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Nursing Programs in Florida

Nursing Jobs in Florida (Outlook)

With nice weather all year round, beautiful beaches, and tourist attractions like Disney World, make Florida a great candidate for pursuing a career in nursing.  Florida has always been known as a state for many retirees and with that brings have shortage of nurse, but plenty of nursing job opportunities.

There are plenty of nursing schools in Florida that you can choose from, but we have selected our top 5 online nursing programs below.

Quick Florida Nursing Facts

  • Over 120 nursing schools endorsed by the Florida Board of Nursing
  • Many nursing scholarships available for Florida residents
  • Florida will need more then 7,000+ nurses in the next coming year
  • Some experts are projecting the state’s population will grow to 20 million by 2015

Top Nursing Schools in Florida


Florida Nursing Statistics

Approximate Number of Registered Nurses: 164,800
Hourly Average Wage: $30.78
Yearly Average Wage: $64,020

Approximate Number of LPN/LVN: 42,710
Hourly Average Wage: $19.60
Yearly Average Wage: $40,770

Top Nursing Employers in Florida

  1. Florida Hospital Orlando
  2. Jackson Memorial Hospital
  3. Memorial Regional Hospital
  4. Orlando Regional Medical Center
  5. Tampa General Hospital

Florida State References:

State Nursing Board: Florida Board of Nursing
State Nurses Association: Florida Nurses Association
State Hospital Association: Florida Hospital Association