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Edison State College
8099 College Parkway Sw
With the first students admitted to Edison in the fall of 1962, Edison State College celebrates 47 years of service to Southwest Florida this year. Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, and Baccalaureate degrees are offered at Edison as well as various...
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by Kristen Zimmerman, Dean, Baccalaureate Programs and University Center, Edison State College, Southwest Florida
"We really are seeing that, this ...
"We really are seeing that, this past spring in the bachelor's program, 54 percent of the students are 25 to 29 (years old) and 35 percent are 40 to 64, so only just under 11 percent are in the traditional 18-to-24 age group," said Kristen Zimmerman, dean of bachelor's degree programs at Edison State College in Lee County.
"That's pretty telling."
said many factors are coming into play.
Many working registered nurses want their bachelor's in nursing to be more marketable or to advance their careers.
Southwest Florida hospitals are aiming for the majority of its nursing staff to have the bachelor's degree, she
"We really are seeing that, this past spring in the bachelor's program, 54 percent of the students are 25 to 29 (years old) and 35 percent are 40 to 64, so only just under 11 percent are in the traditional 18-to-24 age group," said Kristen Zimmerman, dean of bachelor's degree programs at Edison State College.
TDA - Newsletter 18 April 2011
(L to R) Ian Neuhard (Director of Baccalaureate Programs, Indian River State College), Patricia Frohe (Director Baccalaureate Programs, Florida Department of Education), Kristen Zimmerman (Dean, Baccalaureate and University Programs, Edison State College).
Kristen Zimmerman, interim ...
Kristen Zimmerman, interim campus dean, Collier campus and associate dean of baccalaureate programs at Edison State College, is the school's representative on the Board.
and the college have a partnership for research opportunities, internships and other programs.
Zimmerman earned a master of arts in higher education administration from
"Despite the other programs in this ...
"Despite the other programs in this area, there is still a tremendous gap," said Kristen Zimmerman, Edison's associate dean of baccalaureate programs.
churns out more than 600 nurses a year - more than any other school in the state, Zimmerman
Prospective nurses need only a two-year degree to take the licensure exams but health care organizations are starting to demand four-year degrees, Zimmerman
In Southwest Florida's five-county area, 1,741 hospital-based nurses lack the bachelor's degree, said Zimmerman
, quoting statistics from the Agency for Workforce Innovation
Edison's new program will allow registered nurses to complete their bachelor's degrees.It adds training in areas such as critical thinking, pharmacology and community health.
"The way that patient care is approached is changing.Adding this level of education and training is really required," Zimmerman