Jodi Irving, MS, ARNP, CS

Professor Emeritus

University of Florida
PO Box 100187
Gainesville, FL 32610-0187
HPNP 4222

Telephone: 352-273-6367
Fax: 352-273-6577


Professor Emeritus Irving was on faculty since 1965 until she retired in December 2011. She continues to teach part-time in the psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner program. Professor Irving was awarded a number of teaching awards during her tenure including two Teaching Improvement Awards, given at the university level. Additionally, Professor Irving was conferred an honorary alumni of the University of Florida in 2008.


Although not an active researcher, Professor Irving has special interests in Family Theory; adoption and the chronically mentally ill individuals.


Professor Irving holds memberships in Sigma Theta Tau International; American Nurses Association and the Florida Nurses Association along with membership in the American Association of Psychiatric Nursing. She serves on the Advisory Board of Meridian Behavioral Health, Gainesville, Florida as well as a consultant to the Gainesville Opportunity Center, Gainesville, Florida. Other service interest are faculty representative to the College of Nursing’s Alumni Association and a member of the Capital Campaign of the college/University of Florida. Professor Irving has a special interest in the heritage and history of the college of nursing and was instrumental in the development of the college’s history alcove, located on the third floor of the HPNP building.

Clinical practice area/expertise

Professor Irving is an ARNP, CS in Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing, with a specialty in family therapy. Her clinical practice is in individual and family psychotherapy with special interest in Bowen Family Theory. She maintains a part-time private practice.


Professor Irving received her BS in Nursing at Florida State University and her MS in Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing at the University of Maryland.

Selected Publications

  • Irving, J.A., & Snider, M.J. (2002). Legal and ethical: Preserving professional values. Journal of Professional Nursing.16(3)7.
  • Irving, J.A., & Knox. S. (2001). The nursing shortage: It’s back. Law and Ethics, 4(6), 32-47.
  • Irving, J.A., Mealey, A.R., & Snider, M.J. (1999). Neurobiology of nonpsychic illness. In Copstead(Ed.), Pathophysiology. Philadephia: W. B. Saunders.