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

academic programs

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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academic programs


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

Nurses in our Neighborhoods: How Gator Nursing…

By Kyle Chambers From rural health centers to school clinics, Florida’s nurses work tirelessly to meet the need for quality health care for…

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UF College of Nursing receives $3.6 million to…

The COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on health care has made it more important than ever for nursing schools to educate the next generation of front-line…

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UF College of Nursing Podcast | DEI Discussion

We are pleased to announce the latest UF College of Nursing podcast with the work of our fantastic EMBRACE students. Karisa Meeks and Kota Friedman…


college of nursing events

summer 2022

Pinning Ceremony

The Pinning Ceremony is a professional ceremony for Nursing undergrads to mark their transition into the Nursing profession, hosted by the College of Nursing, and sponsored by the UF College of Nursing Alumni Council. 


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Approximately 2,800 candidates for undergraduate and professional degrees will be recognized and celebrated throughout graduation weekend! Congratulations to our Gator graduates and guests!


fall 2022

Reunion Weekend

After more than two years, the College of Nursing is excited to bring back in-person Reunion Weekend! Join us at the Harrell Medical Education Building for an indoor barbecue tailgate party with food, music, face painting, games and activities before the Gators take on the Kentucky Wildcats in The Swamp!




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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ai initiative


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.