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2022 Dean’s New Year Message

Dear Gator Nurses and friends, At the University of Florida College of Nursing, 2021 was filled with many unknowns, but one thing remained the same: The spirit of Gator Nursing could be seen in how our faculty, staff, students and alumni continued to Care, Lead and Inspire through the most…

Gator Nurse Veterans: A Dedication to Service

By: Anna Hoffman Gator Nurses from every generation are represented throughout the military, taking advantage of the numerous opportunities available to nurses. Alumnus David Kerschner (BSN ‘77), recent Accelerated BSN graduate Ryan Audley (BSN ’21) and current faculty member Michael Maymi (DNP ’16) share how their experiences as veterans shaped…

Native American Heritage Month Profile

In honor of Native American Heritage Month, we spoke to Lisa Scarton, PhD, RN, assistant professor in the Family, Community and Health Systems Science department at the College of Nursing and a member of the Choctaw Nation, to learn about her research and how she celebrates her heritage. Scarton’s research…

Breast Cancer Awareness Month Spotlight

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, we spoke to Debra Lyon, PhD, RN, FAAN, executive associate dean and the Thomas M. and Irene B. Kirbo endowed chair. Lyon’s research focuses on developing a better understanding of the biological underpinnings of breast cancer, specifically on a patient’s quality of life…

UF Nursing’s BSN Program Ranked No. 1 in Florida

The University of Florida College of Nursing’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing program was ranked No. 1 in Florida and No. 23 nationally by U.S. News & World Report for Best Colleges 2022. The college’s BSN program now ranks in the top 4% out of 694 nursing programs across the…

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…