Ying Mai Kung

Teaching Faculty III
Ying Mai Kung

Contact Information

(850) 644-5105
(850) 644-7660
SCN 443

Dr. Kung is a leader and a champion for nursing. She is passionate about advocating for patients gaining improved access to high quality healthcare through influencing and shaping policy. Her vision and mission are to advance the nursing profession through unity and to remove outdated, unnecessary practice barriers placed on advanced practice nurses.

Dr. Kung is a family nurse practitioner with over 30 years of experience. She served as a co-chair for the Florida Coalition of Advanced Practice Nurses, a past chair of the Havana Health and Wellness Center Board of Directors, and past president of the Tallahassee Area Council of Advanced Practice Nurses. She was a founder and volunteer of a community health clinic that provided care for the underserved.

Dr. Kung has published and presented in the following areas: health policy, DNP, legal and risk management issues, social media, and clinical topics such as influenza vaccination, cluster headaches, and athletic physicals.


DNP, University of Florida
MN, Emory University
MPH, Emory University
BSN, University of Texas at Austin


Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Certificate, Florida State University
Post Master’s Nurse Educator Certificate, Florida State University
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) Onsite Evaluator
Certified Master Trainer for TeamSTEPPS


Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, American Nurses Credentialing Center
Advanced Practice Register Nurse, Florida
Family Nurse Practitioner, American Nurses Credentialing Center


2021 State Award for Excellence, American Association of Nurse Practitioners (2021)

Fellow, American Academy of Nursing (2017)

Nurse Leaders, Florida Action Coalition (2016)

Faculty Policy Fellow, American Association of College of Nursing (2015)

Shining Star, Florida Nurse Practitioner Network (2014)

25 Top Professors from Nurse Practitioner Programs, Nurse Practitioner Schools (2014)

NLN Scholarly Writing Retreat Participant, National League of Nursing (2012)

Outstanding Education Partner Award, Capital Area Community Action Agency (2011)

Nurse of Excellence Award, Tallahassee Area Council of Advanced Practice Nurses (2010)

DNP Academic Excellence Award, University of Florida College of Nursing (2010)

Davis Productivity Award - Honorable Mention, Florida Tax Watch (2001)


Rudner, N., & Kung, Y. M. (2017). An assessment of physician supervision of nurse practitioners. Journal of Nursing Regulation, 7(4), 22-29.

Staebler, S., Campbell, J., Fallin-Bennett, A., Fry-Bowers, E., Kung, Y. M., LeFevers, D., & Miller, J. (2017). Policy and political advocacy: Comparison study of nursing faculty to determine current practices, perceptions, and barriers to teaching health policy. Journal of Professional Nursing, 33, 350-355. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.profnurs.201

Lustria, M. L. A., Cortese, J., Gerend, M. A., Schmitt, K., Kung, Y. M., & McLaughlin, C. (2016). A model of tailoring effects: A randomized controlled trial examining the mechanisms of tailoring in a web-based STD screening intervention. Health Psychology, 35(11), 1214-1224. doi:10.1037/hea0000399

Kung, Y. M., & Rudner-Lugo, N. (2015). Political advocacy, perceived barriers: A survey of Florida APRNs. The Journal of American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, 27, 145-151. doi:10.1002/2327-6924.12142

Kung, Y. M. (2014). A quality improvement project to increase influenza vaccination in healthcare personnel at a university health center. The Journal of American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, 26(3), 148-154.

Kung, Y. M., & Oh, S. (2014). Characteristics of nurses who use social media. CIN: Computer, Informatics, Nursing, 32, Collection 6, 64-72.
This manuscript was also selected for inclusion in this sixth topic collection issue of 2014, centered on the theme "Informatics and the World Wide Web".

Kung, Y. M. (2014). DNP Perspectives Column: Policy and politics. Advance for NPs & PAs, 1. Retrieved from http://nurse-practitioners-and-physician-assistants.advanceweb.com/Column/DNP-Perspectives/Policy-Politics.aspx

Kung, Y. M. (2013). Factors associated with healthcare personnel influenza vaccination behavior. The Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 9(2), 87-92.