The UF College of Nursing offers the flagship nursing program in the state of Florida and gives nursing students access to a unique variety of educational and clinical experiences as well as a wealth of expert nursing faculty and technological resources.
UF nursing students have excellent opportunities to explore nursing research and science, be professionally involved with student and professional governance and have access to clinical experiences with patients across the life and cultural span.
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree is the critical first step for a career in professional nursing.
The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree is a practice-focused doctorate designed to prepare expert nurses in specialized advanced practice roles.
The PhD in Nursing Sciences prepares nurse scholars to develop and conduct scientific research that advances the theoretical foundations of nursing practice and health care delivery.
Why Gator Nursing?
The University of Florida College of Nursing is the premier educational institution for nursing in the state of Florida and one of the top leaders nationally. The UF College of Nursing continually attracts and retains the highest caliber of nursing students and faculty who have a passion for science and caring.
Gator Nurse alumni become leaders at hospitals, universities and health care agencies, while promoting quality patient care through their roles. Gator Nurses can be seen influencing health policy at local, national and international levels.
With a UF nursing education as a foundation, Gator Nurses are prepared as practitioners and scientists who reflect and care for a diverse society. The College of Nursing continues to be recognized as one of the best nursing education programs in the Southeast. Baccalaureate graduates achieve a passing rate well above 90% on nursing licensure exams and UF produces the largest number of graduate-level prepared nurses in the state of Florida . On average, 75% of the college’s baccalaureate alumni pursue graduate education within five years of earning their baccalaureate degrees.
As part of UF, the college is located in Gainesville, a world-class college town offering spirit and culture to its students, faculty and staff.
As part of a world-class health science center, one of only three in Florida , and the flagship university in the state, the UF College of Nursing is a national force in nursing scholarship, research and service. Be a part of that force, and care, lead and inspire.
The University of Florida is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, education specialist and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of the University of Florida.
The baccalaureate program at the University of Florida College of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, (202) 887-6791.