Ocala School of Nursing Campus

1227 SW 17th Avenue, Ocala, FL 34471
352-291-8565

Explore Nursing Programs in Ocala!

If you’re from Florida, you know Ocala. It’s a town famous for its hospitality, diversity and recreation. You can add "leader in nursing education" to the list. The Rasmussen University School of Nursing in Ocala is a perfect spot to launch or continue your nursing journey with innovative, immersive programs designed for today’s healthcare landscape.

Tap into your passion for caring. Build a better life for you and your family. Choose a program uniquely crafted for your level of learning. All supported by an industry-experienced faculty using state-of-the-art teaching tools. From clinical lab work to hands-on simulation training, the Ocala campus is here to help you reach the next level of nursing with a breadth of nursing programs so you can choose the one that fits your career goals.

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Ocala School of Nursing

Address
1227 SW 17th Avenue
Ocala, Florida 34471

Phone
352-291-8565

Fax
352-629-0926

Hours
M – TH: 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
F: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
SA: 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
SU: Closed

Ocala nursing campus building

Ocala School of Nursing Campus

YOUR FUTURE AS A NURSE IN FLORIDA

Nursing Careers Are Located in Ocala

$63,8001 Mean annual wage of RNs in Ocala (2020)

$46,6801 Mean annual wage of LPNs in Ocala (2020)

+14,0002 Projected annual job openings for RNs in Florida (2018–2028)

^16%3 Projected RN job growth in Florida (2018–2028)

How to Become a Nurse in Florida: Your 7-Step Guide

If you've started any research, you realize there's a lot that goes into the process. To make it less overwhelming, we're breaking it down into smaller steps. By the time you reach the end of this article, you'll have a much better handle on what it takes to become a nurse in Ocala.

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Nursing Programs at Our Ocala Campus

We have a variety of nursing options at our Ocala campus, from Diploma to Doctoral degree and everything in between. 

Learn more about specific programmatic accreditation.

  • Practical Nursing - Diploma
    • On-campus and online classes
    • Field experience
    • Self-directed assessments (optional)

    In as few as 12 months, the Practical Nursing program at our Ocala, FL, campus helps prepare you for the first step toward becoming a nurse. You’ll get set for the NCLEX-PN®4 exam in a smaller class size with a bigger support system. You’ll develop practical skills while earning your degree and seeking licensure.

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  • Professional Nursing - Associate's Degree (ADN/RN)
    • On-campus and online classes
    • Field experience
    • Self-directed assessments (optional)

    Perfect for those just entering the field or moving from an LPN to an RN. This program offers real preparation and useful tools to sit for the NCLEX-RN®5 exam. With immersive, hands-on training in a range of clinical settings and simulations—the Ocala School of Nursing campus offers it all.

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  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) - Bachelor's Degree
    • On-campus and online classes
    • Field experience
    • Self-directed assessments (available for standard degree)

    Our standard entry option is for students without a Bachelor's degree and our accelerated second degree entry option is for students with a Bachelor's degree who want to make a career change into nursing. Our Ocala campus BSN offers robust support, tutoring assistance and small, interactive classes to help you earn the licensure you need to become an RN.

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  • RN to BSN - Bachelor's Degree
    • Online classes
    • Online Empowered Learning: learn by doing real-world projects and manage your pace
    • Practicum experience in your local community
    • Campus support and resources (optional)

    Currently licensed RNs can add knowledge and skills by earning a BSN degree that focuses on strategic leadership and practices. It’s a flexible program built for busy schedules while preparing you for the leadership role you want and deserve.

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  • Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) - Master's Degree
    • Online classes
    • Online Empowered Learning: learn by doing real-world projects and manage your pace
    • Practicum experiences in your local community
    • Campus support and resources (optional)

    Your patients already appreciate your skills. Now, it’s time to lead fellow nurses, help shape the future of healthcare and further your career. The MSN program features three specializations: Nursing Leadership and Administration, Nursing Education, and Healthcare Technology, Simulation and Informatics. With online learning and in-person experience, you get the best of both worlds.

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  • Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) - Doctoral Degree
    • Online classes
    • Online Empowered Learning: learn by doing real-world projects and manage your pace
    • Practice experiences in your local community
    • Campus support and resources (optional)

    For nurses called to lead at the highest levels in healthcare and public health and policy. Choose from two specializations: Executive Leadership or Public Health and Policy.

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Nursing Information Sessions at the Ocala Campus

Still have questions about our Nursing programs or processes? Join us for an upcoming Ocala campus nursing information session. You’ll see firsthand what separates Rasmussen University from other Florida Nursing schools. Our admissions advisors are ready for your queries and can even help you get started on the admissions process.

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Nursing Information Sessions video

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Speaker 1 (00:01):

Rasmussen knows nursing.

And the first step in charting your future in the field is joining us at a Nursing Information Session.

Speaker 2 (00:09):

And we just go over all the program details. So, breaking down classes, costs, credit transfer, clinicals, scheduling, hours and expectations, different financial aid options, and then discussing the enrollment process and qualifying.

Info sessions are held, you know, during daytime hours. So, it's a great opportunity for prospective nursing students to actually see our current nursing students.

Speaker 3 (00:32):

I think a Nursing Information Session is great because you actually can come to the campus. You can see what the classrooms look like. Uh, they tour through the SIM lab. Like, days when I'm running SIM they'll, you know, they'll, they say, “Hey, can we come walk through your SIM lab?” And so they get to see what it looks like. They get to look behind the scenes and see this is where the teacher sits.

Speaker 2 (00:54):

Um, there's a chance that it'll be in one of our labs. Um, and then what we do is if there aren't classes going on in our SIM labs, we do try to get the tour of that so that prospective nursing students can actually see the SIMs.

Speaker 3 (01:07):

It's a safe learning environment in that it's okay to make mistakes. Um, where students were learning. No, nobody ever said nursing school would be easy, but it's always worth it at the end that being able to be a nurse—function as a nurse. Um, it's just such a fun career.

Speaker 2 (01:26):

Um, we just assure our students that we do have steps in place. We have internal discounts, um, so corporate partner discount, military discount, and then we have a Change A Life scholarship. So, if a student refers somebody else, that new student whose life is being changed by going to school—maybe for the first time—can receive a scholarship.

Speaker 3 (01:43):

I think people realize that it's the career to be in. It's the career. It's, it's a great career to be in. And I think that's what drives people to go back.

Speaker 2 (01:52):

Just keeping in mind that there's a variety of programs here. There's no one set path that is right. It's just students need to figure out which is gonna be the best path for them.

Speaker 1 (02:02):

Take the next step and join us at a Nursing Information Session. Regularly offered at many Rasmussen campuses.

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"As a nursing instructor it’s great to be able to ignite the passion of the next generation of nurses, knowing along the way, you had a part in who they will become."

Ebony Wilhelm, MSN, RN
Assistant Nursing Professor, Rasmussen University — Ocala Campus

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