Nursing Schools Almanac Ranks LMU No. 22 in Florida

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nursing studentsNursing Schools Almanac has released its 2020 ranking of the best U.S. nursing schools. The Lincoln Memorial University-Caylor School of Nursing (LMU-CSON) Tampa off campus site is ranked No. 22 in the State of Florida by the publication.  

A relative newcomer to the state, LMU-CSON is ranked just after nursing programs from the University of West Florida and Florida State University-Panama City and ahead of such programs as Florida Southern College, Chamberlin University, Broward College and St. Thomas University. Nursing Schools Almanac collected data on more than 3,000 institutions, and less than 35% made the final list of best nursing schools in the nation. The Florida list includes the top 60 nursing programs in the state. The complete list can be found here.

LMU and AdventHealth (formerly Florida Hospital) partnered to create an off-campus site for the CSON in Tampa, Florida in 2017. The partnership aims to establish a synergy for continuous quality improvement in both education and the practice of nursing by preparing caring, compassionate and competent nurses. Located at AdventHealth Tampa’s Health Park facility, LMU-Tampa offers accelerated undergraduate nursing degree programs including the ASN and BSN. Both programs boast a high NCLEX pass rate. LMU’s programs in Tampa are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN) and the site is licensed by the Florida Commission for Independent Education, License No. 5738.

For nearly 50 years, the LMU-CSON has been preparing competent, caring and highly trained nurses for exciting, in-demand careers that make a difference every single day. LMU-trained nurses work in a variety of settings such as hospitals, doctors’ offices, home health care and clinics at every level from Registered Nurse to Doctor of Nursing Practice. The University’s main campus was founded in 1897 in Harrogate, Tennessee and the CSON was established in 1974. LMU ranks No. 3 in the top 30 nursing programs ranked in Nursing Schools Almanac’s Tennessee list.

LMU offers its accredited nursing programs at the main campus in Harrogate and at off-campus locations in Alcoa, Kingsport and Knoxville, Tennessee, as well as Corbin, Kentucky, and Tampa, Florida.

The University is currently recruiting students to begin their nursing journey at the LMU Tampa. For more information or to apply, please contact Coordinator of Nursing Recruitment and Advising Ines Starkey at 813.331.4614 or by email at

Nursing Schools Almanac is a website devoted to providing an accurate, complete and powerful online resource for aspiring nurses. As nursing responsibilities have grown, so have the licensing and training requirements for the various roles. Nursing Schools Almanac has organized a wealth of state- and city-specific information about nursing education, empowering aspiring nurses to find the best-suited programs to kickstart their careers.

 Lincoln Memorial University is a values-based learning community dedicated to providing educational experiences in the liberal arts and professional studies. The main campus is located in Harrogate, Tennessee. For more information about the undergraduate and graduate programs available at LMU, contact the Office of Admissions at 423-869-6280 or email at

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