Mercy Hospital School of Practical Nursing is a Catholic, private, hospital-based school. The school is approved by the State of Florida Board of Nursing and is fully accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), located at 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 500, Atlanta, Georgia 30326. The ACEN can be contacted at (404) 975-5000 or at www.acenursing.org. The School is licensed by the State of Florida Department of Education, Commission for Independent Education.

The excellent reputation enjoyed by the school in the State of Florida is attributed to the high standards maintained by the school in academic performance, clinical competence and professionalism.