Ron and Kathy Assaf College of Nursing

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Timothy O'Connor, Ph.D., R.N., L.N.H.A.

Timothy O’Connor, Ph.D., RN, LNHA


Director - Assessment & Accreditation/Associate Professor - Nursing


College Administration


Ron and Kathy Assaf College of Nursing


Fort Lauderdale/Davie

Dr. O’Connor received his Bachelor of Science in Nursing with a minor in Psychology from D’Youville College. He received his Master of Science in Nursing with a major in Acute Hospital Administration from the University of Buffalo. Dr. O’Connor received a
Post Master Certificate in Long Term Care Administration from D’Youville College with advanced certification as a licensed Nursing Home Administrator. He received his Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing from the University at Buffalo with a Post Master Certificate in Nursing Education.

His background and work experience include managing a transitional care and longterm care nursing units. Also, He has been the director of a traumatic brain injury rehabilitation unit, as well as skilled nursing home facilities. More recently, he has taught
undergraduate nursing students in the lab and clinical setting.

Dr. O’Connor’s area of research is pain management in older adults with persistent pain. He is currently working on a measure for identifying how older adults with persistent pain perceive the quality of their interdisciplinary pain management, including
the care provided by nurses. Dr. O’Connor became employed at Nova Southeastern University in 2015 and has taught in the Assaf College of Nursing (ACON) Entry-Level BSN nursing program, and now serves as the Program Director.