OCTOBER 10, 2018 – FORT MYERS, FLA – What does 50 years look like? At Florida SouthWestern State College (FSW), it looks like 6,369 FSW/Edison Nursing program graduates and the countless patients they have cared for in the southwest Florida community and beyond.
FSW’s Nursing program will mark its 50th anniversary with a celebration for FSW and Edison Nursing program students, future students, alumni, their families, and FSW community clinical partners, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20, at the FSW Thomas Edison Campus, Building AA, 8099 College Parkway, Fort Myers.
Over the years, the training students in FSW’s Nursing program receive has evolved from practicing on their nursing program classmates to using high-tech patient simulators, which can perform many of the same functions human patients do. They can talk, blink their eyes and react to light, register blood pressure, create heart and lung sounds, bleed and even give birth.
But while training methods have changed, the care and compassion that nurses provide to patients has not.
“Nurses have a special empathy toward others that allows them to provide patient care at some of our most difficult moments,” said Dr. Deborah Selman, interim associate dean, Nursing Programs. “They are vital to our hospitals, doctors’ offices and medical facilities, and we all rely on them for our medical care throughout our lives. FSW is proud to have provided these essential caregivers to our community for the last 50 years, and we look forward to many, many more.”
For more information, or to RSVP to FSW’s Nursing program’s 50th Anniversary Celebration, contact Antonio Garcia at [email protected]