I live in the Orlando area, and there weren't too many non-private bridge programs available. I went to Valencia and did their Advanced Standing Track. It was brutal but worth it. It's one year long, with all your theory and work online, and your check offs and clinicals at the local hospitals. There are also a hand full of private bridge programs, but those cost SO much money, and their reputations aren't that great.
As far as pay, I doubt you'll be able to command $27 down here. I was an LPN with 12 years of experience making $21.50/hr at a LTC facility, but most other places were paying $18/hr. I've heard that LPNs make more down south in the Miami area, but I've never worked down there, so I don't know what the market or schools
are like down there.
As far as diversity, you won't find many places down here that aren't diverse. I've lived in quite a few areas of Orlando, and every single place was very diverse, it's definitely a perk of Florida.
Good luck with your move!