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Schools offering Nursing in Florida

Online nursing schools in Florida offer a broad range of programs, some of which combine the convenience of distance learning with traditional classes and clinical experience. Why choose Florida? According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, it ranks among the states with the highest number of registered nurses: 158,390 RNs earned an annual mean wage of $63,010 in 2010. In addition, the attractions include pleasant weather, sprawling beaches, Walt Disney World, Sea World, Universal Studios Florida and NASA's Kennedy Space Center.

Studying with Florida nursing schools, online or on-campus

As examples of the available training choices, South University and Keiser University feature online programs as well as campuses in Florida. Students can anticipate courses in subjects such as chemistry, nutrition, anatomy and physiology, microbiology, and psychology and behavioral sciences. Supervised clinical rotations may be required, in settings such as the following:

  • Hospitals
  • Hospices or palliative care centers
  • Home health agencies
  • Public health departments
  • After graduation from online nursing schools in Florida

    In addition to required courses, students may choose to specialize and become credentialed in one of many nursing specialties such as geriatrics, pediatrics or ambulatory care. Credentialing is usually voluntary but it is required by some employers. The American Nursing Credentialing Center and National League for Nursing are two of several organizations that offer credentialing to RNs.

    Upon completion of an RN program, graduates are required to successfully complete the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) before they can practice nursing. The Florida Board of Nursing can also provide insight into additional state certification requirements.

    The BLS reports that RNs make up the largest number of health care workers in the United States, and job growth is expected nationally from 2008 to 2018. More than 2.6 million people were employed in the field in 2010, 60 percent of them working in a hospital setting. Aspiring nurses can seek a variety of health care careers in the Sunshine State.

    Nursing Schools in Florida

    This list also contains online schools that accept students from Florida

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              • Nursing Degree Programs from Grand Canyon University's College of Nursing & Health Care Professions
              • Degree Variety: GCU offers a full-spectrum of nursing programs including bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees, as well as post-master’s certificates.
              • The baccalaureate degree in nursing and master's degree in nursing at Grand Canyon University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.aacn.nche.edu-accreditation).
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              Utica College, founded in 1946, is a comprehensive private institution located in upstate central New York.  The College offers regionally accredited online certificates, bachelors, masters, and doctoral degrees in healthcare, cybersecurity, financial crime, nursing, physical therapy, business, criminal justice, and data science.  All courses are taught by credentialed, highly experienced faculty with significant and ongoing accomplishments in their respective fields.

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              We keep education relevant by employing instructors with real-world experience in the field, who bring their career backgrounds to the classroom. Our programs are continually assessed by faculty, staff and members of the business and education communities to help ensure your studies align with your career goals. Programs offered by Brightwood College focus on local employment needs, in areas such as allied health, nursing and technical and professional programs.

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              Founded in 1887, Benedictine University is dedicated to the education of undergraduate and graduate students. Benedictine is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA).

              Benedictine University provides a values-centered Liberal Arts education. Today, Benedictine enrolls nearly 10,000 students from all 50 states in the US and over 17 countries.

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