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.

  • LPN Programs in Florida

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    Academy for Nursing and Health Occupations
    5154 Okeechobee Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33417
    (561) 683-1400 Visit Homepage
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    American Health Institute - Port Richey
    10138 US-19, Port Richey, FL 34668
    (727) 232-0175 Visit Homepage
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    American Medical Academy - Miami
    12215 SW 112th St, Miami, FL 33186
    (305) 271-6555 Visit Homepage
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    Atlantic Technical College - Coconut Creek
    4700 Coconut Creek Parkway, Coconut Creek, FL 33063
    (754) 321-5100 Visit Homepage
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    Azure College School of Nursing - Boca Raton
    2900 N Military Trl #227, Boca Raton, FL 33431
    (561) 401-0000 Visit Homepage
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    Azure College School of Nursing - Miami Gardens
    871 NW 167th St, Miami Gardens, FL 33169
    (305) 751-0001 Visit Homepage
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    Azure College School of Nursing - Sebring
    2940 US Hwy 27 S, Sebring, FL 33870
    (863) 774-3535 Visit Homepage
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    Brewster Technical College
    2222 N. Tampa St, Tampa, FL 33602
    (813) 276-5448 Visit Homepage
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    Brilliant Academy Health Center
    933 Lee Road Ste 300, Orlando, FL 32810
    (407) 730-4651 Visit Homepage
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    Cambridge Institute of Allied Health and Technology - Altamonte Springs
    460 E Altamonte Dr, Altamonte Springs, FL 32701
    (407) 265-8383 Visit Homepage
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    Cambridge Institute of Allied Health and Technology - Delray
    5150 Linton Boulevard Suite 340, Delray Beach, FL 33484
    (561) 381-4990 Visit Homepage
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    Cape Coral Technical College
    360 Santa Barbara Blvd, North Cape Coral, FL 33993
    (239) 574-4440 Visit Homepage
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    Charlotte Technical Center
    18150 Murdock Cir, Port Charlotte, FL 33948
    (941) 255-7500 Visit Homepage
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    Concorde Career Institute - Jacksonville
    7259 Salisbury Rd.,, Jacksonville, FL 32256
    (904) 725-0525 Visit Homepage
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    Dade County - Miami Lakes Technical Center
    5780 NW 158th Street, Miami Lakes, FL 33014
    (305) 557-1100 Visit Homepage
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    Daytona State College
    1200 W International Speedway Blvd, Daytona Beach, FL 32114
    (386) 506-3000 Visit Homepage
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    Desoto County School of Practical Nursing
    310 West Whidden Street, Arcadia, FL 34266
    (863) 993-1333 Visit Homepage
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    Eastern Florida State College - Cocoa
    1519 Clearlake Road, Cocoa, FL 32922
    (321) 632-1111 Visit Homepage
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    Emerald Coast Technical College (ECTC)
    761 North 20th Street, DeFuniak Springs, FL 32433
    (850) 892-1240 Visit Homepage
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    Emiraza College - Fort Pierce
    510 South US Highway 1, Fort Pierce, FL 34950
    (772) 489-8228 Visit Homepage
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    Erwin Technical Center
    2010 E Hillsborough Ave, Tampa, FL 33610
    (813) 769-5180 Visit Homepage
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    Express Training Services, LLC
    3911 W Newberry Rd B, Gainesville, FL 32607
    (352) 338-1193 Visit Homepage
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    First Coast Technical College
    2980 Collins Ave Building D, St Augustine, FL 32084
    (904) 824-4401 Visit Homepage
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    Florida Gateway College
    149 SE College Place, Lake City, FL 32025
    (386) 752-1822 Visit Homepage
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    Florida Panhandle Technical College
    757 Hoyt St, Chipley, FL 32428
    (850) 638-1180 Visit Homepage
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    Florida State College at Jacksonville
    101 W State St, Jacksonville, FL 32202
    (904) 646-2300 Visit Homepage
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    Fort Myers Institue of Technology (currently operating as Fort Myers Technical College)
    1092 East Cowboy Way, Labelle, FL 33935
    (239) 334-4544 Visit Homepage
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    Fort Myers Technical College
    3800 Michigan Ave, Fort Myers, FL 33916
    (239) 334-4544 Visit Homepage
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    Fortis Institute - Port St. Lucie
    9022 South US Highway 1, Port St. Lucie, FL 34952
    (772) 221-9799 Visit Homepage
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    Galen College of Nursing
    11101 Roosevelt Blvd N, Saint Petersburg, FL 33716
