Areas of Expertise
Administration; Nursing; Health education; Women's health; Travel and International Health Nursing
Doctor of Nursing Practice Student 2015-2017
Masters of Science in Health 1994
University of North Florida, Jacksonville
B.S.N. - 1991
University of North Florida, Jacksonville, Fl
A.S. - 1986
University of the State of New York
Major: Nursing (RN)
L.P.N. Camden County Vocational and Technical School - 1978
Major: Nursing (LPN)
Director of Student Health Services Administration and Registered Nurse
University of North Florida
Responsibilities: Directs and administers the operations of Student Health Services, Medical Compliance and Travel Health Clinic. Manages department’s budget, and creates department’s policy and procedures. Recruits and hires personnel. Implements and manages the State’s rules and regulations concerning immunization and student insurance. Provides. Health education, CPR instruction, and Nursing. Coordinated cardiovascular research sponsored by AWHONN.
UNF College of Public Health
Responsibilities: Courses taught: (Current) Women’s Health, First Aid and Emergency Care. (Past) Personal Health Issues, Substance Abuse Prevention, Medical Terminology, Health Risk Appraisal.
U.S. Army Reserves - Captain (Retired)
Responsibilities: Medical Surgical Nurse, HIV/AIDS education, CPR Instructor
Orange Park Pediatrics Associates
Orange Park, Fl.
Responsibilities: office nurse (LPN), health counseling and education, patient referrals
Lab: strep testing, hematocrit, urinalysis.
Turning Point (on call)
Responsibilities: Nursing (LPN) charge nurse (addictions), telephone crisis counseling, Supervision of two aids.
Kresson and Hamilton Schools
Voorhees, New Jersey
Responsibilities: School nursing (LPN), health promotion
John F. Kennedy Hospital
Stratford, New Jersey
Responsibilities: Nursing (LPN) Pediatrics, Med/Surg., Intensive Care
ANCC portfolio Recognition College Health Nursing 2011
Great 100 Nurses of Florida (FNA) September 2009
The Army Achievement Medal September 1994
E. Dean Lovett Award 2001 ACHA (National Outstanding Student Health Director)
American College Health Fellow 2003
Great 100 Nurses of Northeast Florida 2003
Florida Nurses Assoc District II Special Recognition Award May 1996
UNF Outstanding Alumna Award 1996-97
Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing
Charter member of Lambda Rho Chapter
Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
Eta Sigma Gamma
Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges
The National Dean's List
The University of North Florida's Annual Performance Award
LICENSURE AND CERTIFICATES
State of Florida Registered Nurse (RN) 1987-2014
Certified College Health Nurse (ANCC) 1991-2016
CPR Instructor American Heart Assoc. 1990-2013
FEMA ICS- 100, 200, 700, 800 2010
MRC Core Competencies 2010 ANCC Portfolio Recognized College Health Nurse 2011-2016
ACHA Program Planning Committee 2010- 2012
Florida Student Health Insurance Work Group 2010 -2014
Florida SUS Task Force on Student Health Insurance Co Chair 2009- 2010
ACHA Membership Committee 2008-2010
ACHA Chair of Nominating Committee 2007-2008
ACHA Chair of Resolutions Committee 2007-2008
ACHA Board Liaison to ANCC 2006-2008
Immediate Past President American College Health Association 2006-2007
President American College Health Association 2005-2006
President- Elect American College Health Association 2004-2005
Vice President American College Health Association 2003-2004
ACHA Chair of Annual meeting Program Planning 2004-0005
Chair Florida College Health Nurses Association 2002-2004 Chair Nursing Section for American College Health Association 2001-2003.
Chair-elect/ Prog. Comm. NRG section ACHA 1999-2001
American Nurses Credentialing Center Test Dev.Comm. 1994- 1999
American Nurses Association
American College Health Association (past President)
Florida Nurses Association (past Director of Continuing Education District 2)
Florida College Health Nurses Association (past Chair, 2003, and Treasurer)
Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society (past secretary)
Great 100 Nurses of Northeast Florida (past Board of Director)
HECAP Advisory Board (past Board member)
UNF Community Service
Healthy Campus 2010 Steering Committee (Current)
Crisis Management Support Team (Current)
Safety Committee Advisory Board (Past)
Personal Safety Sub- Committee (Past)
HIV/AIDS Committee Chairperson (Past )
Blood Drive Chairperson (Past)
TQM Steering Committee (Past)
Well Workplace Award Chairperson (Past)
Student Affairs Annual Award Committee (Past)
Student Affairs Support Personnel Workshop Planning Committee (Past)
Lydia Project (current)
American Heart Association ECC Committee and Instructor (current)
Duval Medical Emergency Reserve member (current)
Sigma Theta Tau Secretary (Chapter Lambda Rho) (past)
Eta Sigma Gamma Secretary (Past)
Publications & Presentations
Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses. (AWHONN)
Area Project Coordinator Primary Prevention: An Education Initiative for Nurses and Women. December 2001- 2004
Student Affairs for all Seasons and Reasons: Leading by Example.
Chapter: Student Health. Publisher Administrator’s Bookshelf. Aug 2011
UNF Travel Health Clinic, ANCC College Health Nurses Recognition Portfolio. ACHA Volunteer Leadership Training, HIV/AIDS Nursing Yearly Update, Domestic Violence, Medical Errors, Smoke Cessation, Humor in the Workplace, Cardiovascular Women’s Health. Wellness Councils of America Well Workplace, Bloodborne Pathogens updates for staff and students. HIV Peer Education.
