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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…

DNP student selected for prestigious fall 2021 internship

DNP PMHNP student Taylor Bell, BSN, RN was selected by the University of Florida Health Cancer Center to participate in a prestigious internship this fall. The Fall 2021 Cancer Policy Internship will be in Washington, D.C., with the UF Office of Federal Relations. Through this internship, Taylor will be able…

UF Nursing faculty and students embrace research mentorship

University of Florida College of Nursing researchers collaborated with a recent Bachelor of Science in Nursing graduate and an interdisciplinary team of researchers to co-author an article that was published in the scientific journal, the Journal of Pain. Assistant Professors Ellen Terry, PhD; Staja “Star” Booker, PhD, RN; and Keesha…

Back in Action: College of Nursing Research Summit Commences after COVID-19 Pause

Following a brief hiatus in 2020 when it was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the College of Nursing’s Research Summit and Malasanos Lectureship resumed this year for its 17th edition. During the event on April 16, faculty, students, clinicians and interdisciplinary professionals alike showcased cutting-edge research and changes…

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…