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Nursing - Lake Worth campus

Located on the first floor are the offices of the Program Director, Program Specialist, and the administrative assistants. The first floor also features a lecture hall which includes a multi-media presentation system with Internet access, video conferencing technology, and a data projector. The nursing skills lab is also located on the first floor of the AH building and includes beds with adult mannequins and various equipment for practice. The Nursing Skills Lab is open Monday through Saturday, which provides ample time for student practice and competency demonstration.

The second floor holds the Nursing Computer Testing Lab. The Testing Lab includes 64 computer stations for students computerized testing and one private testing location. The third floor holds a skills lab classroom/practice area which is also utilized for medication simulation.

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

The VL Building and the ETA Building are used for clinical simulation and are equipped with maternity, newborn and adult high fidelity simulators, a medication dispensing unit, and student computers for simulated electronic documentation. The VL building is also equipped with a high fidelity pediatric simulator.

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 Registered Nursing program at the Lake Worth has an admissions entry twice a year during the spring and fall terms.

Program Length: The program length is 2 years.

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: Classroom and clinical hours run on a 2, 3, 4 or 5 day schedule depending on student’s registration. Classroom and clinical times will vary with the progression of each semester.

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 Course of Study

Semester 1 (fall/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/spring)

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 (fall/spring)

NUR 2261- Concepts for Nursing Practice III

NUR 2261L- Concepts for Nursing Practice III Clinical

PSY 2012- General Psychology

Semester 4 (fall/spring)

NUR 2712C- Concepts for Nursing Practice IV

NUR 2943L– Preceptorship Experience

Humanities- Art/Literature

Campus Address: 4200 South Congress Avenue, Lake Worth, FL, 33461

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