Dean McDaniel will be missed by all! Until May 5, we are collecting video submissions from faculty and staff to honor Dean McDaniel as part of a surprise celebration of her legacy! Please contact Kyle Chambers (kylechambers61@ufl.edu) to arrange a 10 minute timeslot to record your video. If you are unable to record in person at the Gainesville campus, please refer to our video recording tutorial below, as well as the submission form to send in your self-recorded video.

Dean Anna McDaniel

Gator Nursing is much more than a name; it is an unshakable bond between a community and a commitment to Care, Lead and Inspire in everything that we do. For the past decade, Dean McDaniel has truly embodied what it means to be a Gator Nurse by serving the students, faculty, administration and the state of Florida.

In addition to her tenure as leader of the UF College of Nursing, Dean McDaniel has had an accomplished career advancing nursing science and educating new nursing professionals. Like founding Dean Dorothy Smith, she has acted as a true pioneer and visionary who will leave a distinguished legacy with her thoughtful approach to the health care needs of society.

Dean McDaniel's Retirement

A Look Back in Time

View one of Dean McDaniel's earlier Dean's Messages.

Anna M. McDaniel

Dean McDaniel over the years

Over the past decade, Dean McDaniel has overseen some of the most momentous accomplishments at the College of Nursing. Read some of these highlights below:

No 1. Ranked BSN and DNP Programs

$23.5 million Raised as part of the Go Greater campaign closed by Dean McDaniel’s tenure

20% Increase in undergraduate enrollment after Dean McDaniel expanded the Accelerated BSN program to the Jacksonville campus

Top 15 Ranked public college of nursing for NIH funding

Honor Dean McDaniel’s Legacy!