South University was founded in 1899, and in 1976 the West Palm Beach campus of South University was developed. With just under 1,000 students enrolled, students will enjoy small class sizes and a personalized learning experience.
With a brand new campus and new laboratories, students will enjoy modern state-of-the-art facilities. In addition, students can enjoy off campus activities such as attending cultural events, playing sports and of course, visiting the beach. South University-West Palm Beach is accredited by the Commission on Colleges, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).
Nursing Degree Programs
Nursing programs at South University-West Palm Beach are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and approved by the Florida State Board of Nursing. Nursing programs focus on instilling concrete career skills such as delegating responsibility, effective decision making and establish priorities to ensure nursing graduates are able to flourish in their careers.
South University-West Palm Beach Undergraduate Nursing Programs
In general admission to undergraduate programs at South University requires one to be a graduate of high school and have an SAT score of 900 (Act 19).
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
The BSN program at South University-West Palm Beach prepares students with no previous nursing experience to deliver care to individuals and families in community-based settings. Admission requirements for the BSN program include an entrance exam, a 2.5 GPA overall and in pre-requisite courses, and a “C” grade or better in all previous coursework. Pre-requisite courses for the program include Anatomy and Physiology, Microbiology and Chemistry. Factors influencing admission into the BSN programs are overall GPA, core course GPA, and entrance exam results. The program can be completed in about 13 quarters, the first 6 of which focus on program pre-requisites. Upon completion of the program, students are prepared to take the NCLEX-RN exam to become Registered Nurses (RNs).
Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN)
The RN to BSN program is ideal for nurses seeking to take the next step in their career. Through studies in this program, students will develop increased leadership ability in community based healthcare settings. Graduates from the BSN program can work in a variety of settings including hospitals, private practice, community health agencies, and research institutes. Admission requirements for the RN to BSN program include an unencumbered RN license, and graduation from an accredited ADN or diploma nursing program with a 2.5 or higher GPA in nursing coursework. The program can be completed in about 17 months.
South University-West Palm Beach Graduate Programs
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
The MSN program at South University-West Palm Beach offers a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) specialization. The program prepares nurses for the national certification exam to become an FNP. In this program, nurses focus on learning effective techniques for health promotion and related behaviors for working with individuals and families in community-based healthcare settings. The FNP MSN program is 62 credits.
Admission requirements to the MSN programs at South University-West Palm Beach include an essay relating to the program goals and three letters of reference (including one letter each from a clinical and academic recommender). An unencumbered nursing license for the state where the nurse will complete coursework, graduation from an accredited BSN program with a 2.7GPA in the last 60 credit hours and a “C” or better in descriptive and inferential statistics as an undergraduate are additional requirements.
South University-West Palm Beach
9801 Belvedere Road
Royal Palm Beach, FL 33411