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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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
5,995 miles from location Walton Career Development Center Defuniak Springs FL n/a n/a n/a
5,614 miles from location Miami Dade College Miami FL 21.2072 n/a 59,120
5,728 miles from location Florida State College at Jacksonville Jacksonville FL 18.8342 n/a 28,877
5,612 miles from location Palm Beach State College Lake Worth FL 18.277 n/a 28,017
5,663 miles from location Brevard Community College Cocoa FL 23.0121 n/a 17,853
5,685 miles from location Daytona State College Daytona Beach FL 17.1637 n/a 17,352
5,633 miles from location Indian River State College Fort Pierce FL 19.855 n/a 17,110
5,698 miles from location Seminole State College of Florida Sanford FL 18.1118 n/a 16,417
5,770 miles from location Santa Fe College Gainesville FL 24.8493 n/a 15,043
6,058 miles from location Pensacola State College Pensacola FL 16.7322 n/a 11,598
5,777 miles from location Pasco-Hernando Community College New Port Richey FL 16.3494 n/a 10,036
5,752 miles from location College of Central Florida Ocala FL 17.9398 n/a 8,289
5,969 miles from location Gulf Coast Community College Panama City FL 18.0854 n/a 6,178
5,752 miles from location Rasmussen College-Florida Ocala FL 15.2745 n/a 3,982
5,782 miles from location Florida Gateway College Lake City FL 19.1971 n/a 3,187
5,705 miles from location South Florida Community College Avon Park FL 23.4449 n/a 2,902
5,623 miles from location Florida National College-Main Campus Hialeah FL 21.4722 n/a 2,811
5,616 miles from location Sheridan Technical Center Hollywood FL 20.2387 n/a 1,778
5,617 miles from location Keiser Career College-Greenacres West Palm Beach FL 36.4294 100% 1,754
5,622 miles from location Miami Lakes Educational Center Hialeah FL 11.3357 n/a 1,493
5,770 miles from location Manatee Technical Institute Bradenton FL 13.0566 n/a 1,257
5,833 miles from location North Florida Community College Madison FL 17.255 n/a 1,251
5,626 miles from location Robert Morgan Educational Center Miami FL 3.88399 n/a 1,234
5,777 miles from location Pinellas Technical Education Center Saint Petersburg FL 33.0622 n/a 1,231
5,617 miles from location Atlantic Technical Center Pompano Beach FL 19.1074 n/a 1,226
5,887 miles from location Lively Technical Center Tallahassee FL 15.5709 n/a 1,209
5,613 miles from location Medvance Institute-West Palm Lake Worth FL 26.4118 n/a 1,067
5,780 miles from location Pinellas Technical Education Center-Clearwater Clearwater FL 23.2628 n/a 1,064
5,616 miles from location Lindsey Hopkins Technical Education Center Miami FL 9.39147 n/a 906
5,702 miles from location Orlando Tech Orlando FL 23.8777 n/a 866
5,699 miles from location Technical Education Center-Osceola Kissimmee FL 22.102 n/a 861
5,763 miles from location D G Erwin Technical Center Tampa FL 26.2479 n/a 810
5,720 miles from location Lee County High Tech Center Central Fort Myers FL 23.3596 n/a 777
5,961 miles from location Washington-Holmes Technical Center Chipley FL 23.7191 n/a 652
5,722 miles from location Lake Technical Center Eustis FL 25.8482 n/a 587
6,059 miles from location Virginia College-Pensacola Pensacola FL 21.6856 n/a 575
5,716 miles from location Ridge Career Center Winter Haven FL 10.9847 n/a 560
5,707 miles from location First Coast Technical College Saint Augustine FL 32.0312 n/a 542
5,966 miles from location Tom P Haney Technical Center Panama City FL 19.4387 n/a 516
5,623 miles from location Medvance Institute-Miami Miami FL 27.7939 n/a 497
5,714 miles from location Lorenzo Walker Institute of Technology Naples FL 12.9736 n/a 486
5,626 miles from location Medvance Institute-Stuart Stuart FL 25.2049 n/a 474
5,764 miles from location Sarasota County Technical Institute Sarasota FL 33.611 n/a 471
5,730 miles from location Traviss Career Center Lakeland FL 34.8136 n/a 471
5,741 miles from location Charlotte Technical Center Port Charlotte FL 23.17 n/a 461
5,775 miles from location Galen School of Nursing-Tampa Bay Saint Petersburg FL 28.9707 69% 436
5,765 miles from location Brewster Technical Center Tampa FL 10.3055 n/a 413
5,615 miles from location Academy for Practical Nursing & Health Occupations West Palm Beach FL 34.7705 n/a 384
6,023 miles from location CHOICE High School and Technical Center Fort Walton Beach FL 18.8268 n/a 329
5,761 miles from location Withlacoochee Technical Institute Inverness FL 21.0939 n/a 324
5,729 miles from location Lee County High Tech Center North Cape Coral FL 26.0313 n/a 248
5,704 miles from location Centura Institute Orlando FL 13.6622 n/a 185
5,616 miles from location Health Opportunity Technical Center Miami FL 43.7826 100% 182
5,753 miles from location Bradford-Union Area Career Technical Center Starke FL 35.8466 n/a 177
5,806 miles from location Suwannee-Hamilton Technical Center Live Oak FL 29.3341 n/a 139
5,616 miles from location Mercy Hospital School of Practical Nursing Miami FL 39.2204 100% 107
5,745 miles from location Taylor College Belleview FL 34.7832 87% 83
5,615 miles from location Coral Ridge Nurses Assistant Training School Inc Fort Lauderdale FL 31.5767 n/a 29
 

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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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