(LARGO, FL – May 2016) – Largo Medical Center is proud to announce that nursing school, Jersey College, will provide our community with opportunities to pursue nursing education from within the hospital. This hospital-based, nurse residency program is one of the first of its kind in Pinellas County capitalizing on the expertise of each partner and expanding Largo Medical Center’s reputation as a premier teaching hospital. Largo Medical Center has one of the largest osteopathic graduate medical education programs in the southeastern United States.
“This ongoing education is a big part of what Largo Medical Center does every day to give back to our community, our residents and our patients,” said Anthony Degina, Chief Executive Officer, Largo Medical Center. “It’s our vision. Our physicians, nurses and staff work diligently assisting us in becoming a nationally renowned academic medical center, always providing compassionate care and service.”
Greg Karzhevsky, Chief Executive Officer, Jersey College said, “When two organizations like ours share a common vision, remarkable things can happen. Jersey College’s expansion into Largo highlights the achievement made possible when separate institutions demonstrate a unified commitment to improving patient care by elevating the nursing profession.”
The Nurse Residency program at Largo Medical Center is a six semester program cumulating in an Associate of Science degree in Nursing and providing its graduates with opportunities to become a Registered Nurse. The program will be taught at the hospital’s Indian Rocks Road campus in Largo. Classes start this week.
To learn more about the program, please contact Tammy Robiconti, Director of Marketing & Public Relations, Largo Medical Center at 727-348-1896.
About Largo Medical Center
Largo Medical Center is a 425-bed statutory teaching hospital serving Pinellas County from three campuses. The hospital provides Atrial Fibrillation Care at the AFib & Heart Rhythm Centers, Behavioral Healthcare, Breast Healthcare at the Florida Breast Institute, Cardiovascular Services, Clinical Research, Company Care Occupational Healthcare, Emergency Care at 3 campuses, H2U health and wellness program, Hepatobiliary Care at The Hepatobiliary Center, Imaging and Diagnostic Services, Kidney Transplants at the Transplant Institute of Florida, Limb Saving at the Florida Limb Saving Institute, Orthopedic Care at the Florida Orthopedic Pavilion, Inpatient, Outpatient and Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation, Palliative Care, Robotic Surgery, Sleep Disorders Care, Sports Medicine Care with the Florida Sports Medicine Center, Spine and Neurologic Care at the Florida Spine & Neuro Center, Surgical Weight Loss/Bariatric Surgery at the Florida Bariatric Centers and Wound Care with Hyperbaric Medicine. Largo Medical Center has an American Osteopathic Association Accredited Graduate Medical Education program that is the West Coast Academic Center for NOVA Southeastern University and is affiliated with the USF Morsani College of Medicine. The hospital is recognized by The Joint Commission as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures, a Certified Advanced Heart Failure Center and an Advanced Primary Stroke Center. We have an accredited AFib Center, Breast Center, Cancer Care program, Chest Pain Center with PCI and Inpatient Rehabilitation program. Learn more at LargoMedical.com. Like us on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter.
About Jersey College
Jersey College is a private post-secondary institution solely dedicated to nursing with campuses located in New Jersey and Florida. The institution has successfully graduated more than 3,500 nurses. Jersey College is accredited by the Commission of the Council on Occupational Education, a national accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education. Jersey College is licensed by the Florida Commission for Independent Education and New Jersey Higher Education, and its nursing programs are accredited and approved, respectively, by the New Jersey Board of Nursing and the Florida Board of Nursing.