Kim Curry, PhD, ARNP, FAANP

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University of Florida
PO Box 100197
Gainesville, FL 32610-0197

Telephone: (352) 273-6409
Fax: (352) 294-8086


Dr. Curry retired as Associate Dean for Student Affairs in December 2017, but will continue to serve as an admissions and recruitment adviser to the college in a part-time capacity.


Dr. Curry’s research interests include primary prevention with a focus on immunizations, and public health history. Quantitative studies include behaviors and barriers influencing immunizations as well as other topics related to primary prevention in the community setting.  She has additionally published on secondary prevention topics in the acute care setting.  Historical studies include public health nursing biographies and Florida public health history topics.


Dr. Curry maintains an active clinical practice in primary care at the Helping Hands clinic in Gainesville.   She is a fellow in the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, and is an active member of Sigma Theta Tau as well as local and state nurse practitioner organizations.

Area of expertise:

Dr. Curry’s area of expertise is in family health and primary care.


Dr. Curry received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Florida, a Master of Business Administration from Southern Illinois University, a Master of Science with a major area of Family Health Nursing from the University of South Florida and a PhD in Adult Education from the University of South Florida.

Selected Publications:

  • Curry, K and Humphreys, C (2014).  Nurse practitioners’ knowledge and attitudes about influenza immunization.  Florida Public Health Review, 11; 9-15.
  • Curry, K (2013).  The Sunland training centers: Florida’s institutes for children with intellectual disabilities.  Florida Public Health Review, 10; 14-24.
  • Curry K, Kutash, M, Chambers T, Evans A, Holt M, and Purcell S (2012).  A prospective, descriptive study of characteristics associated with skin failure in critically ill adults.  Ostomy Wound Management, 58(5); 36-43.
  • Novak J, McGee C, and Curry K (2012).  Older adults and driving: NP role in assessment and management.  The American Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 16 (1/2); 26-32.
  • Smith, K. and Curry, K. (2011).  Is it worth it?  Measuring the long-term effects of an international experience for nursing students in Ecuador.  Journal of Community Health Nursing.  28 (1); 14-22.
  • Curry K (2011).  The Ins and Outs of GI Bleeding.   Nursing Spectrum.  21(2); 18-23.
  • Curry K (2010).  Ecuador.  In Fitzpatrick J, Shultz C, and Aiken T. (Eds.), Giving through teaching: How nurse educators are changing the world (184-188).  New York, NY:  Springer Publishing Co.
  • Curry K (2009). Adult immunizations: Growing needs, growing numbers.  Nursing Spectrum 21(21); 22-27.
  • Curry K, and Stasio M. (2009).  Effects of energy drinks with and without alcohol on neuropsychologic functioning.  Human Psychopharmacology: Clinical and Experimental.  24(6), published on line July 15, 2009.
  • Curry K, and Lawson L (2009). Links between infectious diseases and cardiovascular disease: A growing body of evidence.  The Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 5(10); 733-741.
  • Stasio M, Curry, K, Sutton-Skinner K, and Glassman D (2008).  Over-the-counter medication and herbal or dietary supplements in college: Dose frequency and relationship to self-reported distress.  Journal of American College Health, 56(5), 535-548.
  • Curry K, Cobb S, Kutash M, and Diggs, C (2007). Characteristics associated with unplanned extubations in a surgical intensive care unit.  American Journal of Critical Care, 17(1), 45-51.
  • Curry K. (2007).  Pertussis: A re-emerging threat.  Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 3(2), 97-100.