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Christian Colleges in Florida with Nursing Programs

Students can attend United Methodist, Roman Catholic and other Christian-affiliated colleges in Florida to pursue study in nursing. Here we discuss some of these schools in depth, including their spiritual growth opportunities.

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Florida offers a variety of 4-year Christian postsecondary institutions with nursing programs at the undergraduate and/or graduate levels. These schools are all unique in size, location and spiritual resources for students. Learn more about a handful of these schools in the state.

School Comparison

Christian schools with nursing programs in Florida are affiliated with a variety of denominations. Compare and contrast some of these schools' denominations and tuition rates here.

School Name Institution Type Denomination Location Tuition (2017-2018)*
Southeastern University 4-year, private not-for-profit Assemblies of God Church Lakeland, FL $25,360
Adventist University of Health Sciences 4-year, private not-for-profit Seventh Day Adventist Orlando, FL $14,400
Bethune-Cookman University 4-year, private not-for-profit United Methodist Daytona Beach, FL $14,410
Palm Beach Atlantic University 4-year, private not-for-profit Interdenominational West Palm Beach, FL $29,950
Ave Maria University 4-year, private not-for-profit Roman Catholic Ave Maria, FL $19,970

Source: *National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

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Description of the Christian Colleges in Florida with Nursing Programs

Students looking for a Christian nursing program in Florida can choose from several universities scattered throughout the state. These schools provide students with different spiritual growth opportunities and academic resources. Find out more about a few of these schools and what makes them stand out.

Southeastern University

Southeastern University had about 5,060 undergraduates in 2016, per the NCES. The school offers a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program that boasts a 92% first-time pass rate for the NCLEX-RN nursing exam, according to the National Council of State Boards of Nursing in 2016. The program provides students with hands-on learning and offers state-of-the-art patient simulators in its simulation lab. Nursing students can participate in the school's Florida Nursing Student Association, as well as many other student clubs and organizations on campus, like International Justice Mission, intramural sports and student newspaper. The university provides a variety of opportunities for spiritual formation, including weekly chapel services, spiritual conferences, campus worship, discipleship and missions trips.

Adventist University of Health Sciences

Adventist University of Health Sciences has a BSN program, as well as a Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice program. According to the school's website, the BSN program typically admits about 70 students a year, but the university had about 1,660 undergraduates in 2016, per the NCES. Students in the BSN program had a 93.13% average pass rate for 2015 and 2016 on the NCLEX, per the school's website, and have access to the Nursing Learning Center (NLC) with two large labs, a nursing OBGYN simulator and Nursing Simulation Center for hands-on learning. Students interested in growing in their faith can take advantage of different spiritual activities offered through campus ministries, including prayer and worship services, missions trips, Fill Your Cup (daily devotional), Break Free (spiritual lunch with guest speakers) and spiritual counseling.

Bethune-Cookman University

Students at Bethune-Cookman University can join a few unique religious organizations on campus to invest in their spiritual lives: Wildcat Worship Team, Religious Life Fellowship and/or Anointed Praise Mime Ministry. The school also offers several different organizations specifically for nursing students, including Florida Nursing Student Association, Sigma Theta Tau International (Honor Society of Nursing) and National League of Nursing. Students can pursue a BSN and according to the school's website, 100% of the program's 2015 graduates were employed. Bethune-Cookman University is a Historically Black University that had about 3,800 undergraduates in 2016, per the NCES.

Palm Beach Atlantic University

In 2016, Palm Beach Atlantic (PBA) University had about 2,930 undergraduate students, according to the NCES. The university's chapel holds services four times a week, and students can also join Bible studies and/or participate in missions trips, service programs and prayer groups to grow in their faith. The school offers spiritual organizations, such as Fellowship for Christian Athletes (FCA), Kairos Ministries, PBA Praise and Newman Club. PBA offers bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs in nursing and holds an average pass rate of 94% on the NCLEX, per the school's website. The School of Nursing has a unique program for high school seniors that allows qualified applicants to be pre-admitted to the BSN program.

Ave Maria University

Ave Maria University offers a BSN program that is a Limited Access Program. This means that program admission and course registration is limited to a certain number of students. Students complete their first two years of prerequisites before applying to the nursing program and once accepted, complete their last two years with primarily nursing courses. For students' spiritual lives, the university has a 24-hour adoration chapel, 5 weekend masses, daily devotionals, spiritual retreats and various spiritual organizations, such as Gift of Love Club, Youth Ministry Club and FIAT Club (Faith In Action Team). The school had close to 1,060 undergraduate students in 2016, according to the NCES.

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