Frank Guido-Sanz, PhD, ARNP, ANP-BC

Dr. Guido-Sanz’s research, which he has presented regionally and internationally, focuses on healthcare associated infections, patient outcomes and quality indicators, minimizing healthcare costs, and the role of advanced practice nurses (APNs) as intensivists in intensive care units. At UCF, he plans to develop and establish research in the area of Advance Practice Nursing. He is currently resubmitting his dissertation research, which evaluated the effects of APNs as intensivists in a surgical intensive care unit on patient outcomes and healthcare charges, for publication and seeking grants to further develop the field of research.

Funded Research

  • Principal Investigator, Phase I STTR DHA 17B-002 Handoffs for Joint Service Casualty Care (HJSCC), Soar Technology Inc. ($59,763).

Selected Publications

  • Brooten, D., Youngblut, J. M., Hannan, J., Guido-Sanz, F., Felber, D. & Deosires, W. (2012). Health problems and APN interventions in pregnant women with diabetes. Pacific Rim International Journal of Nursing Research, 16(2), 85 – 96.

  • Brooten, D., Youngblut, J. M., Deosires, W., Singhala, K., & Guido-Sanz, F. (2011). Global considerations in measuring effectiveness of advanced practice nurses. International Journal of Nursing Studies.

  • Brooten, D., Youngblut, J. M., Hannan, J., & Guido-Sanz, F. (2011). The impact of interprofessional collaboration on the effectiveness, significance, and future of Advanced Practice Nurses. Nursing Clinics of North America, 47(2), 283 - 294.

Professional Organizations

  • American Nurses Association

  • Society of Critical Care Medicine

  • American Association of Critical Care Nurses

  • Institute for Healthcare Improvement

  • Golden Key International Honor Society

  • Delta Epsilon Iota Academic Honor Society

  • International Council of Nurses

  • Southern Nursing Research Society

  • Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing

Volunteer Professional Service

  • Miami-Dade County Medical Reserve Corps, Nurse Practitioner

  • Mobile Acute Care Strike Team (MAC-ST), National Disaster Medical System, Nurse Practitioner

  • Florida Advanced Surgical and Transport Team (FAST), Nurse Practitioner

  • International Medical Surgical Rescue Team (IMSuRT-South), National Disaster Medical System, Nurse Practitioner, 2010 Haiti Deployment Earthquake Relief team


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Dr. Frank Guido-Sanz


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  • Assistant Professor
  • Spanish (native)
  • Portuguese (average fluency)
  • Italian (average fluency)