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A prospective RN should enroll in a professional nursing program that is approved and/or accredited by the Florida Board of Nursing. Candidates are required to take a licensing exam after they complete educational requirements. The examination process will necessitate another $200 fee. If a candidate does not pass the exam after three attempts, they will need to take an approved remedial program.
Registered Nurses in FL have a median salary of $67,510 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 FL range from a low rate of $50,220 per year, to the highest-paid Nurses earning as much as $93,500 per year.
Updated 2021. Source: 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 2019
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 2021. Source: 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 2020, there were 29,020 RNs employed in the Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metro Area.
RN employment in Florida is projected to grow by 16% from 2018 to 2028.
As of 2019, there were 3,096,700 RNs employed in the United States.
RN employment in the United States is projected to grow 7% from 2019 to 2029, with 175,900 projected annual openings.
There are various parts of the cost to become a nurse in the state of Florida. First, you must complete an accredited nursing program.
Next, RNs in Florida must pay an Examination Fee ($100) and an additional $175 to the Florida Board of Nursing. This fee covers the application and licensure.
After three failures of the same level of examination (RN or LPN), regardless of jurisdiction, the applicant must successfully complete a Florida Board of Nursing approved remedial course.