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Lyon Selected UF Research Foundation Professor 

The College of Nursing’s Debra Lyon, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, FNAP, FAAN, was selected as a University of Florida Research Foundation Professor for 2024. “UFRF Professors earn significant grants, publish in the leading journals in their field, hold university leadership positions and contribute to the university…

Congratulations to the UF College of Nursing Spring Class 2024

More than one thousand family members and friends packed the Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts on May 3 for the traditional UF College of Nursing Pinning and Recognition Ceremony.  The pin ceremony welcomes the recipient to the nursing profession and signifies the wearer has completed the rigorous…

Neil McFarlane, 2024 College of Nursing Alumnus of the Year

Neil McFarlane, 2024 UF College of Nursing Alumnus of the Year, poses with Dean Shakira Henderson, left, and Ashley-Marie Mendez on May 3. Neil McFarlane was named the 2024 UF College of Nursing Alumnus of the Year during the annual Pinning and Recognition Ceremony on May 3. McFarlane’s recognition came from…

Seeing Double: Twin Graduates Share a Passion for Nursing

Allison and Graison Davis started life sharing an amniotic sac and placenta. Ever since, the identical twins have mostly shared everything else, including a love of nursing. This week, both will graduate from the University of Florida College of Nursing and embark on their careers – together. “We have signed…

Gator Nurse Graduate is Third Sister to Attend UF College of Nursing

Sisters Jordan Smith, Sarah Baltes and Jenna Van Ryhn all graduated from the University of Florida College of Nursing. Baltes, center, is the latest to graduate. As a girl, Sarah Baltes remembers playing with medical equipment in the UF College of Nursing simulation lab during family visits to her two…

College of Nursing Alumni Lead Three Gator100 Companies

The 2024 Gator100 list, featuring some of the world’s fastest-growing businesses led by Gator Alumni, included three companies headed by UF College of Nursing graduates. Started 10 years ago by the UF Alumni Association, the Gator100 shines a spotlight on the entrepreneurial spirit and success of University of Florida graduates.

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…