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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

Agape Academy of Sciences
1515 South Federal Highway, Suite 206 | Boca Raton, Florida 33432
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 100.0% NCLEX pass rate (2019 through 2019)
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 52.9% NCLEX pass rate (2019 through 2019)
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Carleen Health Institute of South Florida - West Palm Beach
4645 Gun Club Road | West Palm Beach, Florida 33415
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 100.0% NCLEX pass rate (2018 through 2019)
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 45.5% NCLEX pass rate (2017 through 2019)
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 22.6% NCLEX pass rate (2014 through 2019)
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
International College of Health Sciences
2300 South Congress Avenue, Suite 105 | Boynton Beach, Florida 33426
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 100.0% NCLEX pass rate (2019 through 2019)
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 76.6% NCLEX pass rate (2014 through 2019)
Palm Beach State College - Lake Worth
4200 Congress Avenue | Lake Worth, Florida 33461
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 93.8% NCLEX pass rate (2010 through 2019)
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 86.3% NCLEX pass rate (2010 through 2019)
  • 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: 92.0% NCLEX pass rate (2010 through 2019)
  • 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: 91.9% NCLEX pass rate (2010 through 2019)
  • 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: 85.8% NCLEX pass rate (2010 through 2019)
  • 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: 84.0% NCLEX pass rate (2010 through 2019)
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 75.8% NCLEX pass rate (2013 through 2019)
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Keiser University - West Palm Beach
2085 Vista Parkway | West Palm Beach, Florida 33411
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 83.1% NCLEX pass rate (2010 through 2019)
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Family Nurse Practitioner MSN
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Bethesda College of Health Sciences
3800 South Congress Avenue | Boynton Beach, Florida 33435
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 81.9% NCLEX pass rate (2014 through 2019)
Palm Beach State College - Glades Education Center
1977 SW College Drive | Belle Glade, Florida 33430
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 77.5% NCLEX pass rate (2010 through 2019)
SouthTech Academy
1300 SW 30th Avenue | Boynton Beach, Florida 33426
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 77.0% NCLEX pass rate (2010 through 2019)
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Inlet Grove High School
600 West 28th Street | Riviera Beach, Florida 33404
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 76.7% NCLEX pass rate (2013 through 2019)
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing (Adult): 69.0% NCLEX pass rate (2012 through 2019)
Southeastern College - West Palm Beach
1756 North Congress Avenue | West Palm Beach, Florida 33409
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 75.4% NCLEX pass rate (2010 through 2019)
International Institute for Health Care Professionals
6870 North Federal Highway | Boca Raton, Florida 33487
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 70.5% NCLEX pass rate (2013 through 2019)
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 60.0% NCLEX pass rate (2013 through 2019)
NRI Institute of Health Sciences
500 Royal Palm Beach Boulevard | Royal Palm Beach, Florida 33411
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 56.9% NCLEX pass rate (2016 through 2019)
HCI College - West Palm Beach
1764 North Congress Avenue | West Palm Beach, Florida 33409
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 52.3% NCLEX pass rate (2014 through 2019)
Care Hope College
901 North Congress Avenue, Suite C-201 | Boynton Beach, Florida 33426
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 50.0% NCLEX pass rate (2013 through 2019)
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 33.3% NCLEX pass rate (2017 through 2019)
Burnett International College
1903 South Congress Avenue, Suite 200 | Boynton Beach, Florida 33426
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 34.2% NCLEX pass rate (2019 through 2019)
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 16.4% NCLEX pass rate (2013 through 2019)
Techni-Pro Institute
414 NW 35th Street | Boca Raton, Florida 33431
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 18.9% NCLEX pass rate (2011 through 2019)
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 12.0% NCLEX pass rate (2013 through 2019)
School Program NCLEX score Time period
Agape Academy of Sciences Certificate in Practical Nursing 100.0% 2019 to 2019
Associate's Degree in Nursing 52.9% 2019 to 2019
Nursing Assistant Certificate
Carleen Health Institute of South Florida - West Palm Beach Certificate in Practical Nursing 100.0% 2018 to 2019
Bachelor of Science in Nursing 45.5% 2017 to 2019
Associate's Degree in Nursing 22.6% 2014 to 2019
Nursing Assistant Certificate
International College of Health Sciences Bachelor of Science in Nursing 100.0% 2019 to 2019
Associate's Degree in Nursing 76.6% 2014 to 2019
Palm Beach State College - Lake Worth Certificate in Practical Nursing 93.8% 2010 to 2019
Associate's Degree in Nursing 86.3% 2010 to 2019
Nursing Assistant Certificate
RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Palm Beach Atlantic University Bachelor of Science in Nursing 92.0% 2010 to 2019
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 91.9% 2010 to 2019
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 85.8% 2010 to 2019
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 84.0% 2010 to 2019
Associate's Degree in Nursing 75.8% 2013 to 2019
Nursing Assistant Certificate
Keiser University - West Palm Beach Associate's Degree in Nursing 83.1% 2010 to 2019
Doctor of Nursing Practice
Family Nurse Practitioner MSN
Master of Science in Nursing
RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Bethesda College of Health Sciences Associate's Degree in Nursing 81.9% 2014 to 2019
Palm Beach State College - Glades Education Center Associate's Degree in Nursing 77.5% 2010 to 2019
SouthTech Academy Certificate in Practical Nursing 77.0% 2010 to 2019
Nursing Assistant Certificate
Inlet Grove High School Certificate in Practical Nursing 76.7% 2013 to 2019
Certificate in Practical Nursing (Adult) 69.0% 2012 to 2019
Southeastern College - West Palm Beach Certificate in Practical Nursing 75.4% 2010 to 2019
International Institute for Health Care Professionals Associate's Degree in Nursing 70.5% 2013 to 2019
Certificate in Practical Nursing 60.0% 2013 to 2019
NRI Institute of Health Sciences Associate's Degree in Nursing 56.9% 2016 to 2019
HCI College - West Palm Beach Associate's Degree in Nursing 52.3% 2014 to 2019
Care Hope College Associate's Degree in Nursing 50.0% 2013 to 2019
Certificate in Practical Nursing 33.3% 2017 to 2019
Burnett International College Certificate in Practical Nursing 34.2% 2019 to 2019
Associate's Degree in Nursing 16.4% 2013 to 2019
Techni-Pro Institute Certificate in Practical Nursing 18.9% 2011 to 2019
Associate's Degree in Nursing 12.0% 2013 to 2019