College of Nursing
About our program
We offer a hospital-based, licensed practical nurse (LPN) to registered nurse (RN) Associate of Science in Nursing degree program. In this program, you will receive the necessary preparation and clinical experience to become eligible to take the NCLEX-RN exam in the State of Florida for licensure in approximately one year.
Applying to our program
If you are interested in applying for the program, please visit our admissions requirements page for information.
Accreditation and licensure
HCA Florida Mercy Hospital College of Nursing is licensed by the Commission for Independent Education, Florida Department of Education. Additional information regarding this institution may be obtained by contacting the Commission at 325 W. Gaines Street, Suite 1414, Tallahassee, FL 32399-0400, toll-free telephone number (888) 224-6684. Any unresolved complaints may be referred to the Commission for Independent Education at 325 West Gaines Street, Suite 1414, Tallahassee, FL 32399-0400, toll-free telephone (888) 224-6684.
HCA Florida Mercy Hospital College of Nursing sole LPN to RN ASN program is approved by the State of Florida Board of Nursing. HCA Florida Mercy Hospital College of Nursing is on probation due to NCLEX-RN licensing exam pass rates not meeting requirements. The State of Florida Board of Nursing may be contacted at 4052 Bald Cypress Way, BIN C02, Tallahassee, FL 32399, by phone at (850) 245-4125, or at FloridasNursing.gov.
HCA Florida Mercy Hospital College of Nursing is institutionally accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES). ABHES is located at 6116 Executive Blvd., Suite 730, North Bethesda, MD 20852. ABHES can be contacted at (301) 291-7550 or at ABHES.org.
The LPN to RN Associate of Science in Nursing program at HCA Florida Mercy Hospital at the HCA Florida Mercy Hospital College of Nursing located in Miami, Florida is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400, Atlanta, Georgia 30326; (404) 975-5000.
HCA Florida Mercy Hospital is accredited by The Joint Commission.