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Nursing Education Fair: Fawcett Memorial Hospital on Tuesday, August 21st

Nursing Education Fair Fawcett Memorial Hospital Tuesday August 21 @ 11AM to 1:30 PM in the cafeteria.

 Use your HCA tuition assistance dollar$ today!

Come on down and meet your Nurse Education Navigator, Kate Garber. The NEN role is to assist anyone initiating or advancing a nursing career. Kate Garber’s services are provided FREE by the Suncoast Nursing Action Coalition SNAC, a local coalition comprised of nursing academia, healthcare employers, and community volunteers. Kate will be your mentor, coach and concierge as you continue to develop your nursing career; right up to a doctorate! SNAC has awarded $214,000 in Nursing BSN and Doctoral scholarships in the last 2 years! Find out how to apply.

American Sentinel University RN > BSN/ Rn to BS/MSN/ MSN leadership/ Case mgt./ Education/ informatics/ infection prevention and control/ DNP

Chamberlin College of Nursing  Pre-licensure 3 year BSN, RN to BSN / MSN  Nurse EducatorNurse ExecutiveFamily Nurse PractitionerNursing Informatics or Healthcare Policy /   DNP

Florida Southwestern State College pre-licensure AS>RN/ RN> BSN/ BSN (in 4 years, includes ASN)

State College of Florida AS>RN   / RN to BSN/ BSN in 4 (includes ASN)

Walden University RN to BSN online / MSN / Leadership/ education/ informatics / NP adult & gerontology/ Primary or acute care NP / Psych mental health NP /DNP/ PHD

Western Governors Univ.  Pre-licensure 4 -year BSN/ competency-based RN to BSN /B.S. Health Informatics /B.S. Business—Healthcare Management /M.S. Nursing—Education / Leadership and Management/ Health Informatics

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MMH Competency/Education Fair: August 16th — Featuring Nursing Program Representatives

MMH Competency/ Education Fair includes Nursing Program Representatives to help you advance your Professional Career. Manatee Memorial Hospital Thursday August 16 @ 7:30 AM to 11:30 PM in the entry atrium. Use your MMH tuition assistance dollar$ today!

Come on down and meet your Nurse Education Navigator, Kate Garber. The NEN role is to assist anyone initiating or advancing a nursing career. Kate Garber’s services are provided FREE by the Suncoast Nursing Action Coalition SNAC, a local coalition comprised of nursing academia, healthcare employers, and community volunteers. Kate will be your mentor, coach and concierge as you continue to develop your nursing career; right up to a doctorate! SNAC has awarded $214,000 in Nursing BSN and Doctoral scholarships in the last 2 years! Find out how to apply.

Florida State University Pre-licensure: Traditional 4-year BSN and accelerated BSN (Tallahassee) BSN to DNP /FNP Sarasota / Psych NP certificate

Galen College Pre-licensure 3- year BSN/ RN>BSN/ LPN / LPN> AD/BSN / AD>BSN

Keiser University   Pre-licensure: Traditional 4-year BSN and ASN and Accel BSN and Fast track BSN / RN>BSN/ MSN online / FNP/ MS/ DNP

Manatee Technical College LPN

St. Petersburg College Pre-licensure ASN/ LPN>AS/ Paramedic > AS / RN to BSN

South University Pre-licensure BSN/ RN>BSN/ RN> MSN/ MSN/education/leadership/ informatics/ FNP/ NP adult gerontology/

State College of Florida Pre-licensure AS>RN / RN to BSN / BSN in 4 (includes ASN)

University of West Florida RN to BSN/ MSN leadership / education/ new FNP program

University of South Florida   Pre-licensure: Traditional 4-year BSN and Vet to BSN and bachelor’s Second-degree sequence / RN to BSN /AS to MS/ RN to MS/ BS / BA/ B to MS/ master’s Concentrations = Adult-Gerontology Acute Care/Adult-Gerontology Primary Care /Clinical Nurse Leader/ Family Health Nursing/ Nurse Anesthesia /Nursing Education /Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nursing /Occupational Health Nursing/ Pediatric Health Nursing/ CRNA /Doctoral Programs/ Doctor of Nursing Practice/ PhD Program

University of South Florida   Sarasota Manatee Pre-Nursing AA leading to 4-year BSN/ Suncoast Nursing Accelerated Program

Walden University RN to BSN online / MSN / Leadership/ education/ informatics / NP adult & gerontology/ Primary or acute care NP / Psych mental health NP /DNP/ PHD

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Manatee Memorial Hospital Competency/ Education Fair includes Nursing Program Representatives to help you advance your Professional Career

MMH Competency/ Education Fair includes Nursing Program Representatives to help you advance your Professional Career. Manatee Memorial Hospital Friday July 27 @ 7:30 AM to 11:30 PM in the entry atrium. Use your MMH tuition assistance dollar$ today!

Come on down and meet your Nurse Education Navigator, Kate Garber. The NEN role is to assist anyone initiating or advancing a nursing career. Kate Garber’s services are provided FREE by the Suncoast Nursing Action Coalition SNAC, a local coalition comprised of nursing academia, healthcare employers, and community volunteers. Kate will be your mentor, coach and concierge as you continue to develop your nursing career; right up to a doctorate! SNAC has awarded $214,000 in Nursing BSN and Doctoral scholarships in the last 2 years! Find out how to apply.

Florida Southwestern State College pre-licensure AS>RN/ RN> BSN/ BSN (in 4 years, includes ASN)

Galen College Pre-licensure 3- year BSN/ RN>BSN/ LPN / LPN> AD/BSN / AD>BSN

Keiser University   Pre-licensure: Traditional 4-year BSN and ASN and Accel BSN and Fast track BSN / RN>BSN/ MSN online / FNP/ MS/ DNP

Manatee Technical College LPN

NOVA Southeastern University   RN>BSN/ RN>MSN/ MSN Education, leader, Informatics/ MSN FNP/ adult gerontology/ DNP/ PhD Nursing Education

South University Pre-licensure BSN/ RN>BSN/ RN> MSN/ MSN/education/leadership/ informatics/ FNP/ NP adult gerontology/

State College of Florida Pre-licensure AS>RN / RN to BSN / BSN in 4 (includes ASN)

University of South Florida   Pre-licensure: Traditional 4-year BSN and Vet to BSN and bachelor’s Second-degree sequence / RN to BSN /AS to MS/ RN to MS/ BS / BA/ B to MS/ master’s Concentrations = Adult-Gerontology Acute Care/Adult-Gerontology Primary Care /Clinical Nurse Leader/ Family Health Nursing/ Nurse Anesthesia /Nursing Education /Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nursing /Occupational Health Nursing/ Pediatric Health Nursing/ CRNA /Doctoral Programs/ Doctor of Nursing Practice/ PhD Program

University of South Florida   Sarasota Manatee Pre-Nursing AA leading to 4-year BSN/ Suncoast Nursing Accelerated Program

Webster University RN>BSN/ MSN

Western Governors Univ.  Pre-licensure Traditional 4 -year BSN/ RN to BSN /B.S. Health Informatics /B.S. Business—Healthcare Management /M.S. Nursing—Education / Leadership

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Nurses coming to you July 17, 2018 the Doctors Hospital Education Fair Day

  • Check out these Colleges and Universities offering you options to complete your BSN, that MSN, and even your DNP!
      • Use your HCA tuition assistance dollar$ today!
    • Learn about Educational programs such as preceptor classes, certification classes, charge nurse classes, and nurse residency.

    When:         Tuesday July 17 @ 7:30 AM to 2 PM

    Where:       Education Room inside the cafeteria.

    • Come on down and meet your SNAC Nurse Education Navigator, Kate Garber. Kate will be your mentor, coach and concierge as you continue to develop your nursing career; right up to a doctorate! SNAC has awarded $214,000 in BSN to Doctoral Nursing scholarships in the last 2 years. Find out how you can apply! The Nurse Education Navigator role is to assist anyone initiating or advancing a nursing career. Kate Garber’s services are provided FREE by the Suncoast Nursing Action Coalition SNAC, a local coalition comprised of nursing academia, healthcare employers, and community volunteers.

