Edward Briggs is a Family Nurse practitioner who received his master’s degree in Nursing from the University of South Florida and his Doctor of Nursing Practice from the University of Florida.
His clinical career has included Nursing Administration, Emergency Medicine, Primary care, and his current practice of Interventional Radiology and Nuclear Medicine for the Veterans Administration. His passions are vested in health care quality, improving health care access, and nursing advocacy.
He has previously taught as adjunct faculty for Saint Petersburg College of Nursing and is currently adjunct faculty for Keiser University. He also serves as the Director for Care for the Belize Missions of Nokumbaya, a lutheran charity organization that provides health care services to remote Mayan Villages in Belize. In this role he leads a nursing led teams to provide primary care 2-3 times a year.
He is an advocate for nursing practice and has previously served as President of the Florida Nurses Association, Chair of the Florida Coalition of Advanced Practice Nursing, Chair of the American Nurses Association Nominations and Elections Committee and Treasurer of the American Nurses Association Political Action Committee. He currently serves as Director-at-Large for the Board of Directors of the American Nurses Association effective January 1,2023.
He has received the Barbara Lumpkin Award for Nursing Political Advocacy, the American Nurses Association award for Nurse Advocate of the Year, and Nurse of the Year and the "Hidden Gem" award from the Veterans Administration.