Palm Beach State College (PBSC) is institutionally-accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges. The Lake Worth campus is one of five PBSC campuses, making PBSC the largest college in Palm Beach County by enrollment. PBSC not only encourages adult learners, special summer camps educate elementary, middle and high school students.
PBSC offers a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree with one entry/ completion path. This track requires that students have an associates degree in nursing (AS or AAS) and are currently licensed Registered Nurses (RNs) in Florida. This is a 2+2 program, where students will have completed approximately two-years of lower division coursework in pursuit of their ADN, and will now complete two years of upper-division courses.Sample courses include:Advanced Pathophysiology for Nursing Nursing Research and Informatics Nursing Care for the Geriatric Patient and Other Vulnerable Populations
This 2+2 BSN program requires a total of 120 credits, including any transfer credits granted for holding an associates degree in nursing. This breaks down into 84 credits for lower-division courses and 36 credits for upper-division nursing and related courses. Students have the option of choosing to take courses either in-person at the Lake Worth campus, or online. The learning process combines coursework, clinical experience, skills-building and simulation exercises. The program prepares graduates for careers in nursing and health care, particularly in administrative and supervisory roles.