College of Nursing Earns Top Rankings

in US News & World Report Best Graduate Schools

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the advancement of caring science.

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FAU College of Nursing Places #1

in Florida for RN Licensure Exam

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practice through caring-based models.

HRSA $2.8 Million Grant

Will Enhance RN Role in Primary Care

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caring-based education.

Intervention Helps Couples

Affected by Alzheimer’s Disease

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Our Stories

We all have a story to tell … a message to inspire others. Meet some of the students, faculty and alumni who are part of the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing family.

Karethy Edwards

Karethy Edwards

Associate Dean and Professor

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Daphne Hanson

Daphne Hanson

Outstanding Young Owl

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Caring is a Science, and we study it.
Caring is an Art, and we practice.
Caring is a Way of Being, and we live it.
Dean's Message

A message from Dean Smith

“As I reflect on the last seven years as Dean of FAU’s Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing, I am so proud of our faculty, staff, students and alumni. Together, we have accomplished so much. We developed and strengthened caring-based nursing education, research and community engagement. The College was ranked as one of the Top 50 in the nation by U.S. News and World Report for its online graduate programs, and MSN and DNP programs. The College created Florida’s first Freshmen Direct Admit track for the BSN program. And, this year, there was a 100% pass rate on both the NCLEX exam and FNP certification exams, to name just a few accomplishments. The future of the College is brighter than ever.”

— Dr. Marlaine Smith

College of Nursing News

FAU and Sheba Medical Center Partner on Emergency Management

In this collaboration, Sheba's world-class experts will work with FAU to develop and deliver educational programs, conduct research and build additional response and leadership capabilities in Florida.

FAU Places No. 1 in Florida for R.N. Licensure Exam

The Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing placed No. 1 in Florida for the graduates of its Bachelor of Science in Nursing who had a 100 percent passage rate on the National Council Licensure Examination.

HRSA $2.8 Million Grant Will Enhance RN Role in Primary Care

FAU's Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing will establish a primary care workforce of BSN degree students who are practice ready and willing to serve veterans and patients in rural and underserved communities.

Grants Assist Breast Cancer Research in Minority Populations

A nursing professor in FAU's Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing recently received two research grants to enhance diversity and to investigate breast cancer in minority populations.

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College of Nursing By the Numbers

The baccalaureate, master’s and DNP programs at Florida Atlantic University’s Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.


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