Top Ten Ways

the College Fosters Well-Being through Caring

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the advancement of caring science.

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Ranked Nationally

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

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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.

Meet College of Nursing Donor

Barbara Schmidt

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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.

Timothy Wilson

Timothy Wilson

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

“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 Programs Among the Best in 'U.S. News & World Report'

FAU's College of Business, Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing and College of Education are listed in the 2018 U.S. News & World Report national rankings for "Best Online Graduate Programs."

Most Hospice Workers Don't Have an Advance Directive

A new study finds that the majority of hospice providers don't have end-of-life wishes themselves. Procrastination, fear of the subject and costs were reported as the most common barriers.

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.

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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.


Online Grad
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2017 NCLEX
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FNP Certification
Pass Rate