Hundreds of would-be nurses are turned away each year from nursing schools around the state. The problem isn’t a lack of qualified applicants, but a lack of faculty and resources to support the additional students. This is a serious situation considering that Florida’s registered nurse (RN) shortage will exceed 50,000 by 2025, according to the Florida Center for Nursing.
Now, through a $322,044 Quantum Foundation grant, Palm Beach State College will be able to accept 60 more qualified applicants into its respected and long-established nursing program. … Continue reading Quantum Foundation grant to expand PBSC Nursing program
Palm Beach State College’s Palm Beach Gardens campus will present Technology Week March 17-20 exploring how technology has impacted everyday life and will in the future. The schedule includes 24 presentations by Palm Beach State faculty, staff and students. The events are free and open to the public and will be held in the BioScience Technology Complex, Room 127.
In addition, there will be a keynote presentation by Dr. Claudia Chiesi, former president of Harford Community College in Bel Air, … Continue reading Palm Beach State College to present Technology Week March 17-20
Palm Beach State College, a leading provider of biotechnology workforce education, will showcase its programs and host Florida biotech industry leaders during a weeklong celebration Feb. 17-21.
Biotech Awareness Week is for anyone interested in the life sciences. Students and those seeking biotech employment are especially encouraged to participate and bring their resumes and business cards. All events are free and take place at the BioScience Technology Complex (SC) on the Palm Beach Gardens campus, 3160 PGA Boulevard. … Continue reading Biotech forces converging for special week
Busloads of Head Start preschoolers came to the Dental Hygiene Care Center on the Lake Worth campus to get their teeth checked and cleaned on Feb. 7, the annual Give Kids a Smile Day.
For the eighth year, Palm Beach State’s Dental Health Services department hosted the event as part of the American Dental Association’s national day, started in 2003. As tallied by the ADA, the 2014 Give Kids a Smile Day benefited 346,524 children at 1,525 events put on by 9,105 participating dentists and 28,370 volunteers. … Continue reading Dental Health students give smiles to 300 kids
Award-winning actor John Lithgow continued the STEAM dialog on Jan. 30 as he spoke to a crowd of nearly 500 at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts during the Palm Beach State College Foundation’s STEAM luncheon.
During his speech, Lithgow acknowledged that test prep along with science, technology, engineering and math subjects have come to dominate conversations and the educational diet of young people. However, without incorporating the arts, he says, a student’s life is “tragically incomplete.”
“It is absolutely essential in my mind that children be provided with their minimum daily allowance of this key source of nourishment and enrichment,” said Lithgow. … Continue reading Arts “indispensable” to education says Lithgow
Joining the statewide mission to make college as affordable as possible, Palm Beach State College has lowered the cost of its Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Information Management to $10,000 for qualified students. The tuition reduction answers Gov. Rick Scott’s “$10,000 Degree Challenge” to provide affordable, quality bachelor’s degrees in high-demand fields. The challenge has been accepted by all 24 baccalaureate degree-granting colleges in the Florida College System.
The $10,000 price is reserved for Florida residents who complete an A.S. … Continue reading Palm Beach State offers high-tech bachelor’s degree for $10,000
When a natural disaster hits, crime scene investigators play a critical role. They determine the cause and manner of death of disaster victims, identify bodies and human remains, and preserve physical evidence.
Take a look at how students studying Crime Scene Technology stepped up to the plate and gained invaluable experience during the two-day Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) rescue training event held at Palm Beach State College Jan. 8-9.
Click on the photo to see the slideshow; … Continue reading Crime Scene students put to the test at FEMA training event