Program: Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-BSN)
Your light, focused and strong, is what the world needs. This program helps you do more, preparing you to serve the world at a higher level with a baccalaureate degree (BSN) in nursing. At PBA, we offer guidance that focuses on biblical, historical, theoretical and practical studies. Combined with our thriving community connections, we help you develop skills to reach your potential and become A Brighter You.
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:
1. Associate degree in nursing (ADN) with a cumulative 3.0 GPA
2. A valid registered nurse license in the State of Florida
3. Minimum of one year's work experience either as an RN or currently employed as an RN.
4. Required documents below may be submitted directly to PBA admissions or through NursingCAS* at www.nursingcas.org
5. Answer an RN to BSN focus question (no more than 300 words)
*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.
Applicants will be notified in writing of the admission decision within two weeks after completing the application and submitting documents. To secure a spot in the program, accepted students must, no later than 30 days before classes begin, submit:
Our program delivers specific benefits such as:
You don’t have to put your whole life on hold to earn your degree.
Online programs make learning more convenient than ever so you can balance work and family. We’ve developed a virtual experience that is challenging, rewarding, and focused on fostering a positive learning community.
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 often pursue graduate degrees and are employed by respected healthcare organizations around the country, some of which include:
PBA awards over three million dollars in scholarships every year and 97% of PBA undergraduate students receive financial aid.
“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