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Native American Heritage Month Profile

In honor of Native American Heritage Month, we spoke to Lisa Scarton, PhD, RN, assistant professor in the Family, Community and Health Systems Science department at the College of Nursing and a member of the Choctaw Nation, to learn about her research and how she celebrates her heritage. Scarton’s research…

Breast Cancer Awareness Month Spotlight

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, we spoke to Debra Lyon, PhD, RN, FAAN, executive associate dean and the Thomas M. and Irene B. Kirbo endowed chair. Lyon’s research focuses on developing a better understanding of the biological underpinnings of breast cancer, specifically on a patient’s quality of life…

UF Nursing’s BSN Program Ranked No. 1 in Florida

The University of Florida College of Nursing’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing program was ranked No. 1 in Florida and No. 23 nationally by U.S. News & World Report for Best Colleges 2022. The college’s BSN program now ranks in the top 4% out of 694 nursing programs across the…

UF Nursing Researchers Provide Parents CHOICES for Reproductive Health

Two University of Florida College of Nursing researchers earned a four-year $3 million grant to support a large national study to test the effect of a web-based educational tool that aims to help young adults understand sickle cell disease — or even prevent it from being inherited. The award from the National…

New Research Finds Antibodies in Breast Milk of Vaccinated Mothers

Associate Professor Leslie Parker, PhD, APRN, NNP-BC, FAAN, was part of a research team found that breast milk from COVID-19 vaccinated mothers contained COVID-19 antibodies, which may be able to protect nursing babies. The study was part of a collaborative effort between the College of Medicine, College of Nursing,…

BSN Convocation Inspires Next Generation of Gator Nurses

College of Nursing students kicked off the fall 2021 semester on a high note with this year’s BSN Convocation. During the two-hour virtual event, attendees heard from influential faculty and key nursing leaders, beginning with a keynote address from senior scholar-in-residence and senior adviser to the president on nursing at…

Huggins named FNA Educator Icon

Shavondra Huggins, DNP, CNS, WHNP-BC, FNP-C, APRN, CNE, clinical assistant professor, has been selected to receive the 2021 Florida Nurses Association Nurse Educator Icon Award for exemplary leadership in a nurse educator role, and was nominated by…

UF Nursing Partners with VA to Offer Telehealth Educational Opportunity

Looking to dip your toes into the digital health field? Students, faculty and staff in the College of Nursing now have access to a free, two-course Telepresenter Certificate Program that will help them expand their career opportunities in telehealth, thanks to a special partnership with the US Department of Veterans…