Several Keiser University Daytona Beach campus Nursing Program students recently volunteered to do temperature checks and ticket scanning at the Daytona 500 ‘Speedweek’ events to benefit pediatric patients.


Director of Student Services Lynne Carr and Nursing Instructor Marilene Lacson, the group was thankful for the opportunity to donate their wages to support The Betty Jane France Pediatric Center at Halifax Health which is also  known as ‘Speediatrics.’


Designed with the idea of caring for the whole family, Speediatrics rooms are brightly decorated with a NASCAR racing them, and create a cheerful and reassuring environment for pediatric patients and their family members. Speediatrics cares for more than 2,000 children each year, including those in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit.


Keiser University’s Associate of Science in Nursing program prepares graduates to:

  • Provide assessment, nursing diagnosis, planning, intervention, and evaluation of care
  • Participate in health teaching and counseling of individuals who may be ill, injured or infirm
  • Promote of wellness, maintenance of health, and prevention of illness
  • Administer treatments and medications as prescribed in accordance with the standards of the nursing practice

Keiser University is a private, not-for-profit university, serving nearly 20,000 students and employing 2,900 faculty and staff members. Co-founded in 1977 by Chancellor Arthur Keiser, Ph.D., and Evelyn Keiser, the university currently offers more than 100 degrees at 21 Florida campuses, as well as online and at two international sites. Keiser University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges as a level VI institution to award certificates and degrees at the associate, baccalaureate, masters, specialist, and doctoral levels. For additional information regarding Keiser University, visit