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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


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 #28 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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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.


College of Nursing news

DNP Program Remains Top in Florida

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The UF College of Nursing’s Doctor of Nursing Practice program remained the top-ranked DNP program in Florida and among the top 20 of public…


Gator Nurse Honored in the Gator100

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A UF College of Nursing alumna was honored February 28 as a Gator100 elite entrepreneur at a reception and awards luncheon as part of the University…

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College of Nursing researcher receives NIH grant…

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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…

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Upcoming Events!

Check out upcoming events at the College of Nursing for students, alumni, friends and faculty!



Research Summit and Malasanos Lectureship

After careful consideration by the College of Nursing, UF Health and the Malcolm Randall VA Medical Center, it has been decided to postpone the April 17 Research Summit and Malasanos Lectureship

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BSN Pinning and Recognition Ceremony

The College of Nursing’s Pinning Ceremony will not be held as scheduled, and an announcement regarding an alternative schedule or method of delivery will be released when more information becomes available.




The State University System announced on March 17, 2020 that on-campus commencement ceremonies will not be held at Florida public universities in May. Instead, the SUS directed each university to develop an alternative schedule or method of delivery. The University of Florida will announce its alternative schedule as soon as possible.

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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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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.