BSN Program Receives Full Accreditation


The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) ( recently granted the Bachelor of Science in nursing program at Pasco-Hernando State College a full five year accreditation without recommendations for improvement. The accreditation is retroactive to November 16, 2015.

CCNE is a specialized/professional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. CCNE accredits nursing programs at the baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral levels, including programs offering distance education. 

Read the full story here, and for detailed information about the BSN program visit here.

PHSC Presidential Inauguration Reflections


Pasco-Hernando State College’s Presidential Inauguration of Timothy L. Beard, Ph.D., the college’s fourth president was held on May 6, 2016, with a theme of Defeating the Odds . . . Achieving the Dream. The Celebration Reception, held immediately after the inauguration ceremony, raised more than $100,000 for endowed scholarships and the President’s Fund for Excellence. Read the full story here, and enjoy the photo slide show of the events provided below.

PHSC Recognizes Student Leaders


Each spring, PHSC’s Student Activities department celebrates the accomplishments of the clubs and organizations that have been most active on campus and in the community. Additionally, students who have demonstrated exceptional leadership are presented with the Dr. Felisha R. Barker Outstanding Student Leader award. This year, 10 students were given this prestigious honor for their exemplary work ethic, versatility, and willingness to serve others. Getting involved in Student Activities, Student Government Association, the Citizen Scholar Program, or one of the many student clubs and organizations will allow you to hone your leadership skills and give you a professional edge in your chosen career. To view the list of recipients and a group photo, please click here.

Free Job-Seeker Workshops


PHSC's Career and Testing Services department has planned a series of free workshops designed to increase job-seeker skills. All of the workshops will be held at the West Campus in New Port Richey.

Résumé Writing – Thursday, May 19 from 9 to 10 a.m. in A205. Participants will learn how to format a résumé and use key words and phrases when writing a résumé to increase the likelihood of it being read by a hiring manager.

Job Search Strategies – Tuesday, May 24 from 1 to 2 p.m. in S208. Participants will learn about the current methods of planning a job search including several newer websites, creating virtual recruiters, and more.

Additional free career focused workshops are scheduled for the summer. To view the calendar of events please visit Career and Testing and for more specific information call 727-816-3334, or email Jacqueline Eden at

Gov. Rick Scott Congratulates Graduates


Florida Governor Rick Scott has addressed a letter of congratulations to Pasco-Hernando State College spring 2016 graduates. In the letter, Governor Scott provides links to the Employ Florida Marketplace where visitors can search nearly 300,000 job listings. To read the letter please click here.

PHSC's Remarkable Graduates


This year’s spring graduates include many ambitious students, and some who have encountered adversity in pursuit of a higher education. Heather Tuck, 38, of Spring Hill, speaker for the morning commencement, is visually impaired and Hilesca Hidalgo, 47, of Wesley Chapel is one of 20 who will graduate in the first class of PHSC’s Bachelor of Science in nursing program. To read all of the inspiring graduate stories, check out the full article here.

PHSC Students are Future Business Leaders


Pasco-Hernando State College students participated in the Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda (FBLA-PBL) State Leadership Conference and competition held in Orlando, Fla. in March. PHSC West Campus student Leslie Barnwell placed first in the Job Interview competition, qualifying for National competition. Barnwell also placed third in the Administrative Technology competition and received the prestigious Christopher J. Heider Scholarship award.

Others qualifying for the national competition include West Campus student Joy Jordan who placed second in Personal Finance and North Campus student Alyssa Bohnsack who placed second in Job Interview. Additionally, the West Campus Parliamentary Procedure competition team, consisting of Tayler Carlson, Jaime Zapote-Pach, Marcella Thurman, and Norman Widamen Jr, took first place and will be headed to the national competition as well.

A special thanks to all of the Phi Beta Lambda advisors for their dedication to these future business leaders. Congratulations and good luck at the national competition!
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