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Patrick was the first full time faculty member in the new School of Nursing and helped to establish the program.  He was part of the team that started the doctor of nursing program at PBA, briefly serving as interim Associate Dean of Graduate Studies seeing the program through its initial accreditation in 2016.  Patrick served as the Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies from 2010 to 2019, leading a doubling of enrollment.  Patrick is an innovator when it comes to technology and helped secure several grants to expand the School of Nursing’s Simulation and Virtual Simulation program.  He has been using podcasts in the classroom since 2008, and one of his Health Assessment videos has more than 450 thousand views on YouTube.  In addition to his duties at PBA, he has been active with Palm Health Foundation including their preceptor of excellence program, online clinical placement, and nurse-education gap initiatives helping to ensure the quality of nursing and other healthcare workers in South Florida. He received the Outstanding Young Alumni Award from the University of Florida in 2011.  He received the Palm Health Foundation Commitment to Community Award in 2005.  Prior to coming to PBA, Patrick worked as a nurse practitioner in a private practice. He put himself through school by teaching Latin and ballroom dance lessons, where he met his wife. Before coming to the health professions, he worked in the travel industry, developing educational trips for senior citizens and automating internal processes. He is the son of missionaries and has lived in Liberia, Costa Rica, and Uruguay. He and his wife reside in Wellington and have two sons.

 



Degrees

B.S., Palm Beach Atlantic University, '94; B.S.N., M.S.N., Ph.D., University of Florida.