Master of Science in Nursing

Program: Master of Science in Nursing Program (MSN)

School(s):  School of Nursing

Our Master of Science Nursing program will help you advance your professional status with a respected academic credential that will position you to become a leader wherever your work life takes you. Focused on biblical, historical, theoretical and practical studies and providing you with much sought-after skills. The School of Nursing  offers three MSN Health System Leadership Tracks:

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What can I do With This Degree?

  • Nurse Educator
  • Nursing Director
  • Nursing Manager
  • Registered Nurse (RN)
  • Chief Nursing Officer (CNO)

Program Details

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:

  • Christ-Centered Experience—concepts of faith and biblical principles are at the center of everything nursing students experience.
  • 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 places such as Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center; Bethesda Memorial Hospital in Boynton Beach, Florida; Good Samaritan Medical Center; and Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Learn more about your classes and requirements in the course catalog. 

Admission Requirements:

  1. Completed online application at pba.eduor NursingCAS application at http://nursingcas.org/  (NursingCAS is the Centralized Application Service for students applying to nursing programs)
  2. Baccalaureate degree in nursingfrom a regionally accredited university and nationally accredited nursing program
  • Exception for qualified applicants with RN license who meet remaining criteria but enroll in RN to MSN track
  1. Minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale, minimum nursing courses 3.0 GPA
  2. No GRE required; however, applicants who score less than 3.0 (cumulative and nursing) on a 4.0 scale must provide acceptable GRE scores of 50thpercentile on both verbal and quantitative sections and 4.0 on the analytical writing section
  3. Minimum of one year’s work experience as an RN or current employment as an RN
  4. Required documents below may be submitted directly to PBA admissions or through NursingCAS* at nursingcas.org.
  • Official Transcripts from all schools attended
  • Current Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Three letters of recommendation attesting to the applicant’s academic ability and leadership potential, including one from a current supervisor
  • GRE scores if applicable
  • Current and active Florida license OR a valid RN license from another state and proof of application to Florida Board of Nursing
  • Personal statement supporting future goals, faith, and interest in obtaining a practice doctorate (no more than 500 words)
  1. Personal interview with the School of Nursing Graduate Admissions Committee
  2. After interview and upon acceptance, applicants must:
  • Submit Admissions Deposit of $400 (non-refundable; will be applied to tuition upon enrollment
  • Provide Documentation to the School of Nursing
      • Background Check with Fingerprints
      • Drug Screen
      • Proof of Immunization/Titers
      • PPD or other TB Test
      • CPR
      • Florida RN License
      • Proof of Health Insurance
  1. Upper division undergraduate nursing students may apply to the graduate nursing Dual Enrollment BSN/MSN track with the following conditions:
  • Minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale, minimum nursing courses 3.0 GPA
  • Currently enrolled PBA nursing students only need to submit one letter of recommendation.
    • Acceptance is provisional until the applicant provides evidence of
      • A valid Florida RN license.
      • Current employment as an RN.

Our program delivers specific benefits such as:

  • An emphasis on problem-solving skills and other practical aspects of healthcare leadership
  • An emphasis on critical thinking and real-life experience
  • Curriculum designed to minimize redundancy, engage learning
  • A faith-based approach to education that supports calling and service
  • Curriculum that is offered in a combination of convenient, hybrid courses delivered online and monthly, in-person classes at PBA’s West Palm Beach campus
  • Two program entry points each year: August and January (with application deadlines of July 1 and November 15)
  • You'll finish PBA with 36-39 graduate credits
  • The solid reputation of the Palm Beach Atlantic School of Nursing

For a complete program description and policies, click here.

Nursing Opportunities & Outcomes

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! 

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Launching Brighter Futures

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:

  • Canasi Medical Institute
  • Cleveland Clinic
  • 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
  • Mary’s Medical Center
  • Team Health

Tuition & Fees

PBA awards over three million dollars in scholarships every year and 97% of PBA undergraduate students receive financial aid. 

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"Palm Beach Atlantic’s Nursing School, not only prepared me adequately with knowledge, but also provided some of the best clinical professors I could have asked for to guide me throughout school, in my practice, and life." Cody Peters '18