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Our purpose is to provide people the opportunity to enhance their lives through education.
Here are a few Frequently Asked Questions you may find helpful. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions!
To become a registered nurse in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, you must complete an accredited nursing program and pass the state NCLEX within 3 attempts. You also have to register with the state of Florida and pay a fee of $175 to the Florida BON.
Additionally, all Florida LPNs, RNs, and APRNs are now in a 24-month renewal cycle and must complete 24 hours of appropriate continuing education during each renewal period.
Registered Nurses in Florida have a median salary $64,400 per year
As you will be newly entering the workforce, it’s important to know that you will likely not start at the median rate, but would likely increase your earnings with experience.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics states that Registered Nurses in Florida range from a low rate of $47,070, per year, to the highest paid Nurses earning as much as $88,630 per year.
Source: Wages for Registered Nurses in Florida O*NET OnLine. Retrieved November 19, 2019, from https://www.onetonline.org/link/wages/29-1141.00?w=1&st=FL&g=Go
Registered nurses are the largest healthcare occupation
Registered nurses held about 3.1 million jobs in 2018
The largest employers of registered nurses were as follows:
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Registered Nurses. Retrieved November 19, 2019, from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/registered-nurses.htm#tab-3
We make it easy to apply for transfer credit. You’ll need to request two things from your previous institution(s):
Read more about Arizona College’s transfer requirements.
Arizona College accepts numerous types of financial aid. Students may be eligible for a wide variety of options, including but not limited to:
Read more about financial aid at Arizona College.
Yes. While every student’s schedule may vary due to prior academic experience, you’ll start your BSN degree program with evening general education courses. In addition, some general education courses are offered in a convenient on-campus/online hybrid format.
We offer general education courses in the evening because we know students are busy and often can’t immediately change their entire schedule when starting Nursing school.
Once you begin your Core Nursing courses, your schedule will shift to daytime classes.
As of 2018, there were 53,400 RNs employed in the Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL Metro Area
RN employment in Florida is projected to grow 21% from 2018 to 2028
As of 2018, here were 3,059,800 RNs employed in the United States
RN employment in the United States is projected to grow 12% from 2018 to 2028, with 210,400 projected annual openings
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Registered Nurses. Retrieved November 19, 2019, from https://www.onetonline.org/link/wages/29-1141.00?w=1&st=FL&g=Go
There are 2 parts of the cost to become a nurse in the state of Florida. First, one needs to complete an accredited nursing program. Arizona college offers an accelerated nursing program to earn your BSN in 3 years or less, which saves you time and money.
Additionally, applicants will pay $200 to take the NCLEX and then an additional $175 to the Florida Board of Nursing. This fee covers the application and the licensure.
The Florida Board of Nursing requires that after 3 failed attempts at the NCLEX, applicants need to complete an approved remedial training program before they may test again. This program must include both clinical and classroom training. Once completed, applicants can submit proof of completion at the time of application for their next NCLEX attempt. For more information, contact the Florida Board of Nursing.