UF College of Nursing

Shakira Henderson Named UF College of Nursing Dean

Shakira Henderson joins UF on Jan. 29, as the UF College of Nursing dean and the associate vice president for nursing education, practice, and research — or System Chief Nurse Executive — for UF Health. She has a distinguished leadership record that spans health care operations and academia.

UF College of Nursing Receives $3.6 Million To Address Nurse Shortage

The COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on health care has made it more important than ever for nursing schools to educate the next generation of front-line providers. Now, thanks to an effort by Florida lawmakers to combat the nursing shortage, the University of Florida College of Nursing plans to build a “pipeline” to move well-prepared nurses into the workforce.

UF Nursing Researcher Gets to the ‘Heart’ of Cardiac Health Disparities

According to University of Florida College of Nursing associate professor Jennifer Dungan, Ph.D., M.S.N., B.S.N, many of the current symptom profiles and lab tests for heart disease do not accurately reflect known differences in women’s heart disease. This oversight has led to increased gaps in health care equity. That said, she has identified a specific gene she believes may be responsible, named RAP1GAP2.

UF Nursing Researchers Provide Parents CHOICES for Reproductive Health

Two University of Florida College of Nursing researchers earned a four-year $3 million grant to support a large national study to test the effect of a web-based educational tool that aims to help young adults understand sickle cell disease — or even prevent it from being inherited.