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School of Nursing & Health Sciences

For over 30 years, Florida Southern has provided a rich and dynamic environment for students to develop skills in clinical-based practice, teaching, research and leadership in the health care industry.

Health care has changed immeasurably since Florence Nightingale’s leadership turned caring for the wounded and sick into a profession. Our goal is to establish a caring, diverse academic learning environment that provides the highest standards of education in the rapidly changing world of health care.

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State-of-the-Art Facilities

Students work with patient simulators in the treatment simulation laboratory in the Joe K. and Alberta Blanton Nursing Building. This 8,600 square-foot, high-tech facility includes wireless classrooms, a technologically advanced nursing skills lab, faculty offices, and student and faculty lounges.

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Faculty Expertise

Each health sciences course at Florida Southern provides a quality, personalized learning experience and experienced faculty. Our faculty combines academic training with extensive hands-on knowledge of the health care field. The effectiveness of our faculty to teach and inspire our students is based on the fact that we understand the ever-changing requirements for success facing health care leaders and managers.

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Clinical, Real World Experience

Hands-on experiences begin in the 200-level courses, so you can apply theoretical knowledge early and make sure health care is the career for you. Internships and clinical work occurs in diverse settings, varying from central Florida hospitals to public health, long-term care and rehabilitation facilities, school settings, and sports teams.

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National Accreditation

Florida Southern is fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and our athletic training major is fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). These accreditations guarantee that the program meets rigorous quality indicators related to the curriculum including student success outcomes, evaluation, faculty qualifications, and more.

School of Nursing &
Health Sciences

Blanton Nursing Building (BN)
Johnson Avenue & Finney Street
863.680.3951 (phone)
863.680.3860 (fax)

To learn more about program offerings, contact:

Dr. Loretta Reinhart

Loretta Reinhart, Ph.D., MSN, RN
Dean, Nursing & Health Sciences

Rose Pagano

Rose Pagano
Administrative Assistant

Whether you are just entering the health care profession or advancing your career, Florida Southern has a program to meet your individual needs.

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BSN Options

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Athletic Training

Working in cooperation with physicians and other allied health personnel, Athletic Trainers specialize in preventing, diagnosing, and treating injuries and illnesses.

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Health Sciences

Combining nursing courses with instruction in business and communications, this new degree option will prepare you to become a leader in the health care field. | Learn more about Health Sciences 

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Graduate Studies

FSC offers several graduate programs that are applicable to the contemporary health care environment and are designed to enable upward mobility for nurses seeking career advancement.