News & Announcements

CAPTE Reaffirms Accreditation status of the Taylor College PTA Program

Taylor College received excellent news last Wednesday!

CAPTE has reaffirmed accreditation status of the Taylor College PTA Program for a period of ten years. The report indicated all standards and required elements have been met:

Commission’s Findings and Reasons for Decision:

The Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education judged the program to be in compliance with all of the Standards and Required Elements for Accreditation of Physical Therapist Assistant Education Programs.

Library Corner

Joe Mills, Librarian

Plagiarism and Citation

We’re going to look at a small section of the Taylor College Code of Conduct and attempt to zoom out until it starts to make sense. The Code of Conduct can be found on the website and on page 16 and 17 of the student catalog:

“Acts of dishonestly, including but not limited to the following:

Cheating, plagiarism, or other forms of academic dishonesty.


Flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat, and sometimes the lungs. It can cause mild to severe illness and can sometimes even lead to death. The best way to prevent flu is to get a flu shot every year.

Developing Impartiality

Anita Hapshie, Nursing Instructor

The ability to develop impartiality depends on one’s ability to be independent in diverse ways. A person may base their view on evidence derived from more than one source. They develop their own sense of thought without going with the group or other’s biases.

2018 College Night

Taylor College was proud to be a part of Lake Sumter 2018 College Night on October 8th, 2018.

The event showcased more than 60 colleges and universities from across Florida and the United States, as well as military organizations.

The educational fair was open to current, prospective students, their families, and the public interested in furthering their education.

BNR Scholarship and Awards Gala 2018

Black Nurses Rock is the largest minority association in the country representing over 174,000 African American nurses and students from the USA, Canada, Eastern Caribbean, Africa, Japan, and Germany. The association overall goal and mission is to assist driven, determined, and dedicated nurses of Ocala to grow professionally, while addressing healthcare disparities within the Ocala/Marion County area.

National Physical Therapy Month 2018

October is National Physical Therapy Month and the American Physical Therapy Association has chosen to participate in the American Health Crisis with the #Choose PT campaign to raise awareness about the dangers of prescription opioids. The campaign encourages customers and prescribers to follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines in choosing safer alternatives like physical therapy.

Nurse’s Corner

Dr. Shelby Havens, Director of Nursing

Ten Study Tips for Nursing School
(from the Chamberlain University College of Nursing):

Studying is essential to both success as a student and as a nurse. By using strong study habits, you can retain the knowledge for recall later – whether that would be for an exam or working in the field.

Academic Achievement Scholarship Recipients

Congratulations to all of the Taylor College’s Academic Achievement Scholarship Achievement recipients for the 2018 Summer semester best wishes to all of you for a productive and successful Fall semester!

Timothy Hennessey in the Physical Therapist Assistant program
Jessica Little in the Professional Nursing program
Deanna Pugliese in the Practical Nursing program

Taylor College awards one Academic Achievement Scholarship per program, per semester.