David J. Derrico, MSN, RN

Clinical Assistant Professor

University of Florida
PO Box 100187
Gainesville, FL 32610-0187
HPNP 3202

Telephone: 352-273-6341
Fax: 352-273-6536
Email: derridj@ufl.edu


Professor Derrico teaches adult health nursing didactic and clinical classes to BSN, RN-BSN, and ABC students. The didactic courses taught include pathophysiology and health assessment. Professor Derrico has been honored with numerous teaching awards including ten consecutive outstanding undergraduate teaching awards, three College of Nursing teacher of the year awards, and two Teaching improvement (TIP) awards.


Professor Derrico holds membership in Florida Nurses Association, Oncology Nursing Society, and Sigma Theta Tau International. He has held leadership positions in the local SSTI chapter.

Clinical practice area/expertise

Professor Derrico is a clinical nurse specialist in critical care nursing, he holds certification in oncology nursing and has practice experience in both adult and pediatric critical care as well as adult and pediatric medical-surgical nursing. Professor Derrico has expertise in Legal Nurse Consulting and Pathophysiology and Health Assessment.


Professor Derrico received his BS in Music Education at Westchester State College and his BS in Nursing at the State University of New York. He recived his MSN in Adult Critical Care Nursing at the University of Florida.

Selected Publications

  • Weber, B., Derrico, D., Yoon, S., & Sherwill-Navarro, P. (2008). Educating patients to evaluate web-based health care information: The GATOR approach to healthy surfing. Journal of Clinical Nursing, (19) 1371-1377.
  • Horne, C., & Derrico, D. (1999). Mastering ABGs. American Journal of Nursing, 99(8), 26-32.
  • Stechmiller, J., Treloar, D., Derrico, D., & Yarandi, H. (1994). Enteral feeding interruptions in head injured patients. Journal of Neurosurgical Nursing, 26(4), 224-229.
  • Derrico, D. J. (1993). Comparison of blood pressure measurement methods in critically ill children. Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing, 12(1), 31-39.