UF Health Shands Hospital is a 1014-bed quaternary teaching hospital located in Gainesville, Florida. Our state-of-the-art environment provides diverse opportunities for all levels of nursing practice, from graduate nurses to advanced practice nurses. The dynamic interprofessional collaboration provides a rewarding nursing practice that is evidenced-based and patient-centric.
As the Chief Nursing Officer, I am committed to providing leadership that ensures nursing excellence, innovations in nursing practice, and quality patient care. I am equally committed to creating and maintaining a health work environment that supports our nurses. By fostering a professional practice environment, evidenced-based nursing practice is employed, professional development is encouraged, and nurses are empowered to make decisions that impact their practice.
Recruiting and retaining the highest-quality nursing staff is a top priority. If you are looking for a cutting-edge practice environment where you can grow and develop in any nursing specialty of your choosing, I encourage you to join our team at UF Health Shands Hospital.
Irene Alexaitis, DNP, RN, NEA-BC
Vice President for Nursing and Patient Services
UF Health Shands Hospital