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UF College of Nursing’s NIH Research Ranking Continues to Rise

For the third consecutive year, the University of Florida College of Nursing experienced significant growth in National Institutes of Health funding and national rankings. The College of Nursing now ranks in the top 20, landing at No. 18 nationally, No. 12 among public colleges of nursing and No. 1 in…

Keesha Roach, PhD, RN, receives notification of research project award

Congratulations to Gator Nursing faculty member Dr. Keesha Roach! She received award notification for a research project she applied for as part of her participation in the Programs to Increase Diversity Among Individuals Engaged in Health-Related Research-Functional and Translational Genomics program through the National Heart,…

International Experts Discuss Artificial Intelligence and Precision Nursing at Virtual Informatics Symposium

Experts representing various countries and universities brought their knowledge together to present a robust program on informatics, precision nursing and artificial intelligence for the University of Florida College of Nursing’s 2021 Rita Kobb Nursing and Health Informatics National Symposium. Due to COVID-19, the symposium was held virtually, which allowed easier…

Gaining a sense of purpose in the midst of COVID-19

How Gator Nursing students are helping to bring an end to the pandemic By Rachel Rivera BSN senior Ashley Velasquez had a winter break unlike any other. When a request was sent for student volunteers to assist with the UF Health COVID-19 vaccination rollout, Velasquez jumped on the opportunity.

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…

Gator Nursing DNP student selected for AACN scholarship

Congratulations to DNP student Taylor Bell, who was recently notified that he is the recipient of the Deborah E. Trautman Future Nurse Leader Scholarship from the American Association of Colleges of Nursing! He is one of two recipients selected from over 90 applications submitted! Taylor is in the Psych-Mental…

UF Nursing opens leading-edge simulation and learning lab

By: Anna Hoffman UF nursing students Serenity McNair and Jacob Zoltek use a high-fidelity patient simulator to learn and practice skills in the newly renovated Thomas M. and Irene B. Kirbo Innovation and Learning Laboratory. University of Florida College of Nursing students and faculty can now hone their skills using…

A New Year’s Message from Dean Anna McDaniel

Dear Gator Nurses, Although 2020 was designated the Year of the Nurse and Midwife, none of us could anticipate how appropriate that designation would be, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Although last year was fraught with challenges for all of us, we remained optimistic at the University of Florida…