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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
For details see Application Requirements and FAQ
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.
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:
Amanda Marie Sanz ’18 is a nurse specializing in neonatology at Emory Healthcare’s Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.
Cody Peters ’18 is a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit Nurse at St. Mary’s Medical Center at Palm Beach Children’s Hospital.
“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.