• “SPC is truly my alma mater. The program is well structured, challenging at times, but very informative, educational and interesting. The online program gave me an opportunity to complete my studies on my own time, which was tremendously helpful in combining work and education.”
    Maryana Pavlyshyn-Dady, graduate of the A.S. and B.S. nursing programs

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  • As technology advances and aging baby boomers require more health services, the future for registered nurses is bright. SPC’s Nursing programs help meet the demands of the changing health care industry.

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    Our bachelor's degree in nursing can help you move up in your nursing career. Our associate in science degree gets you started.

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    The mission of SPC's College of Nursing is to maximize opportunities for student learning and success to provide care for a diverse society by:

    • Integrating challenging educational opportunities
    • Utilizing innovative teaching and learning technologies
    • Promoting a culture of inquiry and lifelong learning.
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  • BSN Students learn firsthand about Leadership through the Eyes of Disney

    On April 22, 2016, The Disney Leadership Conference College Edition was held at Walt Disney World. This year, several SGA representatives attended including two of our own RN-BSN students, Christine Lussier and Dorothy Bruce. This conference gives students the unique opportunity to learn about Walt Disney World’s strategy for leadership and teamwork. Read more.

    BSN Community Class recognizes World Hunger

    On April 14, forty-one BSN Community Nursing students participated in a hunger banquet to increase awareness of the global hunger faced by many individuals in our country and worldwide. It is estimated that more than 795 million people in the world are undernourished. Read more.

    SPC’s RN to BSN Baccalaureate program renamed to honor donors

    The St. Petersburg College, College of Nursing RN to BSN Program is being renamed to honor the generous donation to the college by Dr. Walter Schafer and his wife, Vivian Schafer, R.N. The Shafers have long been supporters of nurses in general, and especially the RN to BSN program at SPC. Read more.

    Nursing faculty learn creative ways to engage students

    On Feb. 8, 2016, the nursing faculty held their annual Almeda Martin & Nancy Hartley Endowed Chair Event. Each February, the College of Nursing devotes a day for the faculty to come together for professional development. This year’s event was “Best Practices for Communicating with Students. Read more.

    BSN Orientation Session to Promote Student Success

    On January 6, 2015, over 80 new students admitted to the RN-BSN Nursing Program attended orientation. Each fall and spring semester, the BSN nursing faculty plan an orientation day for all of their new admissions, online and blended learners. Read more.