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Dani Noell, '91, '06

Growing up in Boca Raton, Dani Noell watched the FAU campus expand from a group of small barrack buildings into an internationally recognized system of colleges and campuses. She has also witnessed the expansion of the FAU nursing program from offices in the hall of the social science building, to its award winning Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing building. Initially graduating from the Palm Beach Community College AS nursing program in 1976, Dani completed her Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Course at All Children's Hospital in St Petersburg Florida in 1990 and her BSN at Florida Atlantic University in 1991. She later returned to FAU, graduating with her masters in nursing in 2006. She choose the Individualized Track, allowing her to focus on maternal- child systems of care. Dani states that the highpoints of her FAU graduate studies included two trips to Thailand with Dr. Marilyn Parker and Dr. Locsin. Studying global transitions in health care included opportunities to meet with FAU's Thai nursing students. “Seeing the FAU caring philosophy embraced in an international setting was truly an amazing experience."

Dani has been involved at the local, state and national level as a training consultant for maternal-child mortality review processes. In 2013 she was requested to travel to the Republic of Palau in Micronesia to help with training to establish a community based morbidity and mortality review as part of a public health quality care assurance initiative.

Dani also works as a nurse at the Boca Raton Regional Hospital's Toppel Family Place Newborn Intensive Care Unit. She enjoys meeting FAU’s nursing students in the clinical setting. She is grateful for the caring based philosophy she received from her FAU nursing studies and is proud to see the theory of caring continue on in new nursing generations.

Dani has been actively involved with the FAU Nursing Alumni Board since its inception in as Co Chair of Programs. She enjoys interacting with fellow alumni and envisions building the Nursing Alumni Society membership through activities with incoming and graduating nursing students.