    Universities and Colleges include:

    • Chamberlin College of Nursing Pre-licensure 3 year BSN/ RN to BSN  MSN  Nurse EducatorNurse ExecutiveFamily Nurse PractitionerNursing Informatics or Healthcare Policy /   DNP
    • Keiser University Pre-licensure 2-year AS>RN and 4-year BSN and Accel BSN and Fast track BSN / RN>BSN /MSN online / FNP/ MS/ DNP
    • State College of Florida Pre-licensure 2-year AS>RN / RN to BSN / BSN in 4 (includes ASN)
    • University of South Florida Traditional pre-licensure 4-year BSN and Vet to BSN and bachelor’s Second-degree sequence / RN>BSN / RN to MS/ BS / BA/ B to MS/ master’s Concentrations = Adult-Gerontology Acute Care/Adult-Gerontology Primary Care /Clinical Nurse Leader/ Family Health Nursing/ Nurse Anesthesia /Nursing Education /Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nursing /Occupational Health Nursing/ Pediatric Health Nursing/ CRNA /Doctoral Programs/ Doctor of Nursing Practice/ PhD Program Sarasota Manatee Campus : Pre-Nursing AA leading to 4-year BSN/ Suncoast Nursing Accelerated Program
    • Walden University RN to BSN / MSN / Leadership/ education/ informatics / NP adult & gerontology/ Primary or acute care NP / Psych mental health NP /DNP/ PHD
    • Western Governors Univ. Traditional pre-licensure 4-year BSN/ RN to BSN /B.S. Health Informatics /B.S. Business—Healthcare Management /M.S. Nursing—Education / Leadership and Management
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Sunday Herald Tribune Featured Article: Urgently seeking nurses, Sarasota, Manatee schools expand options

 

Originally Featured in Herald Tribune June 3, 2018: http://www.heraldtribune.com/news/20180603/urgently-seeking-nurses-sarasota-manatee-schools-expand-options

“Economists predict a daunting demand for 1 million new nurses over the next 10 years

Whatever tugs a person’s heart and soul into the nursing profession, it’s clearly a highly individualized call.

Lisa Cherry was working in a factory when her mother died of cancer. She was not impressed by the care her mother received. “So I got into nursing to care for others,” she says.

Kim Hagan ran a housecleaning business, and some of her elderly clients had home health nurses who “treated them very poorly,” she remembers. “So I literally went to school to learn how to take care of them.” Now, among her fondest memories is the oncology patient who would bring her a bedpan full of roses every year, long after she nursed him through his recovery.

From the age of 7, Martina Giquinto absolutely knew what she wanted to be when she grew up — despite her mother’s urging that she become a teacher. In her native Ireland, nursing schools were hard to get into, so she applied to a U.S. recruitment program in New Jersey. There were 1,500 applicants, and she was one of the 15 accepted.

When she joined the profession 27 years ago, Giquinto says, it was a different world: “The older nurses wanted you to work to be there; you had to prove yourself. And when I started, when the doctor walked in, you got up and gave him your chair.”

Now, registered nurses not only earn respect as knowledgeable members of the health care team, they are so highly valued that they can pretty much work when and where they choose. And with baby boomer nurses retiring in waves — to become part of the largest patient population of older Americans ever — economists predict a daunting demand for 1 million new nurses over the next 10 years.

“Some forecast that this could be the worst nursing shortage that we’ve ever had,” says Jan Mauck, former chief nursing officer for Sarasota Memorial Health Care System and co-founder of the Suncoast Nursing Action Coalition. The nonprofit partnership of regional educators and employers has been working for five years to boost the supply of registered nurses in this part of Florida.” … Continue Reading: http://www.heraldtribune.com/news/20180603/urgently-seeking-nurses-sarasota-manatee-schools-expand-options

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SNAC Scholarship Recipient Damien McIntire: First Responder Sets His Sights on Nursing

 

FEATURED ON: USF HEALTH NEWS: FIRST RESPONDER SETS HIS SIGHTS ON NURSING 

“Damon McIntire, a student in his third semester at the USF College of Nursing, had been working as a firefighter/emergency medical technician (EMT) when an accident changed the course of his life. This nearly fatal event in December 2013 landed him in the hospital for 30 days on a ventilator and led to more than a dozen reconstructive surgeries over the following years. Suddenly, the first responder was on the receiving end of emergency and critical care medicine — and began to see things from a whole new perspective.

“The people who made the biggest impact on me during my extensive recovery were nurses,” he explained. “I saw firsthand what happens to trauma victims after the first responders do their jobs.”

McIntire’s experience as a patient was an epiphany, leading him to realize that he wanted to become a nurse. After he completed his Associate of Arts degree at State College of Florida, Sarasota-Manatee, he applied to the USF College of Nursing and was accepted.

