Becoming an LPN in Jacksonville

Last Updated/Verified: Sep 10, 2023

Jacksonville is a wonderful place to enter the nursing profession as a licensed practical nurse. In a 2021 report, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) found 3,120 licensed practical nurses in Jacksonville. That is 18% of the total number of nurses in Jacksonville.

Through the next decade, demand for all nursing will increase through a combination of an aging population, better healthcare, and longevity. This makes practical nursing a great career choice for those interested in healthcare.

Typically, a full-time LPN program can be completed in 12-15 months. A part-time program (where available) can be finished in around 24-30 months. Students learn through a mix of classroom study, simulated healthcare scenarios, and actual frontline healthcare in a medical facility. Some programs require a capstone project.

The organization responsible for approving programs and issuing nursing licenses is the Florida Board of Nursing.

Practical Nursing students can expect to study these subjects:

  • Human development
  • Physiology and anatomy
  • Human nutrition
  • Pediatric care
  • Maternity care
  • Obstetrics and gynecology
  • Elder care
  • Psychology for nursing
  • Pharmacology
  • Mental health nursing
  • Professional skills
  • Composition

Schools That Offer LPN Programs in Jacksonville, FL

Florida State College – Jacksonville

Students are required to gain clinical experience through classroom study and actual clinical experiences. However, the school also prides itself on teaching compassion and good bedside manner alongside practical skills courses such as information technology in a health setting, medical terminology, and administering medication. In total, students complete 1,350 study hours throughout the program.

Admission Requirements:

  • Supply TABE scores: 572 in language, 563 in reading, and 577 in math and HESI Admission Assessment (A2 scores) in grammar, reading, vocabulary, math.
  • CPR certification with BLS for Healthcare Providers
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Submit to a physical exam
  • Submit to a criminal background check
  • Drug screening

Employment Opportunities for LPNs in Jacksonville

Practical Nurses in Jacksonville will often find employment available at the following organizations:

Other healthcare facilities:

Jacksonville NCLEX-PN Pass Rates

NCLEX-PN Students Total1342,797
NCLEX-PN Students Passed1171,929
NCLEX-PN Pass Rate87.6%69.0%

Top Ranked LPN Programs in Jacksonville

Listed below are the top LPN schools in Jacksonville based on our LPN program rankings for FL out of 88 other accredited programs offered in the state:

  • Jersey College - Jacksonville - #13
  • Florida State College at Jacksonville - #23

LPN Programs Near Me in Jacksonville


Florida State College at Jacksonville

101 W State St, Jacksonville, FL (904) 646-2300

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Concorde - Jacksonville

7259 Salisbury Rd.,, Jacksonville, FL (904) 725-0525

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Jersey College - Jacksonville

8131 Baymeadows Cir W, Jacksonville, FL (904) 733-3588

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St. Johns River State College

283 College Dr, Orange Park, FL (386) 312-4176

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