Dr. Jill Winland-Brown graduated from Newport Hospital School of Nursing, Salve Regina University, Boston College, and Florida Atlantic University. She is a family nurse practitioner and has been teaching at FAU for almost 30 years. She currently is a tenured full professor in the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing and teaches in the FNP program at the University’s Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute. She continually writes several nurse practitioner textbooks that are in their 3rd and 4th editions. Early in her career, she attended the Intensive Bioethics Course at the Kennedy Institute of Ethics at Georgetown Univ. and then assisted several facilities in S. FL to initiate ethics committees. She currently sits on several hospitals’ ethics committees. Additionally, she has been involved with interdisciplinary education with medicine, nursing and social work surrounding ethical issues.
Jill has published research in medical, nursing, and public policy journals. Her research and publications focus on simulation, end-of-life care and moral distress. Several times during the past few years she presented her research as a Visiting Scholar at Oxford Univ. in England. Dr. Winland-Brown was the first FAU distinguished teacher of the year from the College of Nursing. She received the 2012 Florida Nurse Educator of the Year award from the Florida Nurses Association.
She was founder and first President of the Sigma Theta Tau chapter at her school over 25 years ago. She is active in the Florida Nurses Assoc. and currently is a State Consultant to the Florida Nursing Students’ Association. She was a LCDR in the Reserve Navy Nurse Corps.