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Evening/Weekend Nursing Program

The Evening/Weekend Nursing program is located on the Lake Worth campus, in the Allied Health (AH) Building. Our state-of-the-art facility offers a variety of unique simulation, skills labs, and classroom experiences.

Admissions are accepted every year during the spring semester. The application deadline is usually set for September 15th for January admissions. Classes are scheduled during evening hours with clinical experiences provided on weekends. This scheduling allows flexibility to working members of the healthcare team seeking advancement to Registered Nurse status. This development of this program was initially supported, in part, by funds from the Palm Health Care Foundation.

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 & Deadlines

Program Entry:  The Evening/Weekend RN program has an admissions entry once a year during the spring term.

Program Length:  The program length is 2 years and 8 months.

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

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

Program Schedule:  Lectures are usually held Thursday evenings with online supplemental instruction on Blackboard. Clinical experiences are usually held on Saturdays.

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 Evening/Weekend Course of Study

Semester 1 (spring)

NUR 1023 - Intro to Concepts for Nursing Practice I

NUR 1022L Intro to Concepts for Nursing Practice I Skills

NUR 1141 Intro to Pharmacotherapeutics

BSC 2086 & BSC 2086L - Anatomy and Physiology II

MCB 2010 and MCB 2010L- Microbiology

Semester 1 (summer)

NUR 1023LIntro to Concepts for   Nursing Practice I Clinical

Semester 2 (fall)

NUR 1213- Concepts for Nursing Practice II

NUR 1214L- Concepts for Nursing Practice II Skills

ENC 1101- College Composition I

STA 2023- Statistics

Semester 2 (spring)

NUR 1213L- Concepts for Nursing Practice II Clinical

Semester 3 (summer)

NUR 2261 - Concepts for Nursing Practice III

PSY 2012 - General Psychology

Semester 3 (fall)

NUR 2261L - Concepts for Nursing Practice III Clinical

Semester 4 (spring)

NUR 2712C - Concepts for Nursing Practice IV

Semester 4 (summer)

NUR 2943L - Preceptorship Experience

Humanities - Art/Literature

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