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Pinning Ceremony

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Polk State held its annual Pinning Ceremony on Dec. 16 for nursing graduates. The candlelight processional represents the traditional “Light of Knowledge” and “Ray of Hope” associated with the lamp that Florence Nightingale carried as…

From left, Polk State Bachelor of Science in Nursing Students Michelle Smith, Olivia Caudill and Shaun Fleniken.

Three BSN Students Have Letters to the Editor Published in The Ledger

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From left, Polk State Bachelor of Science in Nursing Students Michelle Smith, Olivia Caudill and Shaun Fleniken.

  Three Polk State Nursing students recently exceeded class requirements by having their letters to the editor published in The Ledger. This fall, the students all took Professional Role Transformation, the initial course in the…

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Polk State Nursing Student Has Letter to the Editor Published

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A Polk State College Nursing student’s letter to the editor, in which she urged healthcare providers to talk with their patients about skin cancer, was recently published in The Ledger. Kristen Mahlan is a registered…

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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