Each student must learn and understand the fundamental elements of being a nurse first – that is why classroom learning with our qualified faculty members is essential to student life. Our students start learning basic Anatomy & Physiology and by the end progress into classes such as Pharmacology and Nursing Leadership. Our faculty members are some of the best in their respective fields and want to see each and every nursing student succeed in passing classes, passing state exams, and developing into a qualified nursing professional. These challenging and rewarding courses won’t be easy; however, it provides a solid foundation for our nursing students to build their career on.
Our students at the Florida Career College School of Nursing are not always confined to a classroom. Participating in labs and hands-on training, allows students to practice what they’ve learned. More so, hands-on learning gives nursing students experience on actual tasks they will be performing once they graduate from the nursing program. FCC strongly believes that incorporating hands-on learning in every element of our nursing program allows the nursing student to become a well-rounded and practiced healthcare professional. Our faculty brings with them numerous years of practical lab experience to help nursing students learn techniques they will use for the rest of their lives. Our labs are stocked with top-of-the-line equipment that mirrors a real hospital. The access to equipment and faculty is another way we provide our students what they need to succeed as a nursing professional.
After delving into classroom and hands-on learning, our students are able to apply for externships with local doctor’s offices and hospitals. These externships are where students get a true taste of what it takes as a nursing professional. Depending on where they end up for their externship, students will shadow healthcare professionals, learn the inner-workings of those offices, and perform tasks to assist the operation of the healthcare organization. This opportunity is great as it forces students to step out of their comfort zone – step away from faculty and other students in order to learn from other practicing healthcare professionals. During this time, students are more than welcome to share their experiences and work through problems with faculty and other nursing students.
No matter what our students go through, they always have a support system in place. They are surrounded by fellow students who go through the same struggles and triumphs on a daily basis. These students become valued friends and respected healthcare professionals. This bond created over the course of the nursing program is unparalleled as it cultivates life-long friendships. Faculty members are also committed to support all nursing students. Whether faculty members are a nice shoulder to cry on or a firm motivator, they are there every step of the way. Think about it – they were in your shoes once! The third part of the student support system at FCC is the countless other staff who are there to provide students with whatever they need to succeed. They are willing to listen and do whatever they can to make sure you are achieving all of your goals.
Florida Career College stands by their mantra of being, “The College That Cares.” Not only does FCC care about its students, faculty and staff, FCC is also passionate about giving back to the community. Students and faculty are regularly involved with community outreach opportunities. These opportunities have included helping out with Habitat for Humanity and other local fundraisers such as the Broward Heart Walk. Students and faculty are able to bring in their own ideas of how they want to help the community and can possibly have their idea sponsored by the college as a whole. Our students are able to volunteer their time and resources in reaching out into the community in ways they are passionate about. It is this giving and humble attitude that sets our nursing students apart and prepares them for a successful career in nursing.