Nursing programs earn accreditation
Rasmussen College’s Practical Nursing Diploma program at the Land O’ Lakes/East Pasco campus, and the Professional Nursing Associate’s degree program at the New Port Richey/West Pasco campus, have earned programmatic accreditation from the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing.
The accreditation signifies the nursing programs have met or exceeded standards and criteria for educational quality in nursing curriculum and preparation for nursing students to work successfully in the profession.
The college’s practical nursing program in Land O’ Lakes is now one of only four practical nursing programs in the state to earn ACEN programmatic accreditation.
The annual enrollment period for Medicare runs from Oct. 15 through Dec. 7.
The SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) Program has specially trained volunteers to help Medicare beneficiaries, their families and caregivers understand the health care options.
To receive help from SHINE, individuals may schedule appointments at counseling sites, attend enrollment events in the local communities, or speak to a trained SHINE counselor at (800) 963-5337.
For a listing of SHINE counseling sites and events, visit FloridaShine.org.
Extended mammography hours
The Radiology Department at Bayfront Health Dade City, 13100 Fort King Road, will offer extended mammography hours for the month of October ($99 special).
Hours are Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Tuesday and Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
To schedule an appointment, call (352) 521-1592.