Health and Nursing Programs

The health care industry is vast—595,800 establishments make up this evergrowing industry, each varying in size, staffing and organizational structure. Careers within the industry are also diverse. Many health care providers come in direct contact with patients routinely, while others work in specialized positions behind the scenes. As advances to procedures and changes to the system are implemented, continuing education is necessary. At PHSC, we provide you with the career guidance, preparation, training, and the support that you need to find yourself in a career in health care.

Health care providers' educational backgrounds range from certificates to doctoral degrees; however, many positions require fewer than four years of education or training. 

Note: Any student entering into a PHSC health program must complete the PHSC NCH0050, BLS Healthcare CPR course available through the PHSC American Heart Association (AHA) Training Center.

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Dental Assisting

Career Certificate

The purpose of this program is to prepare students for employment as dental assistants and dental auxiliaries.  The program meets all competencies required by the Florida Department of Education for Dental Assistants.  Graduates are eligible for employment as dental assistants with expanded…

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Dental Hygienist

Associate in Science

Dental hygienists perform oral cleanings, deep periodontal scalings and other dental procedures. The modern dental office depends on the skilled work of dental hygienists to discuss oral health problems with clients, clean and examine teeth, administer dental treatments, offer instructions on…

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Emergency Medical Services

Associate in Science

Emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and paramedics care for the sick or injured in emergency medical settings. They respond to emergency calls, perform medical services and transport patients to medical facilities. Emergency care professionals are entrusted with the enormous responsibility of…

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Emergency Medical Technician

Applied Technology Diploma

Emergency medical technician (EMT) is a one semester course that is structured for students to provide basic life support measures as a member of an ambulance crew at the scene of an accident, scene of a medical emergency, and during transport to and from a hospital or medical facility.

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Paramedic

Career Certificate

In addition to performing the skills of an EMT-basic, Paramedics are trained in advanced life support techniques, including endotracheal intubation, electrocardiogram monitoring and interpretation, direct current electrical countershock and administration of intravenous fluids and medications.…

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Licensed Practical Nurse to Registered Nurse (ADN) Transition Program

Associate in Science

The purpose of this program track is to allow an entry point into the Associate Degree in Nursing program for the Licensed Practical Nurse. Upon successful completion of this program, the graduate receives an Associate in Science Nursing degree and is eligible to apply to sit for the National…

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Nursing (Bachelor of Science)

Bachelor of Science

Enhance Your Nursing Career with a BSN

The online Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program is designed to prepare graduates of Associate in Science in Nursing (ADN) degree programs or Diploma programs, who already hold a registered nursing (RN) license, to obtain additional skills in…

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Phlebotomist

Career Certificate

The purpose of this program is to train students for employment as blood bank or plasma center donor screeners, or as phlebotomists. Employment skills are included. Availability of clinical sites may restrict entry into the phlebotomy courses. 

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Practical Nurse (LPN)

Career Certificate

Practical nurses, or LPNs, perform a broad range of duties in diverse health care settings, including caring for newborns, the aged, the home bound or the mentally ill. Under the supervision of a physician or registered nurse they prepare patients for examination, administer prescriptions, check…

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Registered Nurse (RN)

Associate in Science

Registered Nurse Overview

From maternity wards and emergency rooms to home health agencies and doctors' offices, registered nurses (RNs) enjoy many options for employment, as well as flexible work schedules, competitive salaries, employer incentives and good benefits. Nurses provide care through…

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Registered Nurse Paramedic Transition Program

Associate in Science

The purpose of this program track is to allow an entry point into the Associate Degree in Nursing program for the Paramedic. Upon successful completion of this program, the graduate receives an Associate in Science Nursing degree and is eligible to apply to sit for the National Council Licensure…

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Medical Assistant

Career Certificate

Medical Assistant (MA) is a three-semester program on West Campus. This program prepares students for employment as a Medical Assistant under the supervision of licensed medical personnel. Medical assistants support the physician and other licensed staff in the management and care of patients in…

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Radiography

Associate in Science

Radiographers play an important role in the diagnosis of injury and disease. With imaging technology, doctors can determine the condition of bones, body tissues and organs. Radiographers are trained to operate the equipment that makes these diagnostic images possible. They determine the proper…

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Social and Human Services

Associate in Science

The social and human services field focuses on improving the lives of others. Under the supervision of social workers, psychologists, sociologists and other professionals, social and human service providers work to ease and prevent problems caused by poverty, inadequate housing, unemployment and…

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Social and Human Services Assistant

College Credit Certificate

PHSC's Social and Human Services Assistant program is no longer accepting students.

The social and human services field focuses on improving the lives of others. Under the supervision of social workers, psychologists, sociologists and other professionals, social and human service…

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Surgical Technology

Career Certificate

Study to Become a Surgical Tech!

Pasco-Hernando State College strives to prepare competent "entry-level surgical technologist in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains". The Surgical Technology program will offer a high quality education for…

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