Betty N. Floyd has over 35 years of clinical practice, nursing and interprofessional education, research, and management experience. She is a Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) and recently retired Associate Professor Emeritus from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, School of Nursing.
Betty and her husband, Jim, have enjoyed boating since 2011 – starting with a 25 ft Catalina sailboat followed by a 34 ft Hunter sailboat. Later, they bought their first motorboat, a 50 ft Carver Endless Journey, in 2017. They moved on her full-time during COVID. In 2021, they moved from Endless Journey to Our Adjustment – a 60 ft. Hatteras and cruised her from Illinois to their home slip in New Bern, North Carolina, where they live now with their goldendoodle, Bailey.
Betty is interested in improving the safety and health of the boating community. Betty is an American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Life Support (BLS) instructor. She uses her skills as an educator through the lens of a boater to apply the AHA guidelines. Her goal is for each participant to have a rewarding first aid, CPR and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) learning experience – to increase their confidence in live threatening situations. She is passionate about maintaining a safe and healthy environment for all boating communities.