 per year in Florida. On average a licensed vocational nurse earns the most in the following Florida counties:

  1. Palm Beach County - $42,620 per year
  2. Miami-Dade County - $42,450 per year
  3. Collier County - $42,030 per year

The Florida counties with the lowest average salary for licensed vocational nurses are:

  1. Calhoun County - $34,710 per year
  2. Okaloosa County - $34,830 per year
  3. Flagler County - $36,090 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in nursing in Florida and to compare salaries with various related fields such as nurse assisting or RN, take a look at the graphs and charts below.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Nursing in Florida
  • Certificate in Nursing in Florida

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
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Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 42,520 $40,230 -13.1%
 

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