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FAU College of Nursing Faculty Selected as Recipients of ‘Great 100’ Awards by the Florida Nurses Association

BOCA RATON, Fla. (October 16, 2013) - Seven faculty members in Florida Atlantic University’s Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing were recently recognized by the Florida Nurses Association (FNA) in the areas of Nurse Educator and Role Model at the FNA Membership Assembly held in Orlando, Fla.  Those faculty members include Susan Dyess, Ph.D.; Rhonda Goodman, Ph.D.; Debra Hain, Ph.D.; Joy Longo, Ph.D.; Rose Sherman, Ed.D.;  College of Nursing Dean Marlaine Smith, Ph.D. and Jill Winland-Brown, Ed.D.

“For our faculty to be recognized as part of the ‘Great 100’ is a true honor,” said Smith. “I’m pleased that we have such accomplished nurse educators, who are consistently recognized for their contributions in the field.  Our faculty serve as role models to our students, demonstrating compassion, commitment and care in their daily activities.”

The “Great 100” Awards honors outstanding nurses throughout Florida who have had significant achievements and demonstrated excellence in the field of nursing.  The FNA serves and supports all registered nurses through professional development, advocacy and the promotion of excellence at every level of professional nursing practice.

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Florida Atlantic University, established in 1961, officially opened its doors in 1964 as the fifth public university in Florida. Today, the University, with an annual economic impact of $6.3 billion, serves more than 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students at sites throughout its six-county service region in southeast Florida. FAU’s world-class teaching and research faculty serves students through 10 colleges: the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters, the College of Business, the College for Design and Social Inquiry, the College of Education, the College of Engineering and Computer Science, the Graduate College, the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing and the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science. FAU is ranked as a High Research Activity institution by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The University is placing special focus on the rapid development of three signature themes – marine and coastal issues, biotechnology and contemporary societal challenges – which provide opportunities for faculty and students to build upon FAU’s existing strengths in research and scholarship. For more information, visit

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