To enhance opportunities for education and training for healthcare employees in Lee County, local educational institutions and healthcare organizations are delivering new and additional programs. Florida Gulf Coast University will offer nurse educator, doctor of nurse practice, and physician assistant degrees. Hodges University offers health studies programs for nursing and physician assistant positions, as well as health information management and healthcare analyst programs. In addition, plans are underway at Hodges to offer academic degrees in the growing field of healthcare informatics.
To develop family physician leaders in the community Lee Memorial Health System now offers a Family Medicine Residency Program in partnership with Florida State University College of Medicine. Expanded or additional residency programs are being considered. The goal is to recruit and train physicians who will offer affordable, high quality care for patients and families in Lee County.
- Florida Gulf Coast University, College of Health Professionals and Social Work
- Florida Gulf Coast University, College of Nursing
- Hodges University, School of Allied Health
- Florida Southwestern College, School of Health Professionals
- Florida State University Family Practice Medical Residency at Lee Health