Polk State Nursing Professors Earn National Publication

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Two Polk State Nursing professors have recently had their work published, one in a professional journal, the other in a book edited by a world-renowned expert. Mavra Kear, coordinator of the College’s Bachelor of Science…

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Nursing Graduate Draws Inspiration From Her Own Cancer Experience

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Kayla Curran

Every graduate’s story is one of obstacles conquered and goals realized. Few graduates, however, have faced and overcome anything close to the challenges Kayla Curran knew as a child. At age 6, Curran was diagnosed…

All three of Polk State's imaging programs are led by alumni of the College, and the clinical education coordinators for all three programs are either alumni of the College or are currently attending. Back row from left, Bill Luckett, Jaime Selph, Joanne Buchanan and Kevin Ferrier. Front row from left, Merrybeth Etherton and Beth Luckett.

Polk State Medical Imaging Programs Thrive With Homegrown Talent

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All three of Polk State's imaging programs are led by alumni of the College, and the clinical education coordinators for all three programs are either alumni of the College or are currently attending. Back row from left, Bill Luckett, Jaime Selph, Joanne Buchanan and Kevin Ferrier. Front row from left, Merrybeth Etherton and Beth Luckett.

School pride runs deep in Polk State Health Sciences, especially in its trio of medical imaging programs, where all three program directors are alumni of the College. Merrybeth Etherton, Kevin Ferrier and Beth Luckett all…

Bartow High Students Visit Polk State’s Airside Center

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Forty students from Bartow High School’s Medical and Fire Academy recently visited Polk State’s Airside Center, where they received an introduction to the College’s Health Sciences, Fire Science, and Business programs. The goal of the…

Three Generations of Same Family Studying at Polk State

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With nearly 50 years of history, it is no surprise that Polk State is a family tradition in many households. Far less common, however, is the situation of three current students. This grandmother, mother, and…

Polk State Nursing Professors in Prestigious Doctoral Programs

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Polk State’s nationally recognized Nursing Program just got even better. Two Nursing Program faculty members have been invited to pursue their doctoral degrees at prestigious universities. Professor Mimi Jenko has been accepted to the Doctor…

Nursing Professor Participates in Florida Bioethics Network Event

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Polk State Nursing Professor Mavra Kear participated in a panel discussion on March 30 at the Florida Bioethics Network Spring Conference. The topic was “Healthcare Professionalism in Florida: A Discussion With Leadership.” Kear is also…

Nursing Professor is Guest Speaker

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Dr. Mavra Kear was the guest speaker at the Ridge Career Center capping ceremony for Practical Nurses on Feb. 8. Kear is also the president of the Florida Nurses Association and coordinates Polk State’s bachelor’s…

Polk State Nursing Student Testifies at Florida Senate Committee Hearing

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Cherylynn Juchniewicz testified in support of Senate Bill 208, which loosens licensure restrictions for those who have a felony record but want to become medical professionals. The Senate Criminal Justice Committee unanimously approved the bill…

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