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Why Gator Nursing?

The University of Florida College of Nursing is the premier educational institution for nursing in the state of Florida and one of the top leaders nationally. The UF College of Nursing continually attracts and retains the highest caliber of nursing students and faculty with a passion for science and caring.

Gator Nurse alumni become leaders at hospitals, universities, and health care agencies, while promoting quality patient care through their roles. Gator Nurses can be seen influencing health policy at local, national and international levels.

With a UF nursing education as a foundation, Gator nurses are prepared as practitioners and scientists who reflect and care for a diverse society. The College of Nursing continues to be recognized as one of the best nursing education programs in the Southeast. Baccalaureate graduates achieve a passing rate well above 90 percent on the licensure exams and UF produces the largest number of graduate-level prepared nurses in the state of Florida . On average, 75 percent of the college’s baccalaureate alumni pursue graduate education within five years of earning their baccalaureate degrees.

As part of a world-class health science center, one of only 3 in Florida , and the flagship university in the state, the UF College of Nursing is a national force in nursing scholarship, research and service. Be a part of that force, and care, lead and inspire.