Enhancing student clinical experiences and improving patient care require College of Nursing faculty members to move beyond the classroom. Educational and clinical affiliations and partnerships with health care agencies throughout the state accomplish these objectives. Active partnerships with practice colleagues provide opportunities for the College to develop innovative solutions, which are needed to address the nation’s complex nursing shortage. The UF College of Nursing maintains active affiliations with more than 300 community and state health care agencies, hospitals and health care settings.
Through clinical affiliations, partnerships and the college’s faculty practice initiatives, faculty members and students provide services to underserved patients and demonstrate the most current practice approaches.
The colleges of the Academic Health Center and their associated health care delivery networks provide access to an integrated system of community hospitals and clinics, statewide home health care, a veterans’ health system and UF Health Shands Hospital. In addition, partnerships with such first-rate health care facilities, like North Florida Regional Medical Center, the Malcom Randall Veterans Affairs Medical Center and UF Health Jacksonville provide superior clinical experiences for the next generation of Gator Nurses, in addition to improving the health of our communities.