In recognition of their exceptional academic nursing partnership, the UF College of Nursing and UF Health Nursing have been selected to receive the New Era for Academic Nursing Award by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, or AACN. The College of Nursing and UF Health were recognized for their innovative and sustained relationship that meets the AACN’s recommendation to “Embrace a New Vision of Academic Nursing.”
For the first time since 2019, UF Health recognized 33 newly endowed professors and chairs in the six health science colleges during the Oct. 13 ceremony, Celebrating Distinction. Hosted by David R. Nelson, MD, senior vice president for health affairs at the University of Florida and president of UF Health, all six deans were able to present this distinguished honor to their colleagues. The UF College of Nursing was honored to have two chairs and one professor installed during the event.
The UF College of Nursing is the recipient of the National League for Nursing’s 2022 Certification Star Award: Honoring the Pursuit of Excellence and Advancement of the Nurse Educator Certification. Half of the college’s clinical track faculty have obtained certification as National League for Nursing Certified Nurse Educators, or CNE, and this award recognizes the college’s integrated effort to create an academic environment to transform and advance nursing education.
Acknowledging the impact her research has had on the production and promotion of nursing science, UF College of Nursing Executive Associate Dean and Kirbo Endowed Chair Debra Lyon, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, FNAP, FAAN, has been named a Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame inductee.
The University of Florida College of Nursing has been designated a Center of Excellence by the National League for Nursing in recognition of its role as a national leader in nursing education and teaching.