Our goal is to deliver a nursing program in an innovative manner that will ensure our graduates are prepared to pass required examinations, skilled to perform their duties and instilled with the pride and confidence.
Licensing and Approval Agencies
Florida Department of Education
Commission for Independent Education
325 West Gaines St., Ste. 1414, Tallahassee, FL 32399-0400 (888) 224-6684
Florida Board of Nursing 4052 Bald Cypress Way Tallahassee, FL 32399-3252 (850) 245-4125
Core Values of Nursing
Patient-centered care is focused on the patient as the source of control in consideration of patient and family cultural preferences, beliefs, and values. As an advocate the nurse provides timely, compassionate, and coordinated care.
Nursing judgment is the process of applying critical thinking and scientific reasoning skills to make appropriate clinical decisions based on current best evidence. Safety involves minimizing the risk of harm to patients, families, and providers through established best practices.
Quality improvement utilizes clinical data to monitor and improve healthcare outcomes. Professional identity incorporates actions that reflect integrity, leadership, accountability, and legal/ethical responsibility in accordance with established nursing standards of practice.
Teamwork involves functioning effectively within nursing and inter-professional teams. Collaboration fosters effective communication, mutual respect and shared decision making to achieve quality patient care.
Informatics is the use of technology to access appropriate information, communicate effectively, and implement best nursing practices to support safe clinical decision making.
Professionalism is maintaining the highest standards in care quality, beliefs, and communication skills that are characterized by respect for others, responsibility, integrity, courage, humility, and avocation.
Excellence is the commitment to continued growth; within the concept we include all opportunities for in-depth learning and skill enhancement by the use of evidence-based practice.
Compassion is demonstrating empathy, sensitivity, kindness, and warmth in a professional manner, thus creating better nursing student/patient relationships. We strive to preserve patient safety and dignity by providing patients with care, comfort, and support to help them meet their goals and achieve their highest levels of independence and wellness.
Diversity is what we celebrate knowing that each of us is unique. Differences of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, age, physical abilities, and religious beliefs make up the rich tapestry that is our student body. We believe that each nursing student brings his or her own uniqueness to our program, and we acknowledge, explore, and welcome our difference with kindness and positivity.