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Cindy Parsons, DNP, ARNP, FAANP, BC


Cindy Parsons, DNP, ARNP, FAANP, BC

Meet Cindy Parsons, DNP, ARNP, FAANP, BC

Associate Professor, Nursing; Mental Health Practitioner

Education: 1979 Western Connecticut State University, BSN
1988 Pace University, MSN
2006 Rush University, DNP

Courses Taught: Community Health Nursing
Health Assessment Clinical Lab
Psychiatric Nursing Clinical

Career Specialties: Parson's specialties include family psychiatric mental health care, behavioral health of children and adolescents, healthcare quality, nursing administration, health policy and leadership.

Professional and Community Activities: Her publications include Improving Quality in Healthcare , 1997 (Messenheimber, ed.), chapter "Psychiatric Mental Health Care Quality"; Biological and Behavioral Perspectives of Nursing , 2003 (D. Antai-Oton, ed.), chapter "Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder"; Nursing Clinics of North America , 2003, chapter "Nursing Care of Families and Adolescents in Crisis;"  Nursing Care of Childhood and Neurodevelopmental Disorders , 2007(D. Antai-Oton,ed.), Foundations of Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing , 2013 (Halter,ed.). 

She is a member of the American Nurses Association, Florida Nurses Association, American Psychiatric Nurse Associations, Sigma Theta Tau, Florida Nurse Practitioner Network and Tampa Bay Advance Practice Council.

Parsons is a board member of the American Psychiatric Nursing Association FL Chapter. She also has provided faculty support for student nursing and public health service trips to the Dominican Republic.