Instructor Jenny Garden has served as an operating room nurse since earning her ASN in 2001 and as a preceptor for nursing students and nurse interns since 2002. She has also served as an infection control practitioner. Garden first joined the University of Central Florida College of Nursing in 2021 as a clinical instructor and became an instructor at the university’s Cocoa campus in 2022. In addition to teaching, she works as an operating room nurse at both AdventHealth in Orlando and Intracoastal Surgery Center in Melbourne.

  • MSN, University of Central Florida
  • BSN, University of Central Florida
  • Legal Nurse Consultant Certificate, University of Central Florida
Selected Awards & Honors
  • DAISY Award, the DAISY Foundation, 2019
  • Nightingale Nurse Award, 2018
  • Betty Barker Sherman Surgical Services System Nursing Excellence Award, 2016
Selected Professional Activities
  • Association of periOperative Registered Nurses
  • Sigma Honor Society of Nursing
  • Certified Nurse of the Operating Room

Expertise & Research

  • Nursing Education

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