Great health care communities have great nurses. That’s why Florida Hospital continues to invest in tomorrow’s nurses by supporting local training programs at Valencia College, Seminole State College, Keiser University, the University of Central Florida, Adventist University, Herzing University, and Remington College.
Cultivating the Potential of Tomorrow’s Health Professionals: Florida Hospital Clinical Education and Staff Development
Last year, over 500 nursing students each semester received clinical training across our campuses.
“A big part of nursing education is clinical training. These students need at least 600 hours of experiential learning to be licensed as a registered nurse in the state of Florida,” says Sandra Galura, Florida Hospital’s Academic Programs Director. “Last year, we had over 500 nursing students each semester receiving clinical training across our campuses.” In addition, Florida Hospital provides preceptors for students completing their final clinical immersion experience, which requires on average 100 hours of direct patient care. “This is really where a nursing student pulls it all together,” Galura says. “They take all the skills and theory learned in their nursing program and now under the direct supervision of their nurse preceptor will provide care to a variety of patients.” In addition to assisting nurses in becoming employment ready by providing clinical sites for student nurses getting ready to make the transition to a licensed professional nurse, frontline staff and nursing leaders get an opportunity to assess these students as possible new employee recruits. “We are going to be needing great nurses in the years to come,” Galura says. “And we’re committed to being part of that process.”
To learn more about the Health Professional Education Program please visit floridahospitalnursing.com.