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UF Nursing PhD Student Shares Pain Insights with UF Health

On Tuesday, Dec. 13, College of Nursing PhD student Gina Gehling hosted a UF Health Nursing Grand Rounds session to shed some light on the most common, ‘invisible’ illness: pain. In a one-hour session, Gina covered all things related to a nurse’s role in pain, from how patients describe it…

Nurses in our Neighborhoods: How Gator Nursing Students are Impacting the Community

By Kyle Chambers From rural health centers to school clinics, Florida’s nurses work tirelessly to meet the need for quality health care for underserved populations However, the newest graduating class of Gator Nurses has already emerged as a driving force for promoting healthy living throughout local communities across the state.

UF College of Nursing Podcast | DEI Discussion

We are pleased to announce the latest UF College of Nursing podcast with the work of our fantastic EMBRACE students. Karisa Meeks and Kota Friedman are back, and this time they have a special guest and former Gator Nurse Rose Ohara-Jolly.  Jolly is the director of planned parenthood in Alaska. In this podcast,…

UF nursing students, researchers EMBRACE collaboration for palliative care

Through a collaboration, University of Florida College Nursing students had the opportunity to work with and learn from seasoned researchers on a successful pilot study that found potential mutual benefits of caregivers giving daily massages to patients receiving hospice and palliative care.   Recent College of Nursing BSN students Kristina…

40 years in the making – A journey toward becoming a Gator Nurse

Gator Nurse Ashley Williamson is a registered nurse at the NCH Heart Institute in Naples, Florida. There Williamson – who has been an RN for two and a half years – works with the cardiothoracic surgery team at the clinic adjacent to the hospital where she was born. She is…

Dream Come True

By Kyle Chambers At 6 years old, Patricia ‘Mara’ Wright, RN, moved with her family to North Florida, becoming a Gainesville resident. Growing up with the University of Florida in her backyard in the 1970s, she still dreamed to become part of the Gator Nation even after moving to South…

Nurses Leading Change

Committed to growing the next generation of nurses who care, lead and inspire, the College of Nursing is dedicated to fostering an environment that strongly supports diversity, inclusion and equity. Jeanne-Marie Stacciarini, PhD, RN, FAAN, associate dean for diversity, inclusion and engagement, has helped the college reaffirm its pledge to…

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…