Frances Armstrong, DNP, BSN, RN, CCRN

Frances Armstrong, DNP, BSN, RN, CCRN
Doctor of Nursing
UF Health Sleep Center
Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine






BSN University of Florida  Nursing
DNP University of Florida  Adult and Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Track

Clinical Interests

  • Critical Care
  • Palliative Care
  • Sleep Medicine


  • Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
  • RN Florida Licensure
  • Critical Care Registered Nurse (CCRN)
  • Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS)
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers

Professional Societies

  • Sigma Theta Tau International, Honor Society of Nursing, Alpha Theta Chapter Member (December 2011-present)
  • Florida Association of Nurse Practitioners, Member (September 2015 to present)
  • American Association of Nurse Practitioners, Member (January 2016 to present)
  • American Heart Association, Annual Heart Walk Fundraiser, Participant (2014, 2015)
  • Attended the Mayo Clinic Inpatient Medicine For NP’s and PA’s Conference (October 2015)


  • Customer Service is Key Award, UF Health Shands Hospital, multiple recognitions (2012-2016)
  • Silver Beacon Award for Excellence, Issued by the American Association of Critical Care Nurses to UF Health Shands MICU
  • Magnet Recognition, Issued by the American Nurses Credentialing Center to UF Health Shands


  • Frances Armstrong BSN, RN, CCRN & Hyochol Ahn, PhD, ANP (April 2016). Poster Presentation – Evaluation of Curricular Preparation of Prospective Providers Relating to Topics of Palliative Care, Advanced Care Planning, and End of Life Discussions at the University of Florida, Annual College of Nursing Research Day & Malasanos Lectureship, University of Florida, Gainesville