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JoAnn M Nolin

Associate Professor Emerita | Health Administration Program

Health Administration | Brooks College of Health

Areas of Expertise

Health law, health facility and practitioner regulation, long term care management, aging policy


University of Florida Gainesville, FL 1991
JD Levin College of Law


University of North Florida Jacksonville FL 1985
MSH (Specialization: Health Administration)

University of North Florida Jacksonville, FL 1981
BSN (Nursing)

Florida Community College Jacksonville, FL 1977
Associate of Arts (Nursing)


JoAnn Nolin is an Associate Professor and member of the Health Administration Program at the University of North Florida. Her clinical nursing experience includes adult critical care, emergency, and neonatal intensive care. She was a hospital Education Director and a state and federal health facility surveyor. She has extensive experience in the area of health facility and practitioner regulation and teaches in the areas of health law and long-term care administration. Her research interest range from community-based assessment of health, social service, and long term care needs of older adults to innovation in management and delivery of long term care and rehabilitative services.


• 2011 Outstanding Service Award, University of North Florida

• 2010 Commendation for Meritorious Service: United Way of Northeast Florida

• 2005 College of Health Outstanding Teaching Award

• 2001 Brooks College of Health Distinguished Alumni Award

• 2001 State of Florida Department of Children and Families Volunteer Service Award



ElderSource- NE Florida Area Office on Aging, Board of Directors
• Westminster Communities of Florida, Board Member, Chair, Northeast Regional Committee
• Association of University Programs in Health Administration, Member
• American College of Healthcare Executives, Member
• Florida Bar Association, Member
• Florida Council on Aging, Member
• National Association of Boards of Examiners for Long-Term Care Administrators (NAB), member
• Upsilon Phi Delta, member and National President, 2005-2007

Brooks College of Health, MHA Alumni Chapter

Grants and Contracts Awarded

Nolin, J. (2012) Life Care Centers of America, Long term Care Research Support Grant ($10,000)


Nolin, J. (2010) The Florida Medicare Advocacy Coalition (Coalition Development). Funded by the Association of Area Agencies on Aging and the Medicare Rights Center. ($5,000)


Nolin, J. and Wilburn, S (2009). Walking Buddies: Brain Injury Awareness and Fall Prevention Program. Brain Injury Association of Florida ($5,000)


Zhao, M., Haley, D.R., & Nolin, J. (2007) University of North Florida, Summer Proposal Development Grant: What are the factors that influence the utilization, expenditure, and outcome of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) in the U.S. ($7,500)


Haley, D.R, Nolin, J., Zhao M., & Dunning, K. (2006) Prevalence of traditional Chinese and western medicine with China rehabilitation programs. Dean’s Research Grant, Brooks College of Health. University of North Florida. Jacksonville, FL. $3,000 (funded)


Nolin, J. and Wilburn, S. (2004) Life Act 2: Community Needs Assessment. United Way of Northeast Florida. $29,800.00


Publications & Presentations


Nolin, J., Daly, M.A., Haley, R., Zhao, M. (2010) Cultivating an international academic relationship: The China experience. Journal of Health Administration Education. 27(2), 99-112.

Zhao, M., Oetjen R., Nolin, J., & Carretta, H.J. (2010) Nursing Home Quality: Does Financial Performance Matter? International Journal of Public Policy. 5(2/3), 143 – 159.

Zhao, M., Haley, R, Nolin, J, Dunning, K, Wang, J., Sun, QS. (2009) Utilization, cost, payment, and patient satisfaction of rehabilitative services in Shandong, China. Health Policy. 93(1), 21-26.

Zhao, M., Haley, D.R., Nolin, J., Dunning, K., Wang, J., & Sun, Q.S. (2008) Serving billions: A pilot study on clinician perceived efficacy of rehabilitative services in China. The Health Care Manager. 27(3), 252-258.

Zhao, M., Bazzoli, G.J., Clement, J.P., Lindrooth, R.C., Nolin, J., & Chukmaitov, A. (2008). Hospital staffing decisions: Does financial performance matter? Inquiry. 45(3), 293-307.

Haley, R., Zhao, M., Nolin, J., Dunning, K. & Sun, Q. (2008) Five myths of the Chinese healthcare system. The Health Care Manager. 27(2), 147-158.

Nolin, J., Wilburn, S., Wilburn, K, & Weaver, D. (2006) The health and social service needs of seniors: A community-based needs assessment. Evaluation and Program Planning. 29, 217-226.

Scott, C. G, Nolin, J. & Wilburn, S. (2006) A critical disconnect: How the counseling professions fail to meet the supervision needs of master’s trained counselors. Rehabilitation Education. 20(2), 91-102.

Nolin, J. & Killackey, J. (2004) Redirecting health care spending: Consumer directed health care, Nursing Economics. 22(5) 251-257.

Harrison, J., Nolin, J. & Suero, E. (2003) The impact of case management on U.S. hospitals, Nursing Economics, 22(2) 64-70.


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