School of Health Professions


School of Health Professions


Welcome to the School of Health Professions at Florida SouthWestern State College!

School of Health Professions Dean
Marie A. Collins, EdD, RDH
Dean, School of Health Professions

We offer many diverse options for students who want to pursue a career in the rewarding field of healthcare. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, occupations related to health care are projected to have the fastest job growth between 2010 and 2020. Education and training in these fields will need some type of postsecondary education for entry in to the occupation.

FSW School of Health Professions offers two baccalaureate degrees, one post-associate certificate, eleven associate degrees, and five certificates that prepare students for workforce entry and advancement upon graduation and successful credentialing. Nursing, Paramedic, and Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) programs are offered on all three campuses in Charlotte, Collier, and Lee counties.

In addition to the valuable clinical experiences made available by our community hospitals and affiliates, Florida SouthWestern State College boasts a state of the art Simulation Education Center that has obtained global recognition. Faculty, staff, and students in the School of Health Professions are active in community and professional activities at the local, state, national, and international level.

Graduates of our programs in the health professions are extremely successful on credentialing examinations and with finding employment after graduation. Please take a moment to browse through our academic programs to see the many unique opportunities offered by each discipline. We look forward to having you experience the quality healthcare education offered in Florida SouthWestern State College School of Health Professions!