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Carlos Medina

Leslie Parker Named College of Nursing Associate Dean for Research & Scholarship

Leslie Parker, PhD, APRN, NNP-BC, FAAN, was recently named the College of Nursing’s associate dean for research and scholarship. Dr. Parker has served in an interim capacity since last summer. She is now poised to lead the college into an exciting new chapter of collaboration and innovation. Working closely with…

College of Nursing Faculty Members Receive Southern Nursing Research Society Awards

Angela Starkweather, PhD, ACNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN, and Lisa Scarton, PHD, RN, recently received awards at the Southern Nursing Research Society’s conference held in Charlotte, NC. Starkweather received the Distinguished Researcher Award, which recognizes a nurse whose program of research has enhanced the science and practice of nursing in the Southern region. Scarton received…

UF-led Study Shows Dignity Therapy Comforts Whether Guided by Nurse or Chaplain

Dignity therapy provides significant spiritual and existential comfort to older, palliative care cancer patients, whether offered by a nurse or a chaplain, according to a study led by the University of Florida College of Nursing’s Diana Wilkie, PhD, RN, FAAN, and Northwestern University’s Linda Emanuel, PhD, MD. Dignity therapy includes…

UF College of Nursing Top 10 Public College in NIH Funding Ranking 

The University of Florida College of Nursing’s National Institutes of Health funding for 2023 cracked the top 10 among public colleges for the first time, according to the latest rankings by the Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research. The College of Nursing also ranked No. 17 nationally among all schools…

AI technology: A promising aid in nursing education and beyond

Nurses would probably be more satisfied, experience less burnout and stay in the profession longer if they had broad access to AI, according to Lisiane Pruinelli, PhD, MS, RN, FAMIA, associate professor at the University of Florida College of Nursing.  “Many nurses leave the profession because of all the heavy…

State scholarship program to benefit 40 University of Florida nursing students

New state funding will make 40 scholarships available to University of Florida students entering the UF College of Nursing’s Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing program, enabling those not typically eligible for traditional scholarships to pursue a rapid-entry nursing degree. The funding is part of the…