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School of Nursing & Health Sciences


College of Distinction badgeFlorida Southern College was chosen as a "College of Distinction" in the field of Nursing for our innovative programs and engaged learning approach to education.

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

The baccalaureate degree in nursing and master’s degree in nursing at Florida Southern College, Lakeland, Florida are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

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:

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Dr. Linda Comer
Dean, Nursing & Health Sciences

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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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With the complexity of care nurses deliver and the critical thinking skills required at the bedside, having a bachelors degree is becoming the gold standard for the nursing profession.

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Exercise Science

Exercise Science majors are equipped to launch into careers in coaching, strength conditioning, training, or to enter graduate programs in physical therapy or occupational therapy.

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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.