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DNP student selected for prestigious fall 2021 internship

DNP PMHNP student Taylor Bell, BSN, RN was selected by the University of Florida Health Cancer Center to participate in a prestigious internship this fall. The Fall 2021 Cancer Policy Internship will be in Washington, D.C., with the UF Office of Federal Relations. Through this internship, Taylor will be able…

UF Nursing named Center of Excellence for teaching

The University of Florida College of Nursing has been designated a Center of Excellence by the National League for Nursing in recognition of its role as a national leader in nursing education and teaching. “The UF College of Nursing faculty is a community of academic nurse educators and scientists dedicated…

UF Nursing Faculty Member Selected as Pediatric Nursing Certification Chair

College of Nursing clinical assistant professor Michael Maymi, DNP, APRN, CPNP-AC, CCRN, CNE, was recently elected chairman of the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board, or PNCB, the leading nonprofit organization for certifying nursing professionals who provide care to children and adolescents. Maymi has been a member of the PNCB for…

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…

Dr. Staja “Star” Booker Receives Diversity and Inclusion Award

Staja “Star” Booker, PhD, RN, assistant professor in the College of Nursing, was recently honored with the college’s Award for Diversity and Inclusion. We are privileged to have Star as a colleague and witness her commitment to diversity, inclusion and anti-racism in her research, mentoring and service at the University…

College of Nursing Celebrates Inclusivity in Health Care

Leading by example, the College of Nursing reaffirmed its commitment to diversity and inclusion in nursing education with a recent “Diversity in the Nursing Curriculum” webinar. Assistant Dean for Diversity, Inclusion and Global Affairs and College of Nursing Associate Professor Jeanne-Marie Stacciarini, PhD, RN, FAAN, assembled an expert virtual panel…