Pasco-Hernando State College was recently ranked first among Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) programs in Florida by In Florida, there are more than 160 LPN programs that are approved by the Florida Board of Nursing. ranked the top 15 programs, with PHSC coming in first.

“This latest ranking validates our diligence in providing high quality and affordable nursing program opportunities to the communities we serve,” said Timothy L. Beard, Ph.D., president, Pasco-Hernando State College.

Each program highlighted on the rankings list received a score based on several important factors, including NCLEX-PN first-time pass rates, graduation rate, academic quality and affordability. is a small team of educators and health care professionals, committed to providing aspiring students with the most relevant and comprehensive education and career information about nursing and other health care occupations.