Jill Van Der Like

  • Position:  Coordinator, Nursing Skills & Simulation Learning Center
  • Department:  School of Nursing
  • Office Location:  Building 37, Room 109B
  • jvanderlike@uwf.edu
  • Campus: (850) 473-7766


Jill Van Der Like, DNP, MSN, RNC is the Clinical Assistant Professor and Director of the Nursing Skills & Simulation Learning Center for the University of West Florida School of Nursing.  Dr. Van Der Like has been a registered nurse for 30 years, and a clinical instructor for ten of those years.  She uses student-centered simulation instruction to improve the quality and safety in patient care, and interprofessional education and research for community health.  She is active in the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society, National League for Nursing, and Florida Nurses Association. She volunteers as the Student Nurses Association Advisor, for the Pensacola Bay Area IMPACT 100, and the Florida Guardian ad Litem program.  Her research interests include behavior change for hand hygiene compliance in the healthcare setting, and anxiety during nursing simulation instruction.   

Dr. Van Der Like received her Associate of Science in Nursing-Registered Nurse degree at Pensacola State College, Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing at University of South Alabama, a National Certification Corporation certification for Inpatient Obstetrics, Master of Science in Nursing/Nursing Education at University of West Florida, and Doctor of Nursing Practice at University of Miami.