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2022-2023 University Catalog
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School of Nursing

The School of Nursing offers a wide variety of programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The program has a community-based, population-focused curriculum corresponding to changes in healthcare delivery trends. The curriculum helps students understand community environments as well as nurturing and building relationships with community agencies. In 2005, the School of Nursing was selected as the first flagship program at UNF.

The School of Nursing is committed to providing opportunities for students to pursue their professional degrees in nursing. The program is designed to encompass both liberal arts and professional studies. For more information regarding the accreditation of our nursing programs, visit Nursing Accreditation. The primary goal of the programs is to prepare nurses to practice effectively in a variety of settings and administer nursing care, which promotes, maintains, and restores health to individuals, families and communities. Leadership and a commitment to the profession through research are included in the competencies of the programs. Graduates are prepared to function not only as professional practitioners, but also as educated citizens capable of effecting and dealing with change in society. Interested candidates should review the essential functions that are necessary of all enrolled nursing students.

Baccalaureate Nursing Program

The School of Nursing at the Brooks College of Health offers four (4) tracks for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). The curriculum is community-based in that it supports engagement with the community throughout the nursing major, nurturing and building relationships with community agencies throughout their time in the nursing program. The program also provides a strong basis for continuing education and graduate study in nursing. View information on undergraduate admission and degree requirements.

Graduate Nursing Programs

School of Nursing at the Brooks College of Health offers four (4) tracks Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP). These tracks include the post-MSN DNP for those holding active certification in a designated specialty who wish to complete the clinical doctorate as well as the post-MSN DNP for those wishing to complete a DNP and obtain certification as a Psych-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP). Additionally, the School of Nursing offers BSN-DNP tracks for those who wish to become Family Nurse Practitioners or Certified Registered Nurses Anesthetists. The School of Nursing will begin offering a post-MSN certificate track in 2021 for those who do not desire a DNP, but wish to obtain certification as a PMHNP. Details regarding each of our graduate nursing tracks are available through the below links. The school of Nursing also offers a MSN program with 2 tracks, Nursing Education and Leadership/Administration.

Admission requirements for our graduate programs are posted through the "Admissions" link on the left-side menu on the graduate nursing programs website through the link below. Please note that they vary by track as do application deadlines and start terms. Questions regarding admission to the Nurse Anesthetist track should be directed to napadmissions@unf.edu. Questions regarding admission to all other tracks should be directed to nursingadmissions@unf.edu.
View Information on graduate admission and degree requirements.

School of Nursing Faculty

Michelle L. Edmonds, Ph.D., F.N.P.-B.C., Director, School of Nursing
Dr. Brittany Nettles, D.N.P., A.P.R.N., F.N.P.-B.C., Assistant Professor, Assistant Director, School of Nursing

Prelicensure Program Director

Judy M. Comeaux, D.N.P., A.P.R.N.,P.N.P

Undergraduate School of Nursing

Faculty

Faith Adams, D.N.P., A.P.R.N. F.N.P.-B.C., Clinical Assistant Professor
Elizabeth Aull, M.S.N., RNC-MNN, IBCLC, Instructor
Julie Baker-Townsend, D.N.P., A.P.R.N., Assistant Professor
Chaka Brittain, D.N.P., R.N., C.N.E.
Judy Comeaux, D.N.P., A.P.R.N., P.N.P., Director, FAN & Regular Prelicensure B.S.N.
Linda K. Connelly, Ph.D., A.P.R.N.
Amy Connor, M.S.N., R.N., Instructor
Cora Evensen, M.S.N., R.N., Instructor
Jocelyn Gonzalez-Etheredge, M.S.N., A.P.R.N., PMHNP-BC, Visiting Instructor
Marian Griffin, Ph.D., R.N., Assistant Professor
Stacey Hobbick, D.N.P., M.S.N., R.N., Assistant Professor
Amy Howell, D.N.P., A.P.R.N., Instructor
Katrina Magyar, M.S.N., R.N., Instructor
Jan Meires, Ed.D., A.P.R.N., F.N.P.-B.C., Professor
Katherine Meuti, D.N.P., C.R.N.A., Assistant Professor
Bridget McQuaig, D.N.P., A.P.R.N., F.N.P.-B.C.
Brittany Nettles, D.N.P., A.P.R.N., F.N.P.-B.C., Assistant Professor
Patricia Richards, D.N.P., A.P.R.N., F.N.P.-B.C., Assistant Professor
Sandra Shapiro, D.N.P., A.P.R.N., Assistant Professor
Deirdre Shoemake, D.N.P., C.N.S.
Katie Suter, M.S.N., A.P.R.N., PMHNP-BC, Visiting Instructor
Trina Taylor, M.S.N., R.N., Instructor
Dawn Turk, DNP, APRN, PNP-BC, Clinical Assistant Professor
Wendy White, M.S.N., R.N., Visiting Instructor

