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FAU’s Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing

 40th Anniversary

Honoring our Past, Visioning our Future


Florida Atlantic University’s Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing has grown from offering an RN-BSN degree with approximately 10 students to enrolling more than 1,100 students in four degree programs at FAU’s Boca Raton, Davie and Harbor Branch campuses. Today, there are nearly 7,000 College of Nursing alumni with the majority of them residing and providing health care to the population of South Florida.

The College is internationally known for its commitment to nursing as a discipline focused on nurturing the wholeness of persons and the environment through Caring. The College advances Caring Science through teaching, research, scholarship, practice and community service to transform care locally, nationally and globally.

Our 40th anniversary is a fitting time to celebrate and reaffirm our commitment to our missions and to imagine the plans for an even bolder and brighter future.

We hope you’ll check back for special events honoring our students, faculty, staff and alumni throughout the year.


40th Anniversary Celebration

The Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing will celebrate its 40th anniversary with a special evening event on Saturday, March 2, 2019 at 6 p.m. at the College of Nursing. The event will benefit College of Nursing initiatives for nursing education, research and community service.

The celebration will honor Christine E. Lynn, and Dean Emeritus Anne Boykin & Dean Marlaine Smith, whose commitment to Caring has elevated the College, providing opportunities for it to soar to new heights.



Christine E. Lynn



Anne Boykin



Marlaine Smith


Make a Gift in Their Honor

Purchase Tickets

To purchase your tickets now, click here. Tickets are $175/per person.

We would like to extend a special thank you to the College of Nursing’s 40th Anniversary committee for their time and efforts, including the co-chairs for this special event, Terry Fedele, College of Nursing Advisory Board Chair, and Dr. Patricia Liehr, Associate Dean for Nursing Research and Scholarship.

In 2019, the College will host additional events to commemorate the College’s 40th anniversary. Check back for additional details.


College Timeline

Our Stories

Student, Faculty and Alumni Stories

Student Story

Kelley Jackson

PhD Student

Student Story Read
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Cheryl Krause-Parello


Faculty Story Read
Jineal Shinn

Jineal Shinn

Distinguished Alumna

Alumni Story Read

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Dean's Message

A message from Dean Smith

We appreciate our faculty, staff, students, alumni, and all those along the way who helped pave the path to a bold and bright future. Thank you for your support and joining us for our community celebration.

— Dr. Marlaine Smith