Mission StatementThe mission of the Florence M. Cook School of Medical Laboratory Science is to provide a challenging educational program that will prepare students to become competent practitioners - committed to quality patient care and service to the community.
Vision StatementWe envision each graduate -
- To perform as a collaborative member of the health care team, engage in various leadership roles, and serve as an expert resource for the clinical laboratory
- To be an advocate and contributor throughout his/her professional career
We envision the Florence M. Cook School of Medical Laboratory Science to be a center of excellence through constant improvement and continuous assessments and evaluations
Value StatementWe are committed to meeting the needs of our community by providing high-quality, state-of-the-art, clinical laboratory education and training that is cost-efficient and cost-effective.
The Florence M. Cook School of Medical Laboratory Science was founded in 1947 when Carlos Pons, MD, chief pathologist at Fitkin-Raleigh Hospital, now known as Jersey Shore University Medical Center, and a medical technologist, Florence Muriel Cook, undertook the task of training two students at the bench. From that humble inception, the school has grown to be the structured program it is today. It has graduated many professionals who have fulfilling careers at hospitals, pharmaceutical companies, research laboratories, and blood banks. The graduates have pursued positions in information technology as well as academia, and are numbered among our competent physicians and nurses.
Become a Critical Member of the Health Care Team
Medical Laboratory Scientists (MLS) are critical members of the health care team. They work alongside other health care professionals performing laboratory procedures which assist in identifying the causes and progression of disease. Blood and other body fluids are analyzed by highly sophisticated state-of-the-art instrumentation. This rewarding profession requires both a broad background in college sciences and in-depth clinical training.