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Gator Nursing Students Place Third at SNRS Conference

Congratulations to Gator Nursing PhD students Marina Magalhães (first author), Larissa Iapicca and their faculty mentor, Dr. Leslie Parker. They received 3rd place for the top student Southern Nursing Research Society abstract/presentation at the SNRS 35th Annual Conference. The title of their study is “Effect of pasteurized human donor…

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…

USF-UF Team Devises Specialty Transitional Care Program to Improve Patient Services

Shayna Rabess Gator, Shayna Rabess, and Bull, Gisela Kennedy, land finalist spot in the 2020 Florida Blue Health Innovation Challenge with a project that would improve the care transition from hospital to home to the healthcare provider by implementing transitional care management (TCM) services. The innovation is aiming to decrease…

Gator Advances Her Nursing Career with a UF BSN at Age 47

It’s never too late to pursue your passion. For Betty Alcover, 47, making the transition from the financial side to the medical side of healthcare was a keen goal of hers. Starting out in insurance billing at a top hospital in Tampa, FL, Betty longed for patient care. To achieve…

2020 Florida Blue Health Innovation Challenge

Gator Nurse Shayna Rabess (RN-BSN 2010) learned last week that her project – “Implementation of a Transitional Care Model (TCM) in the Heart Failure Population” – has been selected to take part in the 2020 Florida Blue Health Innovation Challenge.  Over $25 billion is spent on preventable complications…

Two UFCON alumni were Nightingale Award recipients

The year 2020 has appropriately been deemed the “Year of the Nurse”, honoring the 200th anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth, and recognizing nursing’s commitment to improving the health and wellness of patients all over the world. As we continue to acknowledge the leadership, excellence, and innovations in nursing, UF Health…

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…

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…