Dr. Debbie Conner is the Program Chair for the Family Nurse Practitioner program. She has been a nurse for more than 20 years, including multiple roles in private practice, campus health and wellness, and academia. Dr. Conner serves as an on-site evaluator and consultant for nursing accreditation and education, served on the Arizona Board of Nursing Advanced Practice Committee and the Washington State Nursing Commission program approval panel, and is currently a Trustee for the Florida Nurses Foundation. Dr. Conner has been recognized by her peers as a Fellow of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and Rand Wartman / Kadlec Distinguished Chair in Nursing at Washington State University. She was appointed for two consecutive terms, by the Governor of Florida, to The Children’s Trust Governing Board. With almost 7 million dollars in grants and foundation funding, Dr. Conner has successfully led programs in nursing education and healthcare. Her practice, Integrative Holistic Health, serves adults who desire to optimize their health and wellness. Dr. Conner received her BS, MS, and PhD in Nursing from Barry University.
Doctor of Philosophy, Nursing
Master of Science in Nursing, Primary Care Practice-Family
Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Nursing
Family Nurse Practitioner, American Nurses Credentialing Center, Expiration Date: 2027
Adult Nurse Practitioner, The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), Expiration Date: 2026
Registered Nurse, State of Washington, Expiration Date: 2018
Certified Nurse Practitioner, State of Florida, Expiration Date: 2022
Registered Nurse, State of Florida, Expiration Date: 2022
2021 - Present
Franklin University, Program Chair, DNP, Chair, School of Nursing, and Chief Nurse Administrator
2020 - 2021
Franklin University, Program Chair, Family Nurse Practitioner Program
2020 - Present
Conner Health and Education, LLC, Owner, Florida
2018 - 2019
Franklin University, Program Chair, Family Nurse Practitioner
2018 - Present
University of St. Augustine Health Sciences, Contributing (PT) Faculty
2015 - 2018
Washington State University, Associate Professor
2014 - 2018
Memory Care and Health Associates, LLC, Co-Founder/ARNP, Tucson, Arizona
2012 - 2015
Northern Arizona University, Associate Professor
2012 - 2015
Debra Nogueras, PhD, FNP, LLC, Founder/ ARNP, Flagstaff, Arizona
2011 - Present
Capella University, DNP Lead
2011 - 2013
Walden University, Contributing (PT) Faculty
2011 - 2012
California Institute of Integral Studies, Adjunct Associate Professor
2009 - 2011
Kaplan University, Professor/Interim Chair
2008 - 2010
New England College, Director
1998 - 2007
Barry University School of Nursing, Assistant Professor
1996 - 1998
Miami Dade Community College, Assistant Professor
Publications & Presentations
Conner, D. (2019). Common Urinary Complaints (chapter 43). Primary Care: The art and science of advanced practice nursing. Philadelphia: F.A. Davis..
Conner, D. (2019). Kidney and Bladder Disorders (chapter 45). Primary Care: The art and science of advanced practice nursing. Philadelphia: F.A. Davis..
Conner, D. (2019). Penile and Testicular Disorders (chapter 50).
Conner, D. (2019). Prostate Disorders (chapter 49). Primary Care: The art and science of advanced practice nursing. Philadelphia: F.A. Davis..
Conner, D. (2019). Urinary Tract Disorders (chapter 44). Primary Care: The art and science of advanced practice nursing. Philadelphia: F.A. Davis..
Conner, D., Adelman, D., & Fant, C. (2019, Jun. 30). Nurse practitioner perceptions on sharing clinical notes via patient portals. Annual Conference, Indianapolis, IN.
Conner, D., Amaya, M., Donegan, T., Edwards, J., & Gipson, C. (2019, May. 31). Building Cultures & Environments of Wellness in Academic Institutions: What Works!. Annual Conference, Columbus: OH.
Florida Nurses Foundation Trustee
Florida Nurses Association Research and Awards Committee
Task Force Member
Florida Nurses Association Robots and AI Task Force