You worked hard to become a nurse. You have plenty to be proud of. But now you want to take your skills to a higher level. Focusing on biblical, historical, theoretical and practical studies, this Palm Beach Atlantic University program will prepare you to step up to that higher level with a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree. Our program offers five areas to choose from:
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 student mentors and bring decades of real-world experience. Other distinctives include:
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*The advantage of submitting documents directly to PBA Admissions is that it is simpler and quicker, but transcripts must be sent directly to PBA Admissions at 901 S. Flagler Drive, P.O. Box 24708, West Palm Beach, FL, 33416 or submitted electronically to Data_team@pba.edu. The advantage of NursingCAS is that if a student already has a completed profile including transcripts, they do not need to re-enter or submit that information. There is a nominal fee associated with applying through CAS.
The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) is recommended for professional nurses to practice at the highest level and equips them to meet the changing face of healthcare. PBA offers five tracks in the DNP program: Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, Executive Leadership, Family Nurse Practitioner, Post-Master’s and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. Applicants should hold a baccalaureate or master’s degree in nursing. Degree plan of Master’s prepared applicants will vary based on transcript review.
Our program delivers specific benefits such as:
The School of Nursing has a vast range of opportunities for both our students and our graduates. From student clubs and organizations to externships and internships, you can get involved!
Graduates of the program are ready for licensure as nurses with careers in bedside nursing, leadership and community nursing. Many program alumni also pursue a graduate degree. PBA nursing graduates consistently achieve a 94 percent pass rate on the national licensure exam, and are employed by respected healthcare organizations around the country, some of which include:
"I learned valuable skills that prepared me to be a compassionate, caring, and critically-thinking nurse. Above all, I was taught through the example of my professors and community to be a servant-hearted and faith-filled healthcare provider in today’s generation." Amanda Marie Sanz '18