Palm Beach Atlantic University

901 South Flagler Dr.
West Palm Beach, FL 33416
United States
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Palm Beach Atlantic has a Nurses Christian Fellowship group that meets during the semester.

Mission Statement

The mission of Palm Beach Atlantic University is to prepare students for lifelong learning and leadership by offering excellent undergraduate, graduate and professional programs of study in the Arts, Humanities, Sciences and selected professions. Palm Beach Atlantic University is a private, independent university dedicated to the intentional integration of Christian principles. As a community of learners, the University provides students with a rigorous educational environment that leads to intellectual, spiritual and personal character development.


  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
  • State Board of Registered Nursing
  • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)

Other Accreditations

  • Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)
    • The Palm Beach Atlantic University Lloyd L. Gregory School of Pharmacy Doctor of Pharmacy program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)
  • Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)

Program Distinctives

PBA is known throughout the region for the quality of nursing graduates we produce each year. This is a result of our proven curriculum and exceptional instructors who serve as student mentors and bring decades of real-world experience. Other distinctives include:

  • Christ-Centered Experience—concepts of faith and biblical principles are at the center of everything nursing students experience.
  • Holistic Approach—we strongly believe, and teach our students, that true healthcare involves sociocultural understanding and spiritual encouragement in addition to the physical.
  • Advanced Labs and Technology—you will benefit from training with the most advanced nursing lab technologies and patient simulation resources, preparing you to step in and succeed on day one.
  • Personalized Learning—you will be guided by expert faculty who bring years of nursing experience at places such as Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center; Bethesda Memorial Hospital in Boynton Beach, Florida; Good Samaritan Medical Center; and Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Mission/Service Learning Opportunities

PBA students participate in the distinctive community service program known as Workship.  Through this program, PBA students respond to human needs with Christ-like action in the community and the world.  More than 3.6 million hours have been served by PBA students since the program's inception in 1968. 

Global missions opportunities are also available to PBA students.

Degrees Offered

  • RN to BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BS, BSN)
  • Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
  • Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP)

Other Degrees

Orlando Campus Upper Division Nursing:

  • Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
  • Health Systems Leadership (BSN to MSN Track)
  • Health Systems Leadership (BSN/MSN Dual Enrollment Track)
  • Health Systems Leadership (RN to MSN Track)
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • DNP Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (DNP-AGPCNP Track)
  • DNP Executive Leadership (DNP-EXL Track)
  • DNP Family Nurse Practitioner (DNP-FNP Track)
  • DNP Post-Master's (DNP-PM Track)
  • DNP Psychiatric Mental Health Care Nurse Practitioner (DNP-PMHNP Track)