Cindy Parsons, DNP, ARNP, FAANP, BC


(813) 257-3961



401 W. Kennedy Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33606

Building Location

GHS 521

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: Psychiatric Nursing including Clinical
Community Health Nursing
Health Assessment Clinical Lab
Professional Issues in Advanced Practice Nursing
First Year Seminar

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.

Honors and Awards: Sigma Theta Tau
2014 Richard Piper Student Organization Advisor of the Year