Welcome to the Nursing Program

Since 1946, Florida College has been dedicated to providing students with an education that is founded on Biblical principles. The Florida College nursing program, launching fall 2021, will prepare Florida College students to serve their Creator and humanity in a completely new and different way.

Meet two of the future nursing faculty members who arrived on campus this fall!

DR. MINERVA HOLK graduated from Florida College in 1972 with her associate degree. She went on to pursue her bachelor of nursing at Murray State University and then master’s degree at Indiana University majoring in maternal/newborn and minoring in perinatology. She completed her doctorate in educational leadership with an emphasis in nursing education at the University of Washington and has taught at Olympic College for 25 years.

Dr. Holk has an extensive background in maternal child health nursing, curriculum development, core ability implementation and community health. She has been consulting with Florida College since August 2019 and will be the chair of Florida College’s nursing program (pending SACS accreditation).

ABIGAIL MOUNTFORD joined the Florida College Admissions Team this fall as the nursing recruiter and future faculty member. She has served as a chapter board member for the Greater Northwest Chapter and at the Florida College Oregon camp for the past 10 years. Mountford previously lived in Oregon where she worked as a nurse and nurse educator. She graduated from George Fox University in 2014 (B.S. in nursing) and began working as a staff nurse in a skilled nursing facility, working up to a resident care manager position. Mountford discovered her passion for nursing education through some volunteer work in the simulation lab during her senior year of nursing school and, following her graduation, continued to work for the school as staff in the skills and sim lab. Upon graduation from Sacred Heart University in 2018 (M.S. in nursing education), she transitioned into an adjunct faculty and clinical instructor role. Mountford plans to begin work on her doctorate of nursing practice with an emphasis in educational leadership through American Sentinel University in October of this year.

The nursing courses will be integrated with the liberal arts curriculum, in addition to the Bible courses, to provide a comprehensive college experience designed to develop students spiritually, mentally, physically and socially for lives of service to their Creator and to humanity.

Florida College welcomes this new program and is excited for the future of our nursing students! Visit floridacollege.edu/nursing to learn more about the nursing program.
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