The School of Nursing
Full Name: Patrick Heyman
Associate Dean, Undergraduate Nursing
B.S., Palm Beach Atlantic University, '94; B.S.N., M.S.N., Ph.D., University of Florida.
Patrick was the first full time faculty member in the new School of Nursing and helped
to establish the program. In addition to his teaching duties, he has been active in
the Palm Healthcare Foundation’s preceptor and online clinical placement initiatives,
helping to ensure the quality of nursing and other healthcare workers in South Florida.
Prior to coming to PBA, Patrick worked as a nurse practitioner in a private practice.
He put himself through school by teaching Latin and ballroom dance lessons, where
he met his wife. Before coming to the health professions, he worked in the travel
industry, developing educational trips for senior citizens and automating internal
processes. He is the son of missionaries and has lived in Liberia, Costa Rica, and
Uruguay. He and his wife reside in Wellington and have two sons.