Tampa LPN Schools

  1. I am relocating from Indiana to the Tampa area. I have started classes for my LPN. Can you suggest a good school in the Tampa area for LPN's. Thank you!
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  3. by   Nashima
    I'm not sure about Tampa, but the Florida Board of Nursing website has a list of accredited programs (ADN and PN). Check out:
    http://www.doh.state.fl.us/mqa/nursi...ngprograms.pdf

    You can also see the passing rates for the schools (2003 and 2004) at:
    http://www.doh.state.fl.us/mqa/nursi...ngprograms.pdf
  4. by   DaniLPN2RN
    This is a helpful document. I have found some of those places, but most I have not heard of. Thank you very much!
  5. by   nrcnurse
    The local LPN program is at Erwin Technical School www.erwintech.edu. There's a waiting list to get in, about a year, but it's very economical. There's a private program in St. Petersburg at a school called Galen. It's about $15,000. Also in St. Petersburg is Pinellas Technical School. They have a LPN program.
  6. by   flwannaB
    Here are some links to LPN schools in the Tampabay area. http://www.phcc.edu/academics/progra...lay.php?id=lpn Pasco Hernando Community College, http://www.galened.com/index.htm Galen Health Institute ( I am going there. Very good school but pricey. Around 13K) http://www.ptec.pinellas.k12.fl.us/ Pinellas Tech, Erwin Tech the link already provided. http://www.keisercareer.edu/ Keiser (New to St. Petersburg) http://brewstertech.org/ And Brewster Tech.
    Quote from dbezaury
    I am relocating from Indiana to the Tampa area. I have started classes for my LPN. Can you suggest a good school in the Tampa area for LPN's. Thank you!
  7. by   DaniLPN2RN
    Thank you everyone for this very helpful information. Galen is very pricey. I was looking into Erwin. Does anyone attend this program. I'd like to hear some feedback, good or bad.
  8. by   jansailsea
    A little more south is Manatee Technical Institute (Bradenton) & Sarasota County Technical Institute. I've known nurses & former classmates who drove across the Skyway Bridge from St. Pete & Clearwater to attend these programs.
    Manatee Tech is east of I-75 off of US HWY 64 I believe, have friend going there now & 2 colleagues graduated there last year.
    I graduated from Sarasota County program 07/2005, did not know about the Manatee program at the time.
    I think as long as you get all applications, transcripts, physical, etc in before end of March- you could attend August/Fall session.
    One caveat- Sarasota does clinicals down at Venice Regional or did when I was in school, a 45 minute drive from my house at exit 224 Ellenton Outlet mall & I can SEE the interstate from my neighborhood.
  9. by   DaniLPN2RN
    Quote from jansailsea
    A little more south is Manatee Technical Institute (Bradenton) & Sarasota County Technical Institute. I've known nurses & former classmates who drove across the Skyway Bridge from St. Pete & Clearwater to attend these programs.
    Manatee Tech is east of I-75 off of US HWY 64 I believe, have friend going there now & 2 colleagues graduated there last year.
    I graduated from Sarasota County program 07/2005, did not know about the Manatee program at the time.
    I think as long as you get all applications, transcripts, physical, etc in before end of March- you could attend August/Fall session.
    One caveat- Sarasota does clinicals down at Venice Regional or did when I was in school, a 45 minute drive from my house at exit 224 Ellenton Outlet mall & I can SEE the interstate from my neighborhood.
    This is great. I looked into Manatee a little bit. Part of the problem is that I am not exactly sure where we are going to live. My husband is in Tampa now and I will be going for a week in April. But we won't move down until May or so. Thanks again for this great info. I am learning where the highways are, so having some direction as where to go definitely gives me an idea where things are.
  10. by   lostinparadise
    I only know about the Pinellas Technical center LPN program....well not personally but a good friend of mine is enrolled there. She had 1 yr waiting list though but i guess thats common. she loves it.
    its mo-thu 7am-2 pm
  11. by   Angeleyez1
    Yes,
    I start LPN school at Erwin Technical Center in Tampa on Hillsborough Ave in August. It is a great school!!!!! I did my cna course there and had a great experience!!!
  12. by   DaniLPN2RN
    Quote from Angeleyez1
    Yes,
    I start LPN school at Erwin Technical Center in Tampa on Hillsborough Ave in August. It is a great school!!!!! I did my cna course there and had a great experience!!!
    This is great. Erwin has definitely peaked my interest. I think now, we just need to determine where we are going to live. Then after I move, I can contact Erwin for further information. Thank you everyone for all your helpful information. It has been a great help.
  13. by   lostinparadise
    Are you planning on renting or buying ?
    A good place to live for you would be Oldsmar, it is not too expensive YET and very nice, and close to Tampa.
  14. by   DaniLPN2RN
    This is great information. We are planning on renting at first, to learn the area and where we would want to live on a more 'permanent' basis. My husband is down there right now trying to get established and seems to like the Brandon area as well. I'll have him look into Oldsmar, too. Thanks again.

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