care, lead, inspire

College of Nursing

Our college is driven to transform health through innovative practice, preeminent research, and exceptional academic programs. We provide excellent personalized nursing care, generate research and scholarship that have an impact on practice, and prepare graduates who care, lead, andĀ inspire.

Strategic Plan

Gator Nurses: Care, Lead, Inspire… 

UFCON Building

As part of the University of Florida, the College of Nursing has all the resources of the state’s flagship university at their fingertips, including a top-notch interdisciplinary Academic Health Center and centers and institutes like the Evelyn F. and William L. McKnight Brain Institute of UF, the UF Genetics Institute, the UF Health Cancer Center and the UF Institute on Aging.

The nursing education programs offered at UF address gaps in the health care system, as do the college’s innovations in technological resources and initiatives linking students to diverse and international populations. The College of Nursing has a history of pioneering leadership in nursing education, having offered Florida’s first nurse practitioner programs and first PhD in Nursing Science program.

Health care delivery networks associated with UF provide access to an integrated system of community hospitals and clinics, including statewide home health care, a major veterans’ health system and the UF Health Shands Hospital system.

Faculty members set a standard for excellence when it comes to innovative education, dynamic research and quality patient care.

A message from

Dean Shakira Henderson

At the University of Florida College of Nursing, we are committed to elevating our status as a national and international leader in nursing education, research and patient care.


Campus Locations

At the UF the College of Nursing, our main campus is located in Gainesville, FL, which provides a vibrant and enriching environment for students pursuing various nursing programs. Accelerated BSN students have the unique opportunity to select between Gainesville and Jacksonville, FL, while our DNP and RN to BSN programs offer complete online flexibility, and the PhD program primarily takes place on our Gainesville campus.