Florida Nursing License

Important Note: Nursing licensure and practice requirements are subject to change. Nursing License Map makes its best effort to keep content accurate; however, the official source is the State Board of Nursing. Make sure to confirm licensing requirements with the Florida State Board of Nursingbefore applying for licensure or renewal. Last updated: 9/6/2013

Florida Nursing Salary Average

Licensed Nursing AssistantLicensed Practice NurseRegistered NurseAdvanced Practice Registered Nurse
$23,600$39,910$62,270 >$80,000*
*The Salary of an advanced practice nurse in Florida can vary widely based upon specialization. Learn more about Florida nursing salary.

Florida Nursing Scholarships

Below, find opportunities for nursing scholarships in Florida. Click on the nursing scholarship’s name to learn more. For additional nursing financial aid options take a look at our nursing scholarships and grants page.

Learn about more financial aid options for nurses on our nursing scholarships and grants page.

Is Florida a Nursing Licensure Compact State?No

Nursing License

There are many paths to become a nurse in Florida. The path you take will mostly depend upon the type of nurse you’d like to become and your current or prospective level of education. The higher your level of education, the more opportunities you’ll have to choose where and how you pursue your career in nursing.

In addition to nursing salaries in Florida, you’ll find information on acquiring and maintaining several types of Florida nursing licensure. We’re constantly making updates, but with the speed of change in the healthcare sphere it’s difficult to stay current. If you have any comments or suggestions for our information on nursing in Florida, please let us know!


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Florida Nursing Licensure Renewal

License renewal is required through the Florida Board of Nursing every two years. Requirements for renewal include the completion of 24 contact hours, including two hours of medical error prevention as well as one hour of HIV-AIDS education. Course content must come from board-approved continuing education providers. Additionally, every third renewal will require a two-hour domestic violence course for a total of 26 hours at every third renewal.

Appropriate course content for continuing education units (CEUs) may be accessed online through the Florida Board of Nursing, the nurse’s employer, and online CEU companies.