Polk State’s OTA Program Draws Crowd

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On Thursday Polk State College hosted more than 100 occupational therapy professionals for a special course aimed at improving the care they deliver to their patients. Polk State offered the course in partnership with Genesis…

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…

Rachel Kinder received a Silver Garland award for her science-related volunteerism.

Polk State Lakeland Collegiate Student Wins Silver Garland Award

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Rachel Kinder received a Silver Garland award for her science-related volunteerism.

Polk State Lakeland Collegiate High School student Rachel Kinder has received the county’s prestigious Silver Garland award for her more than 1,000 volunteer hours. The 37th annual Silver Garland award ceremony, co-sponsored by The Ledger…

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…

Polk State EMT Students Now Best in State on Certification Exam

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Polk State’s Emergency Medical Services Program is now No. 1 in the state in terms of students passing the emergency medical technician licensing exam. More than 90 percent of students passed the National Registry of…

Polk State EMS students Lisa Barnes and Derek McBrayer helped revive a patient at Lakeland Regional Medical Center.

Polk State EMS Students Act Fast to Revive Patient

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Polk State EMS students Lisa Barnes and Derek McBrayer helped revive a patient at Lakeland Regional Medical Center.

Two Polk State Emergency Medical Services (EMS) students have received praise for acting quickly to revive an unconscious patient at Lakeland Regional Medical Center. Students Lisa Barnes and Derek McBrayer are currently completing paramedic clinical…

Polk State EMS Again Surpasses State on Paramedic Exam

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Polk State’s Emergency Medical Services program has once again outperformed the rest of the state on Florida’s paramedic certification exam. The College’s pass rate among students who took the exam late last year is 100…

Polk State Nursing Students, Faculty Receive Honors at State Convention

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Members of Polk State College’s chapter of the Florida Nursing Students Association recently returned from the organization’s state convention — and they brought numerous distinctions home with them. The 58th annual FNSA convention took place…

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