ORLANDO, Fla., Dec. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Orlando Medical Institute President Felix Marquez has announced a new academic program beginning this spring, which will expand the courses offered at OMI. In addition to EMT and Paramedic courses, Orlando Medical Institute has been approved by the Board of Nursing to provide an Associates Degree in Nursing.
Orlando Medical Institute's nursing program is fully accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools. Upon successful completion of the program, students receive an Associate in Science Degree in Nursing, which enables them to apply for the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN). Upon successful completion of this examination, the Registered Nurse (RN) License is achieved.
"The demand in Central Florida for nursing licensure is extremely high with long admission waiting periods and we wanted to provide students an additional option in the Orlando market," said Director of Operations / Vice President Abigail Monroig-Marquez. "We have been providing EMT and Paramedic courses since 2004 and felt that Nursing is an excellent addition to our medical training curriculum."
Construction on the new 12,000 sq. ft expansion space is nearing completion with final work being done on the classrooms, simulation centers and streamlined technology hub for students' enhanced learning.
OMI Nursing students will enjoy:
Simulation labs with hospital-style patient rooms and medical bays
Specially designed classrooms with multiple flat screen TV monitors
iPads for enhanced integrated classroom presentation technology which will be issued to each student
High fidelity simulation mannequins, which facilitate a wide variety of nursing scenarios
Access to computers for nursing program students with a dedicated Library and private study area
OMI will provide its students with all the tools and skills they need to succeed in the challenging and rewarding field of nursing. For information on admission requirements and to learn more about Orlando Medical Institute's educational opportunities call 407-251-0007 or visit http://www.omi.edu.
About Orlando Medical Institute
Since 2004, Orlando Medical Institute has been providing quality education for those who have a passion for taking care of people in need of Emergency Medical Care. Since the school's opening, several thousand students have graduated, ready to pursue their career.
Orlando Medical Institute is a progressive school dedicated to providing quality education and training in the field of pre-hospital medicine. OMI currently offers EMT and Paramedic training, Associates Degree in EMS, CPR courses and additional continuing education classes. The school has one of the highest EMT and Paramedic certification pass rates in the State of Florida.
Felix Marquez, Jr., President/CEO is the name behind OMI's successful reign. Prior to moving to Orlando he was a Paramedic with the NYC Fire Department Bureau of EMS and an instructor at two Community Colleges. He continues to serve his community as a Firefighter/Paramedic with a local Central Florida Fire Department.
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