Lake-Sumter State College administrators and trustees, including President Stanley Sidor, are in Tallahassee today to seek approval for a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree from the State Board of Education.
“There is already significant unmet demand for nursing positions in our communities, and these jobs are expected to grow by 25 percent through 2022,” says Sidor in a press release. “Coupled with the demand for nurses and the BSN becoming the preferred credential, the proposed BSN program at Lake-Sumter State College and our peer colleges in Central Florida allow for increased access to this degree to help meet our workforce needs.”
Don Henderson, president and CEO of Central Florida Health Alliance, and John Moore, president of Orlando Health South Lake Hospital, are with the LSSC delegation to show their support for the BSN programs as a positive benefit to the local healthcare industry and the community.
Lake-Sumter State College, Valencia College, Eastern Florida State College and Seminole State College of Florida have worked collaboratively with the University of Central Florida to develop proposals for BSN degrees at each institution.
The State Board of Education convenes at 2 p.m. and an agenda is available from the Florida Department of Education.
About Lake-Sumter State College
Founded in 1962, Lake-Sumter State College (LSSC) offers high-quality education at an affordable price to the communities of Lake and Sumter counties. As a proud member of the Florida College System, LSSC serves more than 7,000 students annually at three locations: Leesburg, South Lake (Clermont), and Sumterville. LSSC offers certificate and degree programs designed to support and prepare students for today’s dynamic workforce. LSSC is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. Through a DirectConnect partnership with the University of Central Florida, students graduating with an Associate in Arts are guaranteed admission to the UCF. Learn more about LSSC at www.lssc.edu.