Why Study Nursing in Tampa Bay

tampa-bayTampa Bay is a great place to study nursing. Not only does our ABSN program have the capacity to enroll a higher number of qualified students than many nursing schools, the area itself has one of the highest employment levels for nurses.

State Nursing Stats

  • Nearly 350,000 people in the greater Tampa Bay area work in health care
  • Currently, 44 percent of nurses are over the age of 50 and expected to retire in the next 5-10 years.
  • The Florida Center for Nursing showed 12,493 vacant registered nursing positions in 2016.
  • In the state of Florida, 86 percent of licensed RNs are employed in the nursing workforce.
  • More than 70 percent of hospitals preferentially hire new baccalaureate-prepared nurses.

Based on these statistics from Florida Center for Nursing and Tampa Bay Times, there should be plenty of job opportunities for you to pursue upon graduating from our accelerated nursing school.