FAMU School of Nursing Nationally Recognized

Courtesy of Ronnie Mackey Jr.

The Florida A&M University School of Nursing has been recognized as the nation’s number 21 nursing program out of 1,189 entries by The Nursing Journal.

FAMU’s School of Nursing was founded in 1904 and is the oldest baccalaureate nursing program in the State of Florida.

Since the existence of FAMU’s nursing program their faculty and staff have been committed to the creation of environments that are conducive to learning, scholarly inquiry, the development of innovative services to the global community and continuous quality improvement.

The Dean of the FAMU School of Nursing Dr. Ruena T. Norman was ecstatic about her program’s top 25 placement.

“This recognition means that we are no longer a hidden treasure.” Norman said. “Some of the things we have on the horizon is that we are looking to move our master’s program to a doctorate of nursing practice and we will continue to have our faculty engaged in research.”

Alumna, Regina Google, a recent graduate from the School of Nursing is thrilled about the program’s accomplishment and hopes that the program continues to reach new heights.

“Receiving recognition for being in the top 25 nationally means more opportunities for the nursing program. Hopefully opportunities that will include funding for updated equipment and learning tools for students in the program,”said Google.

Graduating senior Alex Age, from New Orleans, La., was also pleased with program’s success.

“We produce some of the greatest nurses and it takes time management, effort, and hard work to be successful.” Age said. “I know that FAMU’s nursing program is preparing me to pass the NCLEX on the first try and work at my hospital of choice.”

FAMU School of Nursing also celebrates its graduate program recently receiving the maximum eight-year reaccreditation from the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing.

The only other Florida schools that made the Top 25 Nursing Schools were The University of Florida, University of South Florida and Florida International University.