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This November, I Am Thankful to be Advocating for Health Care Equity

Assistant Professor Lisa Scarton, PhD, RN, speaks about what the month of November means to her. November is one of my favorite times of year: It is both Native American Heritage Month and Diabetes Awareness Month, and these events are of personal importance to me. During Native American Heritage Month,…

Caring for our communities: Celebrating rural health

The University of Florida College of Nursing is recognizing efforts from student nurses, faculty and alumni who serve rural communities. Through hands-on patient-care experiences such as those offered at UF Health Archer Family Health Care, the college’s nurse-led practice, these rural health care heroes are poised to transform health for…

A Letter from the Heart: Celebrating World Heart Day

Associate Professor Jennifer Dungan, MSN, PhD, recently created the below story in honor of World Heart Day: Each year on Sept. 29, World Heart Day is celebrated around the globe. This event is dedicated to increasing local, national and worldwide awareness of a condition deadlier than all forms of…

Nurses in our Neighborhoods: How Gator Nursing Students are Impacting the Community

By Kyle Chambers From rural health centers to school clinics, Florida’s nurses work tirelessly to meet the need for quality health care for underserved populations However, the newest graduating class of Gator Nurses has already emerged as a driving force for promoting healthy living throughout local communities across the state.

Podcast: Meeting Demand for Nurses and Health Care in Rural Areas

UF Health Archer Family Health Care, the college’s nurse-led health center, has provided care to the local community for two decades. Listen to the below From Florida episode, a podcast focused on groundbreaking innovations at UF, to hear Dean Anna McDaniel, PhD, RN, FAAN, and Clinical Director Denise Schentrup, APRN,…

DNP program moves up in national rankings

The UF College of Nursing’s Doctor of Nursing Practice program remained the top-ranked DNP program in Florida and moved up to #24 nationally in the 2020 U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate School rankings, up from #28 last year. “As the top D.N.P. program in the state and…

Spring Break Study Abroad: Grenada 2019

A group of six University of Florida College of Nursing BSN students will spend their spring break in the Caribbean. Led by Dr. Paula Delpech, the Gator Nurses hit the road for the island of Grenada March 1 for the nine-day educational service trip. Delpech, a native…

Wilkie co-leading grant to establish a cancer health equity center

The National Cancer Institute has awarded a five-year, $16 million grant to establish a cancer health equity center at the University of Florida and partner institutions. The Florida-California Cancer Research, Education and Engagement, or CaRE2, Health Equity Center will be an interdisciplinary, intercollegiate effort involving researchers from UF, Florida…

Kelly receives NINR grant to study Hematopoietic Cell Transplant

Kelly University of Florida College of Nursing Assistant Professor Debra Lynch Kelly, Ph.D., R.N. O.C.N., and her interdisciplinary team received a $419,375 award over two years from the National Institute of Nursing Research to fund the R21 study titled “Developing the Biobehavioral Foundation for Self-Management…