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Nursing - Belle Glade campus

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The Belle Glade cohort of the Registered Nursing Program is supported by community leaders of Belle Glade, Clewiston and Pahokee. It is funded in part by Health Care District, the Stewart Foundation and the Palm Health Care Foundation. Students accepted into the nursing program at the Belle-Glade campus will be attending clinicals in this area with the emphasis on care in this community.

All Nursing offices and classrooms are housed on the second floor of the CRB building at the Belle Glade location. The nursing classrooms are equipped with a teacher station and a multi-media presentation system with Internet access, video conferencing technology, and a data projector. Our state-of-the-art Skills lab has beds, stretchers, and manikins for student use as well as specialty simulation areas with three adult simulators for simulated experiences.  A Computer Testing Lab is located on the first floor with 26 computerized testing stations.

With smaller classes, education and career pathways in the healthcare field, and experienced faculty and staff, our Registered Nursing Program offers students a quality Nursing education at an affordable cost.


Program Facts and Deadlines

Program Entry: The RN program at the Belle Glade campus has an admissions entry once a year during the Spring term.

Program Length: The program length is 2 years.

Program Credit Hours: The program consists of 72 credit hours.

Program Location: Belle Glade campus (Students will attend Clinicals at medical facilities throughout Palm Beach County)

Program Schedule: Classroom and clinical schedule will be Monday through Thursday. Classroom/Clinical times will very as students progress through the program.

Faculty and Facilities: Students receive instruction by nursing professionals in classroom, lab, and clinical settings. Lab classes are held in a modern hospital-type learning environment, utilizing current equipment and technology, including up-to-date medical records software.

Program Costs: As a public institution, Palm Beach State's tuition is affordable. Currently, the approximate cost of the Registered Nursing program for Florida residents is about $8,000, which includes tuition, textbooks, criminal background and drug screening), physical examination, immunizations, and uniforms and name badge. Out-of-state residents pay a higher tuition and all costs are subject to change. Tuition and other costs are reviewed at our Information Sessions.

Financial Aid: Financial aid is available for this program and it is recommended that you apply early at In addition, there are a limited number of scholarships available through the Palm Beach State College Foundation (

Graduation Degree: Graduates of the Registered Nursing program will receive an associates in science (A.S.) degree in Nursing.

Professional Licensure: Students who graduate from the Registered Nursing program will be eligible to take the NCLEX-RN exam. After successfully completing an RN program and NECLEX-RN exam, a student will be eligible to obtain RN licensure through the Florida Board of Nursing.

Accreditation: This program is approved by the Florida Board of Nursing and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), formerly National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC).

Program Curriculum: Please see Program Overview for more details on Registered Nursing courses, including links to course descriptions.

Course Sequencing for Full-time Belle Glade Course of Study

Semester 1 (spring)

NUR 1023 - Intro to Concepts for Nursing Practice I

NUR 1023L - Intro to Concepts for Nursing Practice I Clinical

NUR 1022L - Intro to Concepts for Nursing Practice I Skills

NUR 1141- Intro to Pharmacotherapeutics

MCB 2010 & MCB 2010L- Microbiology

NSO 0170 - Intro to Professional Nursing
(Transition Students only)

Semester 2 (fall)

NUR 1213 - Concepts for Nursing Practice II

NUR 1213L - Concepts for Nursing Practice II Clinical

NUR 1214L - Concepts for Nursing Practice II Skills

ENC 1101 - College Composition I

STA 2023 - Statistics

Semester 3 (spring)

NUR 2261 - Concepts for Nursing Practice III

NUR 2261L - Concepts for Nursing Practice III Clinical

PSY 2012 - General Psychology

Semester 4 (fall)

NUR 2712C - Concepts for Nursing Practice IV

NUR 2943L - Preceptorship Experience

Humanities - Art/Literature

Campus Address: 1977 College Drive, Belle Glade, FL, 33430

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