“The beginning was overwhelming at first,” he said of the nursing program, “but it was hands-on right away, and I adjusted quickly. We were all well prepared going into our clinicals.”

A native of Venice, Fla., McIntire is pleased that he was placed at Sarasota Memorial Hospital for his clinicals. Not only is it close to home, but “Sarasota Memorial is a great campus, with all the newest equipment, high standards, and passionate staff who want the best for their patients,” he said.

Over the years, McIntire has received scholarship support from the Community Foundation of Sarasota County and the Suncoast Nursing Action Coalition. He was one of the first students they supported, and on Wednesday, May 9, McIntire was recognized by these organizations for his success and progress as a nursing student. “I wouldn’t even be in college if not for organizations such as these. The medical bills that I had been trying to reduce restricted my ability to pay for tuition,” he said. …” Continue Reading: https://hscweb3.hsc.usf.edu/nursingnews/first-responder-sets-his-sights-on-nursing/

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WFLA Channel 8 Coverage on Tampa Bay Skilled Nursing Shortage

WATCH VIDEO: http://www.wfla.com/news/sarasota-county/tampa-bay-faces-skilled-nursing-shortage/1169914281

“By 2025, experts anticipate the Tampa Bay area will face a severe shortage of skilled nurses with Bachelor’s degrees and if it’s not addressed soon, it could cripple the state’s health care system.

The shortage can be attributed to baby boomers, retiring nurses and the growing population.

Experts worry the Tampa Bay area could see more crowded emergency rooms, more medical errors, and increased mortality rates.  Nurses would be expected to work long hours under stressful conditions, which could result in fatigue, injury and job satisfaction, according to Schumacher Clinical Partners Providers, a company that helps hospitals and providers with patient care.

The Suncoast Nursing Action Coalition is working to address the problem by providing scholarships to recruit more skilled nurses. The organization has also teamed up with local colleges to kick start 4-year nursing programs to attract and retain skilled nurses. The schools include USF Sarasota-Manatee, Keiser University, State College of Florida and Florida Southwestern State College. …” Continue Reading: http://www.wfla.com/news/sarasota-county/tampa-bay-faces-skilled-nursing-shortage/1169914281

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National Nursing Shortage Effects Felt in SWFL – WGCU Radio Broadcast

National Nursing Shortage Effects Felt in SWFL  – WGCU Radio Broadcast

Originally posted on WGCU.com (http://news.wgcu.org/post/national-nursing-shortage-effects-felt-swfl)

“It’s National Nurses Week. A Gallup poll recently ranked nursing the most trusted profession for the 16th consecutive year. Yet, there aren’t enough nurses to go around.

The Suncoast Nursing Action Coalition held an event Wednesday in Sarasota, at which they discussed measures to combat a serious shortage of nurses that’s impacting hospitals and nursing schools in Southwest Florida and across the nation.

The coalition’s founder, Jan Mauck, recently retired from Sarasota Memorial Hospital after 41 years. Mauck joins Gulf Coast Live to share about some of the group’s efforts to combat the issue. …”

Listen now: http://news.wgcu.org/post/national-nursing-shortage-effects-felt-swfl

 

 

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USF-SM admitting students to 4-year nursing program

USF-SM admitting students to 4-year nursing program

College introduces new major intending to improve region’s quality of care

Aspiring nurses who want to earn a bachelor’s degree — now considered the minimum standard for careers in high-technology medical environments — now have a second local option.

State College of Florida has offered a pathway to the degree to nearly 1,000 nursing students in this area, and will add to its program soon with an accelerated curriculum called “BSN in Four.” And on Thursday, administrators at the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee officially realized the long-held dream of offering its local track to a bachelor of science in nursing. This fall, the school will enroll its first freshman class in a two-year pre-nursing curriculum, with the final two years of study expected to be in place by the fall of 2020.

And already, regional chancellor Karen Holbrook said Thursday, three pre-nursing students have been recruited and admitted.

The goal is to have 50 nursing students in each class, and applicants who live in this region and plan to work here will be given priority. This will elevate the quality of health care locally, Holbrook explained: While the Institute of Medicine has concluded that at least 80 percent of nurses should have a college degree by 2020, only 33.5 percent of nurses in this region meet that standard today. Research has shown that a more educated nursing workforce correlates to decreased mortality and complication rates, and fewer hospital-acquired infections and re-admissions.

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