UF Health Palliative Care: Paula Turpening, APRN

Paula Turpening

Paula Turpening, MN, ANP-BC, ACHPN is a Nurse Practitioner with the Palliative Care inpatient service and has more than 30 years of nursing experience. Paula graduated from Mercy Hospital School of Nursing in Toledo, Ohio in 1981.  She has worked for UF Health Shands since 1982 in many different nursing roles. She graduated with her Bachelor’s from the University of Florida in 1993 and obtained her Master’s in nursing from the University of Florida in 1996.

Paula is board-certified in Hospice and Palliative Care as an Advanced Practice Nurse in addition to being board certified as an Adult Health Nurse Practitioner. She is a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association and The North Central Florida Advance Practice Nurses.