Associate Professor Francisco “Frank” Guido-Sanz has more than 20 years of clinical experience in critical care and intensive care, and has been an intensivist nurse practitioner since 2006. An active member of the Trauma and Critical Care Team of the National Disaster Medical System, he has leveraged his clinical expertise as the lead nurse practitioner on several national and international deployments to provide care to disaster victims. Guido-Sanz’s research is focused on using simulation to improve outcomes in acute and critical care, trauma, disaster health (including mass casualties), combat casualties and nursing education. He is also involved in several intra- and interprofessional research collaborations related to graduate education and training for acute care, trauma, and combat and disaster casualties. He has developed a medical handoff tool for the uniformed services currently under study and several diagnostic and intervention algorithms for training systems using voice recognition technology to aid in the care of combat casualties. He is also co-inventor of two patented wound simulation systems.

  • PhD, Florida International University
  • MSN, Florida International University
  • BSN, Barry University
  • Adult/Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Certificate, University of Central Florida
  • Nurse Educator Certificate, Florida International University
  • International Family-focused Healthcare Certificate in Family-Focused Interdisciplinary Healthcare Across Cultures, Florida International University/Sapienza University of Rome
Selected Editorial Activities
  • Reviewer, The Journal of Nurse Practitioners
  • Reviewer, Association for Computing Machinery – Special Interest Group on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques
Selected Awards & Honors
  • Distinguished Alumni Awards, Excellence in Nursing Innovation, Florida International University, 2024
  • America’s Top Nurse Practitioner Award, Acute Care category, Point of Care Network, 2021
  • Noble Knight Nurse Award, Service Category, UCF College of Nursing, 2020
  • Outstanding Research Award, National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties, 2020
  • Advanced Practice Nurse of the Year, March of Dimes, 2015
Selected Professional Activities
  • Society for Simulation in Healthcare
  • Simulation Special Interest Group Co-chair, National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties
  • American Association of Nurse Practitioners
  • International Nursing Association of Clinical and Simulation Learning
  • American Association of Critical Care Nurses
Additional Language(s)
  • Spanish

Expertise & Research

  • Acute Care
  • Augmented Reality
  • COVID-19
  • Critical Care
  • Military / Veterans
  • Simulation
  • Trauma / Emergency Care
Research Areas
  • Simulation, Technology & Modeling
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