State Board of Education Approves Eastern Florida Bachelor of Science In Nursing Degree

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The State Board of Education approved four Florida College System institutions, including Eastern Florida State College, to begin offering Bachelor of Science in Nursing degrees by 2018. (EFSC image)

The State Board of Education approved four Florida College System institutions, including Eastern Florida State College, to begin offering Bachelor of Science in Nursing degrees by 2018.

To produce a future talent pipeline in Central Florida, a consortium of colleges, with the support of the University of Central Florida, requested approval for Bachelor of Science in Nursing programs:

• Eastern Florida State College
• Lake-Sumter State College
• Seminole State College of Florida
• Valencia College

Through these programs, nurses with Associate in Science degrees currently in the local workforce can remain on the job while pursuing advanced skills in the healthcare field.

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“The college’s Associate in Science degree in nursing is highly popular and this will allow qualified graduates to seamlessly transition in the bachelor’s program, providing them an important educational and career opportunity that did not previously exist,” said Dr. James Richey, president of Eastern Florida State College.

“The program will play a critical role in providing a new generation of nurses to hospitals and other health care providers along the Space Coast, where demand for them is rapidly growing because of an aging population and many nurses who are retiring.”

“The college’s Associate in Science degree in nursing is highly popular and this will allow qualified graduates to seamlessly transition in the bachelor’s program, providing them an important educational and career opportunity that did not previously exist,” said Dr. James Richey, president of Eastern Florida State College.

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