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Black History Month Research Spotlights: Lakeshia Cousin and Dany Fanfan

Lakeshia Cousin Lakeshia Cousin, PhD, APRN, AGPCNP-BC has placed her commitment to health equity above all else. The assistant professor is currently researching ways to not only improve health outcomes for African Americans, but also inspire bright futures for a diverse nursing workforce. Lakeshia Cousin, PhD, APRN, AGPCNP-BC While working…

UF achieves No. 1 ranking for online bachelor’s degree programs

U.S. News & World Report also ranked the university’s online bachelor’s degree program as best in the country for veterans and active-duty service members For the second year in a row, U.S. News & World Report has ranked University of Florida as the top institution in the country to offer…

UF Nursing Welcomes AI Pioneer Lisiane Pruinelli

The University of Florida College of Nursing recently welcomed its newest artificial intelligence expert, Lisiane Pruinelli, PhD, RN, FAMIA, as an associate professor in the Family Health and Community Science Department. Before coming to UF, Pruinelli was part of the University of Minnesota faculty, where she most recently served as…

UF Nursing Welcomes Erik Black as Associate Dean of Student Affairs

The University of Florida College of Nursing is pleased to welcome Erik Black, PhD, MPH, as the associate dean for student affairs. In this role, Black will be responsible for overseeing recruitment, admissions, progression and graduation processes for all undergraduate and graduate nursing programs. Black joins the college from the…

UF Nursing PhD Student Shares Pain Insights with UF Health

On Tuesday, Dec. 13, College of Nursing PhD student Gina Gehling hosted a UF Health Nursing Grand Rounds session to shed some light on the most common, ‘invisible’ illness: pain. In a one-hour session, Gina covered all things related to a nurse’s role in pain, from how patients describe it…

UF College of Nursing DNP Project Features

For 2022 NP Week, AANP has set the following theme: NPs: Rising to meet the needs of patients. For more than half a century, NPs have been leading the charge to reduce health disparities and ensure that high-quality, person-centered health care is readily accessible to people in communities nationwide. NPs continue…

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…

2022 NP Week | DNP Gator Nurse Alumna Feature

For 2022 NP Week, AANP has set the following theme: NPs: Rising to meet the needs of patients. For more than half a century, NPs have been leading the charge to reduce health disparities and ensure that high-quality, person-centered health care is readily accessible to people in communities nationwide. NPs…