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Stacciarini Named Assistant Dean for Diversity, Inclusion and Global Affairs

Jeanne-Marie Stacciarini, PhD, RN, FAAN has been named the College of Nursing’s Assistant Dean for Diversity, Inclusion and Global Affairs. Stacciarini has served as the college’s Director of Diversity and Inclusion for three years and has led the EMBRACE program, which provides faculty mentorship and research opportunities for underrepresented BSN students, since its inception. As…

UF nursing researcher’s findings upend routine feeding procedure for pre-term infants

A new study at the University of Florida has found evidence that may invalidate a routine procedure that has been performed for decades on extremely pre-term infants. Because extremely premature infants are too immature to feed by mouth, neonatal intensive care units nourish these babies through feeding tubes placed down the nose or mouth through…

The Gator Nurse Spring 2019

The Gator Nurse magazine has a new and improved look! If you haven’t seen the redesigned spring issue, now is your chance to catch up online with all of the College of Nursing news. Read the cover story on how our faculty collaborate to Go Greater, find out how students spent their spring break in…

Innovative Nursing Diversity Program Serves as National Model

UF College of Nursing undergraduate students in the EMBRACE program participate in a faculty mentoring session with Associate Professor Jeanne-Marie Stacciarini, Ph.D., R.N., FAAN, and Clinical Assistant Professor Paula Delpech, Ph.D., R.N., APRN. To foster and encourage an environment of diversity and inclusion, the University of Florida College of Nursing has created an innovative research…

UF Nursing Collaborates with UF Health and VA for Annual Research Summit

Attendees and participants of this spring’s College of Nursing Research Summit and Malasanos Lectureship were exposed to a wide variety of research ranging from sickle cell disease, medical marijuana, traumatic brain injury biomarkers and everything in between. Held in April, this yearly event was expanded last year in collaboration with UFHealth and the Malcolm Randall…

DNP program moves up in national rankings

The UF College of Nursing’s Doctor of Nursing Practice program remained the top-ranked DNP program in Florida and moved up to #24 nationally in the 2020 U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate School rankings, up from #28 last year. “As the top D.N.P. program in the state and No. 24 nationally, the UF College…

Spring Break Study Abroad: Grenada 2019

A group of six University of Florida College of Nursing BSN students will spend their spring break in the Caribbean. Led by Dr. Paula Delpech, the Gator Nurses hit the road for the island of Grenada March 1 for the nine-day educational service trip. Delpech, a native of Trinidad, boasts research and scholarship interests that…

Giving Day

Thank you to all who gave during the inaugural Gator Nation Giving Day Feb. 26! Official numbers are still being tallied, but Gator Nurses certainly answered the call to “Stand Up and Holler!” Because of your generosity, College of Nursing students have access to the best resources and faculty who Care, Lead and Inspire.Thank you!

Celebrating Black History Month

To commemorate Black History Month, every week the College of Nursing will highlight a pioneering, accomplished Black Gator Nurse. Feb. 11 Rose Rivers, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FNAP, (BSN 1988, MSN 1999, PhD 1995). Dr. Rivers is the founder, principal and primary consultant for Restoring Joy to Leadership, a spiritually based organization dedicated to helping leaders maximize their…