By: Dean Glorioso
The fear and loneliness of an intensive care unit can be devastating.
When Palm Beach State College Foundation Board Chair Ricky Wade found himself at Good Samaritan Medical Center, he expected quality care but not from who would give it, his own good Samaritan.
Wade spent 17 solitary days in the ICU. “The nights were the worst,” recalls Wade. “I was afraid to sleep, the anxiety unbearable.”
Several nights into his stay, Wade was greeted with something unexpected: a familiar voice. … Continue reading Nursing alumnus helps accelerate Foundation chair’s ICU recovery
To help meet workforce needs in the Glades, Palm Beach State College has established a bridge partnership program for home health aide graduates from West Technical Education Center who desire to continue their training.
Through the partnership with the West Technical Education Center, CareerSource Palm Beach County and Lakeside Medical Center, graduates who qualify are able to take the final two courses of PBSC’s Patient Care Assistant (PCA) program, which includes eligibility to take the state certified nursing assistant licensure exam. … Continue reading PBSC partnership to help nursing needs in the Glades
Editor’s note 2/15/2021: An earlier version of this story indicated that PBSC’s Palm Beach Gardens campus would serve as a county vaccine distribution site. That plan has changed.
Palm Beach State College and its nursing students are stepping up to help area residents who are on a waiting list for the COVID-19 vaccine.
The Belle Glade campus served as a distribution site on Feb. 5 and may be used in the future for those needing their second dose. … Continue reading PBSC and nursing students aid in COVID-19 vaccine distribution
Palm Beach State College has received a generous grant from The Frederick A. DeLuca Foundation to expand its Center of Excellence in Medical Simulation.
The expanded center will elevate teaching and learning for the College’s nursing and health science students and feature a proposed 14,202-square-foot facility, comprised of PBSC’s existing simulation labs and nearby classrooms on the second floor of the Education and Training Administration building on the Lake Worth campus.
“We are thrilled to receive this generous gift from the DeLuca family who share in our passion to improve communities through education,” said PBSC President Ava L. … Continue reading PBSC receives generous gift to expand its simulation center
Three years ago, Gabrielle Louis came to Palm Beach State College from Port-au-Prince, Haiti to pursue an education and gain more experiences.
Not only is she accomplishing these goals, she has also been selected as the College’s student trustee for the 2020-21 academic year.
Louis, who graduated Summa Cum Laude this spring with an Associate in Arts degree, was chosen out of nine candidates who interviewed for the role via Zoom. She is the 20th student to serve in the role and will attend her first District Board of Trustees meeting Aug. … Continue reading International student and aspiring nurse selected as student trustee
When Donald Gray Jr. crosses the stage Friday to celebrate the completion of his Associate in Science degree in Nursing from Palm Beach State College, his two sons will be right behind him.
Gray, 52, and his youngest son, Nicholas, 23, completed their degree this summer and have secured jobs at Palm Beach County hospitals. His oldest son, Donald III, 25, finished his degree this fall term. They will celebrate their achievement together at Palm Beach State’s commencement at the Palm Beach County Convention Center. … Continue reading Father and his two sons to cross stage together at PBSC commencement
From Contact magazine, Winter 2014-15
While caring for his father-in-law stricken with Alzheimer’s disease, David Kindred took his first-ever college classes at Palm Beach State. After 20 years in the electrical trade, Kindred had suffered a severe work injury, lost his business and was now getting back on his feet – pointed in a different direction.
Changing careers is the new normal, and many turn to Palm Beach State College as a place to begin again. … Continue reading Heart’s Desire: Career transformations at Palm Beach State