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A solution to shortages: UF nursing program aids retention, recruitment

Since spring 2020, nurses across the globe have carried the weight of the COVID-19 pandemic on their tired shoulders, facing unimaginably challenging work environments that have ended with many leaving the profession. On an Academic Partnership Unit, student nurses have the opportunity to learn how to be an effective clinician…

Giving Day 2022 – THANK YOU!

The fourth annual Gator Nation Giving Day was one for the record books. Held Feb. 17, this 24-hour fundraising event called on all alumni, faculty, staff, students and friends to make a gift to the university and support any area that means the most to them.

2022 Dorothy M. Smith Nursing Leadership Award Winners

With the switch to a virtual conference, the UF College of Nursing was unable to host the 2022 Dorothy M. Smith Nursing Leadership Special Guests and Awards Dinner. At this dinner, the college honors outstanding alumni who have advanced nursing in the areas to which founding dean Dorothy Smith dedicated…

Black History Month: UF Nursing Researchers Advance Health Equity

In honor of Black History Month, we caught up with Assistant Professors Lakeshia Cousin, PhD, APRN, AGPCNP-BC, and Staja “Star” Booker, PhD, RN, to get an inside look at their exciting research on Black health equity. They will present the symposium, “Strong Black Woman and Black Masculinity Frameworks to Advance…

Aiken Chair Strengthens UF Nursing Research Amid Challenging Environment

Linda Aiken, PhD, FAAN, FRCN, RN Recognizing an increased need for research to address the challenges of today’s nurses, renowned researcher and Gator Nurse alumna Linda Aiken, the Claire M. Fagin Leadership Professor of Nursing and a professor of sociology at the University of Pennsylvania, announced her intention to create…

UF College of Nursing’s NIH Funding on Upward Trajectory

For the fourth year in a row, the growth of the University of Florida College of Nursing’s National Institutes of Health funding has continued its upward momentum. The College of Nursing has seen an increase of $1.1 million in just one year, solidifying its status as a top 20 institution…

Podcast: Meeting Demand for Nurses and Health Care in Rural Areas

UF Health Archer Family Health Care, the college’s nurse-led health center, has provided care to the local community for two decades. Listen to the below From Florida episode, a podcast focused on groundbreaking innovations at UF, to hear Dean Anna McDaniel, PhD, RN, FAAN, and Clinical Director Denise Schentrup, APRN,…

40 years in the making – A journey toward becoming a Gator Nurse

Gator Nurse Ashley Williamson is a registered nurse at the NCH Heart Institute in Naples, Florida. There Williamson – who has been an RN for two and a half years – works with the cardiothoracic surgery team at the clinic adjacent to the hospital where she was born. She is…