Sally Bethart, MSN, ARNP-BC, PHNA-BC

Clinical Assistant Professor

PO Box 100187
Gainesville, FL 32610-0187
HPNP 4203

Telephone: 352-273-6372
Fax: 352-273-6505


Professor Bethart teaches both undergraduate and graduate nursing courses. Her area of focus is on public health nursing and legal/ethical issues in the undergraduate program and clinical site visits for the Doctor of Nursing Practice Program.


Professor Bethart is a current Doctor of Nursing Practice student at the University of South Florida College of Nursing. Her scholarship interest is on LGBTQ+ health, with a focus on transgender health.


Professor Bethart has extensive ties within the Gainesville community. She works closely with the Alachua County Public Schools, Peaceful Paths Domestic Violence Shelter and Pine Grove Apartments. She is also a member of the University of Florida Presidential LGBTQ+ Advisory Committee, the UF Council on Diversity, and the College of Nursing Academic Affairs Committee.

Area of expertise

Professor Bethart’s expertise is in community and public health. Prior to her faculty role at the University of Florida, she spent eight years at the Alachua County Health Department in various capacities. She worked both as a R.N. and Family Nurse Practitioner in the HIV, STD, and Women’s Health clinics. She has expertise in home visiting, epidemiology and outbreak investigations, bioterrorism and emergency preparedness. She also has international nursing experience working in Haiti and Kenya.


Professor Bethart received her BSN (1996) and her MSN (2006) from the University of Florida. She is nationally board certified by ANCC as a Family Nurse Practitioner and as an Advanced Public Health Nurse.