• “SPC is truly my alma mater. The program is well structured, challenging at times, but very informative, educational and interesting. The online program gave me an opportunity to complete my studies on my own time, which was tremendously helpful in combining work and education.”
    Maryana Pavlyshyn-Dady, graduate of the A.S. and B.S. nursing programs

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    Through creative, innovative educational experiences students from diverse populations will become competent nurses who can meet the health care needs of the community.

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    Maximizing opportunities for student learning and success to provide care for a diverse society by:

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    Dr. Joni Melville’s level 3 clinical group toured Lifline Pediatric Transport Team of John Hopkins Children’s Center in St. Petersburg. The Pediatric Team is a service of the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center.The team is staffed by pediatric critical care nurses and physicians who accompany the Lifeline staff on pediatric calls by ground ambulance, helicopter, and fixed wing aircraft. Read more.

    Ronald McDonald House visit

    Dr. Joni Melville’s Level 3 clinical group visited the Ronald McDonald house in St. Petersburg to provide lunch and visit with the residents. Ronald McDonald House of St. Petersburg is a “home-away-from-home” and serves 2,000 pediatric families annually. Read more.

    22nd Annual Duke Energy – Great American Teach-In

    Level 3 Nursing students were invited into Pinellas and Hillsborough County schools for an hour, a few class periods or an entire school day to share information with students about their future career in nursing. The nursing students organized an activity, taught a class and spoke about their future nursing careers. Read more.

    International Education Week

    Internal Education Week kicked off Monday, November 13th at the Caruth Health Education Center. Level 1 Nursing Students from Mrs. Anne Morris Class shared their “Culture in Healthcare” poster boards. Read more.

    BSN Students want to know more about the opioid epidemic

      The BSN program is considering changes to the curriculum. Students were asked what topics they would like included in the program content. Overwhelmingly, nurses are concerned about the opioid epidemic. Read more.