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Medical Sciences


The MEDICAL SCIENCES Program was established at Blanche Ely High School in 1990.  This innovative option high school program offers qualified students an exciting opportunity to pursue a unique curriculum designed to prepare them for college and a career in the medical field.  The program meets and exceeds Florida State Benchmarks, Bright Futures Scholarships and College Board requirements.  Classroom, laboratory, research and clinical experiences are sequenced to give students a competitive advantage over students who pursue a standard high school curriculum.  Students are encouraged to choose from a spectrum of higher-level courses that are foundational and complimentary to various career majors in the medical field.  Graduates are expected to complete a minimum of 32 credits.  So, whether you want immediate employment or a strong college preparatory curriculum for the medical field, we invite you to explore the health careers and medical science, and pre-med fields in the Medical Sciences Magnet Program.



The PRACTICAL NURSING Program at Blanche Ely High School is part of the Board County Practical Nursing Program.  It is the only Practical Nursing Program in a comprehensive high school in the State of Florida.  Students who qualify for this program, and successfully complete it, are awarded certificates of completion at the end of their senior year.  They also qualify to take the Florida State Board of Nursing licensing exam (NCLEX) to become Licensed Practical Nurses.


In addition to completing the general education requirements for graduation, students are required to take specific prerequisites prior to acceptance into the program. Courses in the discipline of nursing are taken during the junior and senior years and include classroom, laboratory and nursing practicum in a variety of health care settings. Such as clinics, nursing homes & hospitals.  Emphasis is placed on preparing students capable of safe, competent practice with provisions for progressive educational growth and upward mobility in nursing.  Admission into the program is both limited access and competitive.


Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc.
(formerly NLNAC, National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, Inc)
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326
P. 404.975.5000
F. 404.975.5020

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