Laurie Sheffield, DNP, APRN-C

Part Time Faculty

My teaching philosophy is that the classroom should be a place for an exchange of ideas while continuing to grow and learn. The classroom should be a safe community where students are able share their views and opinions. I believe that critical thinking skills to advance the nursing profession should be incorporated into the lessons. I am committed to encouraging the next generation of nurses and nurse leaders through education.

- Laurie Sheffield

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Laurie Sheffield

Phone 863.680.3860



I am an educator for an organization which employs 1800 APRNs. I educate the healthcare providers on caring for the geriatric population in the long term care setting. I am active in my community, having volunteered clinical services at the local indigent clinic. I serve on the Florida Medical Directors Association Board of Directors, helping to advance the care of the geriatric population in post-acute and long-term care. I am active in our local nurse practitioner organization.


I enjoy volunteering in, and giving back to my community. I enjoy reading for pleasure and for knowledge advancement. My family is the most important thing to me.


Graduated with a Master of Science in Nursing from University of South Florida, Tampa, FL in 2010.

Graduated with Doctorate of Nursing Practice from Chatham University , Pittsburgh, PA in 2017.