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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…

College of Nursing Faculty Featured in Explore Magazine

The spring 2020 issue of the Explore Magazine highlights how four College of Nursing research faculty are working hard to study and improve technology that will help patients receive the best possible health care. The article, “…

UF Health Celebrates National Nurses Week

During a pandemic, we see the true value of our nurses every day. In celebration of National Nurses Week, UF Health asked their leaders to share their own experiences with UF Health nurses and express their gratitude. Dean McDaniel was featured in the video as well, sharing: “It doesn’t…

Kaitlyn Zipoli honored as outstanding young alumni

Gator Nurse Kaitlyn A. Zipoli (BSN ’10 and MSNSG ’12) was one of 40 University of Florida alumni who received this year’s Outstanding Young Alumni Award. Zipoli currently lives in Orlando, FL, where she is a certified nurse midwife/nurse practitioner for The Women’s Center. Since 2006 the University of…

Congratulations to the new 2020 FAANP Fellows

We are proud to announce that the Fellows of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (FAANP) selected Stacia Hays, DNP, APRN, CPNP, CCTC, CNE, Leslie Parker, PhD, APRN, NNP-BC, FAAN, and Denise Schentrup, APRN, DNP to be inducted as 2020 Fellows. The FAANP program recognizes nurse practitioner leaders who have…

Debra Lyon awarded two-year NIH R21 grant

University of Florida College of Nursing faculty member Debra Lyon, PhD, RN, FAAN received an award for a National Institute of Nursing Research R21 grant, “Metabolomic signature of PN symptoms in breast cancer over the first year of treatment and survivorship” in March. The R21 grant mechanism is…

DNP Program Remains Top in Florida

The UF College of Nursing’s Doctor of Nursing Practice program remained the top-ranked DNP program in Florida and among the top 20 of public universities, according to the 2021 U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate School rankings. The College of Nursing is ranked No. 28 among all…