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Tucked away in a corner of a shopping mall in Margate is a school for students who want to be nurses or nursing assistants.
“In my experience as a professor, I was really concerned about the failure rates of the students entering the registered nurse program,” said founder Eileen O’Reggio. “They are thrown into the program with no knowledge for taking those exams. Preparation is the key and preparing them before they get there I think is the solution.”
The O’Reggio Technical Career Institute was approved in February to teach students how to become nursing assistants. Four students are registered to start their certified nursing assistant training on Wednesday.
The two-month course to become a certified nursing assistant costs $850. O’Reggio is in the process of getting her school registered as a nonprofit organization, enabling it to qualify for government grants to offset the cost of tuition.
“I would really like [students] to come and not have to pay anything,” said O’Reggio, who was a registered nurse and taught at Broward College and Palm Beach State College.
Berthena Augustin, of Lauderhill Lakes, worked as a nurse before serving in the military. She had to take the licensing exam again to regain her certification.
“I know about other teachers, how they teach nursing,” said Augustin, 42. “The way [O'Reggio] explains is a very student-friendly way. You can understand the information and process it.”
In 2011, the Florida passing rate for the registered nurse exam was about 88 percent, according to the Florida Department of Health.
O’Reggio said that, in her teaching experience, minority students fail the test more often.
“Most of them are minority students,” O’Reggio said. “They are coming to us with lots of problems so why put them right into the RN programs with all of those problems? They don’t have a chance.”
O’Reggio has structured her school like a ladder. Students begin at the lowest rung, the nursing assistant courses. Once the school is approved to teach practical nurse and registered nurse courses, the students will move to the licensed practical nurse courses. The final stage is the registered nurse curriculum. In a traditional college structure, students would start in the registered nurse courses.
“It’s not just another school,” O’Reggio said. “Our mission is to combat joblessness … and to promote better health care.”
The health care field is expanding: the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects 3.5 million jobs will be created in the field by 2020. Of those, more than 700,000 will be registered nurse positions.
O’Reggio is waiting to hear from the Florida Board of Nursing and the Commission for Independent Education whether the school will be approved to teach licensed practical nurse courses. She said she hopes to receive the license by September.
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