Graduate School of Nursing

Michelle L. Edmonds, Ph.D., F.N.P.-B.C., Director, School of Nursing

Graduate Program Directors

Michele Bednarzyk, D.N.P, A.P.R.N., F.N.P.- B.C., Associate Clinical Professor & Program Director, Family Nurse Practitioner Program
Ryan Shores, DNP, CRNA, Assistant Professor, Program Director Nurse Anesthesiology
Bethanie Simmons-Becil, DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC, Assistant Professor, Program Director PMHNP program
Dr. Lauren Boardman, D.N.P., M.S.N., R.N., Assistant Professor, Online Program Director

Faculty

Michele Bednarzyk, D.N.P., A.P.R.N., F.N.P. -B.C., Associate Clinical Professor & Program Director, Family Nurse Practitioner Program
Lauren Boardman, D.N.P., M.S.N., R.N., Assistant Professor
Chaka Brittain, D.N.P., R.N., C.N.E., Assistant Professor
Judy Comeaux, D.N.P., A.P.R.N., P.N.P., Associate Professor
Debran Harmon-O'Connor, D.N.P., A.P.R.N.,C.R.N.A., Assistant Professor
Lillia Loriz, Ph.D., A.P.R.N. G.N.P.-B.C., Professor
Jan Meires, Ed.D., A.P.R.N., F.N.P.-B. C., Professor
Katherine Meuti, D.N.P., C.R.N.A., Assistant Professor and Assistant Program Director, Nurse Anesthesiology Program
Jane McCarthy, Ph.D., A.P.R.N, C.R.N.A, F.A.A.N, Professor
John McDonough, CRNA, EdD, Dr. (habil)NScA, APRN, FRSM, Founding Professor, Nurse Anesthesiology Program
Bridgette McQuaig, D.N.P., A.P.R.N., F.N.P.-B.C., Assistant Professor
Daniel Miller, D.N.P., A.P.R.N., C.R.N.A. Instructor
Jurgen Osterbrink, Ph.D., R.N.A., Clinical Professor
Jonathon Pabalate, D.N.P., A.P.R.N., C.R.N.A., Instructor
Patricia Richards, D.N.P., A.P.R.N., F.N.P- B.C., Instructor
Carol Roland, D.N.P., C.R.N.A., Assistant Professor
Ryan Shores, D.N.P., A.P.R.N., C.R.N.A, Assistant Professor and Program Director, Nurse Anesthesia Program
Bethanie Simmons-Becil, D.N.P., APRN, PMHNP-BC, Assistant Professor, Program Director, PMHNP Program
Marie Smith, Ph.D., D.N.P., A.P.R.N., PMHNP-BC, Assistant Professor
Nina Smith, M.S.N., A.P.R.N., F.N.P.-B.C., Instructor
Dawn Turk, D.N.P., A.P.R.N., P.N.P.-B.C., Assistant Professor
Amy Suralis, D.N.P., C.R.N.A, Assistant Professor
Christina Wright, D.N.P., A.P.R.N., C.N.C-B.C.