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Caring for our communities: Celebrating rural health

The University of Florida College of Nursing is recognizing efforts from student nurses, faculty and alumni who serve rural communities. Through hands-on patient-care experiences such as those offered at UF Health Archer Family Health Care, the college’s nurse-led practice, these rural health care heroes are poised to transform health for…

Service before self

From the time she was a little girl growing up in Titusville, Florida, UF College of Nursing Doctor of Nursing Practice student, Akia Davis, MSN, APRN, FNP-C, knew she would dedicate her life in service of others. After seeing success as a college basketball player, Davis graduated from the College…

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 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…

December Commencements

Doctoral Commencement Ceremony Friday, December 17, 2pm-4pm; Stephen C. O’Connell Center Bachelor’s Ceremony Friday, December 17, 7:30pm-9:30pm; Stephen C. O’Connell Center   For further information, contact Stephanie McBride, Director of Commencements at UF-Commencement@ad.ufl.edu Or visit https://commencement.ufl.edu/fall/…

UF Online Rises to Fourth in the Nation for Online Bachelor’s Degree Programs

The University of Florida sets a new standard as a modern research university, receiving national recognition for both traditional classroom programs and online pathways. UF Online, UF’s online undergraduate experience, has now risen to No. 4 in the country for best online bachelor’s programs according to…

Celebrating 10 Years of Gator Nurse DNP Graduates

Anna McDaniel, Dean, University of Florida College of Nursing Imagine a world where health care is delivered by nurses who have been educated by world-renowned leaders and supported by groundbreaking research on state-of-the-art equipment. At the University of Florida College of Nursing, our Doctor of Nursing Practice program…

Honoring Gator Nursing Veterans

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program has several similarities to the military. Both are structured, challenging, require teamwork and discipline, and, above all else, can mean the difference between life and death.

Rising Above Childhood Cancer to Care for Others

DNP graduate and pediatric cancer survivor Laura Sealy with a pediatric patient at Texas Children’s Hospital, where Sealy works as a nurse practitioner. One night in 1995, Jody and Marcus Sealy prayed as they took their 4-year-old daughter, Laura, to Wolfson Children’s Hospital in Jacksonville. They prayed what…

Celebrating 10 Years of Gator Nurse DNP Graduates

Anna McDaniel, Dean, University of Florida College of Nursing Imagine a world where health care is delivered by nurses who have been educated by world-renowned leaders and supported by groundbreaking research on state-of-the-art equipment. At the University of Florida College of Nursing, our Doctor of Nursing Practice…