Reunion weekend 2022

After more than two years, the College of Nursing is excited to bring back in-person Reunion Weekend Sept. 9-10! Join us at the Harrell Medical Education Building for an indoor barbecue tailgate party with food, music, face painting, games and activities before the Gators take on the Kentucky Wildcats in The Swamp! A silent auction, featuring Gator memorabilia, jewelry and unique gifts, will benefit the Alumni Council Book Awards Program! Go Gator Nurses!

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University of Florida College of Nursing students and faculty can now hone their skills using the latest technology in patient safety and learning assessment following an extensive overhaul of teaching space at the college to build a leading-edge simulation and learning center.

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UF College of Nursing Alumnus Named to the Gator100

Recognizing his exceptional entrepreneurship and innovative spirit, UF College of Nursing alumnus, Larry Siegel was named a Gator100. The Gator100 list serves as the University of Florida’s premier entrepreneurial awards program and recognizes the 100 fastest-growing, Gator-owned or led businesses in the world.


Alumna, Cathy Cambell, receives prestigious award at UVA

Campbell was one of four clinician-scholars to earn the 2022 Martin Luther King Jr. Award, the biggest diversity award UVA bestors.

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Celebrating Evelyn Moore Mickle: UF Nursing’s First African American Graduate

In 1967, Evelyn Moore Mickle overcame many challenges to become the UF College of Nursing’s first African American graduate. Today, we are honored to share Mickle’s story and celebrate all she represents as a Gator Nurse to Care, Lead and Inspire.

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2022 Dorothy M. Smith Nursing Leadership Award Winners

This year, the College of Nursing recognized five Gator Nurses through a virtual online ceremony. 

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Meet Pascale Belony (BSHE ’15 & BSN ’18) – Miss Universe 2021

Pascale Belony (BSN 2018) took to the Miss Universe stage in Israel on Dec. 12, 2021. The former Gator Nurse Student Ambassador represented the University of Florida as Miss Haiti on her quest for better nursing and health education for all.

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Miracle worker: Gator Nurse uses novel treatment to give children a second chance

To double Gator Nurse and current Doctor of Nursing Practice, or DNP, student Kara Godwin, MSN, APRN, CPNP-PC, patient care means more than holding a hand at the bedside. Her dedication to her patients transforms lives, one child at a time.

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alumni stories & events

Our Supporters

Care, Lead and Inspire Awards

Although the College of Nursing’s fall events were canceled due to COVID-19, the annual Donor Recognition Event awardees were still recognized for their loyal support of the college. This year’s recipients of the Care, Lead and Inspire Awards are individuals and foundations that have generously contributed to UF Health Archer Family Health Care…..

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CHanging Lives

Pickar Scholarship Supports Future Nursing Faculty

College of Nursing PhD students now have additional opportunities for support, thanks to a recent $100,000 donation to establish the Dr. Gloria Pickar Scholarship Fund. UF Engineering alumnus Dan Devine made the gift to establish the scholarship in honor of Gator Nurse Gloria Pickar’s (BSN 1968) contribution as the president and chief academic officer of the company…

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65 for Sixty-Five Legacy Challenge

To celebrate our 65th anniversary and the legacy of Gator Nursing, we invite you to participate in the 65 for Sixty-Five Legacy Challenge. During this year-long campaign, it is our goal to bring the total number of documented planned gifts from the current number of 50 to 65 – to represent Gator Nursing’s 65th anniversary.

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Experience the WONDER


Take in the 360-degree sights from the leading-edge simulation and learning center virtually.

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College of Nursing Magazine

The Gator Nurse

Catch up on all College of Nursing news, including alumni, faculty and student achievements. Published every spring, summer and fall!