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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…

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…

Wilkie co-leading grant to establish a cancer health equity center

The National Cancer Institute has awarded a five-year, $16 million grant to establish a cancer health equity center at the University of Florida and partner institutions. The Florida-California Cancer Research, Education and Engagement, or CaRE2, Health Equity Center will be an interdisciplinary, intercollegiate effort involving researchers from UF, Florida A&M University and the University of…

Kelly receives NINR grant to study Hematopoietic Cell Transplant

University of Florida College of Nursing Assistant Professor Debra Lynch Kelly, Ph.D., R.N. O.C.N., and her interdisciplinary team received a $419,375 award over two years from the National Institute of Nursing Research to fund the R21 study titled “Developing the Biobehavioral Foundation for Self-Management of Psychoneurological Symptoms in Hematopoietic Cell Transplant Survivors.” Hematopoietic Cell Transplant, or…