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Pat Foster

Associate Professor and Chair Emerita

Nursing | Brooks College of Health

Areas of Expertise

Psychiatric Nursing


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

Refereed Publications:  

   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.

Book Chapters

   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.


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