The University of Florida College of Nursing aspires to be a model of excellence, recognized nationally for innovative education, dynamic programs of research and creative approaches to nursing practice. The College is committed to preparing nurses as practitioners and scientists who reflect and care for a diverse society, and to fostering interdisciplinary approaches to address the complexity of health-care needs.
As part of the University of Florida , the College of Nursing has all the resources of the state's flagship university at their fingertips, including a top-notch interdisciplinary Health Science Center and centers and institutes like the Evelyn F. and William L. McKnight Brain Institute of UF , the UF Genetics Institute, the UF Shands Cancer Center the UF Institute on Aging and the UF Office of Global Health.
Pioneering nursing education programs offered at UF address gaps in the health care system, as do the College's innovations in technological resources and initiatives linking students to diverse and international populations. The College of Nursing has a history of pioneering leadership in nursing education, having offered Florida 's first nurse practitioner programs, and first PhD in Nursing Science program.
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 Shands Hospital at UF.
Faculty members set a standard for excellence when it comes to innovative education, dynamic research and quality patient care.
The College's focus reaches far beyond the boundaries of traditional classroom walls. The college now has more than 700 students and 70 faculty members on both its Gainesville and Jacksonville campuses. We invite you to explore our Web site, including fast facts and find out why Gator Nursing is the clear choice.
For additional information, visit the College of Nursing's anniversary celebration website.