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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

BSN

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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DNP

Our DNP program is ranked #1 in the state and #28 nationally. This practice-focused doctorate is designed to prepare expert nurses in specialized advanced practice roles.

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PhD

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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Important updates on COVID-19

Here at the College of Nursing, the safety and well-being of our students, faculty, staff and community are top priority.

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College of Nursing news

Telesummit interview series with revolutionary…

Nurses and nurse leaders who are looking to create the future of nursing are invited to join this free telesummit series, brought to you by Gator…

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UF Online RN to BSN Nursing Alum Continues to…

The phrase “not all heroes wear capes, some wear scrubs” is one that Amelia Nichols Alava may hear more than once as a nurse at UF Health Shands…

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College of Nursing Faculty Featured in Explore…

The spring 2020 issue of the Explore Magazine highlights how four College of Nursing research faculty are working hard to study and improve…

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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!

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SPRING 2020

BSN Pinning and Recognition Ceremony

The College of Nursing is excited to host a Virtual Pinning Celebration for Spring 2020 traditional BSN grads on May 12. This date is very special to the nursing profession, as it is the last day of National Nurses Week and is the birthday of Florence Nightingale.

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SPRING 2020 RESCHEDULED CEREMONY

COMMENCEMENT POSTPONEMENT

Spring BSN Commencement has been rescheduled for Sunday, May 2 at 7pm in the O’Connell Center. Processional begins at 6:30pm. Graduating doctoral candidates are invited to participate in the summer doctoral commencement ceremony on August 7.

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DEAN MCDANIEL COMMENCEMENT MESSAGE

While public health concerns unfortunately don’t allow us to celebrate the momentous occasion of our students’ graduation until later this summer, Dean McDaniel is sharing celebratory remarks for our spring 2020 graduates.

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Meet our faculty

Staja “Star” Booker, PhD, RN

We are proud to announce that the UF College of Nursing is the recipient of a $370,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Disease. This project, led by Dr. Staja “Star” Booker, assistant professor, will focus on elucidating and understanding movement-evoked pain, or MEP, in older African Americans with knee osteoarthritis.

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COLLEGE OF NURSING MAGAZINE

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.