Jennifer Cipriano, MSN Ed., RN, CMSRN, CCRN-K
Instructor of Nursing
Every student brings a unique set of interests, skills, and experiences to the classroom, and I strive to build a supportive and trusting relationship with each of my students. I strive to continually grow as a nurse educator by using different teaching strategies and technologies to diversify instruction and optimize my students’ learning experiences. I aim to create an environment where students feel empowered to take ownership of their learning and become engaged with the material. I emphasize hands-on learning and clinical experiences to develop students’ practice skills, while also providing a strong foundation in clinical theory. In nursing education, it is imperative to introduce and start to develop critical thinking and clinical judgment early on. I strive to “bring clinical to the classroom” and take every opportunity to allow students to translate classroom knowledge into clinical decisions. I strive to create a safe and supportive environment where students feel comfortable to ask questions and engage in meaningful dialogue. I also prioritize mentoring, providing guidance and career advice to foster professional growth and lifelong learning.
BiographyI have taught nursing students within the role of Adjunct Clinical Faculty for FSC since 2016 and moved into a full-time faculty position as an Instructor of Nursing in the fall of 2021. My clinical background is in adult health, cardiovascular-thoracic surgery, medical intensive care and trauma intensive care. I have practiced as a Registered Nurse for 15 years, 10 years as a staff nurse and charge nurse and the last 3 years (prior to FSC) as the nurse educator for a State Designated Level II Trauma Center. I am a Certified Medical-Surgical Registered Nurse (CMSRN), Certified Acute/Critical Care Knowledge Professional (CCRN-K), and a Trauma Nursing Core Course (TNCC) director and instructor. I am originally from the Midwest; I grew up just outside of Ann Arbor, Michigan and moved to Florida in 2005. I miss the seasons, but not the snow! I am married, have three children, love to travel and am an avid runner. I love being a nurse and am passionate about investing in the next generation of nurses!
EducationI earned my ASN from Hillsborough Community College and my BSN and MSN Ed. from the University of South Florida.
InterestsI enjoy spending time with my family and friends, running and traveling.
AwardsSigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing
Excellence in Nursing Practice Award Recipient