Student Achievements

DNP student leads the way

WORKING TOWARDS IMPROVING PATIENT SERVICES

Rabess was a finalist in the 2020 Florida Blue Health Innovation Challenge for her DNP graduate project — Implementation of a Transitional Care Model in the Heart Failure Population — where her team focused on reducing hospital readmission rates with an NP-Led Specialty Transitional Care program.

Shayna Rabess, UF College of Nursing DNP Student

Dean's List

The University of Florida College of Nursing is driven to transform health through exceptional academic programs, preeminent research and innovative practice. Each semester the University of Florida College of Nursing’s Dean list recognizes those students who’s academic success is a reflection of the college’s standard of excellence.

Fall 2019 Dean's List

NATIONAL LEADERS

Meet Marina Magalhães

As an American Public Health Association (APHA) Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Section Fellow, PhD student Marina Magalhães (BSN 2017) is one of only a handful nationwide selected for this program that supports engagement in maternal and child health policy, programs and research, as well as leadership development. Marina is passionate about reducing inequities in maternal and child health, and her dissertation research uses an mHealth approach to determine whether text messaging breast milk sodium levels (a biomarker of pumping frequency) to mothers of critically ill infants during the early postpartum period improves long-term lactation outcomes. Post-graduation, she hopes to expand her work on pressing issues in women's health, such as the increasing incidence of cesarean delivery and the maternal mortality epidemic.

Marina Magalhães, UF College of Nursing PhD Student

2020 PhD Dissertations

Danielle R. Beasley

Testing Medical and Nurse Practitioner Students’ Pre and Post Intervention Knowledge, Self-Efficacy and Motivation for Antepartum Patient Teaching of Maternal Depression: Self-Identification and Screening | Project Chairperson: V. Johnson-Mallard

Marion M. Bendixen

Lactation Success in Mothers of Critically Ill Infants | Project Chairperson: L. Parker

Alinka L. Foldesi

HIV-Related Stigma and Medication Adherence: A Rural-Urban-Suburban Comparison Using Secondary Data from a Florida Cohort Survey | Project Chairperson: J. Stacciarini

Renessa S. Williams

The Impact of HIV-Related Stigma among Adults Living with HIV & Disability in Florida, 2015-2016 | Project Chairperson: R. Lucero