During a clinical career spanning more than 20 years, Patti Thielemann served in a variety of settings including hospitals, out-patient programs, home health care and hospice, most recently as Director of Research at a Tampa-based hospice provider. In 2004, she transitioned to nursing education, teaching full-time for nearly 19 years at St. Petersburg College before accepting a Senior Visiting Lecturer appointment at the University of Central Florida. Thielemann has researched, published and presented on various aspects of end-of-life care including the needs of caregivers.

  • PhD in Nursing, University of South Florida
  • MSN, Northern Illinois University
  • BS in Nursing, Northwestern University
Selected Professional Activities
  • American Nurses Association/Florida Nurses Association
  • Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association
  • Sigma Honor Society of Nursing

Expertise & Research

  • Community Health
  • End of Life
  • Nursing Education

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