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New nursing bachelor degree program headlines 2008 spring semester at Miami Dade College

Registration is underway for spring semester. Classes begin Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2008
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Miami, November 30, 2007 - Miami Dade College (MDC) will ring in the year with a new Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program in addition to its extensive variety of college courses, certificate and career training programs, as well as non-degree courses for the whole family.

The new BSN program was approved earlier this year. With a primary goal of providing students and practicing nurses with a high quality, accessible, cost-effective, and seamless education, the program is designed to meet the critical need for nursing professionals in Florida.

Local health care organizations have shown their support for the BSN program. Recently, Baptist Health South Florida donated more than $536,000 to MDC’s nursing program.  

Other new and unique programs include a one-of-a-kind Entrepreneurial Education Certificate Program at the Carrie P. Meek Entrepreneurial Education Center in Liberty City and a Foreign Physician Alternative Certification Program to help train and re-certify doctors from other countries living in the U.S.  MDC offers more than 200 distinct associate, bachelor and career training programs throughout eight campuses, two outreach centers and other sites across the community.

Registration for the spring semester is under way. Campus locations are as follows:

Hialeah Campus, 1776 W. 49 Street
Homestead Campus, 500 College Terrace
InterAmerican Campus, 627 S.W. 27 Avenue
Kendall Campus, 11011 S.W. 104 Street
Medical Center Campus, 950 N.W. 20 Street
North Campus, 11380 N.W. 27 Avenue
West Campus, 3800 N.W. 115 Avenue
Wolfson Campus, 300 N.E. Second Avenue

Registration hours at the campuses are Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. During the winter break, from Dec. 22 through Jan. 7, 2008, registration will be open on Thursday, Jan. 3 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Friday, Jan. 4 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

To enroll in classes for credit, prospective students must meet MDC admissions requirements, pass the College Placement Test (CPT), and interview with a program adviser. Classes are affordable, flexible and accessible and it’s easy to register by calling 305-237-8888 or visiting one of our campuses.

Students may also register and pay for classes, check for course availability, print schedules, and more by going online, 24 hours a day, seven days a week at Classes begin Monday, Jan. 8, 2008.

Media-only contacts:
Juan Mendieta, 305-237-7611,, MDC communications director
Tere Estorino, 305-237-3949,, MDC media relations director
Sue Arrowsmith, 305-237-3710,, media specialist

Miami Dade College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate and baccalaureate degrees.
Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Miami Dade College.
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