West Palm Beach

Doctor of Nursing Practice

(Family Nurse Practitioner Track)

Admissions Criteria:

1.    Completed online Graduate application at: learn-well.pba.edu/apply-online
2.    Baccalaureate degree in nursing from a regionally accredited university and nationally accredited nursing program
3.    Minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale, minimum nursing courses 3.0 GPA
4.    No GRE required; however, applicants who score less than 3.0 (cumulative and nursing) on a 4.0 scale must provide acceptable GRE scores of 50th percentile on both verbal and quantitative sections and 4.0 on the analytical writing section
5.    Minimum of one year’s work experience as an RN or currently employed as an RN.
6.    Required documents below may be submitted directly to PBA admissions or through NursingCAS* at www.nursingcas.org.

a.    Official Transcripts from all schools attended
b.    Current Curriculum Vitae (CV) 
c.    Three letters of recommendation attesting to the applicant’s academic ability and leadership potential, including one from a current supervisor
d.    GRE scores if applicable
e.    Current and active Florida license OR a valid RN license from another state and proof of application to Florida Board of Nursing
f.    Personal statement supporting future goals, faith, and interest in obtaining a practice doctorate (no more than 500 words)

7.    Personal interview with the School of Nursing Graduate Admissions Committee
8.    After interview and upon acceptance, applicants must: 

a.    Submit Admissions Deposit of $400 (non-refundable; will be applied to tuition upon enrollment)
b.    Provide Documentation to the School of Nursing 

i.    Background Check with Fingerprints
ii.   Drug Screen
iii.  Proof of Immunization/Titers
iv.  PPD or other TB Test
v.   CPR
vi.  Florida RN License
vii.  Proof of Health Insurance

(Post-Master's to DNP)

Admissions Criteria:

1.    Completed online Graduate application at: learn-well.pba.edu/apply-online
2.    Baccalaureate degree in nursing from a regionally accredited university and nationally accredited nursing program
3.    Minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale, minimum nursing courses 3.0 GPA
4.    No GRE required; however, applicants who score less than 3.0 (cumulative and nursing) on a 4.0 scale must provide acceptable GRE scores of 50th percentile on both verbal and quantitative sections and 4.0 on the analytical writing section
5.    Minimum of one year’s work experience as an RN or currently employed as an RN.
6.    Required documents below may be submitted directly to PBA admissions or through NursingCAS* at www.nursingcas.org.

a.    Official Transcripts from all schools attended
b.    Current Curriculum Vitae (CV) 
c.    Three letters of recommendation attesting to the applicant’s academic ability and leadership potential, including one from a current supervisor
d.    GRE scores if applicable
e.    Current and active Florida license OR a valid RN license from another state and proof of application to Florida Board of Nursing
f.    Personal statement supporting future goals, faith, and interest in obtaining a practice doctorate (no more than 500 words)

7.    Personal interview with the School of Nursing Graduate Admissions Committee
8.    After interview and upon acceptance, applicants must: 

a.    Submit Admissions Deposit of $400 (non-refundable; will be applied to tuition upon enrollment)
b.    Provide Documentation to the School of Nursing 

i.    Background Check with Fingerprints
ii.   Drug Screen
iii.  Proof of Immunization/Titers
iv.  PPD or other TB Test
v.   CPR
vi.  Florida RN License
vii.  Proof of Health Insurance


*The advantage of submitting documents directly to PBA Admissions is that it is simpler and quicker, but transcripts must be sent directly to PBA Admissions at 901 S. Flagler Drive, P.O. Box 24708, West Palm Beach, FL, 33416 or submitted electronically to Data_team@pba.edu. The advantage of NursingCAS is that if a student already has a completed profile including transcripts, they do not need to re-enter or submit that information. There is a nominal fee associated with applying through CAS. 

All required documentation MUST be provided one month prior to the start of the semester.
              
All candidates will be reviewed by the Graduate Admissions Committee.


Contact Us

For details on how to apply, e-mail us at grad@pba.edu.