This is your Gateway to current information about the course of study leading to the title of Registered Nurse (RN). The four semester Nursing Program at Palm Beach State College (Palm Beach State) confers an Associate of Science Degree on successful graduates, upon completion of required criteria. It is offered as a Full-time or Weekend/Evening course of study to individuals who have received confirmation of their acceptance into this limited access program.
Applicants seeking careers in the healthcare field often begin by completion of a one year Occupational Health Program at the practical nursing (LPN) or paramedic level and then advance to the RN level. These are not mandatory but optional pathways to a successful nursing career. Palm Beach State offers an opportunity for advanced placement to transition students meeting set criteria. Please contact the Nursing Program Specialist through the Nursing Office for more information about the transition requirements.
Information Sessions - all prospective students for the Nursing Program must attend one.
Generic RN student - Information Session dates & times
Students can attend a simulcasted information session at the Belle Glade campus' nursing lecture hall.
Generic Student Applicant FAQs
Transition RN student - Information Session dates & times
(The transition program is for currently licensed PNs and Paramedics ONLY!)
Transition Student Applicant FAQs
The Associate Degree Nursing Program has a completion/graduation rate for students of 87.7%. The NCLEX-RN pass rate was 88%, which exceeds the state and national averages. All graduates were employed in health care upon graduation to the best of our knowledge.
For information related to the licensing of nursing programs, contact the:
Florida Board of Nursing
Florida Department of Health
4052 Cypress Way Bin #C02
Tallahassee, FL 32399
For information related to the Nursing programs at Palm Beach State, contact the:
Palm Beach State College Nursing Office (AH 110)
Phone: 561- 868-3412
or mail the:
Nursing Department, MS #31
Palm Beach State College
4200 Congress Ave.
Lake Worth, FL 33461