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The Florida Agency for Workforce Innovation cites healthcare as the top field for employment from August 2009 - August 2010 as more than 22,000 new jobs were added, the largest single block of the state's general employment gain of nearly 37,000 new jobs. To keep pace with this growing field, on Monday, January 3, 2011, the Florida Career College School of Nursing will add a new transitional program for Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) who want to become Registered Nurses (RNs). The three-semester program will accommodate 30 students. Also in January, 40 students are expected for the next class in FCC's Generic RN program.
Open Houses for both the Generic RN and the new LPN to RN Transitional program will be held at the Boynton Beach campus, located in the Catalina Shoppes at 1743 North Congress Avenue:
Registration is now open now for both January 2011 programs.
- Saturday, November 13, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Saturday, December 11, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Tuesday, December 14, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
"This is a great addition to our School of Nursing curriculum," said FCC Boynton Beach Executive Director Michael Schwam. "Our Associate's Degree Registered Nurse program began in August and is filled to capacity. These programs are very important to us because our goal at Florida Career College is to prepare students to move directly from the classroom into careers that are most in demand."
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services estimates that the national shortage of RNs is projected to reach 20 percent by 2015. The Florida Center for Nursing estimates that the current state shortage of RNs could increase to 52,000 by 2020, with South Florida as the geographic area with the highest need.
Currently, Boynton Beach is the only FCC campus with the School of Nursing. In addition to the School of Nursing, FCC Boynton Beach offers diploma programs in Allied Healthcare and Cosmetology.
To find out the academic requirements necessary to qualify for the nursing programs, call 561-634-7400. For more information about FCC, call 1-888-852-7272 or visit www.careercollege.edu.