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2019-2020 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), the 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 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 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. View information on 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
View Information on admission and degree requirements.

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


Mary Grace Amendola, Ph.D., R.N. Assistant Professor
Joy Bailey, Ph.D., R.N., Assistant Professor
Chaka Brittain, D.N.P., R.N., C.N.E
Pamela S. Chally, Ph.D., R.N., Professor
Linda Connelly, Ph.D., A.P.R.N., F.N.P. Assistant Professor
Cathy Godoy, D.N.P., A.P.R.N, P.M.H.N.P.-B.C
Peggy L. Hoff, M.N., A.P.R.N.,F.N.P.- B.C., Senior Instructor
Jan Meires, Ed.D., A.P.R.N., F.N.P.-B.C., Professor
Lauren McAlister, D.N.P., A.P.R.N., F.N.P.-B.C, Instructor
Bridget McQuaig, D.N.P., A.P.R.N., F.N.P.-B.C.
Doreen Radjenovic, Ph.D., A.P.R.N., P.N.P-B.C., Associate Professor
Connie Roush, Ph.D., R.N., Associate Professor
Jane Sander, D.N.P., A.P.R.N.,P.M.H.N.P.-B.C, F.N.P.-B.C Assistant Professor
Deirdre Shoemake, D.N.P., A.P.R.N., C.N.S.-B.C Assistant Professor
Lucy B. Trice, Ph.D., A.P.R.N., F.N.P-B.C., Professor Emeritus
Christina Wright, D.N.P. A.P.R.N., C.N.C-B.C.
Nadine Wlaziuk, D.N.P., A.P.R.N., P.N.P-B.C., F.N.P.-B.C

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., A.P.R.N. C.R.N.A., Professor & Director, Nurse Anesthesia Program & Graduate Nursing
Michele Bednarzyk, D,N.P, A.P.R.N., F.N.P.- B.C., Associate Clinical Professor Professor & Program Director, Family Nurse Practitioner Program
Leigh Powers, D.N.P., A.P.R.N. P.M.H.N.P.-B.C, Post-MSN Doctor of Nursing Practice Program (Accelerated term format)
Helene Vossos, D.N.P. A.P.R.N. P.M.H.N.P.-B.C., Director, PMHNP DNP


Kathaleen C. Bloom, Ph.D., A.P.R.N., C.N.M., Professor
Pamela S. Chally, Ph.D., R.N., Professor
Judy Comeaux, D.N.P., A.P.R.N., P.N.P., Associate Professor
Linda Connelly, Ph.D., A.P.R.N., F.N.P., Assistant Professor
Cynthia Cummings, Ed.D., R.N., Associate Professor
Katherine Fowler, D.N.P., A.P.R.N., C.R.N.A.- Assistant Professor and Clinical Coordinator
Debran Harmon, D.N.P., A.P.R.N.,C.R.N.A., Assistant Professor
Jan Meires, Ed.D., A.P.R.N., F.N.P.-B. C., Professor
Jane McCarthy, Ph.D., A.P.R.N, C.R.N.A, F.A.A.N, Professor
Bridgette McQuaig, D.N.P., A.P.R.N., F.N.P.-B.C., Assistant Professor
Daniel Miller, M.S.N., A.P.R.N., C.R.N.A. Simulation Coordinator
Jurgen Osterbrink, Ph.D., R.N.A., Clinical Professor
Jonathon Pabalate, D.N.P., A.P.R.N., C.R.N.A., Instructor
Doreen Radjenovic, Ph.D., A.P.R.N., P.N.P.-B.C., Associate Professor
Patricia Richards, D.N.P., A.P.R.N., F.N.P- B.C., Instructor
Connie Roush, Ph.D., R.N., Associate Professor
William Self, D.N.P.., A.P.R.N., C.R.N.A., Assistant Professor
Ryan Shores, D.N.P., A.P.R.N., C.R.N.A, Assistant Professor and Assistant Program Director, Nurse Anesthesia Program
Nina Smith, M.S.N., A.P.R.N., F.N.P.-B.C., Instructor
Lucy B. Trice, Ph.D., A.P.R.N., F.N.P.-B.C., Professor Emeritus