Professional Development
UF Health Nursing in Gainesville

As an academic medical center, UF Health Shands Hospital is committed to supporting our nurses’ quest for education, knowledge and career development. We believe in providing opportunities for personal and professional betterment, knowing that wisdom and purpose are integral to a fully satisfying life.

Our Commitment to Professional Development

Shared Governance

Our centralized and unit-based Shared Governance structures empower front line professional nursing staff to collectively impact their practice and patient outcomes. The governance model recognizes the clinical expertise and decision-making abilities of nurses and provides the opportunity for participation on policy-making councils.

Resource Roles

UF Health Shands Nursing recognizes the benefit of utilizing specially-trained resource nurses to provide unit-based leadership within a variety of clinical and administrative focus areas.

Tuition & Certification Support

We are committed to supporting and encouraging professional advancement of our nurses and have programs in place to remove the financial barriers of obtaining specialty board certification and advanced degrees.