Professional Presentations (Continuing Education): invited
ANCC College Health Nurses Recognition Portfolio: ACHA Annual meeting May 2011
ANCC College Health Nurses Recognition Portfolio: SCHA Annual meeting Mar. 2011
ANCC College Health Nurses Recognition Portfolio: ACHA Annual meeting 2008 & 09
Contraceptive and STI Updates: University of North Florida Health Course 2008-10
ACHA Leadership Work Shop: San Antonio, TX 2007 and New York, NY 2006
How Things Work ACHA Style: NY 2006, San Diego 2005, and New Orleans 2004
Assessing Hispanic Students: ACHA San Diego, CA 2005 and SCHA Miami 2006
HIV/AIDS and Community Health Nursing, UNF Feb 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996.
Cardiovascular Women’s Health: ACHA Annual Meeting Washington D.C. 2002
Nursing Grand Rounds ACHA Annual meeting Philadelphia, Pa 1999
HIV/AIDS Four hour up-date for Teacher Interns. UNF 30 Aug 1995, Jan 1996
National Eating Disorder Screening Presentation UNF Feb 7 and 8 1996
HIV/AIDS and Community Health Nurses, and Physical Therapy students UNF 5/96
HIV/AIDS prevention for teachers Health Movement class, UNF July, 1995
Humor in the Workplace Poster Session American Health Promotion
Colorado Springs, CO Feb 1994
Humor in the Workplace American College Health Assoc. Atlanta, GA June 1994
HIV/AIDS and Elementary Educators UNF, August 23, 1994
HIV/AIDS and Community Health Nursing, UNF October 1994, 1995, 1996.
HIV/AIDS Nursing Up-date Florida College Health Nurses Annual Meeting Nov, 1994
HIV/AIDS Peer Education UNF SWAT Team UNF, Jan.22,1993.
HIV/AIDS High Risk Behavior Panel U.S. Army Reserve Camp, Feb.13,1993.
STD's on University Campuses Dr. Anzalone's Epidemiology class UNF, Feb. 22, 1993.
Nutrition for College Students UNF, Feb. 1993.
AIDS Case Management Sigma Theta Tau Workshop, Sea Turtle Inn, Jacksonville, FL. March 20,1993.
HECAP AIDS Peer Education Training Workshop, Sheraton Hotel, Orlando, FL. April 2,1993.
HIV/AIDS and Community Health Nursing UNF, March 16,1993.
HECAP AIDS Peer Education Training UNF, April 1993.
HIV/AIDS Peer Education SWAT Training UNF, July, 1993.
Humor in the Workplace "Inroads", UNF, July 23,1993.
Humor in the Workplace UNF Employees October 11,1993
HIV/AIDS Changing High Risk Behavior, UNF October 11, 12, 14, 1993
Bloodborne Pathogens at the Workplace, UNF November 22,1993
AIDS Peer Education (HECAP). UNF, June 1992.
HIV/AIDS and Florida Law Dr. Sanders' Class UNF, Sept. 1,1992.
Safer Sex and the University Student. UNF Apartment Complex Sept. 16,1992 and Oct. 28,1992.
AIDS in the Workplace. Student Affairs Retreat Holiday Inn, Neptune Beach
AIDS and Community Health Nursing UNF, Oct, 19 1992.
AIDS Prevention Education Dr. Weaver's Class UNF, Nov. 10,1992.
Wellness/Fitness Poster Presentation at the American College Health Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco CA, May 1992.
HIV/AIDS Prevention in Higher Education. Florida Community College of Jacksonville, Florida April 23,1992.
Wellness Promotion for Nursing Leadership UNF, April 1992.
HIV/AIDS Prevention and Safer Sex. Catholic Campus Ministry Jacksonville University, Florida April 7, 1992.
HIV/AIDS and Safer Sex. Dr. Tabor's Health Promotion Class UNF, April 7,1992.
Wellness Promotion in Nursing UNF, March 1992.
AIDS and Community Health Nursing UNF, March 16,1992.
HIV/AIDS Prevention Education Dr. Nolan's class UNF, Feb. 11,1992.
Safer Sex Residential Hall, UNF, Jan. 24,1992.
AIDS Health Education Teachers UNF, April 8, 1992.
AIDS Update Health Promotion Class UNF, Feb. 9,1991.
Stress Management, UNF, Nov. 5, 1991.
AIDS and the Community Health Nurse UNF, Oct. 23, 1991.
AIDS Wellness and Health (Nursing Concept and Practice class) UNF, April 2, 1991.
HIV/AIDS and the College Campus UNF, Jan. 23,1991.
Education for the Classroom Teacher. Dr Sanders Class UNF, May 13,1990.
Education for the Classroom Teacher. Dr Sanders Class UNF, May 13,1990.
Health and Fitness, UNF, Nov. 28,1990.
Prevention Education. UNF, Orientation Spring 1990.
AIDS: A Health Perspective. UNF, April 5,1990.
AIDS and the College Student. UNF Fraternity Omni Hotel, Jacksonville, FL, 3/1990.
American College Health Association Annual Meetings
Denver, CO. May 1988
San Antonia, TX. May 1990
Boston, Mass. May 1991
San Francisco, CA. May 1992
Atlanta, GA May 1994
Chicago, IL May 1995
Orlando, FL May 1996 P
New Orleans May 1997 - P
San Diego June 1998
Phila. Pa June 1999 - P
Toronto June 2000 P
Las Vegas May 2001 - P
Washington D.C. May 2002 P
Miami FL May 2003 - P
New Orleans June 2004 P
San Diego, CA 2005 - P
New York, NY 2006 P
San Antonia, TX. May 2007 - P
Orlando, Fl May 2008 P
San Francisco, CA May 2009 - P
Phila. PA June 2010 P
Phoenix, AZ May 2011 - P