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Schools Offering Nursing Programs in Florida

Approximately 2.0% of graduates in of Florida receive nursing degrees every year. In other words, every year an estimated 9,908 registered nurses graduate from Florida's 72 RN schools.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Florida that has a RN program is University of Miami. University of Miami, which was ranked 20th in the country in 2010, is located in Miami. In 2010, University of Miami graduated 149 students from its RN program. Students at University of Miami paid $37,836 per year in tuition fees.

The second-ranked school in Florida with a RN program is University of Central Florida, which is located in Orlando. In 2010, it was ranked 20th nationwide. In 2010, 517 students graduated from University of Central Florida RN program. Tuition at University of Central Florida was $5,021 per year.

University of South Florida-Main Campus, which is located in Tampa, is the third-ranked school in Florida that has a RN program. It received a ranking of 28th in the country in 2010. In 2010, 433 students graduated from University of South Florida-Main Campus RN program. University of South Florida-Main Campus charged in-state students $5,198 in tuition fees per year.


Rn schools in Florida, charge students an average tuition of $8,093 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $37,836 per year, or as little as $2,158 per year. The Florida RN schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  1. University of Miami - located in Miami, students are charged $37,836 per year
  2. Barry University - located in Miami, students are charged $27,200 per year
  3. Jacksonville University - located in Jacksonville, students are charged $26,600 per year

The following Florida RN 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 RN degree from a Florida school... what next?

A large number of Florida RN graduates become registered nurses. In 2010, there were 158,390 registered nurses working in Florida. The following counties have the largest number of Florida registered nurses:

  1. Hernando County - 25,300 registered nurses
  2. Miami-Dade County - 22,970 registered nurses
  3. Lake County - 18,350 registered nurses

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of registered nurses in Florida will grow by 24%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 187,380 registered nurses working in Florida.


On average, a registered nurse earns a salary of $63,010 per year in Florida state. However, Florida registered nurses earned anywhere in the range from as less than $31,890 per year to more than $91,820 per year in 2010. A registered nurse in the following Florida counties makes the highest salaries on average:

  1. Miami-Dade County - $69,070 per year
  2. Collier County - $67,670 per year
  3. Broward County - $67,410 per year

The following counties in Florida have the lowest average salaries for registered nurses:

  1. Charlotte County - $49,200 per year
  2. Okaloosa County - $49,630 per year
  3. Escambia County - $54,340 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Florida statistics regarding a career in nursing and to compare salaries with a variety of related fields such as nurse assisting or forensic nursing.

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

  • Associate's Degree in Nursing in Florida
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing in Florida
  • Master's Degree in Nursing in Florida
  • Doctoral Degree in Nursing in Florida

