Florida’s employment statistics back this up. As of 2018, there were 178,000 registered nurses (RNs) and over 47,000 licensed practical nurses (LPNs) working in the state, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.1 Even better, RN employment in Florida is projected to increase 21 percent between 2016 and 2026.2
Those numbers paired with your interest in the field mean now could be the perfect time to start taking steps to become a nurse in Florida. So what are your next steps? Keep reading to learn more about the path ahead.