Nursing Schools in Orlando Fl
There are a number of different alternatives for nursing school training from private programs, to state programs at UCF to community college programs at Valencia College. The decision of where to go will come down to fees, scholarships, financial aid, program reputation, convenience of the classes to fit your schedule, other services like placement services offered by the school and the subjective things like “fit”–how comfortable you are in the environment is also an important factor. The great thing about being in the Orlando area with an interest in nursing as a career is that there are really a lot of options for training and a lot of options for employment.
For a full report on the different education programs for becoming a nurse in Orlando, click here and we will send you our summary that has the different programs, whether they are full or part time or both, estimated costs, contact information and other unique characteristics of each program.
The Orlando Metropolitan area, which includes Kissimmee and Sanford, has a tremendous variety of potential employment opportunities from big hospitals like Florida Hospital and the Florida Regional Medical Center to specialized hospitals like the Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children, as well as opportunities in doctors offices, assisted care facilities and so on! As of this writing, there were 194 open jobs listed at Florida Hospital for RNs. There is clearly an acute shortage of nurses in Orlando like there is in much of America. Click here and we will send you a copy of our employment report with a list of the largest employers of nurses in the Orlando metropolitan area.
Financial Aid and Scholarships
While here on our website we have a listing of scholarships and financial aid, here are two scholarships that are specific to Florida residents:
JENNET COLLIFLOWER KEYS NURSING SCHOLARSHIP
Provide nursing scholarship to Florida residents and enrolled full-time in a Florida public or private university.
FLORIDA NURSES FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS
Provide scholarships to students who are enrolled in a nationally accredited nursing program in Florida. Students must be a resident of Florida.
Florida Licensing Requirements for Nurses
The Florida Nurses Association has a lot of information on licensing and certification as well as links to information in the state. It is worth looking at: