Ranked Nationally

by U.S. News & World Report for best DNP and MSN programs

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the advancement of caring science.

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Nursing Home Guide

could save U.S. millions of dollars

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practice through caring-based models.

Launching a New Online

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner concentration

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caring-based education.

Life-changing Hurricane Irma

Leaves Positive Experiences for Some

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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.

María de los Ángeles Ordóñez

María Ordóñez

Director and Assistant 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.

A message from Dean Smith

“In 2011 we celebrated our 30th Anniversary, and in March of that year I was selected as the second dean of this very special College. We are known for our dedication to caring in nursing: expanding the science, studying its meaning, practicing the art and living it day-to-day. Our strong values give us identity, direction and purpose. As we’ve grown, we’ve distinguished ourselves through our educational programs, research, practice and service missions.”

— Dr. Marlaine Smith

College of Nursing News

Nursing Home Guide Could Save U.S. Millions of Dollars

An innovative yet simple and inexpensive approach using a guide for residents in nursing homes and their families could have a dramatic impact nationwide on health care savings, morbidity and quality of life.

FAU Receives $1.4 Million Grant for Nurse Practitioners

FAU's Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing has received a $1.4 million federal grant to prepare nurse practitioners to deliver primary care services for underserved populations in Broward County.

FAU's College of Nursing Launches New Online Program

FAU's Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing is launching a new online Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner concentration that will be offered as a post-master's certificate beginning in the fall.

Copaiba: Silver Bullet or Snake Oil?

Researchers caution that randomized trials are needed to discern whether treatment with the essential oil copaiba is effective or that it turns out to be "yet another beautiful hypothesis slain by ugly facts."

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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.

No. 45

Ranked MSN
Program (by USNWR)




2016 NCLEX
Pass Rate


FNP Certification
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