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There are a variety of schools from which aspiring nurses can choose in the Palm Beach area. Below, you can read about some of the better-known programs and corresponding careers in greater detail.

Palm Beach State College
Palm Beach State College is a community college that offers a Patient Care Assistant program that qualifies students to work as certified nursing assistants (CNAs). The program requires 120 hours of training, as well as a minimum of 40 clinical hours. Upon the program’s completion, CNAs can work for a wide variety of employers in the area, including VITAS Hospice.

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Academy for Nursing and Health Occupations
The Academy for Nursing and Health Occupations is one of the few colleges in the Palm Beach area to offer an occupational associate’s degree, which prepares students to work as licensed practical nurses (LPNs). This rigorous program requires 1,350 hours of combined classroom and lab practice. LPNs working in the Palm Beach area can expect to earn around $43,820 per year.

South University – West Palm Beach
South University – West Palm Beach is a private institution offering both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in nursing through the College of Nursing and Public Health. The bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) program is a strong choice for students who wish to become registered nurses (RNs). The master of science in nursing (MSN) program is for RNs who wish to advance their education and specialize further in their careers. Registered nurses in the Palm Beach area are in high demand, and the median income for RNs in the area is $55,790, among the highest in the state of Florida.

To help you learn about these and a number of other options, check out the below list of the top nursing schools and programs in the Palm Beach area.

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Palm Beach nursing schools by NCLEX score

