M. Daniel Splain, chairman of the NRI Institute of Health Sciences, recently announced that the school will hold its 10th commencement exercises on Thursday, June 8 at 5 p.m. at the Royal Palm Beach Cultural Center. Thirty nursing and diagnostic medical sonography graduates will receive their degrees during the graduation ceremony.
Dante Mitchell Tolbert, founder and CEO of Florence Technologies, will be the commencement speaker. Florence Technologies is an innovative edtech company that aims to combat the current nursing shortage through solutions driven by artificial intelligence (AI). Tolbert is a native of Los Angeles. He earned a bachelor’s degree in molecular biology from Claremont McKenna College and holds two master’s degrees in epidemiology/biostatistics and health administration from the University of Southern California’s Keck School of Medicine and the Price School of Public Policy.
His deep understanding of the healthcare landscape, coupled with his commitment to education, led Tolbert to establish Florence Technologies. The company’s flagship project, Mahoney RN, the company’s Intelligent Tutoring System, harnesses AI to customize and optimize the educational journey of each nursing student, helping them succeed in their journey to become registered nurses.
The NRI Institute of Health Sciences has graduated almost 400 nurses and several hundred diagnostic medical sonographers in its 10-year history. Experts estimate that there is currently a shortage of more than 1,000,000 nurses in the United States.