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Nursing Colleges in Miami
(found programs from 46 schools)

State Nursing Board: Florida Board of Nursing

State Nurses Association: Florida Nurses Association

State Hospital Association: Florida Hospital Association


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Miami is a beautiful city with a population of 409,719, 70.4 percent of which is Hispanic. There are 18 nursing schools in the area, which makes finding nursing programs in Miami quite easy.

One of the largest nursing colleges in Miami, The University of Miami has several Bachelor's and Master's degree programs, as well as three Doctoral programs. These nursing programs include:

  • Accelerated BSN
  • RN–to–BSN
  • Traditional BSN
  • Adult–Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Program
  • Adult–Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Program
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Nurse Anesthesia
  • BSN to DNP Nurse Anesthesia Track
  • DNP
  • PhD

Nursing Schools in Miami, Florida

There are several other options for accredited nursing schools in Miami, whether you are looking for an entry level program or an advanced degree.

Miami Dade College has the largest nursing program in Miami, offering an Associate's of Science in nursing program and an RNtoBSN program. Florida International University offers several undergraduate, graduate and doctoral nursing programs, plus a program for the nurse anesthetist.

The University of Miami has facilities for nursing students that include a two bed intensive care simulation suite, a dedicated operating room theater suite, a seven bed pediatric laboratory and a micro-simulation computer lab. These are excellent learning tools as you become a nurse, they allow you to improve your clinical and critical thinking skills prior to any interaction with patients. This makes it a safe and effective way to educate beginning nurses without the risk of harm to patients.

Life and Career Options in Miami

Miami's Licensed Practical Nurses make up 19 percent of of the nursing workforce, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (2012), with the need for LPNs expected to grow by 22 percent by the year 2022. If you believe that you could help strengthen the LPN workforce in Miami, there are affordable places to get your education. Mercy Hospital School of Practical Nursing is the largest school in Miami for LPNs. Some of the other colleges for LPNs are Miami Dade College, Medvance Institute-Miami and Health Opportunity Technical Center.

Miami has a number of excellent hospitals, and the American Nurses Credentialing Center has awarded the Magnet Award to those hospitals that provide quality patient care and excellent nursing services. Magnet hospitals in Miami include:

  • Baptist Hospital of Miami
  • Mercy Hospital, A Campus of Plantation General Hospital
  • Miami Children's Hospital
  • South Miami Hospital

Hospitals in Miami, Florida



LPN/LVNs earn a median salary in Miami of $43,870 annually, which can be higher once you have experience or if you are bilingual. The median salary for Registered Nurses in Miami is $67,460. Specialty hospitals, outpatient care centers and medical/surgical hospitals tend to common places of employment for RNs in the area.

Curriculum, Costs, and Financial Aid

Core classes in each type of nursing program are very similar between Miami nursing schools, with a background in science and mathematics being established and before moving on to nursing basics. In the last two years of a typical entry level nursing program, classes usually include:

  • Adult health I, II
  • Pharmacology
  • Theories and Concepts of Nursing
  • Health Assessment
  • Maternal Health Nursing
  • Pediatric Health Nursing
  • Research
  • Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing
  • Community Health Nursing
  • Leadership in Nursing

Many nursing schools across the country recommend that students complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine what federal, state and institutional need-based aid might be available for the student. There are numerous grants and scholarships for nursing students as well, including our own $2500 BestNursingDegree Scholarship.

The National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN) began giving scholarships in 2013. The scholarships are awarded to nurses who have demonstrated excellence in nursing education, community service and their dedication and serving the Hispanic Community.

The American Association of Nurse Anesthetists awards scholarships to CRNAs who are willing to volunteer and provide anesthesia, education and training overseas in developing countries or and needy areas in the U.S. In addition, many hospitals offer tuition reimbursement for working nurses.

Regardless of the program of study you are looking for, Miami likely has it, and you can find it here. Choose the degree type you are interested in from the categories below, then request information directly from the schools by clicking on them. Taking charge of your future by expanding your education today may be the best move you can make to ensure you find a fulfilling and rewarding career ahead!

MSN Programs from Florida Schools

Listed below are all of the nationally accredited MSN programs with campus locations in Florida.

