Dean’s Excellence Fund
As nursing education continues to evolve, priorities shift rapidly. With the Dean’s Excellence Fund, the College Dean can react to these changes and ensure continuation of high-quality education, research, practice and leadership. The Dean’s Excellence Fund has previously funded important activities such as faculty retreats for strategic planning and international outreach experiences for students. Consultants and professional development activities for students and faculty have also benefitted from the fund.
Support for Simulation and Technology
Advances in Teaching
Private funds help ensure that the College’s Nursing Resource Center continues to have up-to-date simulation and lab equipment and that distance learning applications are current and of high quality. These resources allow College faculty members to combine teaching talent with the best technologies.
Support for Practice
Excellence in Patient Care and Teaching
For both undergraduate and graduate nursing students, clinical practice sites offer rich learning experiences where they join faculty members in providing care. Faculty members provide health care to underserved and special populations in urban and rural settings throughout Florida. For example, Archer Family Health Care, the College’s nurse-managed practice, offers comprehensive primary care in a rural area of north Florida. Private giving can assist with operational funds for this clinic and other sites like it, expanding needed services while enriching clinical education.
Support for Excellence in Research and Teaching
Professorship endowments for the College will help us recruit and retain premiere faculty members who excel in research and teaching. These endowments provide the necessary funding for salaries and program initiatives that can attract and retain the best nursing faculty members in a very competitive national market.
Brightest Students to Faculty
Graduate Student Support
The College’s BSN-to-PhD and BSN-to-DNP programs are focused on attracting excellent graduates into doctoral study quickly. The College offers educational preparation for advanced practice, leadership and/or research excellence in a future faculty role. The goal is to provide each graduate student with needed financial resources to continue study without the stress of full-time employment.
Meeting New Needs
Undergraduate Student Support
As tuition costs rise and state support decreases, the financial burden for undergraduate students in the College of Nursing is increasing. Scholarship resources are necessary to ensure that no student admitted to the nursing undergraduate major at UF is unable to attend because of financial hardship. Scholarship endowments provide a perpetual income stream for the College and help achieve this goal. Such funds help to provide excellent education for the future generations of nursing professionals so desperately needed in Florida and the nation.