Education1979 Western Connecticut State University, BSN
1988 Pace University, MSN
Courses TaughtCommunity Health Nursing
Health Assessment Clinical Lab
Psychiatric Nursing Clinical
Career SpecialtiesParson's specialties include family psychiatric mental health care, behavioral health of children and adolescents, healthcare quality, nursing administration 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."
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 Nurses Credentialing Center. She volunteers for the Boy Scouts of America and St. Andrews United Methodist Church Health and Nursing Ministries. She enjoys gardening, camping and traveling.