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Black History Month: UF Nursing Researchers Advance Health Equity

In honor of Black History Month, we caught up with Assistant Professors Lakeshia Cousin, PhD, APRN, AGPCNP-BC, and Staja “Star” Booker, PhD, RN, to get an inside look at their exciting research on Black health equity. They will present the symposium, “Strong Black Woman and Black Masculinity Frameworks to Advance…

Nurses Leading Change

Committed to growing the next generation of nurses who care, lead and inspire, the College of Nursing is dedicated to fostering an environment that strongly supports diversity, inclusion and equity. Jeanne-Marie Stacciarini, PhD, RN, FAAN, associate dean for diversity, inclusion and engagement, has helped the college reaffirm its pledge to…

UF Nursing Researchers Provide Parents CHOICES for Reproductive Health

Two University of Florida College of Nursing researchers earned a four-year $3 million grant to support a large national study to test the effect of a web-based educational tool that aims to help young adults understand sickle cell disease — or even prevent it from being inherited. The award from the National…

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…