Promotes legislative awareness, professional development, and recognition of best practices in all areas relating to healthcare education.


The mission of the Healthcare Education Commission is to support the goals and objectives of the Association of Florida Colleges Association of Florida Colleges and to promote legislative awareness, professional development and recognition of best practice in Healthcare Education.


  1. Executive Board
  2. Bylaws
  3. Minutes and Reports
  4. Awards and Recognition
  5. Announcements
  6. Newsletter
  7. Previous Award Winners

Dear Healthcare Education Commission Members,

It’s a New Year and the Healthcare Commission is ready to launch again.  We (Ann Hubbard from IRSC and Nancy Zinser from PBSC), will be co-chairing the Healthcare Education Commission and hope you will join us to participate in upcoming commission meetings and conferences being held throughout this coming year.    

We’ll be attending AFC’s Leadership Conference in Orlando where we will be finalizing plans for our Healthcare Commissions first meeting.  Mark your calendar for April 3, 10 AM to Noon, as we will be meeting during the Teaching and Learning Conference in Orlando!  More information will be forthcoming about the Conference and Healthcare Commission meeting.    

Meanwhile, AFC is assisting with updating the Healthcare Commission Web page and getting us organized.  To move forward we need your help and participation to generate interest in new topics to explore and offer for professional development sessions during our Commission meetings as well as recruit new members.   

We look forward to seeing you in Orlando on April 3, from 10 AM to Noon.  Please visit the AFC Website for registration to the conference as well as other details related to hotel and our Commission meeting.

Happy New Year!  Please feel to contact either of us with ideas and/or if we can be of assistance to you.

Ann Hubbard                            
Dean of Health Science and AFC Chapter President
Chair, AFC Healthcare Commission
Health Science Division
Indian River State College     
[email protected]

Nancy C. Zinser
Associate Dean of Health Sciences
AFC Chapter Treasurer/Co-Chair Healthcare Commission
[email protected]


Chair: Ann Hubbard, Indian River State College; eMail: [email protected]; Phone: 772-462-7544
Co-Chair: Nancy Zinser, Palm Beach State College; eMail: [email protected]; Phone: 561-868-3744


Recognizing the need to establish procedures and guidelines as they reflect the rights, responsibilities, and objectives of its membership, the Healthcare Education Commission hereby adopts these Bylaws:  

Healthcare Education Commission Bylaws - (Revised 2014)


Healthcare Education Commission AFC Board Report - January 2016

Healthcare Education Commission Board Agenda - February 2016
Healthcare Education Commission Board Notes- February 2016


2019 Spring Conference

The Healthcare Education 2019 Spring Conference will be held
April 3rd in St. Petersburg, FL in conjunction with the AFC Conference on College Teaching and Learning.

For more information on the conference click HERE.

Healthcare Education 2019 Spring Conference Draft Agenda - available soon



We'll be publishing an updated newsletter, soon! For now, enjoy our archives.

Spring 2014


Exemplary Practice


Dr. David L. Sullivan (Pasco-Hernando State College)
Faculty Collaboration in Health Programs: Mentoring and Molding our Student's Future


Dr. David L. Sullivan, Pasco-Hernando State College
Student-Centered Engagement: Building Patients and Student's Higher Order Thinking


Dr. David L. Sullivan, Pasco-Hernando Community College and Julie S. Monsegur, Pasco-Hernando Community College
Collaborative Healthcare Simulation: Low Cost - High Impact


Mary Pelletier, Indian River State College


AFC Connections Get plugged in to HEALTHCARE EDUCATION on AFC Connections!

AFC Connections is our private interactive forum. Within this forum, we have the Healthcare Education Commission Circle. Please join the circle and connect with us today!

How to Join the Healthcare Education Commission Circle:

Visit and click the login button.
Click on the 'My Profile' link.
Click on 'My Features' and select "Circles" - All Circles.
Choose the Commissions category to isolate only commissions.
Scroll down to the healthcare education commission circle and select it.
Look to the upper right corner of the page and select 'join circle.'

Click on the plug (AFC Connections) to be taken to the Healthcare Education Commission Circle, enter your login credentials, and click Join Circle once the circle opens.

If you have an issue logging on to the site, first try clicking on the forgot my username AND forgot my password links. Forgot my username will send you an email with your correct username. Forgot my password will send you a link to reset your password.

If your email address is not found on file, please send a message to [email protected] and a staff member will contact you.