Daytona State College is Bridging the Nursing Shortage Gap

When we first launched the Palm Coast-Flagler Regional Chamber, we knew we had to make supporting both healthcare and education a vital part of what the chamber does to help continue to improve the community. Enter Daytona State College, which is currently engaged in a multi-million dollar renovation of its Palm Coast Campus.

Daytona State College’s nationally recognized Nursing Program is so successful, it has expanded several times.

Palm Coast has been facing a shortage of healthcare workers for several years. To meet current and future needs, Daytona State College’s nationally recognized nursing program at its Flagler/Palm Coast Campus has expanded significantly. The College has already increased the capacity from 30 seats to 120, and state-of-the-art facility renovations are nearly complete.

Nursing students at Daytona State College learn the latest advances in treating patients.

“Flagler County, specifically the Palm Coast area, is growing in popularity as a residential community and with that comes the need for healthcare facilities,” said Amy Szoka, Chair of Daytona State’s School of Nursing. “The expansion of our nursing program at the FPC Campus will give students in this region a place to obtain an associate degree in nursing (ADN) and go to work in a local facility.”

That’s just the beginning of the story. Click here to read the full-length feature article in EVOLVE Magazine.

Click below to read more about workforce development in the Palm Coast/Flagler County region via EVOLVE Magazine‘s Workforce Development issue.

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