Note: The School of Nursing has extended the Upper Division fall 2020 semester deadline to June 1st.
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.
“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
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.
The following additional elements are required for the application.
Timeframe for Competitive Applications and What to Expect if you are Accepted:
Only students who entered PBA as freshman (or directly from high school) are eligible for Guaranteed Admission.
Currently enrolled Palm Beach Atlantic University students who meet the following criteria receive Guaranteed Admission to the Upper Division Nursing Major.
Regular Competitive Admissions Minimum Requirements:
*GPA is the GPA in required courses, not the overall GPA. This is designed to encourage students to take difficult science classes without fearing that they will hurt their chances of acceptance.
Meeting the minimum requirements is NOT a guarantee of acceptance.
Transfering Your A.A. Degree (or prior bachelor's degree)
If you have an A.A. degree and have completed required prerequisites, you are ready to apply to Palm Beach Atlantic’s Upper Division Nursing program
*All courses must be completed by the time of program entrance. You may still be enrolled in these courses during the application process.
Transfer Nursing Students Needing to Complete Prerequisites at PBA
Application Exam Scheduling Instructions (TEAS)
Palm Beach Atlantic University is not an official TEAS testing site. TEAS tests are administered only for currently enrolled lower division nursing.
Entrance Exam: Test of Essential Academic Skills Version 6
Before the test:
The day of the test:
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.
Nine distinctive schools are part of PBA. Classes related to this major will be focused here.
PBA is rightly proud of our talented faculty. Here’s who you’ll be learning from in this major.
You’ve chosen your program of study, now it’s time to get familiar with your classes.