    (727) 577-1497 Visit Homepage
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    Gulf Coast State College
    3800 Garrison Ave, Port St. Joe, FL 32456
    (850) 227-9670 Visit Homepage
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    Harris-Casel Institute
    5000 Stack Blvd A-4, Melbourne, FL 32901
    (888) 676-4066 Visit Homepage
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    Herzing University - Winter Park
    1865 FL-436, Winter Park, FL 32792
    (407) 641-5227 Visit Homepage
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    Hodges University
    2655 Northbrooke Drive, Naples, FL 34119
    (800) 466-8017 Visit Homepage
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    Horizon Healthcare Institute, Inc - Fort Myers
    3677 Central Ave i, Fort Myers, FL 33901
    (239) 939-1992 Visit Homepage
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    Horizon Healthcare Institute, Inc - Palm Bay
    3716 N Wickham Rd #2, Melbourne, FL 32935
    (321) 914-4533 Visit Homepage
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    Horizon Healthcare Institute, Inc - Port Charlotte
    1032 S Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte, FL 33953
    (941) 889-7506 Visit Homepage
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    Ideal Professional Institute
    20295 NW 2nd Ave, Miami Gardens, FL 33169
    (305) 653-7886 Visit Homepage
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    Immokalee Technical Center
    508 N 9th St, Immokalee, FL 34142
    (239) 377-9900 Visit Homepage
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    Indian River State College - Chastain
    3209 Virginia Ave, Fort Pierce, FL 34981
    (772) 462-4772 Visit Homepage
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    Inlet Grove Community High School
    600 W 28th St, West Palm Beach, FL 33404
    (561) 881-4600 Visit Homepage
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    International Institute for Healthcare Professionals - Boca Raton
    6870 North Federal Highway, Boca Raton, FL 33487
    (561) 394-5822 Visit Homepage
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    Jersey College - Ft Lauderdale
    2307 W Broward Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
    (954) 321-8890 Visit Homepage
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    Jersey College - Jacksonville
    8131 Baymeadows Cir W, Jacksonville, FL 32256
    (904) 733-3588 Visit Homepage
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    Jersey College - Tampa
    3625 Queen Palm, Tampa, FL 33619
    (813) 246-5111 Visit Homepage
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    King's Career Institute
    1233 S Military Trail D, West Palm Beach, FL 33415
    (561) 201-0922 Visit Homepage
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    Lake Technical Center
    2001 Kurt St, Eustis, FL 32726
    (352) 589-2250 Visit Homepage
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    Lindsey Hopkins Technical College
    750 NW 20th St, Miami, FL 33127
    (305) 324-6070 Visit Homepage
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    Lively Technical Center
    500 Appleyard Dr, Tallahassee, FL 32304
    (850) 487-7555 Visit Homepage
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    Locklin Technical Center
    5330 Berryhill Rd, Milton, FL 32570
    (850) 983-5700 Visit Homepage
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    Manatee Technical College
    5530 Lakewood Ranch Blvd, Bradenton, FL 34211
    (941) 751-8479 Visit Homepage
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    Marion Technical College
    1014 SW 7th Rd, Ocala, FL 34471
    (352) 671-7200 Visit Homepage
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    McFatter Technical College
    6500 Nova Dr, Davie, FL 33317
    (754) 321-5700 Visit Homepage
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    Med-Life Institute - Kissimmee
    3465 West Vine Street , Kissimmee, FL 34741
    (407) 434-0008 Visit Homepage
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    Med-Life Institute - Lauderdale Lakes
    4000 N. St. Road 7, Lauderdale Lakes, FL 33319
    (954) 943-8667 Visit Homepage
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    Medical Prep Institute of Tampa Bay
    2304 E Busch Blvd, Tampa, FL 33612
    (813) 932-1710 Visit Homepage
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    Medtech Institute - Altamonte Springs
    2000 North Alafaya Trail, Suite 300, Orlando, FL 32826
    (407) 691-3391 Visit Homepage
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    Mercy Hospital School of Practical Nursing
    3663 S Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33133
    (305) 854-4400 Visit Homepage
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    North Broward Technical Center, Inc
    1871 W Hillsboro Blvd, Deerfield Beach, FL 33442
    (954) 427-8830 Visit Homepage
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    North Florida Community College
    325 Turner Davis Dr, Madison, FL 32340
    (850) 973-2288 Visit Homepage
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    NRI Institute of Health Sciences
    500 Royal Palm Beach Blvd, Royal Palm Beach, FL 33411
    (561) 688-5112 Visit Homepage
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    Okaloosa Technical College
