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Anabelle Locsin, RN, Ed.D., C.D.S.

Director of Education

Anabelle Locsin has worked in the nursing profession for over 52 years in various universities and health care settings. Mrs. Locsin completed her degrees from Silliman University in the Philippines, her BSN, Master of Arts in Nursing, and her doctorate degree in Educational Administration. She has various experiences as an Asst. Professor in Colleges of Nursing. She first came to New York in 1985 and worked for Hebrew Home of the Aged in Riverdale, Bronx. She worked as a staff nurse for a year and then was promoted to a Nurse Manager position, after passing the state board. She assisted in opening the first dementia unit in New York City.

She also worked at New Rochelle Hospital Medical Center as a Clinical Leader of a medical-surgical floor, overseeing, and coordinating the care of patients. Even while at the hospital, she continued to work at the skilled nursing facility as a supervisor. When she relocated to Florida, she worked at Tampa Doctors’ Hospital as the Director of Education and started a geriatric program.

After a year, Mrs. Locsin went to work for Bayfront Medical Center. She worked with the Vice President of Nursing doing special projects, staff/community education, and served as an Instructor for USF student nurses having their clinical rotation at BMC. She also worked for BayCare as an Educator at the Nursing Center for Learning. Her various experiences include teaching in colleges of nursing, being a visiting professor for a College of Nursing in a University in Thailand, and working in hospitals, home health, and Skilled Nursing facilities. In the past she has worked with the advisory boards of a local school and college of nursing. She has been a Director of Nursing since 1997 and at her last employment, Menorah Manor, she worked as a Chief Nursing Officer for almost 12 years before retiring on January 22, 2017. She has completed training as a LTC Risk Manager, been a Legal Nurse Consultant, and completed training with NYU for the NICHE (Nurses Taking Care of the Hospitalized Elderly) program. Mrs. Locsin has received recognition as Florida Nurse of the Year from Nursing Spectrum, RN of the Year from FHCA, and been a speaker in regional/state/national/international conferences, and other management related commendations. In her retirement, she continues to be involved in sharing her knowledge and expertise related to education, gerontology, and geriatric care.


Mrs. Locsin’s various experiences allow her to offer clients a knowledge-based approach to care and increase their clinical competencies. Areas of expertise include:


  • Long Term care rules and regulations.

  • Long Term care educational program development and implementation.

  • Policy and Procedure Development.

  • Clinical decision making and critical thinking ability.

  • Leadership program development and implementation.

  • Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement.

  • Infection Prevention and Control.

  • Skilled Facility and ALF building design and renovation.

  • Corporate Planning - Nursing Services.


She has been actively involved in various organizations, her current Involvements include:

  • Vice President 2017-present, Silliman University College of Nursing Alumni Association International where she is responsible for educational planning of programs for the organization and the college of nursing. She was instrumental in assisting the University College of Nursing to become a Center of Learning for the nation, the ASEAN countries, and international schools/colleges and professional organizations.

  • Honorary Member, Inducted, PSI Beta Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau International, August 2016 and current member.

  • Volunteer State of Florida Emergency Response Disaster Team from 2020-present.

  • Committee membership for FHCA’s Professional Development Committee and the Survey and Regulatory Committee for the last two years and still a current member.

  • Serves as a reviewer for the American Journal of Nursing in relation to articles for publication based on gerontology and geriatric nursing experiences.


​When not working, Mrs. Locsin enjoys time with her family and friends. She also loves to travel internationally. Mrs. Locsin enjoys mixing a little of her professional passion with pleasure and completed a visiting professorship in Thailand. She has lectured in her home, the Philippines, and for some state and national organizations.

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