Edward Briggs is a Family Nurse
practitioner who practices a in the areas of Emergency Medicine, Nuclear
Medicine and interventional radiology. He is also Adjunct Faculty at
Keiser University with focus on health policy and evidenced based practice.
He began his nursing career in
emergency nursing and has since fulfilled many roles including home healthcare,
high risk maternity, administrator and small business owner. Ed has
previously served on the American Nurses Association nominations and elections
committee as chair, has been appointed to serve on the ANA political action
committee as Treasurer and is past chair of the Florida Coalition of Advanced
Practice nurses. He also leads a medical mission to remote jungles of
Belize annually for Nokumbaya, a non-profit mission group. He is the past
president of the Florida Nurses Association and is actively involved in health
policy and health related legislation.
Ed received his Bachelor’s and
Master’s degrees from the University of South Florida and his Doctorate in
Nursing Practice from the University of Florida.
Ed has served on the board of the Florida Nurses Association
for 8 years, has chaired several task forces including the safe staffing task
force and the transition to practice task force. He has also received the
Barbara Lumpkin award for legislative advocacy from the Florida Nurses
Association and the American Nurses Association Nurse Advocate of the year
award in 2013 and the Gem Award from Nurses.com.