FGCU Alert

The University Police Department is conducting a multi-agency training exercise with a simulator that portrays the sound of gunshots from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 25, in Biscayne Hall, part of FGCU’s South Village Residence Hall. Please avoid the area. This is not an emergency. If you have a concern, contact UPD dispatch at (239) 590-1900.


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(Ph.D., RN, CNE)

Community and Public Health

Dr. Cindy Farris has taught in nursing education for over 12 years and in higher education for almost 20 years. She holds a PhD in Education with a specialty in nursing education. Dr. Farris has presented at national and regional conferences and has published articles on head and neck cancer, active learning teaching strategies, ACES, and Takotsubo cardiomyopathy. She has further research interest in active learning strategies, teaching perspectives, and effective utilization of nursing students in community-based settings.

Clinical Experiences:

  • Hospital (ICU, Medical/Surgical) Indiana and Tennessee; Community Health Department (Tennessee)
  • Clinical with Community Health Nursing students (Florida, Indiana, Tennessee); Clinical with Leadership Nursing Students (Indiana and Tennessee)


  • American Nursing Association (ANA) national and Florida state membership
  • Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing/Tau Zeta Chapter
  • National League for Nursing (NLN)
  • Florida League for Nursing (FLN)
  • Association of Community Health Nursing Educators (ACHNE)
  • International Home Healthcare Nursing Care Organization (IHNCO)
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