Armiel Suriaga is an instructor at Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing at Florida Atlantic University.  He has twenty-five years of nursing experience in rehabilitation nursing, long-term care with focus on Minimum Data Set and Medicare reimbursement, clinical and nursing education.  He worked as Resident Assessment Director at Nu Vista Living in Wellington. He also taught NCLEX-RN in one review center in the Philippines.

Armiel graduated as high school class valedictorian, and he pursued his nursing education through scholarships.  In 1992, he received his Bachelor of Science in Nursing with honors at West Visayas State University, a top performing nursing school in the Philippines.  He completed his MSN at Walden University, major in Nursing Informatics in 2014. 

He was selected as one of the top six nurse faculty scholars by Johnson & Johnson-American Association of the Colleges of Nursing for 2018-2019.  In 2018, he received a Distinguished Alumni award for Nursing Excellence from West Visayas State University during its 40th anniversary.  On the same year, he bagged the Outstanding Alumni award for Nursing Service from Iloilo Science and Technology University.  He was also inducted into the Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society.

Armiel is the vice-president of Sigma Theta Tau International, Iota XI chapter at FAU. His research interests include transforming healthcare environment and healthy aging.  Among his self-care approaches are traveling, going to the gym, reading and gardening.


Examples of Courses Taught Throughout His Teaching Career


General Pathophysiology

Acute Care of Adult Population

Chronic Care for Adult Nursing Practicum

Introduction to Professional Nursing Practice

Medical-Surgical Nursing Practice


Nutrition for Nurses

Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing

Fundamentals of Nursing/Nursing Foundations

Med-Surg, Chronic Care of Adult Population Clinicals



2018-2019 Johnson and Johnson-American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Nurse Faculty Scholarship Recipient ($18,000.00)

2018 Distinguished Alumni Award from West Visayas State University

2018 Outstanding Alumni for Nursing Service from Iloilo Science and Technology University

2018 Teaching Enhancement Award, Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing, FAU

2018 Anne Boykin Institute Summer Academy Scholarship Recipient

2018 Omicron Delta Kappa –FAU Chapter Inductee


  • West Visayas State University, Philippines, BSN
  • Walden University, MSN