Areas of Expertise
University of Florida Education EdD
University of Nebraska Medical Center Psychiatric Nursing MSN
Duke University Nursing BSN
University of North Florida School of Nursing Associate Professor 1985-Present Psychiatric Nursing
UNF Dept. Nursing Chairman Dept, 1990-1992
UNF Division of Nursing Interim Director 1987-1990
UNF Division of Nursing Assistant Professor 1978-1985
UNF Division of Nursing Instructor 1976-1978
1998 University of North Florida Outstanding Teaching Award
1995 Nurse Educator of the Year Award Florida Nurses Association, District II
1995 Faculty recognition award Summer Graduates, Dept. of Nursing, University of North Florida
1995 Teaching Award from graduating class, Dept. of Nursing, University of North Florida
1989 The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, University of North Florida
2006-present First Coast Child Protection Team Community Advisory Board
1994-1999 Ethics Commission of the Jacksonville City Council
Grants and Contracts Awarded
1997 Merk & Company, Inc. grant of $8,000 for "Osteoporosis: A Call to Action for Nursing Professionals." UNF. Continuing Education. Feb. 22, 1997.
Helene Fuld Health Trust Fund award of $30,000 for interactive video for Nursing Learning Resource Center, University of North Florida.
Helene Fuld Health Trust Fund award of $35,000 to develop Nursing Learning Resource Center, University of North Florida
Publications & Presentations
Foster, P.H. & Whitworth, J.M. (2005) The role of nurses in telemedicine and child abuse . CIN: Computers in Nursing, 23(3) 127-131.
Loriz, L.M., Foster, P.H. (2002) Focus groups: Powerful adjuncts for program evaluation. Nursing Forum, 36(3) 31-36.
Foster, P.H. (1992) Differentiated practice: Integrating education and service. In I.E. Goertzen (Ed) Differentiating nursing practice into the twenty-first century. American Academy of Nursing.
Whitworth, J.M. & Foster, P.H. (1991) Medical Foster Care. In N.L. Hochstadt & D.M. Yost (Eds) Medically complexl children. The transition to home care. New York. Gordon & Breech.