Polk Community College
999 Avenue H
Winter Haven, Florida 33881
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Nursing Programs OfferedADN Programs
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Nursing is a highly respected, dynamic profession, requiring continuous learning, commitment, and compassion. Registered nurses provide compassionate, comprehensive care based on scientific knowledge, advanced technology, and specialized clinical skills in a variety of settings.
The Polk State College Department of Nursing was established in 1965 through a grant from the Kellogg Foundation. The purpose of the Nursing program is to participate as an active partner in meeting the healthcare needs of the community by educating and preparing entry-level professional nurses to practice in a variety of settings. Polk State College faculty members are committed to providing professional development for each student, supporting the institution within the community, and enhancing the nursing profession.
The program is approved by the Florida Board of Nursing and accredited by the National League for Nursing. The Polk State College Nursing program received initial accreditation by the National League for Nursing in 1967. Polk State College Nursing graduates are eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensing Examination-RN to become registered nurses. The program continues to maintain high standards for nursing practice. Polk State College graduates have consistently scored higher than the national and state averages on the NCLEX-RN licensing examination. Many graduates eventually pursue advanced nursing degrees at the baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral levels.