Largo Medical Center is proud to announce that nursing school, Jersey College, will provide our community with opportunities to pursue nursing education from within the hospital. This hospital-based, nurse residency program is one of the first of its kind in Pinellas County capitalizing on the expertise of each partner and expanding Largo Medical Center’s reputation as a premier teaching hospital. Largo Medical Center has one of the largest osteopathic graduate medical education programs in the southeastern United States.
“This ongoing education is a big part of what Largo Medical Center does every day to give back to our community, our residents and our patients,” said Anthony Degina, Chief Executive Officer, Largo Medical Center. “It’s our vision. Our physicians, nurses and staff work diligently assisting us in becoming a nationally renowned academic medical center, always providing compassionate care and service.”
Greg Karzhevsky, Chief Executive Officer, Jersey College said, "When two organizations like ours share a common vision, remarkable things can happen. Jersey College’s expansion into Largo highlights the achievement made possible when separate institutions demonstrate a unified commitment to improving patient care by elevating the nursing profession."
The Nurse Residency program at Largo Medical Center is a six semester program culminating in an Associate of Science degree in Nursing and providing its graduates with opportunities to become a Registered Nurse. The program will be taught at the hospital’s Indian Rocks Road campus in Largo. Classes start this week.