Margaret Orozco, a Polk State alumna and firefighter/paramedic with the Lakeland Fire Department.

Polk State Grad Finds Fulfillment Each Day in Work as Paramedic

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Margaret Orozco, a Polk State alumna and firefighter/paramedic with the Lakeland Fire Department.

Two pivotal years and a Polk State degree set Margaret Orozco on a path she never thought possible, and in following it, she’s found fulfillment she never could have imagined. “I love coming to work,” said…

Tamara King, a student in Polk State's Bachelor of Science in Nursing program, is a contributor to a recently published textbook for nurses.

Polk Nursing Student Published in First-Of-Its-Kind Textbook

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Tamara King, a student in Polk State's Bachelor of Science in Nursing program, is a contributor to a recently published textbook for nurses.

A Polk State student’s work is included in a recently published textbook by two leading nursing theorists. Tamara King, a Lakeland resident studying toward her Bachelor of Science in Nursing, is among the contributors to…

Polk State Nursing Director Annette Hutcherson places a cord around the neck of student Alison Richards, a symbol of her induction into Alpha Delta Nu, the national honor society of associate-degree-level nurses. The College held its first induction ceremony for its chapter of Alpha Delta Nu on Monday. Sen. Denise Grimsley, an alumna of the Nursing program, spoke at the ceremony.

State Senator Speaks at Two Polk State Nursing Events

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Polk State Nursing Director Annette Hutcherson places a cord around the neck of student Alison Richards, a symbol of her induction into Alpha Delta Nu, the national honor society of associate-degree-level nurses. The College held its first induction ceremony for its chapter of Alpha Delta Nu on Monday. Sen. Denise Grimsley, an alumna of the Nursing program, spoke at the ceremony.

Sen. Denise Grimsley visited Polk State Winter Haven on Monday, where she spoke to area nurses about legislative issues impacting their profession and congratulated the first inductees into the College’s nursing honor society. Grimsley, R-Sebring,…

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Polk State Nursing Grads Outperform State, Nation on Revised Exam

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As expected, a recent revision to the national licensure exam for Registered Nurses has resulted in reduced pass rates across the nation. And, as usual, Polk State’s nursing graduates continue to outperform the state and…

Members of a Rotary International exchange program visited Polk State Winter Haven on Thursday. Here, they listen to a presentation about the Polk State Kenneth C. Thompson Institute of Public Safety.

Taiwanese Visitors Impressed with Polk State’s Offerings

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Members of a Rotary International exchange program visited Polk State Winter Haven on Thursday. Here, they listen to a presentation about the Polk State Kenneth C. Thompson Institute of Public Safety.

On Thursday, Polk State hosted six Taiwanese visitors who are in Central Florida as part of a Rotary International exchange program. The group is three weeks into their tour of Hardee, Highlands, Hillsborough and Polk…

Polk State's Bachelor of Science in Nursing program has received accreditation from the National League for Nursing Accreditation Commission.

Polk State’s BSN Program Receives National Accreditation

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Polk State's Bachelor of Science in Nursing program has received accreditation from the National League for Nursing Accreditation Commission.

Just a year into its existence, Polk State’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing program has received accreditation from the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC). “What this means is that Polk State is meeting…

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