NRI Institute of Health Sciences
500 Royal Palm Beach Boulevard | Royal Palm Beach, Florida 33411
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 100.0% NCLEX pass rate (2016 through 2016)
Palm Beach State College - Lake Worth
4200 Congress Avenue | Lake Worth, Florida 33461
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 94.9% NCLEX pass rate (2010 through 2016)
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 86.7% NCLEX pass rate (2010 through 2016)
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Palm Beach Atlantic University
901 South Flagler Drive | West Palm Beach, Florida 33401
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 91.8% NCLEX pass rate (2010 through 2016)
  • BSN-to-DNP: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Master of Science in Nursing: Health Systems Leadership
  • Post-Master's Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Florida Atlantic University
777 Glades Road | Boca Raton, Florida 33431
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 89.7% NCLEX pass rate (2010 through 2016)
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing
  • MSN: Clinical Nurse Leader
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Baccalaureate DNP
  • Post-Baccalaureate PhD
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
South University - West Palm Beach
9801 Belvedere Road | Royal Palm Beach, Florida 33411
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 85.9% NCLEX pass rate (2010 through 2016)
  • Master of Science in Nursing: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Academy for Nursing and Health Occupations
5154 Okeechobee Boulevard, Suite 201 | West Palm Beach, Florida 33417
  • Occupational Associate's Degree in Practical Nursing: 82.4% NCLEX pass rate (2010 through 2016)
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 73.4% NCLEX pass rate (2013 through 2016)
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Keiser University - West Palm Beach
2085 Vista Parkway | West Palm Beach, Florida 33411
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 81.3% NCLEX pass rate (2010 through 2016)
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Family Nurse Practitioner MSN
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
SouthTech Academy
1300 SW 30th Avenue | Boynton Beach, Florida 33426
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 79.5% NCLEX pass rate (2010 through 2016)
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Bethesda College of Health Sciences
3800 South Congress Avenue | Boynton Beach, Florida 33435
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 78.6% NCLEX pass rate (2014 through 2016)
Southeastern College - West Palm Beach
1756 North Congress Avenue | West Palm Beach, Florida 33409
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 75.6% NCLEX pass rate (2010 through 2016)
Palm Beach State College - Glades Education Center
1977 SW College Drive | Belle Glade, Florida 33430
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 75.5% NCLEX pass rate (2010 through 2016)
International College of Health Sciences
2300 South Congress Avenue, Suite 105 | Boynton Beach, Florida 33426
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 70.2% NCLEX pass rate (2014 through 2016)
Inlet Grove Adult Education & Community School
600 West 28th Street | Riviera Beach, Florida 33404
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 66.7% NCLEX pass rate (2012 through 2016)
International Institute for Health Care Professionals
6870 North Federal Highway | Boca Raton, Florida 33487
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 62.7% NCLEX pass rate (2013 through 2016)
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 60.0% NCLEX pass rate (2013 through 2016)
Health Career Institute
1764 North Congress Avenue, Suite 203 | West Palm Beach, Florida 33409
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 57.6% NCLEX pass rate (2014 through 2016)
Cambridge College of Healthcare & Technology - Delray Beach
5150 Linton Boulevard, Suite 340 | Delray Beach, Florida 33484
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 56.5% NCLEX pass rate (2012 through 2016)
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Capscare Academy for Healthcare Education
1776 Lake Worth Road, Suite 101 | Lake Worth, Florida 33460
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 56.0% NCLEX pass rate (2015 through 2016)
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Care Hope College
901 North Congress Avenue, Suite C-201 | Boynton Beach, Florida 33426
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 48.9% NCLEX pass rate (2013 through 2016)
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Florida Career College - Boynton Beach
1743 North Congress Avenue | Boynton Beach, Florida 33426
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 39.3% NCLEX pass rate (2012 through 2016)
Inlet Grove Community High School
600 West 28th Street | Riviera Beach, Florida 33404
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 33.3% NCLEX pass rate (2013 through 2015)
Burnett International College
1903 South Congress Avenue, Suite 200 | Boynton Beach, Florida 33426
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 19.3% NCLEX pass rate (2013 through 2016)
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Carleen Health Institute of South Florida - West Palm Beach
4645 Gun Club Road, Suite 11 | West Palm Beach, Florida 33415
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 14.3% NCLEX pass rate (2014 through 2016)
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Kings Career Institute
1233 South Military Trail, Suite D | West Palm Beach, Florida 33415
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 7.7% NCLEX pass rate (2015 through 2016)
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Sunshine Academy
2755 South Federal Highway, Suites 9 & 10 | Boynton Beach, Florida 33435
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 7.1% NCLEX pass rate (2014 through 2016)
College of Health and Allied Development
1615 South Congress Avenue, Suite 103 | Delray Beach, Florida 33445
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Keiser University - Flagship Residential Campus
2600 North Military Trail | West Palm Beach, Florida 33409
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
School Program NCLEX score Time period
NRI Institute of Health Sciences Associate's Degree in Nursing 100.0% 2016 to 2016
Palm Beach State College - Lake Worth Certificate in Practical Nursing 94.9% 2010 to 2016
Associate's Degree in Nursing 86.7% 2010 to 2016
Nursing Assistant Certificate
RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Palm Beach Atlantic University Bachelor of Science in Nursing 91.8% 2010 to 2016
BSN-to-DNP: Family Nurse Practitioner
Master of Science in Nursing: Health Systems Leadership
Post-Master's Doctor of Nursing Practice
RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Florida Atlantic University Bachelor of Science in Nursing 89.7% 2010 to 2016
Accelerated Second Degree BSN
Doctor of Nursing Practice
Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing
MSN: Clinical Nurse Leader
Master of Science in Nursing
Post-Baccalaureate DNP
Post-Baccalaureate PhD
RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
South University - West Palm Beach Bachelor of Science in Nursing 85.9% 2010 to 2016
Master of Science in Nursing: Family Nurse Practitioner
RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Academy for Nursing and Health Occupations Occupational Associate's Degree in Practical Nursing 82.4% 2010 to 2016
Associate's Degree in Nursing 73.4% 2013 to 2016
Nursing Assistant Certificate
Keiser University - West Palm Beach Associate's Degree in Nursing 81.3% 2010 to 2016
Doctor of Nursing Practice
Family Nurse Practitioner MSN
Master of Science in Nursing
RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
SouthTech Academy Certificate in Practical Nursing 79.5% 2010 to 2016
Nursing Assistant Certificate
Bethesda College of Health Sciences Associate's Degree in Nursing 78.6% 2014 to 2016
Southeastern College - West Palm Beach Certificate in Practical Nursing 75.6% 2010 to 2016
Palm Beach State College - Glades Education Center Associate's Degree in Nursing 75.5% 2010 to 2016
International College of Health Sciences Associate's Degree in Nursing 70.2% 2014 to 2016
Inlet Grove Adult Education & Community School Certificate in Practical Nursing 66.7% 2012 to 2016
International Institute for Health Care Professionals Associate's Degree in Nursing 62.7% 2013 to 2016
Certificate in Practical Nursing 60.0% 2013 to 2016
Health Career Institute Associate's Degree in Nursing 57.6% 2014 to 2016
Cambridge College of Healthcare & Technology - Delray Beach Certificate in Practical Nursing 56.5% 2012 to 2016
Associate's Degree in Nursing
Capscare Academy for Healthcare Education Associate's Degree in Nursing 56.0% 2015 to 2016
Nursing Assistant Certificate
Care Hope College Associate's Degree in Nursing 48.9% 2013 to 2016
Certificate in Practical Nursing
Florida Career College - Boynton Beach Associate's Degree in Nursing 39.3% 2012 to 2016
Inlet Grove Community High School Certificate in Practical Nursing 33.3% 2013 to 2015
Burnett International College Associate's Degree in Nursing 19.3% 2013 to 2016
Certificate in Practical Nursing
Carleen Health Institute of South Florida - West Palm Beach Associate's Degree in Nursing 14.3% 2014 to 2016
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Certificate in Practical Nursing
Nursing Assistant Certificate
Kings Career Institute Certificate in Practical Nursing 7.7% 2015 to 2016
Associate's Degree in Nursing
Sunshine Academy Certificate in Practical Nursing 7.1% 2014 to 2016
College of Health and Allied Development Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Keiser University - Flagship Residential Campus Bachelor of Science in Nursing