    1976 Lewis Turner Blvd, Fort Walton Beach, FL 03254
    (850) 833-3500 Visit Homepage
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    Orange Technical College
    301 West Amelia Street, Orlando, FL 32801
    (407) 246-7060 Visit Homepage
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    Palm Beach State College
    4200 S Congress Ave, Lake Worth, FL 33461
    (561) 868-3350 Visit Homepage
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    Pasco-Hernando State College
    36727 Blanton Rd, Dade City, FL 33523
    (727) 847-2727 Visit Homepage
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    Pensacola State College
    1000 College Blvd, Pensacola, FL 32504
    (850) 484-1000 Visit Homepage
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    Pinellas Technical College - Clearwater
    6100 154th Avenue N, Clearwater, FL 33760
    (727) 538-7167 Visit Homepage
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    Pinellas Technical College - St Petersburg
    901 34th Street S, St. Petersburg, FL 33711
    (727) 893-2500 Visit Homepage
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    Premiere International College
    2055 Central Avenue, Fort Myers, FL 33901
    (239) 454-5000 Visit Homepage
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    Rasmussen College - Ft Myers
    9160 Forum Corporate Parkway, Fort Myers, FL 33905
    (239) 477-2100 Visit Homepage
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    Rasmussen College - Land O'Lakes
    18600 Fernview St, Land O Lakes, FL 34638
    (813) 435-3601 Visit Homepage
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    Rasmussen College - Ocala
    2100 SW 22nd Place, Ocala, FL 34471
    (352) 291-8560 Visit Homepage
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    Rasmussen College - Tampa
    4042 Park Oaks Blvd Suite 100, Tampa, FL 33610
    (813) 246-7600 Visit Homepage
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    Ridge Technical College
    7700 State Road 544, Winter Haven, FL 33881
    (863) 419-3060 Visit Homepage
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    Robert Morgan Educational Center
    18180 SW 122 Avenue, Miami, FL 33177
    (305) 253-9920 Visit Homepage
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    Ruby's Academy for Health Occupations
    4343 West Sunrise Blvd, Plantation, FL 33313
    (954) 584-1970 Visit Homepage
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    Santa Fe College
    3000 NW 83 St, Gainesville, FL 32606
    (352) 395-5000 Visit Homepage
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    Sheridan Technical Center
    5400 Sheridan St, Hollywood, FL 33021
    (754) 321-5400 Visit Homepage
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    Sigma College - Oakland Park
    2800 W Oakland Park Blvd #204, Oakland Park, FL 33311
    (954) 485-0215 Visit Homepage
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    Sigma College - Royal Palm Beach
    1030 Royal Palm Beach Blvd, Royal Palm Beach, FL 33411
    (561) 904-0701 Visit Homepage
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    South Florida Medical College
    1111 Park Center Blvd Ste 102, Miami Gardens, FL 33169
    (305) 625-2112 Visit Homepage
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    South Florida State College
    600 W College Dr, Avon Park, FL 33825
    (863) 453-6661 Visit Homepage
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    South Tech Academy
    1300 SW 30th Ave, Boynton Beach, FL 33426
    (561) 369-7004 Visit Homepage
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    Southeastern College - Miami Lakes
    17395 NW 59th Ave., Miami Lakes, FL 33015
    (305) 820-5003 Visit Homepage
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    Southeastern College - Tampa
    2081 Vista Parkway, #100B, West Palm Beach, FL 33411
    (561) 433-2330 Visit Homepage
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    Suncoast Technical College
    4748 S Beneva Rd, Sarasota, FL 34233
    (941) 924-1365 Visit Homepage
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    Taylor College
    5190 SE 125th St, Belleview, FL 34420
    (352) 245-4119 Visit Homepage
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    Taylor Technical Institute
    3233 South Byron Butler Pkwy, Perry, FL 32348
    (850) 838-2545 Visit Homepage
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    Tom P. Haney Vocational Technical Center
    3016 Highway 77, Panama City, FL 32405
    (850) 767-5500 Visit Homepage
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    Traviss Technical College
    3225 Winter Lake Rd, Lakeland, FL 33803
    (863) 499-2700 Visit Homepage
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    West Lawrence School of Nursing
    3632 Evans Avenue, Fort Myers, FL 33901
    (239) 454-5000 Visit Homepage
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    Withlacoochee Technical
    1201 W Main St, Inverness, FL 34450
    (352) 726-2430 Visit Homepage
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    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
    http://www.doh.state.fl.us/mqa/nursing/

    1. Florida Nurses Association (http://www.floridanurse.org)

    For those interested in advancing their nursing career, see our Florida LPN to RN programs page.