Valencia currently offers courses and programs in multiple healthcare areas. We are always expanding the list of professions served and adding new course and program offerings. Whether you are seeking continuing education to meet your license renewal requirements or enhance your professional skills, Valencia seeks to be your provider of choice.
Valencia College conducts live certification and re-certification classes for Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Profiders.
The courses in this category are designed to meet the Florida mandatory requirements for health professionals.
Health Sciences Continuing Education offers specific course sections for currently enrolled Valencia A.S. degree seeking students. Student course fees are available with a valid Valencia ID for the following Courses.
How do you define a "good day at work"? By saving a life? Nursing someone back to health? Offering comfort and encouragement in tense situations? Are you the type of person who feels you can make a difference and longs to do something personally meaningful? If so, the health sciences field is just the place where that can happen.
There are few occupations where your day-to-day activities can impact so many people in such a significant way. Whether you're an RN caring for newborns in a Pediatrics ward, a Radiographer taking x-rays of an injured patient, or a Paramedic making split second decisions where your actions may determine life or death, you'll be involved in a field that is as extraordinarily rewarding as it is challenging.
At Valencia, you can choose from some of the fastest-growing high-wage, high-skill occupations in the country. From Dental Hygiene and Cardiovascular Technology to Radiography, Nursing and Respiratory Care, you'll be on your way to an exciting career. During the next 10 years, every healthcare profession in Florida is projected to increase at a rate of 3.5% annually - creating new jobs every year. And as humans are living longer, the demand for these types of jobs will grow exponentially.
People have their reasons for going into the healthcare field, but one thing they all have in common, is the desire to help others. With today's high demand for skilled healthcare workers, Valencia can help you get on the right track and develop the skills and expertise you need to be successful in this "hot" career field.
Manager, Continuing Education and Clinical Compliance
I have been with Valencia College since September, 1998 and have managed Continuing Education for Health Professions. I am currently the Manager for continuing Education and Clinical Compliance for our Nursing and Allied Health Divisions. My work includes collaboratively developing and managing the delivery of continuing education and specialized programs for a variety of health care fields. I also manage all aspects of clinical compliance for our A.S. degree programs.
I hold a Masters Degree in Marriage and Family Counseling from Stetson University and a Bachelors Degree in Sociology and Education from Eastern Nazarene College . My specialized training includes the CAPT Qualified Administrator for the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator© and the Organizational Team and Culture Indicator©. I am also a certified facilitator for Development Dimensions, International.
My career spans three industries including bank data processing management, family counseling, and education. Prior to joining Valencia in September 1998, I served for five years as Director of Patient and Family Services in Hospice care and served clients in private practice counseling. I came to Valencia with a broad health care perspective, having spent several years in medical settings. Education and training are common threads throughout my 30 years of professional experience.
I am the mother of one adult child, Clay, who lives in New Smyrna Beach, FL. I live with my sweet black lab, Abby. I enjoy reading, writing, gardening, nurturing friendships, and walking on our beautiful Volusia County beaches.
Training Support Specialist
As Training Support Specialist for Continuing Education for Health Professions, I assist the Manager, instructors and students in all the health professions. Our courses are geared toward licensed professionals maintaining their licensure renewal and students seeking licensure in the professional health field.
I ensure that students are appropriately registered, classes are properly scheduled, instructors are up to date with their assignments, and the classrooms are equipped with presentation materials and handouts for an efficient class. Upon completion of the courses, I ensure students receive their certificates and their credits are properly reported to regulatory agencies.
I have a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Central Florida and an M.S. in Leadership from Nova Southeastern University. I am originally from Melbourne and currently reside in Winter Park, Florida.
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