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A MESSAGE FROM UFIC DEAN LEONARDO VILLALON

July 07, 2020 Dear UF International Students, As you may be aware, the Student and Exchange Visitor Program office (SEVP) announced new guidelines yesterday concerning the number of online courses that international students may take to remain in status in the Fall 2020 semester. These guidelines affect all universities across…

Debra Lyon joins the NRCS Study Section standing panel

We are pleased to share that Debra Lyon, PhD, RN, FAAN, will join the Nursing and Related Clinical Sciences Study Section (NRCS) standing panel and will serve a four-year term as of July 2020! Her membership on the standing panel involves a commitment to attend three in-person review meetings during her term. The…

2020 Florida Blue Health Innovation Challenge

Gator Nurse Shayna Rabess (RN-BSN 2010) learned last week that her project – “Implementation of a Transitional Care Model (TCM) in the Heart Failure Population” – has been selected to take part in the 2020 Florida Blue Health Innovation Challenge.  Over $25 billion is spent on preventable complications…

Two UFCON alumni were Nightingale Award recipients

The year 2020 has appropriately been deemed the “Year of the Nurse”, honoring the 200th anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth, and recognizing nursing’s commitment to improving the health and wellness of patients all over the world. As we continue to acknowledge the leadership, excellence, and innovations in nursing, UF Health…

College of Nursing faculty members promoted

Two of our Biobehavioral Nursing Science faculty members were awarded promotion from the University of Florida for the 2019-20 cycle. Image Gallery Joyce Stechmiller Debra Lynch Kelly Joyce Stechmiller, PhD, ACNP-BC, FAAN was promoted to professor Debra Lynch Kelly, PhD, RN, OCN, CNE, FAAN was promoted to associate professor with…

Statement Against Racism: A message from the UF College of Nursing

Our hearts are heavy and we cannot ignore what is happening across our nation, as so many people have been affected by actions motivated by racism and violence. It is difficult to watch our country so divided by hatred. Yet it serves as a powerful reminder that we, nurses,…

UF Online RN to BSN Nursing Alum Continues to Further Her Education

The phrase “not all heroes wear capes, some wear scrubs” is one that Amelia Nichols Alava may hear more than once as a nurse at UF Health Shands Hospital in Gainesville, Florida. At the hospital, Amelia serves as a clinical leader for the Burn Center, which specializes in helping…