Keri Matheus DNP

Assistant Professor of Nursing

My teaching philosophy is rooted in a desire to help shape each student into a highly competent and talented nurse that will be an asset to each patient they encounter and to the profession of nursing. I see my role as a facilitator enabling students to learn, not only the theoretical knowledge and skills needed to be a nurse, but also the human compassion/empathy necessary to care for patients daily. I believe in bringing a firm, but fair approach with my students. While simultaneously having a very caring and compassionate attitude with all my students. I would like for the students leaving my class to be cognizant that nursing is not only a science, but an art that must be respected and perfected to the best of each of our abilities. That only through hard work and dedication can each of us attain that individual excellence. In order to best facilitate my student’s learning, I utilize multiple teaching strategies to engage every student and meet their individual learning needs. 

- Keri Matheus

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Keri Matheus

building is Blanton Nursing - room is 116
Phone 863.680.6496



My name is Dr. Keri Matheus. Originally from Mississippi, my family and I moved to Panama City Beach, Florida in summer 2011. While in Panama City, I began my career as a nurse educator and have worked in nursing education since 2013. I am a full-time faculty member at Florida Southern College and teach classes in the BSN and MSN nursing programs. My nursing experience is varied with time spent in Labor and Delivery, Pediatrics, NICU, and Medical-Surgical nursing. I worked as a Women's Health Nurse Practitioner for 15 years prior to becoming a nurse educator. My areas of quality improvement are Osteoporosis/fracture risk in women and Hormone Replacement Therapy during menopause. 

I have a husband, who is in the military, and two sons, ages 23 and 15. We love to travel and explore the world together. 


Reading and travel


Bachelor of Science in Nursing
University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS
Fall 1990-Spring 1995

Master of Science in Nursing/Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner
University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL                         
Fall 2000-Fall 2002

Doctorate of Nursing Practice/Women’s Health
University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL
Fall 2015-Spring 2018

Honors and Awards

Evidence Based Practice Poster Presentation- Eight Annual Florida Nurses Association- South Region Symposium and Award Ceremony- First Place April 14, 2018

Publications and Exhibitions

Evidence Based Practice Poster Presentation- Eight Annual Florida Nurses Association- South Region Symposium and Award Ceremony