Jennifer Doak, ARNP, DNP
Dr. Jennifer Doak is a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner and Professor at Indian River State College (IRSC), Ft. Pierce, FL. She has worked in the health care industry since 1978, providing service in the local hospitals, primary pediatric care, mental health and with juveniles. Dr. Jennifer Doak is a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner and Professor at Indian River State College (IRSC), Ft. Pierce, FL. She has worked in the health care industry since 1978, providing service in the local hospitals, primary pediatric care, mental health, and with juveniles.
Dr. Doak graduated from the University of Florida in 2010 with a D.N.P. (Doctorate of Nursing Practice) and A.R.N.P (Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner) in 1998. She received an M.S.N. (Masters of Science in Nursing) from Florida Atlantic University. She obtained her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Florida State University in 1978 and considers herself a true “Nole.” Dr. Doak has accomplished post-graduate work in Instructional Design and was a recipient of the 2013 IRSC Pioneer Award for faculty initiative with Quality Matters, the 2010 IRSC River Award for faculty and staff. In 2008, she received the President’s Cup from Indian River Community College Office of the President in recognition of her involvement in the Baccalaureate Initiative. She was also awarded the 2008 Instructional Innovation Award for a teaching project for Pediatric Nursing.
Her professional affiliations include memberships in the Association of Community Colleges (ACC), the American Association of University Professors (AAUP), the Florida Organization of Nurse Executives (FONE), and the Republican Executive Committee (REC). Dr. Doak is concerned with the care of children and families and places emphasis on access to health care. She was instrumental in the formation of the HANDS Clinic in St. Lucie County, Florida which provides a network of services including a free health clinic for the uninsured population. In the summer of 2014, she was featured in the cover article of “Gator Nurse.” Combining expertise in education and children, Dr. Doak has the drive to serve the community. She sees herself as a change agent and is interested in the political arena.
Dr. Doak is a long-standing member of the HCSEF Board of Directors.