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2018-2019 Catalog
Nursing student

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.

Our nursing programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), Florida Board of Nursing, and the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists, Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (CoA-NA.) 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.

The primary goal of the program 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 found here.

Baccalaureate Nursing Program

The School of Nursing at the Brooks College of Health offers three (3) 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 consistently over time through an innovative home-basing of students in a designated community for the entire length of their nursing program.The program also provides a strong basis for continuing education and graduate study in nursing. Click here for 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 BSN-DNP tracks for those who wish to become Family Nurse Practitioners or Certified Registered Nurses Anesthetists. In Fall 2016, the School of Nursing began offering a post-MSN DNP for those who wish to complete a DNP and obtain certification as a Psych-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP). Details regarding each of our DNP tracks are available through the below links.

Admission requirements for our graduate programs are posted through the "Admissions" link on the left-side menu. 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 Questions regarding admission to all other tracks should be directed to
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School of Nursing Faculty

Lillia M. Loriz, Ph.D., G.N.P., B.C., Professor & Director, School of Nursing
Kathaleen C. Bloom, Ph.D., C.N.M., Professor & Associate Director, Undergraduate Studies

Undergraduate Program Coordinators

Judy M. Comeaux, D.N.P., A.R.N.P., Director, Regular Prelicensure B.S.N.
Cynthia Cummings, Ed.D., R.N., Director, Accelerated Prelicensure B.S.N. 
Debra Wagner, Ph.D., C.N.M., Director, R.N.-B.S.N. Bridge


Pamela S. Chally, Ph.D., R.N., Professor
Lucy B. Trice, Ph.D., A.R.N.P., B.C., Professor Emeritus
Jan, Meires, Ed.D., A.R.N.P., B.C., Professor
M. Catherine Hough, Ph.D., R.N., Associate Professor
Barbara Kruger, Ph.D. R.N., Associate Professor
Doreen Radjenovic, Ph.D., A.R.N.P., B.C., Associate Professor
Katherine Robinson, Ph.D., R.N.,  Associate Professor
Judy Comeaux, D.N.P., A.R.N.P., Assistant Professor
Bonnie Pope, Ph.D., F.N.P, B.C., Assistant Professor
Linda Connelly, Ph.D., A.R.N.P., Assistant Professor
Connie Roush, Ph.D., R.N., Associate Professor
Peggy L. Hoff, M.N., A.R.N.P., B.C., Senior Instructor
Jane Sander, D.N.P., A.R.N.P., Instructor
Deirdre Shoemake, M.S.N., A.R.N.P., Instructor
Mary Ellen Locklear, M.S.N., Instructor
Lauren McAlister, M.S.N, A.R.N.P-B.C, Instructor 

Graduate School of Nursing

Lillia M. Loriz, Ph.D., G.N.P., B.C., Professor & Director, School of Nursing
John P. McDonough, Ed.D., C.R.N.A.., Professor & Associate Director for Graduate Nursing Programs

Graduate Program Directors

John P. McDonough, Ed.D, C.R.N.A., Professor & Director, Nurse Anesthetist Program & Graduate Nursing 
Michele Bednarzyk, D,N.P, F.N.P., B.C., Assistant Professor & Program Director, Family Nurse Practitioner Program 
Stacey Manning, D.N.P., Post-MSN Doctor of Nursing Practice Program (Traditional term format) 
Leigh Powers, D.N.P., Post-MSN Doctor of Nursing Practice Program (Accelerated term format)


Kathaleen C. Bloom, Ph.D., C.N.M., Professor 
Pamela S. Chally, Ph.D., R.N., Professor
Jan Meires, Ed.D, A.R.N.P., B. C., Professor
Lucy B. Trice, Ph.D., A.R.N.P., B.C., Professor Emeritus 
Jane McCarthy, Ph.D., A.R.N.P., F.A.A.N, Professor
M. Catherine Hough, Ph.D., R.N., Associate Professor 
Barbara Kruger, Ph.D., R.N., Associate Professor 
Doreen Radjenovic, Ph.D., A.R.N.P., B.c., Associate Professor 
Katherine Robinson, Ph.D., R.N., Associate Professor 
Connie Roush, Ph.D., R.N., Associate Professor 
Michele Bednarzyk, D.N.P., A.R.N.P., B.C., Assistant Professor
Cynthia Cummings, Ed.D., R.N., Assistant Professor
Jurgen Osterbrink, Ph.D., R.N.A., Clinical Professor 
Debra Wagner, Ph.D, C.N.M., Assistant Professor
Gerard Hogan, D.N.S.C., C.R.N.A., Assistant Professor
Bridgette McQuaig, D.N.P., A.R.N.P., B.C., Assistant Professor
Tammy Carroll, M.S.N., C.R.N.A., Instructor & Assistant Program Director, Nurse Anesthetist Program 
debran Harmon, D.N.P., C.R.N.A., Instructor
Jonathon Pabalate, D.N.P., C.R.N.A., Assistant Instructor
Ryan Shores, D.N.P., C.R.N.A., Instructor
Patricia Richards, M.S.N., A.R.N.P., B.C., Instructor
Nina Smith, M.S.N., A.R.N.P., B.C., Instructor
William Self, M.S.N., A.R.N.P., B.C., Instructor