Becoming an LPN in St Petersburg
With a population of 244,760 St. Petersburg has the fourth-largest population of any city in Florida. This population is served by 34 hospitals, 110 nursing homes, and 50 home health agencies. Among the hospitals in the area are All Children’s Hospital Northside Hospital and Tampa Bay Heart Institute. Area nursing homes include the Edward White Skilled Nursing Unit and Golfview Healthcare Center.
St. Petersburg’s 194 healthcare agencies employ 7,890 licensed practical nurses. These LPN’s earn an average hourly wage of $20.00 and an average annual salary of $41,600. This is lower than the average hourly and annual pay for LPN’s in Cape Coral, which are $20.26 and $42,140. It is also lower than the average hourly and annual pay for West Palm Beach LPN’s, who earn an average of $21.01 hourly and $43,730 annually.
There are two LPN programs currently operating in St. Petersburg. The LPN training program at Southeastern College - St. Petersburg is ranked among the top 30 LPN programs in the state.