Promotes legislative awareness, professional development, and recognition of best practices in all areas relating to healthcare education.


The mission of the Healthcare Education Commission is to support the goals and objectives of the Association of Florida Colleges Association of Florida Colleges and to promote legislative awareness, professional development and recognition of best practice in Healthcare Education.



  1. Executive Board
  2. Bylaws
  3. Minutes and Reports
  4. Awards and Recognition
  5. Announcements
  6. Newsletter
  7. Previous Award Winners


Chair: Monica Franklin, Florida State College at Jacksonville; eMail: [email protected]; Phone: 904-766-6766

Chair-Elect: TBD

Secretary: Carolyn Lytle, Tallahassee Community College, eMail: [email protected]; Phone: 850-558-4521



Recognizing the need to establish procedures and guidelines as they reflect the rights, responsibilities, and objectives of its membership, the Healthcare Education Commission hereby adopts these Bylaws:  

Healthcare Education Commission Bylaws - (Revised 2014)



Healthcare Education Commission AFC Board Report - January 2016

Healthcare Education Commission Board Agenda - February 2016

Healthcare Education Commission Board Notes- February 2016



Strength in Numbers

The Healthcare Education 2016 Spring Conference will be held
April 29, 2016, at Lake-Sumter State College.

The conference will be held in conjunction with Region III and the Faculty Commission

Meeting Flyer  (includes campus map, hotel information, and restaurant guide)
Draft Agenda
Registration Form
Service Project


We are so excited about the upcoming presentations at the Region III Conference!  We had a record number of submissions!

1:15 PM:  The Innovative Uses of the iPad in Clinical Dental Hygiene Education
Dr. Jeff Smith and Professor Jacquelyne Mack, Florida State College at Jacksonville

Clinical dental hygiene education involves the successful completion of numerous competency evaluations by students in the course of treating patients.  Custom-printed no-carbon-required (NCR) forms were utilized to provide sufficient copies for instructors and students for their records. Document tracking of the many forms utilized has been an ongoing challenge in terms of accuracy of filing and maintenance of documents for assessment and accreditation purposes. By utilizing web-based form creation software and Apple iPads, the program has been able to eliminate over 40 forms thus reducing the cost of printing, the environmental impact, and the need for on-site storage. More importantly, the software lends itself to sophisticated analysis of student performance that is cumbersome with paper forms.

1:45 PM:   Integration of Advancing Care Excellence for Veterans (ACE-V) Scenarios in Nursing Curriculum as a Simulated Clinical Day Replacement Using Trained Standardized Patients
                 Professor Sharon Saidi and Professor  Rita Swanson, Seminole State College of Florida

Florida has more than 1.6 million veterans or 12 percent of the adult population and the third largest population of veterans nationally.  About 500,000 of the state’s veterans are Vietnam-era veterans, the highest wartime category in Florida.  Florida also has the second largest population of homeless veterans in the nation.  The NLN ACE-V Butch Sampson case provides an effective replacement for a traditional clinical day.

2:15 PM: Inter-professional Simulation: Improving the Quality and Safety of Patient Care through High Fidelity Simulation involving a variety of Healthcare Professionals
               Dr. Raywattie Prashad, Palm Beach State College

Lack of communication among healthcare professionals has been identified as the leading cause of healthcare-related errors, increased hospital stay, and financial burden to the healthcare system. Inter-professional collaboration and communication have been identified as major factors directly improving the quality and safety of patient care. Utilizing simulation to enhance inter-professional teamwork amongst a variety of healthcare specializations, this program focuses on improving the quality and safety in patient care.


We'll be publishing an updated newsletter, soon! For now, enjoy our archives.

Spring 2014



Exemplary Practice


Dr. David L. Sullivan (Pasco-Hernando State College)
Faculty Collaboration in Health Programs: Mentoring and Molding our Student's Future


Dr. David L. Sullivan, Pasco-Hernando State College
Student-Centered Engagement: Building Patients and Student's Higher Order Thinking


Dr. David L. Sullivan, Pasco-Hernando Community College and Julie S. Monsegur, Pasco-Hernando Community College
Collaborative Healthcare Simulation: Low Cost - High Impact


Mary Pelletier, Indian River State College


AFC Connections Get plugged in to HEALTHCARE EDUCATION on AFC Connections!

AFC Connections is our private interactive forum. Within this forum, we have the Healthcare Education Commission Circle. Please join the circle and connect with us today!

How to Join the Healthcare Education Commission Circle:

Visit and click the login button.
Click on the 'My Profile' link.
Click on 'My Features' and select "Circles" - All Circles.
Choose the Commissions category to isolate only commissions.
Scroll down to the healthcare education commission circle and select it.
Look to the upper right corner of the page and select 'join circle.'

Click on the plug (AFC Connections) to be taken to the Healthcare Education Commission Circle, enter your login credentials, and click Join Circle once the circle opens.

If you have an issue logging on to the site, first try clicking on the forgot my username AND forgot my password links. Forgot my username will send you an email with your correct username. Forgot my password will send you a link to reset your password.

If your email address is not found on file, please send a message to [email protected] and a staff member will contact you.