• Dr. Elizabeth Olafson is currently the Director of Clinical Education and an Assistant Clinical Professor at Florida International University's Nicole Wertheim College of Nursing and Health Sciences.

    Dr. Olafson has over thirty years of experience in nursing practice including clinical, educational, and administrative roles. She earned her BSN and MSEd from the University of Miami and her MS in Nursing Education from Florida Atlantic University.

    Her research interest is in end of life care focusing currently on parental decision making for their children in life threatening or limiting situations. Dr. Olafson is affiliated with The American Nurses Association, The Florida Nurses Association, Sigma Theta Tau International, Southern Nursing Research Society, and The Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses.

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  • End of life care
    Nurse clinical education
    Nursing practice

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  • Elizabeth Olafson


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