PARTNERSHIPS

Our Partnerships support the philosophy and service program at Residential Plaza at Blue Lagoon.

The Externship Program develops a multi-skill patient care service in a long-term care setting. All participating students gain actual on the job experience implementing the skills they have obtained.

Research partnerships bring care and services to our residents with a clinical objective in different identified areas where the residents benefit from a diverse and innovative approach.

Externship Program

“At West Coast University, we aspire to make a difference in our community. It has been a privilege to have our students serve the community members of Residential Plaza. The students can grow as professionals and give back to the community. All are contributing to their success”.

– West Coast university Clinical Education Department.

“Keiser University Miami is delighted to partner with Residential Plaza at Blue Lagoon and is privileged to have our students serve the community at Residential Plaza, said Berkys Garcia, DNP, MSN-ED, RN, Program Director for Nursing at Keiser University Miami. “We are committed to our students and the community, and this experience will enhance the student’s professional outcomes while making a difference in our community.”

– Keiser University.

“Miami Dade College Benjamin Leon School of Nursing recognizes the importance of providing an optimal educational experience to our Nursing students. The RN-BSN program takes pride in collaborating with Residential Plaza at Blue Lagoon/ALF Facility as one of our Community Practicum sites. Our students can translate and articulate the concepts learned in theory to the health and illness experiences of diverse, often vulnerable individuals and families in the population residing at Residential Plaza at Blue Lagoon. It is an honor to be welcomed by such a unique institution; thank you for your hospitality towards our Nursing students”.

– Elisa Rodriguez, DNP, ARNP-BC
Associate Professor Senior – RN-BSN Program. Community Practicum Course Leader RN-BSN Program. Benjamin Leon School of Nursing. Miami Dade College.

RESEARCH

The University of Miami Center on Aging is conducting a research study aimed at improving the quality of life of older adults. The study has a duration of 12 months in which we are proudly partnering with Residential Plaza at Blue Lagoon.

“Florida International University’s Departments of Physical Therapy, Dietetics and Nutrition, Nursing, and Medicine are partnering with Residential Plaza for a 9-month research study aimed at improving the quality of life of older adults with type 2 diabetes. Students are involved in providing diet and exercise interventions and measuring improvements. This partnership will enhance the student’s professional abilities while making a difference in our community”.

– Joan A. Vaccaro, Ph.D.
Adjunct Professor. Department of Dietetics and Nutrition. Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work. Florida International University.