The best nurses are those who feel a calling to the field and who truly want to help,
heal and serve others. In our nursing program, you’ll explore concepts of empathy,
compassion and servant leadership. You’ll engage in a proven curriculum and train
with state-of-the-art simulation facilities. And you’ll be prepared to deliver a higher level of patient care.
Our upper level nursing program offers students a holistic approach to the nursing
profession and where you’ll have abundant opportunities to apply what you learn in
local hospitals, clinics and community outreach programs to needy communities around
the world through the School of Nursing and PBA’s Gregory Center for Medical Missions.
Upon the successful completion of your first semester of your junior year, you’ll
qualify to work as a nurse technician at most local hospitals.
Licensure and Certifications
PBA’s BSN nursing program prepares graduates to sit for the National Council Licensure
Examination (NCLEX), a nationwide examination for the licensing of nurses in the United
States. Passing the exam is a prerequisite to nurse licensure in the USA.
PBA is known throughout the region for the quality of nursing graduates we produce
each year. This is a result of our proven curriculum and exceptional instructors who
serve as students' mentors and bring decades of real-world experience. Other distinctives
Christ-Centered Experience—concepts of faith and biblical principles are at the center of everything nursing
Holistic Approach—we strongly believe, and teach our students, that true healthcare involves sociocultural
understanding and spiritual encouragement in addition to the physical.
Advanced Labs and Technology—you will benefit from training with the most advanced nursing lab technologies and
patient simulation resources, preparing you to step in and succeed on day one.
Personalized Learning—you will be guided by expert faculty who bring years of nursing experience at leading
Graduates of the program are ready to sit for the national licensing exam in order
to obtain their RN license and begin careers in the various fields of nursing. Many
program alumni also pursue a graduate degree. Since our founding, PBA nursing graduates
have achieved an average pass rate of 93% on the national licensure exam, and are
employed by respected healthcare organizations around the country, some of which include:
Duke Medical Center
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Community Health Clinic of West Palm Beach
Emory Healthcare of Atlanta
Florida Cancer Specialists
Florida Department of Health
Jupiter Medical Group
Marcus Neuroscience Institute
Palm Beach Cardiology
St. Mary’s Medical Center
Application Exam Scheduling Instructions (TEAS)
Palm Beach Atlantic University is not an official TEAS testing site. TEAS tests are administered only for currently enrolled lower division nursing or transfer students who have applied
to the Nursing Program .
Entrance Exam: Test of Essential Academic Skills Version 6 (TEAS)
TEAS exams are limited to currently enrolled PBA students and current applicants only. If you are not currently a PBA student you may search for testing locations on ATI's Website
Enrolled students should go to myPBA>Schools>Nursing to view the latest TEAS schedule.
Before the test:
Study and prepare ahead of time
Get a good night’s sleep the night before the test
Eat breakfast or lunch the day of the test
Go to www.atitesting.com and create a student account. Bring your login information to the test. (If you do
not bring the information to the test, you will have to reschedule!)
Apply to the Upper Division by going to myPBA/Schools/Nursing and clicking on the
Upper Division BSN Program application link
The day of the test:
Due to COVID the test is currently being proctored remotely by a third party company.
For details contact Nursing@pba.edu . Please put TEAS in the subject line
PBA awards over three million dollars in scholarships every year and 97% of PBA undergraduate
students receive financial aid. Calculate Costs.
“They really put us in a position to excel as nurses. It prepares you to be not only
a standout nurse but also a standout person.” Marissa Pacheco ’16