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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. This is the first year U.S. News has published rankings for BSN degree programs and coincides with the university’s…

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…

New Research Finds Antibodies in Breast Milk of Vaccinated Mothers

Associate Professor Leslie Parker, PhD, APRN, NNP-BC, FAAN, was part of a research team found that breast milk from COVID-19 vaccinated mothers contained COVID-19 antibodies, which may be able to protect nursing babies. The study was part of a collaborative effort between the College of Medicine, College of Nursing,…

BSN Convocation Inspires Next Generation of Gator Nurses

College of Nursing students kicked off the fall 2021 semester on a high note with this year’s BSN Convocation. During the two-hour virtual event, attendees heard from influential faculty and key nursing leaders, beginning with a keynote address from senior scholar-in-residence and senior adviser to the president on nursing at…

Huggins named FNA Educator Icon

Shavondra Huggins, DNP, CNS, WHNP-BC, FNP-C, APRN, CNE, clinical assistant professor, has been selected to receive the 2021 Florida Nurses Association Nurse Educator Icon Award for exemplary leadership in a nurse educator role, and was nominated by…

UF Nursing Partners with VA to Offer Telehealth Educational Opportunity

Looking to dip your toes into the digital health field? Students, faculty and staff in the College of Nursing now have access to a free, two-course Telepresenter Certificate Program that will help them expand their career opportunities in telehealth, thanks to a special partnership with the US Department of Veterans…

CCNE Accreditation

The University of Florida seeks national reaccreditation of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) programs, as well as the College of Nursing’s post-master’s certificates, from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The CCNE will conduct a virtual accreditation review of the College…

Celebrating Summer 2021 Pinning

For the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic, the College of Nursing was able to celebrate 121 Accelerated BSN graduates with an in-person pinning ceremony on Friday, Aug. 6 at the Phillips Center for Performing Arts. The Pinning Ceremony is sponsored annually by the College of Nursing Alumni Council. Alumni…