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Juneteenth Activation Project Submissions

In honor of Juneteenth, the College of Nursing invited all students, faculty and staff to engage in an activation project to address anti-racism through the Six-Word Story, which has grown in popularity as a form of narrative. This form of storytelling originated through a challenge to Ernest Hemingway, who created the first…

UF Nursing faculty and students embrace research mentorship

University of Florida College of Nursing researchers collaborated with a recent Bachelor of Science in Nursing graduate and an interdisciplinary team of researchers to co-author an article that was published in the scientific journal, the Journal of Pain. Assistant Professors Ellen Terry, PhD; Staja “Star” Booker, PhD, RN; and Keesha…

‘Where I wanted to be’

DNP student Taylor Bell, BSN, RN, reflects on the journey that made health care his calling By Kyle Chambers At the age of 15, Taylor Bell saw his mother lead an example he knew he wanted to follow for the rest of his life. An accountant for many years, Bell’s…

UF Nursing Receives Prestigious Jonas Philanthropies Support and Opportunities

Two individuals with the University of Florida College of Nursing have been selected for Jonas Philanthropies opportunities. First-year PhD student Ashley Andraski has been awarded a $15,000 Jonas Nurse Scholar grant to help fund her doctoral studies. And incoming College of Nursing Assistant Professor Lakeshia Cousin, PhD, APRN, AGPCNP-BC, has…

Dr. Staja “Star” Booker Receives Diversity and Inclusion Award

Staja “Star” Booker, PhD, RN, assistant professor in the College of Nursing, was recently honored with the college’s Award for Diversity and Inclusion. We are privileged to have Star as a colleague and witness her commitment to diversity, inclusion and anti-racism in her research, mentoring and service at the University…

College of Nursing Celebrates Inclusivity in Health Care

Leading by example, the College of Nursing reaffirmed its commitment to diversity and inclusion in nursing education with a recent “Diversity in the Nursing Curriculum” webinar. Assistant Dean for Diversity, Inclusion and Global Affairs and College of Nursing Associate Professor Jeanne-Marie Stacciarini, PhD, RN, FAAN, assembled an expert virtual panel…

Back in Action: College of Nursing Research Summit Commences after COVID-19 Pause

Following a brief hiatus in 2020 when it was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the College of Nursing’s Research Summit and Malasanos Lectureship resumed this year for its 17th edition. During the event on April 16, faculty, students, clinicians and interdisciplinary professionals alike showcased cutting-edge research and changes…

A statement from the UF College of Nursing condemning hate and racial violence.

Compassion, empathy and kindness are critical elements in caring for patients as nurses. But those are also critical elements to possess as humans, which is why the recent senseless acts of violence on our Asian American Pacific Islander community –  in particular, the heartbreaking news of the recent deadly shooting…

Finding joy while fighting against racism and for justice

I find joy in using my voice through writing, publication, and scientific endeavors. Thus, I’ve decided to be a part of the solution and not the problem. I will be a torchbearer of joy and light. Nursing is a great profession, and we have a real and lasting opportunity to…

BSN Convocation Shines Light on Inequalities

“Never before has it been more evident that nurses can make a difference than now, during the global COVID-19 pandemic.” UF College of Nursing Dean Anna McDaniel opened the Annual BSN Convocation with a greeting for students that showed the energy, commitment and community of Gator Nurses. The annual…