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 "top nursing school" 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.

We’re also proud to be the #1 educator of Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) in Florida in 2020, the #1 educator of Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) grads in the country and the #1 educator of registered nurses (RNs) in Florida in 2020.6

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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

3 nursing students in lab with doctor
interior view of Rasmussen Ocala Florida campus
interior view of Rasmussen Ocala Florida campus

Your Future as a Nurse in Florida

Nursing Careers Are Located in Ocala

$63,800 Mean annual wage of RNs in Ocala (2020)

$46,680 Mean annual wage of LPNs in Ocala (2020)

+14,0004 Projected annual job openings for RNs in Florida (2018–2028)

^16%5 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®7 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®8 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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"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

Campus Updates

Ocala School of Nursing Campus News and Events

Peter Beasley campus director

Campus Director

“We pride ourselves on making each student’s experience personal, meaningful and life-changing.”
—Pete Beasley

  1. 123 successful NCLEX-PN® attempts in FL in 2020 were from Rasmussen University graduates.
  2. According to Associate Degree Registered Nurse conferrals from 2016–2019 as reported in IPEDS.
  3. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Employment Statistics, [salary data accessed July 27, 2021] https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_36100.htm. BLS salary data represents averaged earnings for the occupations listed and includes workers at all levels of education and experience. This data does not represent starting salaries. Employment conditions may vary.
  4. Labor Market Employment Outlook Statistics reported through CareerOneStop, [employment information accessed July 27, 2021] https://www.careeronestop.org/Toolkit/StateAndLocal/ProjectedEmployment.aspx?soccode= 291141&location=fl. Projected Annual Job Openings in Florida for the occupation listed refers to the average annual job openings due to growth and net replacement.
  5. Labor Market Employment Outlook Statistics reported through CareerOneStop, [employment information accessed July 27, 2021] https://www.careeronestop.org/Toolkit/Careers/Occupations/occupation-profile.aspx?keyword=Registered Nurses&onetcode=29114100&location=fl&onet=29114100. Job growth represents Florida-specific projected growth for the occupation listed.
  6. 857 successful NCLEX-RN® attempts in FL in 2020 were from Rasmussen University graduates.
  7. NCLEX-PN is a registered trademark of the National Council of State Boards of Nursing, Inc.
  8. NCLEX-RN is a registered trademark of the National Council of State Boards of Nursing, Inc.
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