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.


College of Nursing news

The Gator Nurse Summer 2019

Category: Alumni and Friends

The summer issue of The Gator Nurse magazine is now online! Read the cover story on the nursing shortage, meet our new faculty, find out how two…


Stacciarini Named Assistant Dean for Diversity…

Category: Faculty

Jeanne-Marie Stacciarini, PhD, RN, FAAN has been named the College of Nursing’s Assistant Dean for Diversity, Inclusion and Global Affairs…


UF nursing researcher’s findings upend routine…

Category: Faculty

A new study at the University of Florida has found evidence that may invalidate a routine procedure that has been performed for decades on extremely…


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!


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Alumni Reunion

Register now for the College of Nursing’s 2019 Alumni Reunion, held Sept. 21 in the Harrell Medical Education Building.


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White Coat Ceremony

On Sept. 24, the junior BSN class will be coated with their white coats, symbolizing humanism and commitment to patient care.

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Go Gators!

UF Homecoming

This year, the Gators will take on Auburn for Homecoming. You won’t want to miss all the events surrounded this annual celebration of being a Gator!

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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.