Nursing B.S.N.

Launch Your Calling to Heal 

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 lab and simulation facilities. And you’ll be prepared to deliver a higher level of patient care.

A Holistic Approach

Our four-year program offers students a holistic approach to the nursing profession. You’ll begin with nursing courses in your junior year. And 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 PBA’s Gregory Center for Medical Missions. A number of area hospitals offer internship programs including the VA’s summer Valor Program, and 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.

Distinctively PBA

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.


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1. Freshman Direct Admission

High School Students applying for Freshman Direct Admission only need apply to the university and indicate nursing as their major.  Admissions will send qualified applicants a link to the web page form with the additional information required.  Spots are limited, so early application is encouraged.  Freshman Direct Admission students do not need to apply again to the Upper Division.

2. Competitive Application Instructions

1. Currently enrolled lower division students will fill out a form on myPBA > Schools > Nursing. (login required)

2. Students transferring directly into the upper division (with an AA or Bachelor's degree) must fill out two applications:

3. Students applying to lower division (sometimes called "pre-nursing") simply apply to the university.

Get Pre-admitted to Nursing while still in High School

Our nursing school is pleased to highlight an exciting program for High School Seniors. Students who meet the qualifications can be pre-admitted to the nursing program. Once accepted, there are no more applications to fill out, EVER. Students accepted into this program will take courses with nursing faculty each semester throughout their entire time at PBA.

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

Emory Healthcare of Atlanta

Amanda Marie Sanz ’18 is a nurse specializing in neonatology at Emory Healthcare’s Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.

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St. Mary’s Medical Center

Cody Peters ’18 is a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit Nurse at St. Mary’s Medical Center at Palm Beach Children’s Hospital.

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“PBA’s nursing curriculum and professors were top-notch and, in my opinion, some of the best in the country. They prepared me for things that most new nurses lack: great assessment skills, critical thinking, and most importantly empathizing with patients and families.” John Wesley Saults Jr.
’16 Nursing


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