Polk State Nursing Professors in Prestigious Doctoral Programs

Posted on by Polk Newsroom

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 of Nursing Practice program at Duke University, and Professor Lorrie Jones will complete the Doctor of Nursing Practice program at the University of Florida in May.

“We are very proud of the accomplishments of Professors Jenko and Jones. Polk State’s Nursing Program is committed to providing only the best instruction to our students, and this is delivered by our faculty members who constantly push themselves academically,” said Polk State Nursing Director Dr. Annette Hutcherson.

Polk State’s Nursing Program is one of several Health Sciences programs offered by the College. The Nursing Program offers Associate in Science and Bachelor of Science degrees, and serves approximately 400 students in any given term. Approximately 60 percent of Polk County’s Registered Nurses graduated from Polk State.