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

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