WINTER PARK, Fla. — A new hands-on program is helping curb the nursing shortage in Central Florida.
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The dedicated education unit at AdventHealth Winter Park provides students with a nursing teacher and a clinical instructor.
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A total of 550 people are enrolled right now.
The program plans to have 16 more students start in the spring, with another 16 at Orlando Health.
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“When we’re actually doing it with the patients, I feel like we get to do a lot more education,” said senior nursing student Kelly Andrews. “And, I mean, it makes it so much more real and just kind of puts all the pieces together.”
The program also has a part-time track, and a BSN program for nurses to complete their degrees.
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