Care, Lead, Inspire

The UF College of Nursing is driven to transform health through innovative practice, preeminent research and exceptional academic programs.

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academic Programs


The BSN degree is the critical first step for a career in professional nursing. The UF BSN is offered through three different programs to meet the needs of aspiring nurses.


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Our DNP program is ranked #1 in the state and #24 nationally. This practice-focused doctorate is designed to prepare expert nurses in specialized advanced practice roles.


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PhD students are actively involved with nursing and interdisciplinary research taking place in one of the most comprehensive academic health care centers in the Southeast.


Spotlight on Archer Family Health Care

Providing Care for the community

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The College of Nursing’s nurse-managed practice provides primary and mental health services to rural residences, who may not otherwise have access to care or the ability to pay.

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College of Nursing news

Reservoir of resilience: UF nursing student…

Category: Academics

Megan Colravy never thought Hurricane Michael would go from a Category 2 to a 5, and she never imagined the storm would plunge directly into her…


White Coat Ceremony: Faculty Member Shares…

Category: Academics

For many BSN students, the White Coat Ceremony does not only symbolize their commitment to humanistic, patient-centered care. When they receive their…

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Nursing Theorist and Living Legend Teaches…

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For years, nurses have been studying Jean Watson’s Theory of Human Caring, pouring over how to keep caring as the essence of nursing. During the…

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College of Nursing upcoming Events

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Upcoming Events!

Check out upcoming events at the College of Nursing for students, alumni, friends and faculty!


Celebrating the class of 1969!

UF Grand Guard Reunion

The Grand Guard Society celebrates the rich history of The Gator Nation® and provides meaningful experiences for Gators who have reached the 50th anniversary of their first graduation.

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Dorothy M Smith Nursing

Leadership Conference

Save the date for the FREE 2020 Dorothy M. Smith Nursing Leadership Conference, themed “Leadership By Design.”


Meet our faculty

Executive Associate Dean, Thomas M. and Irene B. Kirbo Endowed Chair

Debra Lyon, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, FNAP, FAAN

Dr. Lyon serves as the college’s executive associate dean and the Thomas M. and Irene B. Kirbo Endowed Chair. She recently received a UF Faculty Enhancement Opportunity to enhance her professional career goals and those of the university overall.



The Gator Nurse

Catch up on all College of Nursing news, including alumni, faculty and student achievements. Published every spring, summer and fall!

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Generosity That Inspires and Transforms

Private support can assist the college with the recruitment and retention of much-needed faculty to teach the best and brightest students, to conduct innovative research and provide the most advanced clinical training for our future nurses.