Imagine a world where health care is delivered by nurses who have been educated by world-renowned leaders and supported by groundbreaking research on state-of-the-art equipment. At the University of Florida College of Nursing, our Doctor of Nursing Practice program makes this dream a reality. This year, we are proud to celebrate 10 years of graduating advanced practice nurses, like you. Since that pioneering class who entered the workforce as nursing leaders in 2009, we continue to hold true to our mission to provide excellent personalized nursing care, generate research and scholarship that have an impact on practice, and prepare graduates who care, lead and inspire.
At the College of Nursing, we go greater through our commitment to elevating our status as a national and international leader in nursing education, research and patient care. Our DNP program is ranked No. 1 in the state of Florida and No. 16 among public universities nationally. The college was founded in 1956 as one of the first two colleges of UF Health, the Southeast’s most comprehensive academic health center. It is also one of 16 colleges at the University of Florida, which is ranked No. 7 nationally among public research universities.
As the premier educational institution for nursing in Florida and one of the top leaders nationally, we continually attract and retain the highest caliber of nursing students and faculty with a passion for science and caring. I join our faculty who are proud of our strategic goals and activities that focus on efforts to ensure nurses are best prepared to meet today’s health care needs through innovative research, providing the most advanced clinical training for our future nurses and by serving our community.
Congratulations to all of our DNP graduates. You make us proud!
Go Gator Nurses!
Anna M. McDaniel, PhD, RN, FAAN
Dean and the Linda Harman Aiken Professor
UF College of Nursing