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Leslie Parker Named Faculty Mentor of the Year

Clinical Associate Professor Leslie Parker, PhD, APRN (NNP-BC), FAAN, was selected for the University of Florida Undergraduate Faculty Advising/Mentor Award for 2018/2019. In the nomination letter for Parker, Department Chair and Associate Professor Ann Horgas, RN, PhD, FGSA, FAAN, wrote that Parker “engages students in her research, facilitates their ‘ownership’ of their research projects and…

Stacciarini Named a UF Research Foundation Professor

The University of Florida Research Foundation has named 32 faculty members as UFRF Professors for 2019-2022. College of Nursing Associate Professor Jeanne-Marie Stacciarini, PhD, RN, FAAN was selected for her established research in the area of health disparities and culturally sensitive care for underrepresented and minority populations in rural areas. The UFRF recognition goes to…

Innovative Nursing Diversity Program Serves as National Model

UF College of Nursing undergraduate students in the EMBRACE program participate in a faculty mentoring session with Associate Professor Jeanne-Marie Stacciarini, Ph.D., R.N., FAAN, and Clinical Assistant Professor Paula Delpech, Ph.D., R.N., APRN. To foster and encourage an environment of diversity and inclusion, the University of Florida College of Nursing has created an innovative research…

UF Nursing Collaborates with UF Health and VA for Annual Research Summit

Attendees and participants of this spring’s College of Nursing Research Summit and Malasanos Lectureship were exposed to a wide variety of research ranging from sickle cell disease, medical marijuana, traumatic brain injury biomarkers and everything in between. Held in April, this yearly event was expanded last year in collaboration with UFHealth and the Malcolm Randall…

DNP program moves up in national rankings

The UF College of Nursing’s Doctor of Nursing Practice program remained the top-ranked DNP program in Florida and moved up to #24 nationally in the 2020 U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate School rankings, up from #28 last year. “As the top D.N.P. program in the state and No. 24 nationally, the UF College…

Spring Break Study Abroad: Grenada 2019

A group of six University of Florida College of Nursing BSN students will spend their spring break in the Caribbean. Led by Dr. Paula Delpech, the Gator Nurses hit the road for the island of Grenada March 1 for the nine-day educational service trip. Delpech, a native of Trinidad, boasts research and scholarship interests that…

Giving Day

Thank you to all who gave during the inaugural Gator Nation Giving Day Feb. 26! Official numbers are still being tallied, but Gator Nurses certainly answered the call to “Stand Up and Holler!” Because of your generosity, College of Nursing students have access to the best resources and faculty who Care, Lead and Inspire.Thank you!

Celebrating Black History Month

To commemorate Black History Month, every week the College of Nursing will highlight a pioneering, accomplished Black Gator Nurse. Feb. 11 Rose Rivers, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FNAP, (BSN 1988, MSN 1999, PhD 1995). Dr. Rivers is the founder, principal and primary consultant for Restoring Joy to Leadership, a spiritually based organization dedicated to helping leaders maximize their…