FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL (May 5, 2014) -- During National Nurses Week, celebrated
May 6 - 12, Broward College honors the hard work and dedication of America’s
registered nurses, and the impact they have on the lives and health of their
patients. With more than 50 years of graduating competent, caring nurses with degrees in nursing, Broward College is proud
of the achievements and exciting future of the nursing program, including:
-Linda Washington, Ph.D., associate dean
of RN-BSN Program, and Claudia Sahagun, professor of communication, led a
service-learning trip to Guayaquil, Ecuador with eleven RN-to-BSN students. During
the four day trip, the students – all registered nurses – evaluated more than 340
children and adults, and screened them for a variety of conditions ranging from
cardiovascular irregularities to skin rashes and worms.
-The Bachelor of Science in
Nursing program (BSN) inducted its first group of honor students into the
BSN Honor Society and will be joining Sigma Theta Tau International Nurses
Honor Society in the fall.
-The Advanced Health Assessment
students conducted its first College and community wide Health Fair at
Broward College North Campus in March, which was a huge success and will conduct
future community health fairs at each Broward College campus and at the
following locations: Broward Partnership for the Homeless; Broward
Outreach Centers (Hollywood and Pompano sites); and the Ronald McDonald
-The Krause Family Foundation donated $1
million to support nursing and health sciences programs at Broward College. The
donation will support the Kathryn Krause Scholarship for Nurses, the Kathryn
Krause Lecture Series, Krause Family Medical Simulation Mannequins and the
Kathryn Krause Book Award for HANDY Students.
-The Health Science Simulation Center (HSSC)
will open at Central Campus. The three-story HSSC will mirror the facilities of
an acute-care hospital, and will feature an EMS ambulance bay, emergency
department, critical care units, cardiovascular units, medical-surgical unit,
labor and delivery suite, and mother/baby unit. Students in Broward College’s
nursing and other allied healthcare programs will train here.
About Broward College:
Broward College is ranked as one of the top ten community colleges in the
nation by the Aspen Institute. Serving more than 68,000 students annually,
Broward College provides residents with certificate programs, two-year
university-transfer degrees, two-year career degrees and baccalaureate degrees
in selected programs. The mission of the college is to provide high-quality
educational programs and services that are affordable and accessible to a
diverse community of learners. For more information, visit www.broward.edu.