FSC graduates its first master of science in nursing candidate
LAKELAND, Fla. (June 1, 2006) — Carrie Ogilvie, RN, of Lakeland, Fla. became the first graduate of Florida Southern College’s master of science in nursing program on April 29. FSC began the master of science in nursing program in 2004 and now offers a track for clinical nurse specialists and nurse educators. Upon graduation as a clinical nurse specialist, Ogilvie was promoted to director of nursing for critical care at Lakeland Regional Medical Center in Lakeland, Fla., where she has worked since 1987. She also earned her bachelor of science in nursing at FSC in 1996.
“We are very proud of Carrie,” said Mavra Kear, Ph.D., A.R.N.P., chair and associate professor of nursing at FSC. “She is an outstanding graduate. Her commitment and compassion are a testament to Lakeland Regional Medical Center’s ‘Caring Hands, Educated Minds’ vision for nursing, and a testament to the college’s new master of science in nursing program.”
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