Faculty Profiles

School of Nursing faculty contact and bio information.


"It's a very positive experience and they (Faculty) are here for you....they really are!"

- Lena Bleckley, School of Nursing Student


 

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Angela Blackburn

  • Position: Interim Chair and Associate Professor
  • Department: School of Nursing
  • Office Location:  Building 37, Room 105

Dr. Angela Blackburn, interim chair and associate professor, teaches Nursing Ethics, Evidence-Based Practice, and Foundations of Nursing Science.

Sonya Allen

  • Position: Lecturer
  • Department: School of Nursing
  • Office Location:  Building 37, Room 128

Sonya Allen, lecturer in the School of Nursing.

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Crystal Bennett

  • Position: Lecturer
  • Department: School of Nursing
  • Office Location:  Building 37, Room 111

Dr. Crystal Bennett, lecturer, teaches advanced medical surgical nursing, nursing theory, and evidence-based practice and research.

Jake Bush

  • Position: Lecturer
  • Department: School of Nursing
  • Office Location:  Building 37, Room 113B

Mr. Bush currently teaches Patient Centered Care I.

Minh-Phuoc (Tina) Ho

  • Position: Lecturer
  • Department: School of Nursing
  • Office Location:  Building 37, Room 113A

Tina Ho, lecturer, teaches Patient Centered Care III and Patient Centered Care IV.

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Lela Hobby

  • Position: Assistant Professor
  • Department: School of Nursing
  • Office Location:  Building 41, Room 104

Dr. Lela Hobby, instructor, teaches online courses in the RN to BS program. This program is for RNs completing their bachelor of science degree in nursing. She teaches health assessment, evidence-based practice, and public health and community nursing.

Billy Morales

  • Position: Assistant Professor
  • Department: School of Nursing
  • Office Location:  Building 41, 231

Dr. Billy F. Morales, assistant professor teaches in the online Master’s of Science in Nursing (MSN) program.

Cynthia Morgan

  • Position: Assistant Professor
  • Department: School of Nursing
  • Office Location:  Building 41, Room 122

Dr. Cynthia Morgan, assistant professor, teaches online courses in nursing research, evidence-based practice, health assessment and pharmacology.

Mariah Morris

  • Position: Instructor
  • Department: School of Nursing
  • Office Location:  Online

Dr. Mariah Morris, instructor, teaches online courses in the RN to BSN program and the MSN program.

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Cynthia Smith-Peters

  • Position: Assistant Professor
  • Department: School of Nursing
  • Office Location:  Building 37, Room 110

Dr. Cynthia Smith-Peters, assistant professor, teaches courses in public and community health nursing, health assessment, maternal-child nursing, and nursing leadership.

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Brandy Strahan

  • Position: Associate Professor
  • Department: School of Nursing
  • Office Location:  Building 41, Room 224

Dr. Brandy Strahan, associate professor, teaches nursing education in the graduate nursing program and has taught pediatric nursing, health care informatics, and patient centered care.

Jacqueline Thomas

  • Position: Assistant Professor
  • Department: School of Nursing
  • Office Location:  Building 41, Room 102

Dr. Jacqueline Thomas, assistant professor, teaches in the Family Nurse Practitioner Track.

Lydia Toenes

  • Position: Lecturer
  • Department: School of Nursing
  • Office Location:  Bldg: 37 Room: 110

Lydia Toenes has a special interest in teaching at UWF as she herself is an alumni.

Jill Van Der Like

  • Position: Coordinator, Nursing Skills & Simulation Learning Center
  • Department: School of Nursing
  • Office Location:  Building 37, Room 109B

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.

Karen White-Trevino

  • Position: Assistant Professor
  • Department: School of Nursing
  • Office Location:  Building 41, Room 126

Dr. Karen White-Trevino, assistant professor, teaches the nurse executive classes for the graduate nursing program and leadership classes for the baccalaureate program.