Nursing
Workforce
Nursing

Health service occupations are growing twice as fast as the average rate for all occupations.

Registered nurses constitute the largest health care occupation with 2.3 million jobs.

Nursing Faculty and Staff Contacts:
Dr. Mary Anne Laney, Ph.D., RN, CNE - Dean of Nursing and Allied Health
Dr. Billie Blake, MSN, BSN, Ed.D., CNE - Associate Dean of Nursing, Director of BSN Program
Charlene Z. Velasco, RN, MSNeD - Instructor
Jill Scott, RN, MSN, CCRN - Instructor
B. Michele Pate, RN, MSN, ARNP - Instructor
Shasta Melton, RN, MSN - Instructor
Diane Pagano, RN, MSN, MBA, CCRN, NE-BC ā€“ Instructor
June-Marie Mair, RN, MSN - Instructor
Chuck Harvey, RN, MSN, CNOR - Instructor
Lisa Barrett, RN, MSN, CNS - Instructor

Olivia Luke - Workforce Specialist
Lori Gaskin - Workforce Assistant - Palatka Campus
Libby Burckhard - Workforce Assistant - Orange Park Campus

Questions? Contact the Nursing Department
Palatka - (386) 312-4046 or e-mail Olivia Luke
Orange Park - (904) 276-6863

Anatomy and Physiology courses must be completed within seven years of application date to the nursing program. Any student with a passing grade for courses over seven (7) year limit will need to repeat the course with a grade of ā€œCā€ or better.

The policy will be enforced beginning with the May 2015 nursing application period. This allows students two semesters in which to repeat their coursework if older than seven years. Students that need to repeat Anatomy and Physiology must see a college counselor or workforce advisor.



This notice is to update you on laws related to health care licensure and prior criminal history. The following two items will provide you information on legislative changes and the Board of Nursing's perspective on prior criminal history and disciplinary action that may impact your eligibility to complete clinical experiences in the nursing program and that may impact your eligibility to take the NCLEX licensure examination.

NCLEX-RN Pass Results

As a student it is your responsibility to remain abreast of regulations and laws that impact licensure. If you have questions regarding whether this law applies to you, please consult an attorney. The college is unable to provide legal advice.








LPN Bridge Application:
For a complete list of admission requirements download the Program Description.

Check back here for printable application.*


Application Deadline:
Applications will be accepted from May 1 - 31, 2015
for Fall 2015 enrollment.


Nursing Application:
For a complete list of admission requirements download the Program Description.

Download Nursing Application*

Nursing Application Deadlines:
All requirements MUST be completed before the first day of an application period.

Orange Park - Fall
Accepting applications May 1 - 31 (August enrollment)

Orange Park - Spring
Accepting applications Sept. 1 - 30 (January enrollment)

Palatka - Fall
Accepting applications May 1 - 31 (August enrollment)

NOTE: Applications that do not make the intended semester will not "rollover" to the following semester. You must notify our office in writing prior to the next application deadline if you would like your application to be considered for the next available semester.


* For more information regarding the College's use of Social Security Numbers, click here.


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