Ann-Lynn Denker, ARNP, PhD

Health Policy Advocate

Ann-Lynn Denker, A.R.N.P., Ph.D.Dr. Ann-Lynn Denker is a nurse educator, researcher, nursing consultant and health policy expert.  Dr. Denker has extensive experience in clinical practice, education and research including roles of pediatric clinical nurse specialist, director of research, (IRB) human subjects, privacy and clinical electronic systems. 

She currently teaches graduate students at the Barry University School of Nursing. She has served as the director of the Florida Action Coalition (Future of Nursing) statewide grant to develop leadership and diversity sponsored by RWJF and Florida Blue.  Dr. Dr. served as Chair of the Florida Board of Nursing and led reform efforts to regulate “for -profit education in Florida. In addition, Dr. Denker serves on the Boards of Directors of the Health Council of South Florida and the Florida Nurses Association.

Dr. Denker graduated with a BSN and MN in nursing from the University of Florida and received her PhD in nursing from the University of Miami. Dr. Denker is a long-standing member of the bioethics committees at Jackson Health System and participates in ethics education for Medical Students at UM.. She is active in many professional and advocacy, including past President of the Florida Nurses Association.

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