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
5,618 miles from location Dade Medical College Hollywood FL n/a n/a n/a
5,631 miles from location Dade Medical College Homestead FL n/a n/a n/a
5,614 miles from location Miami Dade College Miami FL 21.2072 n/a 59,120
5,691 miles from location University of Central Florida Orlando FL 79.9378 42% 53,401
5,765 miles from location University of Florida Gainesville FL 51.5494 57% 50,691
5,762 miles from location University of South Florida-Main Campus Tampa FL 72.4067 33% 40,022
5,885 miles from location Florida State University Tallahassee FL 44.3212 42% 39,785
5,626 miles from location Florida International University Miami FL 68.8147 46% 39,610
5,701 miles from location Valencia Community College Orlando FL 22.7696 n/a 39,008
5,613 miles from location Broward College Fort Lauderdale FL 17.4756 n/a 37,360
5,780 miles from location St Petersburg College Clearwater FL 18.6493 n/a 29,282
5,619 miles from location Nova Southeastern University Fort Lauderdale FL 56.4155 31% 29,153
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
5,612 miles from location Florida Atlantic University Boca Raton FL 62.724 39% 27,637
5,764 miles from location Hillsborough Community College Tampa FL 20.5441 n/a 26,964
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
5,615 miles from location Keiser University-Ft. Lauderdale Fort Lauderdale FL 40.4804 100% 16,882
5,716 miles from location University of North Florida Jacksonville FL 64.438 34% 16,477
5,698 miles from location Seminole State College of Florida Sanford FL 18.1118 n/a 16,417
5,723 miles from location Edison State College Fort Myers FL 14.6361 n/a 16,034
5,619 miles from location University of Miami Miami FL 80.2467 21% 15,629
5,770 miles from location Santa Fe College Gainesville FL 24.8493 n/a 15,043
5,888 miles from location Tallahassee Community College Tallahassee FL 17.449 n/a 14,526
5,884 miles from location Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University Tallahassee FL 28.1175 53% 12,274
5,771 miles from location State College of Florida-Manatee-Sarasota Bradenton FL 15.9671 n/a 11,746
6,058 miles from location Pensacola State College Pensacola FL 16.7322 n/a 11,598
6,059 miles from location The University of West Florida Pensacola FL 28.0496 38% 11,143
5,716 miles from location Florida Gulf Coast University Fort Myers FL 59.7095 37% 11,092
5,777 miles from location Pasco-Hernando Community College New Port Richey FL 16.3494 n/a 10,036
5,758 miles from location Everest University-Brandon Tampa FL 21.5735 100% 9,886
5,719 miles from location Polk State College Winter Haven FL 15.7445 n/a 9,437
5,615 miles from location Barry University Miami FL 20.8596 24% 8,846
5,752 miles from location College of Central Florida Ocala FL 17.9398 n/a 8,289
6,015 miles from location Northwest Florida State College Niceville FL 17.1141 n/a 7,556
5,765 miles from location The University of Tampa Tampa FL 60.8242 23% 6,291
5,969 miles from location Gulf Coast Community College Panama City FL 18.0854 n/a 6,178
5,725 miles from location Saint Johns River State College Palatka FL 17.0215 n/a 5,826
5,728 miles from location Lake-Sumter Community College Leesburg FL 16.3104 n/a 4,752
5,752 miles from location Rasmussen College-Florida Ocala FL 15.2745 n/a 3,982
5,684 miles from location Bethune-Cookman University Daytona Beach FL 47.2707 29% 3,614
5,724 miles from location Jacksonville University Jacksonville FL 21.703 18% 3,554
5,611 miles from location Palm Beach Atlantic University-West Palm Beach West Palm Beach FL 59.622 44% 3,260
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
5,701 miles from location Florida Hospital College of Health Sciences Orlando FL 12.8142 36% 2,662
5,619 miles from location Saint Thomas University Opa Locka FL 48.5748 36% 2,476
5,733 miles from location Florida Southern College Lakeland FL 59.8689 33% 2,426
5,942 miles from location Chipola College Marianna FL 23.4792 n/a 2,341
5,621 miles from location University of Phoenix-South Florida Campus Fort Lauderdale FL 8.98568 n/a 2,116
5,768 miles from location University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee Sarasota FL 0.898931 n/a 1,803
5,703 miles from location University of Phoenix-Central Florida Campus Maitland FL 7.58641 n/a 1,463
5,706 miles from location Florida Keys Community College Key West FL 17.2235 n/a 1,407
5,730 miles from location University of South Florida-Polytechnic Lakeland FL 0.720431 n/a 1,304
5,833 miles from location North Florida Community College Madison FL 17.255 n/a 1,251
5,723 miles from location University of Phoenix-North Florida Campus Jacksonville FL 9.4393 n/a 1,164
5,613 miles from location South University-West Palm Beach West Palm Beach FL 24.0702 82% 931
5,720 miles from location Sanford-Brown Institute Jacksonville FL 21.8357 n/a 875
5,770 miles from location ITT Technical Institute-Tampa Tampa FL 21.3664 100% 837
5,759 miles from location University of Phoenix-West Florida Campus Tampa FL 7.43942 n/a 772
5,615 miles from location City College Fort Lauderdale FL 8.79563 46% 677
5,767 miles from location South University-Tampa Tampa FL 9.90894 32% 528
5,724 miles from location Virginia College-Jacksonville Jacksonville FL n/a n/a 459
5,775 miles from location Galen School of Nursing-Tampa Bay Saint Petersburg FL 28.9707 69% 436
5,697 miles from location Herzing University Winter Park FL 20.7437 n/a 363
5,759 miles from location Fortis College Tampa FL 32.4376 n/a 181
5,618 miles from location Dade Medical College Miami FL 32.6082 n/a 99
5,745 miles from location Taylor College Belleview FL 34.7832 87% 83
5,624 miles from location Dade Medical College Hialeah FL 6.72661 n/a 79
5,723 miles from location Chamberlain College of Nursing-Jacksonville Campus Jacksonville FL n/a n/a 66

Curious what studying RN gets you?

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Registered Nurses + 158,390 $63,010 14.1%

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