Ying "Mai" Kung

Clinical Professor
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 consumers gaining improved access to quality healthcare through influencing and shaping policy.  Her vision and mission are to advance the nursing profession through unity.  Her leadership significantly contributed to the passage of multiple pieces of Florida state legislations that improved consumers gaining access to health care. She is recognized for her efforts and was awarded the prestigious AANP Advocate State Award for Excellence for 2021.

Dr. Kung is dually certified as a Family (FNP) and a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP).  She has over 30 years of clinical experience promoting and improving health one patient at a time.  

She serves as an onsite evaluator for the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) that ensures the quality and integrity of nursing education. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing and a Faculty Policy Fellow of the American Association of College of Nursing. 


DNP, University of Florida
MN, Emory University
MPH, Emory University
BSN, University of Texas at Austin
Post Master's Nurse Educator Certificate, Florida State University
Post Master's Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Certificate, Florida State University.


Florida Licenses: 
Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN)
Registered Nurse (RN)

Certifications through the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC):
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP)
Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) 

Certification under the National League of Nursing (NLN):
Academic Nurse Educator (CNE)


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.