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Darlene Kaye Fritsma, American nurse. Registered Nurse, Florida; certified health care risk manager; advanced Registered Nurse practitioner, Florida.


Fritsma, Darlene Kaye was born on December 9, 1941 in Grand Haven, Michigan, United States. Daughter of Douglas and Connie (Brink) Vander Zwaag.


Associate of Arts, AS, Brevard Community College, 1974. Bachelor of Science, Rollins College, Winter Park, Florida, 1981. Master of Science in Nursing, University Florida, 1985.


Cardiac Care Unit staff nurse Brevard Hospital, Melbourne, Florida, 1974-1979. Assistant head nurse emergency room Holmes Regional Medical Center, 1979-1980, nursing staff development coordinator, 1980-1985. Nursing supervisor Florida Hospital Medical Center, Orlando, 1985-1994.

Advanced Registered Nurse practitioner/nurse manager Orlando (Florida) Clinic, 1994-2000. Director Osteoporosis Education Center, 2001. Advanced Registered Nurse practitioner, supervisor Darden Wellness Center, Orlando, since 2001.

Adjunct faculty University Central Florida, Orlando, 1987-1989, University Phoenix, since 1998, University Florida, 2000. Member Florida Nurses Political Action Actom., 2002-2006. Consultant in field.


President Brevard CPR, Inc., 1984-1985. Member Florida Democratic Executive Committee, Tallahassee, Orlando, 1989-1990. Treasurer, board directors Hyde Park Property Owners Association, Winter Park, Florida, 1989-1990.

Voter registrar Orange County, Orlando, 1988-1991. Member health subcommittee Goals 2000, Greater Orlando Chamber of Commerce, 1989-1991. Member Leadership Orlando Class of 94.

Chairman board directors Central Florida Arthritis Foundation, 2003-2005. Board directors Florida Notary Public, 1998-1906, Florida State Arthritis Foundation, 2001-2005. Member American Nurses Association (nominating committee 1989-1992), American Association of Critical Care Nurses (president Space Coast unit 1983-1984, strategic planning committee 1983-1984), FNPAC (board directors 2002-2006), Florida Nurses Association (board directors, director practice 1988-1992, district 8 president 1994-1996, board directors 2003-2005), Florida Hospital Foundation, Commission on Future of Nursing in Florida, American Cancer Society, Sigma Theta Tau, Phi Theta Kappa.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: travel, music, walking, reading, cooking.


Married Donald Fritsma, December 9, 1961 (divorced 1982). Children: Debra Lyn Fritsma DeRoy, Donald J. Junior.