Online MSN Programs

Online programs may not be available in all areas

Traditional On Campus Programs:

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Adventist University (Orlando, FL)
Program Name: Master of Science in Nurse Anesthesia
Accreditation: AANA/CANAEP accredited
Barry University (Miami Shores, FL)
Program Name: Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, Master of Science in Anesthesiology, MSN/MBA, Nurse Administrator, Nurse Educator
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (Tallahassee, FL)
Program Name: Adult/Gerontological Nurse Practitioner, Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner
Accreditation: ACEN accredited
Florida Atlantic University (Boca Raton, FL)
Program Name: Administrative and Financial Leadership (online), Adult Nurse Practitioner, Advanced Holistic Nursing, Clinical Nurse Leader, Family Nurse Practitioner, Gerontological Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Educator
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Florida Gulf Coast University (Fort Myers, FL)
Program Name: Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Clinical Nurse Leader, Nurse Anesthesia, Nurse Educator, Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Florida International University (Miami, FL)
Program Name: Adult Nurse Practitioner, Anesthesiology Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner, Nursing Administration, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Florida Southern College (Lakeland, FL)
Program Name: Clinical Nurse Specialist, Nurse Educator
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Florida State University (Tallahassee, FL)
Program Name: Nurse Educator (online)
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Gooding Institute of Nurse Anesthesia (Panama City, FL)
Program Name: Master of Science in Nurse Anesthesia
Accreditation: AANA/CANAEP accredited
Jacksonville University (Jacksonville, FL)
Program Name: Family Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner/Emergency Nurse Practitioner, Master of Science in Nursing - Leadership in Healthcare Systems (online), Master of Science in Nursing - Nursing Education (online), MSN/MBA
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Keiser University (Fort Lauderdale, FL / Fort Myers, FL / Orlando, FL / Port St. Lucie, FL / Sarasota, FL / Tallahassee, FL / Tampa, FL)
Program Name: Master of Science in Nursing, Master of Science in Nursing - Family Nurse Practitioner (Tallahassee), Master of Science in Nursing - Family Nurse Practitioner (Port St. Lucie), Master of Science in Nursing - Family Nurse Practitioner (Sarasota), Master of Science in Nursing (online only) - Fort Myers (online), Master of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner - Fort Lauderdale, Master of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner - Port St. Lucie, Master of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner (Orlando), Master of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner (Tampa)
Nova Southeastern University (Fort Lauderdale, FL)
Program Name: Education (online), Health Systems Leadership, Public/Community Health Nursing
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
South University (Tampa, FL)
Program Name: Adult Health Nurse Practitioner - Tampa, Adult Health Nurse Practitioner (RN-MSN) - Tampa, Nurse Educator - Tampa, Nurse Educator (RN-MSN) - Tampa
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
South University Online (Tampa, FL / West Palm Beach, FL)
Program Name: Accelerated RN-MSN (online), Accelerated RN-MSN - Nurse Educator (online), MSN - Adult-Gerentology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (online), MSN - Nurse Educator (online)
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
The University of Tampa (Tampa, FL)
Program Name: Adult Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner
Accreditation: ACEN accredited
University of Central Florida (Orlando, FL)
Program Name: Adult Nurse Practitioner, Clinical Nurse Leader (online), Clinical Nurse Specialist, Family Nurse Practitioner, Leadership & Management (online), Nurse Educator (online), Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
University of Florida (Gainesville, FL)
Program Name: Clinical Nurse Leader, Neonatal Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Midwifery, Psychiatric-Mental Health CNS/NP
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
University of Miami (Coral Gables, FL)
Program Name: Acute Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Anesthesia, Nurse Educator
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
University of North Florida (Jacksonville, FL)
Program Name: Clinical Nurse Leader, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics (online), Nurse Anesthetist, Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
University of Phoenix (Multiple Locations)
Program Name: MS in Nursing (online), MS in Nursing / MBA Health Care Management (online), MS in Nursing/Health Care Education (online), MS in Nursing/Master of Health Administration (online), Nurse Practitioner (online)
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
University of South Florida (Tampa, FL)
Program Name: Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Adult Nurse Practitioner, Certified Nurse Anesthesia Program, Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL), Family Nurse Practitioner, Gerontological Nurse Practitioner, Nursing Education, Occupational Health Nursing dual degree with the College of Public Health (MS/MPH), Oncology Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Wolford College (Naples, FL)
Program Name: Master of Science
Accreditation: AANA/CANAEP accredited

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