Attempting to combat the growing crisis of the nationwide nursing shortage, the University of Florida College of Nursing has implemented creative strategies to draw from a diverse pool of potential nurses. The College of Nursing offers an accelerated course of study for students with a baccalaureate degree or higher in another field to pursue a baccalaureate and master’s degrees in nursing. Graduates of accelerated programs are prized by nurse employers who value the many layers of skill and education these graduates bring to the workplace. Employers report that these graduates are more mature, possess strong clinical skills, and readily acclimate to the clinical demands of a new job.
As part of a world-class health science center and network of interdisciplinary health care centers, the UF College of Nursing offers students access to a unique variety of educational and clinical experiences as well as a wealth of expert nursing faculty and technological resources. Nursing students at UF have excellent and challenging opportunities to explore nursing research and science , be professionally involved with student and professional governance , and have access to clinical experiences with patients across the life and cultural span.
The baccalaureate program at the University of Florida College of Nursing is accredited by the
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