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Nursing at Polk State College

What traits are you looking for in a nursing school? To help you decide if Polk State College is right for you, we've gathered the following information about the school's nursing program.

Polk State is located in Winter Haven, Florida and approximately 9,961 students attend the school each year.

Want to know more about the career opportunities in this field? Check out the Careers in Nursing section at the bottom of this page.

Polk State Nursing Degrees Available

Online Classes Are Available at Polk State

If you are a working student or have a busy schedule, you may want to consider taking online classes. While these classes used to be mostly populated by returning adults, more and more traditional students are turning to this option.

Are you one of the many who prefer to take online classes? Polk State offers distance education options for nursing at the following degree levels:

  • Bachelor’s Degree

Polk State Nursing Rankings

Note: Rankings don't always give a complete picture of a school's strengths and weaknesses, so it's a good idea to extend your research and also look at other factors when trying to decide if the school is right for you.

Earnings of Polk State Nursing Graduates

The median salary of nursing students who receive their bachelor's degree at Polk State is $68,592. This is 12% higher than $61,050, which is the national average for all nursing bachelor's degree recipients.


Concentrations Within Nursing

The following nursing concentations are available at Polk State College. The completion numbers here include all graduates who receive any type of degree in this field from Polk State College. Some of these focus areas may not be available for your degree level.

Concentration Annual Degrees Awarded
Registered Nursing 230

Careers That Nursing Grads May Go Into

A degree in nursing can lead to the following careers. Since job numbers and average salaries can vary by geographic location, we have only included the numbers for FL, the home state for Polk State College.

Occupation Jobs in FL Average Salary in FL
Registered Nurses 177,600 $66,210
Nurse Practitioners 10,590 $101,100
Nurse Anesthetists 2,180 $177,390
Nurse Midwives 330 $88,060


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

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