Getting your nursing degree from SPC means you’ve made a solid career choice. With 2.6 million jobs, registered nurses constitute the largest health care occupation in the United States. With many nurses retiring and an aging population, Florida could face a critical nursing shortage in the coming years.
Paramedic to RNSPC also offers a transitional education program for paramedics who want to
pursue an Associate in Science Nursing degree. See the admissions information for the Paramedic to RN degree program.
To be successful in the nursing program, you must be able to demonstrate these technical standards.
View the College of Nursing Philosophy
Our Nursing A.S. degree transfers to our Bachelor of Science in Nursing completion degree for RNs.
To be admitted to the BSN program, you need:
Our program trains you to become a registered nurse.
Through 2020, registered nursing will create more jobs than any other
occupation: 711,900. With many nurses retiring, the economy recovering
and the health care needs of an aging population increasing, Florida may
soon face a critical nursing shortage. Salaries and opportunities for
advancement also are expected to continue to increase.Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
The Simulation Center for Excellence in Nursing Education (SCENE) is a
multi-million dollar state-of-the-art simulation lab which provides a
supportive environment in a realistic clinical setting for students to
learn and master nursing skills. The SCENE is a safe, non-threatening
teaching/learning environment which fosters the development of the level
of critical thinking essential for the professional nurse.
The area is comprised of four rooms, two of which are set up as our
hospital ICU/ER simulation units. These rooms contain medium- and
high-fidelity simulators which offer a wide age range from infants to
adults and are capable of simulating various clinical scenarios. We have
medium fidelity simulators capable of programmable heart sounds, lung
sounds, bowel sounds, blood pressure and heart rhythms.
In addition we have high fidelity simulators
with physiological appropriate responses to treatment interventions, including
airway and oxygenation management, fluid administration, defibrillation and the
administration of drugs. One SCENE room has four Laerdal VitalSim medium
fidelity simulators (three adult and one infant) as well as one high fidelity
CAE (Healthcare) Apollo. In the other SCENE room there are five high fidelity
CAE simulators including one iSTAN, one Adult ECS, one PediaSim ECS, one BabySim,
one Lucina Birthing simulator. Simulation is extended outside of the SCENE area
to all nursing classrooms which are equipped with task trainers, static
manikins, Laerdal VitalSims, and one additional CAE iStan.
SPC's Associate in Science Degree in Nursing Program is fully approved by the Florida Board of Nursing and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Road N.E., Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326.
The shortest wait times are in the morning. To be sure you will see an advisor, please arrive at least one hour before closing. Limited services may be available up to an hour before closing, depending on the number of students waiting.
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