Featuring our Alumni, Faculty and Students

When the World Health Organization designated 2020 as the “International Year of the Nurse and Midwife,” it was welcomed within the nursing profession with open arms and hearts. Now, more than ever, nurses deserve the recognition this designation brings with it. While the battle continues, the UF College of Nursing wants Gator Nurses to know that we are here for you. We support you. We thank you for your sacrifices. Use the Learn More button below to see some of the heroic stories of our alumni, students and faculty who served and continue to serve on the front lines.

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Donor Recognition Event

Although COVID-19 made it impossible for us to gather together in-person for our annual Donor Recognition Event, we wanted take the opportunity to thank our donors on behalf of the University of Florida College of Nursing. Samantha Markham, recently admitted PhD student, shares her gratitude for having received scholarship support from donors like you.

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Congratulations 2020 Alumni Council Book Award Scholarship Recipients!

First-year nursing students spend nearly $1,300 on textbooks. The Alumni Council Book Awards program, which gives monetary awards to help offset the rising cost of textbooks, allows alumni to take an active role in the future of current #GatoRNursing students by helping alleviate the financial strain of purchasing textbooks and ensuring that our talented students complete their undergraduate degree at UF. This year, 15 students were selected to receive Book Award scholarships.

Book Awardees 2020

UF nurses-in-training get a high-tech boost with a gift from the Kirbo Charitable Foundation.

Shot in the Arm for Nursing

As the COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically shown, skilled nursing is at the heart of excellent patient care. Now a generous donation from the Thomas M. and Irene B. Kirbo Charitable Foundation is transforming an existing resource center at the UF College of Nursing into a state-of-the-art training hub outfitted with the latest medical simulation technology.



Alumni Stories on COVID-19

Gator Nurses – Your College of Nursing thanks you for all that you are doing to help combat COVID-19, and we hope that you and your families are staying safe and healthy. We would love to share how you’re helping your communities to show our gratitude for all you are doing. Using the link below, we invite all of our alumni to fill out the form below so we can share your stories on our website, social media channels and for consideration in an upcoming edition of The Gator Nurse.

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The Gator Nurse

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