For more than 60 years, our alumni have gone on to become national health care and nursing leaders. The college has continued in Founding Dean Dorothy M. Smith’s vision, pursuing excellence in nursing education, while tackling the most pressing concerns facing health care and nursing.
The UF College of Nursing instituted Florida’s first nurse practitioner program and Florida ‘s first PhD in Nursing Science program. The college continues to pioneer advances in nursing education.
In an attempt to obtain an accurate and comprehensive history of the college, we have partnered with the UF Oral History Department. Oral Histories have been obtained from individuals who participated in the earliest development of the college. You can read their accounts the Oral History Collections.
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In this video that was produced to be shown to the class of junior nursing students, Professor Emeritus Jodi Irving takes viewers on a historical tour of the College of Nursing, highlighting prominent historical moments in each decade.
In honor of our 60th anniversary in 2016, we celebrated these three parts of our motto — CARE, LEAD, INSPIRE — all year. Below find three videos dedicated to these values.
Our students, faculty, graduates and supporters CARE about our patients, our communities, each other and the College. Here is just a brief glimpse into how all Gator Nurses embody a spirit of caring.
Our students, faculty, graduates and supporters LEAD in every part of health care, whether as CEO’s or deans, and at the bedside or in the community.
Here is just a brief glimpse into how all Gator Nurses embody a spirit of leadership.
Our students, faculty, graduates and supporters INSPIRE those around them whether it is with their patients, colleagues, students and families.
Here is just a brief glimpse into how all Gator Nurses INSPIRE.
Some photos from our history: