Becoming an LPN in Florida
The state of Florida believes in supporting the nursing community through professional development and the promotion of excellence. With exciting challenges and unlimited opportunities on the horizon, they are dedicated to meeting patient healthcare needs more effectively. In Florida, The Bureau of Labor Statistic predicts a 22% increase in Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) jobs per year by 2024. Applicants can meet the growing demand for nurses applying for a Florida LPN license by exam or by endorsement if transferring from another state.
Program Details5154 Okeechobee Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33417 Request Information10138 US-19, Port Richey, FL 34668 Request Information12215 SW 112th St, Miami, FL 33186 Request Information4700 Coconut Creek Parkway, Coconut Creek, FL 33063 Request Information2900 N Military Trl #227, Boca Raton, FL 33431 Request Information871 NW 167th St, Miami Gardens, FL 33169 Request Information2940 US Hwy 27 S, Sebring, FL 33870 Request Information2222 N. Tampa St, Tampa, FL 33602 Request Information933 Lee Road Ste 300, Orlando, FL 32810 Request Information460 E Altamonte Dr, Altamonte Springs, FL 32701 Request Information5150 Linton Boulevard Suite 340, Delray Beach, FL 33484 Request Information360 Santa Barbara Blvd, North Cape Coral, FL 33993 Request Information18150 Murdock Cir, Port Charlotte, FL 33948 Request Information7259 Salisbury Rd.,, Jacksonville, FL 32256 Request Information5780 NW 158th Street, Miami Lakes, FL 33014 Request Information1200 W International Speedway Blvd, Daytona Beach, FL 32114 Request Information310 West Whidden Street, Arcadia, FL 34266 Request Information1519 Clearlake Road, Cocoa, FL 32922 Request Information761 North 20th Street, DeFuniak Springs, FL 32433 Request Information510 South US Highway 1, Fort Pierce, FL 34950 Request Information2010 E Hillsborough Ave, Tampa, FL 33610 Request Information3911 W Newberry Rd B, Gainesville, FL 32607 Request Information2980 Collins Ave Building D, St Augustine, FL 32084 Request Information149 SE College Place, Lake City, FL 32025 Request Information757 Hoyt St, Chipley, FL 32428 Request Information101 W State St, Jacksonville, FL 32202 Request Information1092 East Cowboy Way, Labelle, FL 33935 Request Information3800 Michigan Ave, Fort Myers, FL 33916 Request Information9022 South US Highway 1, Port St. Lucie, FL 34952 Request Information11101 Roosevelt Blvd N, Saint Petersburg, FL 33716 Request Information3800 Garrison Ave, Port St. Joe, FL 32456 Request Information5000 Stack Blvd A-4, Melbourne, FL 32901 Request Information1865 FL-436, Winter Park, FL 32792 Request Information2655 Northbrooke Drive, Naples, FL 34119 Request Information3677 Central Ave i, Fort Myers, FL 33901 Request Information3716 N Wickham Rd #2, Melbourne, FL 32935 Request Information1032 S Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte, FL 33953 Request Information20295 NW 2nd Ave, Miami Gardens, FL 33169 Request Information508 N 9th St, Immokalee, FL 34142 Request Information3209 Virginia Ave, Fort Pierce, FL 34981 Request Information600 W 28th St, West Palm Beach, FL 33404 Request Information6870 North Federal Highway, Boca Raton, FL 33487 Request Information2307 W Broward Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312 Request Information8131 Baymeadows Cir W, Jacksonville, FL 32256 Request Information3625 Queen Palm, Tampa, FL 33619 Request Information1233 S Military Trail D, West Palm Beach, FL 33415 Request Information2001 Kurt St, Eustis, FL 32726 Request Information750 NW 20th St, Miami, FL 33127 Request Information500 Appleyard Dr, Tallahassee, FL 32304 Request Information5330 Berryhill Rd, Milton, FL 32570 Request Information5530 Lakewood Ranch Blvd, Bradenton, FL 34211 Request Information1014 SW 7th Rd, Ocala, FL 34471 Request Information6500 Nova Dr, Davie, FL 33317 Request Information3465 West Vine Street , Kissimmee, FL 34741 Request Information4000 N. St. Road 7, Lauderdale Lakes, FL 33319 Request Information2304 E Busch Blvd, Tampa, FL 33612 Request Information2000 North Alafaya Trail, Suite 300, Orlando, FL 32826 Request Information3663 S Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33133 Request Information1871 W Hillsboro Blvd, Deerfield Beach, FL 33442 Request Information325 Turner Davis Dr, Madison, FL 32340 Request Information500 Royal Palm Beach Blvd, Royal Palm Beach, FL 33411 Request Information1976 Lewis Turner Blvd, Fort Walton Beach, FL 03254 Request Information301 West Amelia Street, Orlando, FL 32801 Request Information4200 S Congress Ave, Lake Worth, FL 33461 Request Information36727 Blanton Rd, Dade City, FL 33523 Request Information1000 College Blvd, Pensacola, FL 32504 Request Information6100 154th Avenue N, Clearwater, FL 33760 Request Information901 34th Street S, St. Petersburg, FL 33711 Request Information2055 Central Avenue, Fort Myers, FL 33901 Request Information9160 Forum Corporate Parkway, Fort Myers, FL 33905 Request Information18600 Fernview St, Land O Lakes, FL 34638 Request Information2100 SW 22nd Place, Ocala, FL 34471 Request Information4042 Park Oaks Blvd Suite 100, Tampa, FL 33610 Request Information7700 State Road 544, Winter Haven, FL 33881 Request Information18180 SW 122 Avenue, Miami, FL 33177 Request Information4343 West Sunrise Blvd, Plantation, FL 33313 Request Information3000 NW 83 St, Gainesville, FL 32606 Request Information5400 Sheridan St, Hollywood, FL 33021 Request Information2800 W Oakland Park Blvd #204, Oakland Park, FL 33311 Request Information1030 Royal Palm Beach Blvd, Royal Palm Beach, FL 33411 Request Information1111 Park Center Blvd Ste 102, Miami Gardens, FL 33169 Request Information600 W College Dr, Avon Park, FL 33825 Request Information1300 SW 30th Ave, Boynton Beach, FL 33426 Request Information17395 NW 59th Ave., Miami Lakes, FL 33015 Request Information2081 Vista Parkway, #100B, West Palm Beach, FL 33411 Request Information4748 S Beneva Rd, Sarasota, FL 34233 Request Information5190 SE 125th St, Belleview, FL 34420 Request Information3233 South Byron Butler Pkwy, Perry, FL 32348 Request Information3016 Highway 77, Panama City, FL 32405 Request Information3225 Winter Lake Rd, Lakeland, FL 33803 Request Information3632 Evans Avenue, Fort Myers, FL 33901 Request Information1201 W Main St, Inverness, FL 34450 Request Information
Source: Practical nursing programs appearing on these pages have been retrieved from their respective state board overseeing practical or vocational nursing licensure. The data was retrieved on Sept 14, 2016.
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Florida LPN Licensing Requirements
Attending a nursing program approved by the Florida Board of Nursing is the first step to becoming an LPN in the state. Only graduates are eligible to take the NCLEX exam. Other individuals eligible to take the exam include:
- Graduates of an MSN or higher program or educational equivalent.
- Certificates of completion for practical nurse training in a registered nursing program.
- Graduate from a military nursing education program.
- Registered nurses from Canada who've pass the Canadian Nurses Association Testing Services Examination after August 8, 1995.
Applicants must submit their applications with the appropriate fees to the Board of Nursing before test registration. Electronic fingerprinting is required of all applicants.
The NCLEX can be taken 3 times before being required to successfully complete a Florida Board of Nursing approved remedial training program.
Apply for Licensing and Registration (http://www.floridasnursing.gov/licensing/)
Keep in mind that the ability to lift patients, pulling and pushing machinery, or extended periods of standing may be part of everyday job functions as an LPN. Other physical indications of strength may be a requirement.
LPN's moving into the state Florida can apply for a license by endorsement. The applicants must have a current license in another state and must have worked as an LPN for 2 of the last 3 years.
Learn more about Florida LPN Jobs, Salary, and Employment Outlook.
Additional FL Nursing Resources
Florida Board of Nursing
4052 Bald Cypress Way, BIN C02
Tallahassee, FL 32399-3252
Phone: (850) 245-4125
Fax: (850) 245-4172
1. Florida Nurses Association (http://www.floridanurse.org)For those interested in advancing their nursing career, see our Florida LPN to RN programs page.