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Gaining a sense of purpose in the midst of COVID-19

How Gator Nursing students are helping to bring an end to the pandemic By Rachel Rivera BSN senior Ashley Velasquez had a winter break unlike any other. When a request was sent for student volunteers to assist with the UF Health COVID-19 vaccination rollout, Velasquez jumped on the opportunity.

Finding joy while fighting against racism and for justice

I find joy in using my voice through writing, publication, and scientific endeavors. Thus, I’ve decided to be a part of the solution and not the problem. I will be a torchbearer of joy and light. Nursing is a great profession, and we have a real and lasting opportunity to…

Gator Nursing DNP student selected for AACN scholarship

Congratulations to DNP student Taylor Bell, who was recently notified that he is the recipient of the Deborah E. Trautman Future Nurse Leader Scholarship from the American Association of Colleges of Nursing! He is one of two recipients selected from over 90 applications submitted! Taylor is in the Psych-Mental…

UF Nursing opens leading-edge simulation and learning lab

By: Anna Hoffman UF nursing students Serenity McNair and Jacob Zoltek use a high-fidelity patient simulator to learn and practice skills in the newly renovated Thomas M. and Irene B. Kirbo Innovation and Learning Laboratory. University of Florida College of Nursing students and faculty can now hone their skills using…

A New Year’s Message from Dean Anna McDaniel

Dear Gator Nurses, Although 2020 was designated the Year of the Nurse and Midwife, none of us could anticipate how appropriate that designation would be, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Although last year was fraught with challenges for all of us, we remained optimistic at the University of Florida…

Historic Number of Faculty Become Certified Nurse Educators

Since 1956, the University of Florida College of Nursing has employed expert teachers and researchers who are dedicated to providing the highest-quality educational experience for the next generation of nurses. This year, 10 faculty members demonstrated their expertise in nursing education as a specialty area of practice through the National…

The Family Business: How Two Families are Making Gator Nursing History

By Anna Hoffman Sometimes nursing is a unique gift inherent to an individual. Sometimes the nursing spirit is inherited through compassion and ability displayed by someone else. Sometimes the desire to make a difference sets two people on the same path resulting in a life together. But rarely are these…