Like all nurses, Lynn Elliott, MS, RN, started her career wanting to make a difference in the lives of others. Now, after 40 years of nursing and impacting countless lives, she has been honored by the state of Florida for her contributions to public health, named one of the Sunshine state’s public health heroes.

But when she started out, she was only driven by a desire to help. And it was this drive which brought Elliott to new challenges and helped her overcome them.


Professor Tina Pettus had the opportunity to take 17 Chamberlain students to assist with the intake of students for the Florida Youth Challenge Academy. Our students were responsible for taking health and social histories, vital signs, BMI, vision and lice screenings and urine pregnancy testing on approximately 200 young men and women. Their assistance was greatly appreciated by the staff of FLYCA and helped make the process much more efficient.