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Palm Bay is part of the Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, Florida metropolitan area, which is home to more than 568,000 inhabitants. As one of the largest metro areas in the region, Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville has a large healthcare industry, with thousands of nurses of all kinds working at some of Florida’s top hospitals. Health First Holmes Regional Medical Center, Health First Viera Hospital, and Kindred Hospital Melbourne are just a few.

Many of the nurses at these and other top hospitals earned their degree at a local nursing school. Some of the top schools in the area are Eastern Florida State College - Palm Bay and Carleen Health Institute of South Florida - Palm Bay. Together, these schools offer certificate and degree programs at all levels. For example, the Nursing and Health Sciences Institute at Eastern Florida State College - Palm Bay has associate of science in nursing (ASN), licensed practical nursing (LPN), and registered nursing (RN) to bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) programs. The school also offers the rare transition to ASN/RN for LPNs, which takes just 13 months to complete.

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Carleen Health Institute of South Florida - Palm Bay also offers ASN and BSN programs, as well a home health aide (certified nursing assistant – CNA) program that prepares graduates to work in home, hospital, and other healthcare settings. It also prepares graduates to take and pass the Florida certified nursing assistant exam. The home health aide program leads to a diploma.

If nursing sounds like the career for you, why wait any longer?  Browse our list of top nursing schools in Palm Bay, Florida, to jumpstart your career today.

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Palm Bay nursing schools by NCLEX score

Eastern Florida State College - Palm Bay
250 Community College Parkway | Palm Bay, Florida 32909
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 92.4% NCLEX pass rate (2010 through 2016)
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Carleen Health Institute of South Florida - Palm Bay
5275 NE Babcock Street, Suite 3 | Palm Bay, Florida 32905
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 11.1% NCLEX pass rate (2014 through 2016)
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
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