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Dr. Vickie Stephens
Dean - School of Health Sciences
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Bachelors of Science in Nursing




The Associate and Bachelor's Degree Programs in Nursing are in the process of final approval by the Accreditation Commission For Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN).  For further information, please contact:

Accreditation Commission For Education In Nursing, Inc.
3343 Peachtree Rd, N.E., Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326
Phone (404) 975-5000

The ACEN Review Panel (ERP) met in Atlanta, June 6, 2014. 
The final results will be announced by the Board of Commissioners in July 2014. 

BSN Faculty

BSN Instructors: Tina Dorsey, MSN, Dr. Karen Lipford and Dr. Julie Smith
(not shown Dr. Chastity Duke and Tommy Simmons, MSN)


Chipola College has been approved by the Florida State Board of Education to offer a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Nursing program which began in August, 2008.

The RN to BSN program focuses on development of professional nursing practice, includes content that will broaden and strengthen knowledge and skills and prepares highly-qualified nurses to work in diverse health care settings. The program adheres to all common courses prerequisites, course of study, and clinical requirements for RN to BSN programs in Florida.

Mission Statement
Chipola College Health Sciences Nursing Program provides accessible, affordable, quality health care education to qualified students. 

Chipola College Health Sciences Nursing program utilizes innovative teaching modalities and community partnerships to promote education in the healthcare field.  Faculty promotes quality healthcare education that embraces cultural, ethnic and social diversity.  Empowering the student to provide quality healthcare for individuals, families, and communities. 

Individuals are a reflection of their constant interaction with the environment as it relates to health care from a perspective of adaptation, self-preservation, and self-actualization.  The program's function is to serve the student and the community by providing nursing education that holds its constituents to the highest healthcare standards. 



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