Joan Castleman, MS, RN

Clinical Associate Professor

University of Florida
PO Box 100187
Gainesville, FL 32610-0187
HPNP 4205

Telephone: 352-273-6362
Fax: 352-273-6577


Professor Castleman teaches community health nursing.


Professor Castleman is interested in ways to promote health in vulnerable populations. A Project Mainstream Fellow 2002-2004, she is involved in the development of the AHEC ATTAC-IT program.


Professor Castleman works extensively with community organizations in Gainesville. She currently is involved with developing services for the Gainesville homeless population. She is a consultant for the UF Nursing Student Association and has actively promoted the UFNSA at local, state, and national levels. Professor Castleman currently serves on the Steering Committee for the Alachua county Health Department Tobacco Program, Alachua County in Partners in the Prevention of Substance Abuse Coalition, the School Board of Alachua County School Health Advisory Committee, and ACT for Healthy Kids and the Alachua County Child Abuse Prevention Task Force.

Clinical practice area/expertise

Professor Castleman’s clinical expertise is in the area of Public Health, specifically in health promotion and disease prevention.


Professor Castleman received her BSN in Nursing at the University of Michigan. She received her MS in Community Health Nursing at the University of Rochester.

Selected Publications

  • Kneipp, S., Castleman, J., & Gailor, N. (2004). Informal caregiving burden: An overlooked aspect of the lives and health of women transitioning from welfare to employment. Public Health Nursing, 21(1), 24-31.
  • Nightingale Tracker Clinical Field Team. (2000). A comparison of teaching strategies for integrating information technology into clinical nursing education. Nurse Educator, 25(3), 136-144.
  • Pearce, K., Castleman, J., & Elfrink, V. (1999). One nurse’s experience with technology. Home Health Care Nurse, 17(6), 366-372.
  • Nightingale Tracker Field Test Team. (1999). Designing an information technology application for use in community-focused nursing education. Computers in Nursing, 17(2), 73-80.
  • Castleman, J. (1991). Positive actions towards health. Madison, WI: Wisconsin Council on Developmental Disabilities.