Juan Manuel Gonzalez

Title/Position: Assistant Professor of Clinical


Dr. Juan M Gonzalez is an Assistant Professor of Clinical at the University of Miami School of Nursing and Health Studies.  His work with the University of Miami began in 2011 as adjunct faculty teaching clinical courses.  Dr. Gonzalez obtained his ADN from Miami Dade College in 2006 and later earned his BSN, MSN specializing in Adult Gerontology Acute Care, and DNP degrees from Barry University from 2007 to 2013.  His DNP capstone project focused on the implementation of a smoking cessation program in an emergency department assisting nurses with smoking cessation teaching and referrals.  In 2006, Dr. Gonzalez began his clinical work in the emergency department at South Miami Hospital where he was awarded Unit Nurse of the Year in 2011.  That same year he was also voted clinical faculty of the year and, in 2013, was named professor of the year at the University of Miami School of Nursing and Health Studies.  He is board certified in emergency nursing (CEN), basic life support (BLS), advanced cardiac life support (ACLS) and pediatric advanced life support (PALS). Currently, Dr. Gonzalez teaches Nursing Pharmacology and Role Transition in addition to clinical classes for the undergraduate BSN program. His areas of interest in research are smoking cessation, chronic pulmonary problems, and chronic disease hospital recidivism.

Juan Manuel Gonzalez, DNP, ARNP, CEN

MDC-Associate of Science in Nursing (2006)
Barry University-Bachelor of Science in Nursing (2009)
Barry University-Master of Science in Nursing (2013)
Barry University-Doctor of Nursing Practice (2013)

Clinical Specialties
Emergency Nursing
Adult-Gerontology Acute Care

Primary Teaching Areas
Nursing Pharmacology
Role Transition
Varied Clinical courses

Research and Academic Interests
Health promotion, disease prevention and health protection
Chronic pulmonary problems and hospital recidivism
Smoking cessation education and referral
Student development and barriers to learning

Presentations (selected)
Sigma Theta Tou International Poster Presentation titled “Implementation of a Smoking Cessation Program in the Emergency Department” 2012

Major Accomplishments / Honors
ER Unit Nurse of the Year 2011- South Miami Hospital
Clinical Excellence Award 2011- University of Miami School of Nursing and Health Studies
Teacher of the Year Award 2013- University of Miami School of Nursing and Health Studies

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