Florida contains 57 schools that offer licensed practical nurse programs. University of Miami, the highest-ranking licensed practical nurse school in FL, has a total student population of 15,629 and is the 69th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 57 licensed practical nurse schools in Florida, only 11 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Miami comes out as the most expensive ($26,758/yr), with Washington-Holmes Technical Center as the lowest recorded at only $875/yr.
Licensed Practical Nurse students from Florida schools who go on to become licensed practical nurses, nurses, practical nurses, pediatric nurses, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 728,670 people working as licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $40,900. Also, Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants make on average $24,980 per year and there are about 1,438,010 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Florida alone, there are 87,150 employed nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants earning an average yearly salary of $23,600. Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in this state earn $39,910/yr and there are 43,350 employed.
Also, within the licensed practical nurse schools in Florida, the average student population is 3,322 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from licensed practical nurse, there are 7625 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,875 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $2,879, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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