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 #15 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.

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College of Nursing news

Hurricane Ian Updates

Update Sept. 26, 2022: Classes — including online classes — at UF’s campus in Gainesville canceled Wednesday-Friday due to Hurricane Ian…


UF Nursing’s BSN Program Ranked No. 1 in…

The University of Florida College of Nursing’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing program was ranked No. 1 in Florida, No. 5 among public institutions…

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UF again ranked No. 5 among public universities…

For the second year in a row, the University of Florida is listed as one of the top five public research universities in the nation, according to the…

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college of nursing events

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TBSN White Coat Ceremony

Join us on Thursday, Nov. 3 at 6 p.m. as we celebrate this momentous occasion for our Gainesville students!

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COVID-19 Updates

Find fast facts about our responses in Gainesville, Jacksonville and Central Florida and learn about the hard work our researchers conduct to help combat this global pandemic.

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Empowering the future of nursing

Learn how the UF College of Nursing is using AI to transform patient care.


Meet our faculty

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

Acknowledging the impact her research has had on the production and promotion of nursing science, UF College of Nursing Executive Associate Dean and Kirbo Endowed Chair Debra Lyon, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, FNAP, FAAN, has been named a Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame inductee. Read more below to learn more about Lyon's impactful contributions to nurse science and scientists.

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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.


The Doctor of Nursing Practice and baccalaureate programs at the University of Florida College of Nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.