I worked here as a new grad. I now work in CA and in critical care, so I'm not sure what makes the biggest difference now, but let me give you some advice.
Lakeland was not a good fit for me. I read an article about how uneducated the area is and I think that had a lot to do with it. It was hard for me to make close friends. The patient population has a sense of entitlement without care compliance. This was frustrating.
I worked on a medsurg floor and sometimes had 6 patients on telemetry. It was sink or swim. I shutter at the shortcuts that were acceptable working there. Thankfully I never had a huge error but I caught many very, very scary ones. Looking back it worked out very well career wise for me, but it really is not a good hospital to start out in and if you have good experience then I think you'll be horrified to work there.
I would look at tampa general or orlando hospitals. From what I've heard, it's best to get out of the south. In CA I get adequate staffing, enforced mandatory covered lunches, breaks and education.
If this is where you have to start off and have no other choice, then go in with caution.