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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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leading the way

THOMAS M. AND IRENE B. KIRBO INNOVATION AND LEARNING LABORATORY

University of Florida College of Nursing students and faculty can now hone their skills using the latest technology in patient safety and learning assessment following an extensive overhaul of teaching space at the college to build a leading-edge simulation and learning center.

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The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nursing Faculty

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THANK A UF COLLEGE OF NURSING FACULTY MEMBER WHO MADE A DIFFERENCE

Do you know of a UF College of Nursing faculty member who has gone above and beyond for nursing education and is deserving of special recognition? Nominate them today!

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stay informed

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

Women pioneers, visionaries and leaders in Nursing

Celebrating the accomplishments of two leading Gator Nurses

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UF College of Nursing’s NIH Research Ranking…

For the third consecutive year, the University of Florida College of Nursing experienced significant growth in National Institutes of Health funding…

Keesha Roach, PhD, RN, receives notification of…

Congratulations to Gator Nursing faculty member Dr. Keesha Roach! She received award notification for a research project she applied for as part of…

College of Nursing Events

April 16, 2021

NURSING RESEARCH SUMMIT AND MALASANOS LECTURESHIP

The College of Nursing, UF Health, and the Malcolm Randall VA Medical Center are partnering to present the 2021 Nursing Research Summit and Malasanos Lectureship. The Nursing Research Summit will showcase innovative research that can be used to solve complex health problems.

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spring 2021

UF COLLEGE OF NURSING COMMENCEMENT AND PINNING EVENTS

Stay up-to-date on the latest surrounding our commencement and pinning events this spring!

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Meet our faculty

Keesha Roach, PhD, RN

Dr. Keesha Roach is an assistant professor within the college and a chronic pain researcher. The overarching goal of her research is to understand a combination of omics and biopsychological factors related to pain phenotypes in adults and older adults who have chronic pain, particularly sickle cell disease. Dr. Roach collaborates in other areas of pain research including vulvodynia, osteoarthritis, and cancer.

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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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SUPPORT THE FUTURE OF NURSING

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.