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

Archer Family Health Care

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

UF Online Rises to Fourth in the Nation for…

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The University of Florida sets a new standard as a modern research university, receiving national recognition for both traditional classroom programs…

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College of Nursing Receives $1.68 Million Grant…

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The University of Florida College of Nursing has received a $1.68 million grant to be awarded over three years from the National Institute of…

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Honoring Gator Nursing Veterans

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The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program has several similarities to the military. Both are structured, challenging, require teamwork and…

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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!


Dorothy M Smith Nursing

Leadership Conference

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


Save the Date!

Research Summit and Malasanos Lectureship

The College of Nursing, UF Health Shands Hospital and the Malcolm Randall VA Medical Center will be partnering on April 17 to showcase their research and innovative solutions for solving highly complex health problems.

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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.

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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.