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AdventHealth Nurse Leaders Appointed to Florida Center for Nursing Board of Directors

Governor Ron DeSantis recently announced the appointment of Dr. Robin McGuinness, Senior Executive Officer and Chief Nurse Executive of AdventHealth West Florida Division and Kristina Cloversettle, an AdventHealth Dade City Nurse Manager to the Florida Center for Nursing Board of Directors. The board consists of a total of 16 members, with a simple majority of the board being nurse representatives of various practice areas.

Robin McGuinness, Chief Nurse Executive, AdventHealth West Florida Division

“I am honored to be chosen by the governor to work alongside key leaders across the state of Florida to understand the current nursing workforce obstacles and develop strategies to best support the needs of providers across our state,” said Dr. Robin McGuinness, Chief Nurse Executive, AdventHealth West Florida Division. “I’ve spent four decades as a nurse with a majority of that time working in the ICU. The past few years have been some of the most challenging for our nurses and teams and I look forward to putting ideas into action to ensure our caregivers at the bedside are supported as they continue to provide vital and necessary care to the communities we serve.”

McGuinness spearheads clinical nursing excellence for the West Florida division, including creating strategic nursing school partnerships to support and recruit Licensed Practical Nurses and Registered Nurses and implementing virtual nursing pre-pandemic to deliver new care models at the bedside. She also leads clinicians through the rigorous process of achieving the highest possible scores in patient safety through the prestigious Leapfrog Patient Safety Group. McGuinness also provided clinical leadership for all AdventHealth West Florida hospitals during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.

McGuinness serves on the Board of Trustees at Saint Leo University and is a member of the Nursing Advisory Council for Lincoln Memorial University and the University of Tampa’s College of Nursing. McGuinness earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Saint Joseph’s College of Maine, her master’s degree in nursing from the University of Hartford, and her doctorate in nursing from Florida State University.

Joining McGuinness in the appointment to the Florida Center for Nursing Board of Directors is AdventHealth Dade City nurse manager Kristina Cloversettle. She became an assistant nurse manager in 2020 and nurse manager of her unit in 2022.

“I am so grateful to be appointed to the board. As a nurse manager, I’ve learned accountability processes must be in place with evidence-based practice models, to ensure that our nurses deliver quality, effective and compassionate care for our community,” said Cloversettle. “I hope to bring my passion for both education and nursing to the Florida Center for Nursing Board of Directors seat and hope to create lifelong learning incentives to keep the workforce strong.”

Cloversettle is a former Pasco County teacher and former board member of the Arts in Motion Youth Theatre, Inc. Cloversettle earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing and psychology from the University of South Florida.

About AdventHealth West Florida Division

The West Florida Division of AdventHealth has some of the nation’s brightest medical minds making lifesaving breakthroughs with surgical pioneers, scientists and researchers using leading edge technology and innovation to deliver our brand of whole-person care. Our network of care includes AdventHealth Carrollwood, AdventHealth Connerton, AdventHealth Dade City, AdventHealth Heart of Florida, AdventHealth Lake Placid, AdventHealth Lake Wales, AdventHealth North Pinellas, AdventHealth Ocala, AdventHealth Sebring, AdventHealth Tampa, AdventHealth Wauchula, AdventHealth Wesley Chapel and AdventHealth Zephyrhills, as well as seven freestanding offsite Emergency Rooms including AdventHealth Belleview ER, AdventHealth Brandon ER, AdventHealth Central Pasco ER, AdventHealth Four Corners ER, AdventHealth Palm Harbor ER, AdventHealth TimberRidge ER, and AdventHealth Westchase ER. We are more than hospitals, as we have a robust system of care including specialty acute care, over 200 primary care and specialty employed physicians, Express Care at Walgreens clinics, urgent care centers, wound care, physical therapy, home care, mobile mammography and more. AdventHealth is a faith-based not-for-profit health care system with a mission of Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ. AdventHealth has hundreds of care sites and more than 50 hospitals across the United States. For more information about AdventHealth, visit, or, and for West Florida Division, click here.