All Daytona State College campuses will be closed at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, November 23 and will reopen Monday, November 28 at 8 a.m.

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Do you have a passion to help others?

The College of Health and Public Services provides innovative education and community training programs that prepare individuals to improve the health, safety and well-being of their communities through dedicated service.

Join us in the College of Health and Public Services!

Within the college, the schools of Nursing, Health Careers, Dental Sciences and Emergency Services provide a range of vocational, associate and baccalaureate programs. Our programs are led by highly qualified teams of faculty with practical experience in their respective fields.

We are closely aligned with our community partners as they provide learning opportunities for students at their hospitals, nursing facilities, clinics, labs, and other patient care areas. Students receive hands-on training in these facilities with experts who hold specialized licensing and certification, as well as in our state-of-the-art patient simulation labs. Most of our programs hold external accreditation above and beyond our regional accrediting body and boast professional licensure passing rates that exceed national averages.

I encourage you to contact our college for more information on the excellent programs and services that we provide. Remember... every minute, every day, a Daytona State College graduate is impacting the health and safety of our community. Come and see what the college can do for you.

Dr. Colin G. Chesley, Associate Vice President 

By the Numbers


Students enrolled in health career programs.


Job placement rate above the national average for more than half our programs.

Welcome from the AVP and Program Overview

The College of Health & Public Services is Home to the Following Schools:

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Patient Simulation Learning Laboratory (PSLL)

Simulation is a vital part of education in health care careers. Simulation provides a solution for learning application of learned theory making learning both challenging and exciting. Simulation bridges the gap between the classroom and "real life" experiences. Learners are encouraged to explore this realistic environment, are challenged to make critical patient decisions, and witness the result of those decisions without risk to patient safety. 
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The main PSLL is located on the Daytona Beach campus in Health Sciences Hall in rooms 003-005C

Patient Simulation increases the learner's knowledge, teamwork, leadership, and critical thinking skills. Patient simulation allows learners an opportunity to practice skills tailored to learning needs.
student practicing on simulation day

Patient simulation is used throughout many of our health career programs in the laboratory, in the classroom, for tutoring, or as clinical supplementation. Patient simulation allows learners an opportunity to practice skills tailored to learning needs. Simulation coordinators work with course faculty to enhance learning outcomes at every level. 
reparatory therapist and child patient

Under the direction of the simulation coordinators and health careers faculty,the PSLL provides learners with experiences that enhance the knowledge,teamwork, leadership, and critical thinking skills required for effective patient-centered care in today's fast paced health care environment. 
Bernie the simulation patient

Simulation Used at Daytona State College

CAE Healthcare Simulation: Metiman, ECS, PediaSIMECS, BabySIMECS, PNCI

Gaumard Scientific Simulation: Noelle Victoria S2200, Newborn Hal S3010

Contact Information

Melaine McDonough, M.S., RRT
Kim Beechler, MSN, RN

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