Nursing at UF Health

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At UF Health, we’re hiring talented RNs like you. Join us. Inspire yourself and others using your knowledge and patient focus to create your own story of outstanding care. Forbes ranked us as one of Florida’s “Best Places To Work.” And we offer you many locations in which to work, including Magnet®-designated UF Health Shands Hospital in Gainesville.
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Meet Some of Our Nurses

Cardiology Intensive Care Unit
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Jacarrah Wright, RN
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Sara Stallibrass, RN
Medical Surgical Unit
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Jianellie Manalastas, RN
Operating Room
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Shaun Barrickman, RN
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Lily Rasco, RN
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Cassie Tran, RN
Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Unit
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Harvey Anaya, RN
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LeeAnn Hewitt, RN
Surgical Intensive Care Unit
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Tiffany Alexander, RN
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Cathy Kelly, RN

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12/01/23 RN 3-12 I 6 West Med-SurgNursing 6 West - South Campus  Variable, Every Other Weekend Gainesville, FL 
12/01/23 RN 3-12 | 8 East Oncology Nursing 8 East  Variable Gainesville, FL 
12/01/23 RN 3-12 I 94 ICU/IMCNursing 94 ICU/IMC  Variable Gainesville, FL 
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12/01/23 RN 3-12 | PACU North TowerNursing Central Staffing Office   Gainesville, FL 
12/01/23 RN 3-12 | 56 Neuro Med/SurgNursing HVN 56 Neuro MS  Variable Gainesville, FL 
12/01/23 RN 3-12 | 57 Neuro Med-SurgNursing HVN 57 Neuro MS  Variable Gainesville, FL 
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12/01/23 RN 3-12 | 65 Family Med-SurgNursing NT 65 MS  Variable Gainesville, FL 
12/01/23 RN 3-12 | 33 Neonatal ICU Nursing NT Peds 33 NICU  Variable Gainesville, FL 
12/01/23 RN 3-12 | 2425 Burn ICUNursing NT2425  Variable Gainesville, FL 
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12/01/23 RN 3-12 I 4 East Surgical ICUNursing ST 4E  Variable Gainesville, FL 
12/01/23 RN 3-12 I 4 East Surgical ICUNursing ST 4E  Variable Gainesville, FL 
12/01/23 RN 3-12 I 4 East Surgical ICU Nursing ST 4E  Variable Gainesville, FL 
12/01/23 RN 3-12 I 4 East Surgical ICU Nursing ST 4E  Variable Gainesville, FL 
12/01/23 Clinical Leader | 4 West Trauma ICUNursing ST 4W  Days, Monday-Friday Gainesville, FL 
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Professional Development
Professional Development

As an academic medical center, UF Health Shands Hospital is committed to supporting our nurses’ quest for education, knowledge and career development.

This yearlong fellowship is designed to provide RN participants at UF Health Shands with the experiences, insight, competencies and skills necessary to serve in a formal and informal leadership role.

The program offers competency and skill development opportunities through the following means:

  • Leadership development seminars and workshops
  • Individual learning/career development plans
  • Coaching and mentoring
  • Leadership project development, implementation and evaluation

Fellowship activities focus on self-knowledge, vision, risk-taking and creativity, interpersonal and communication effectiveness, inspiring and leading change, and a variety of business management topics.

This yearlong fellowship is created for professionals who aspire to higher-level leadership and management positions by developing leadership skills at the organizational level, incorporating mentorship, didactic experiences and collaborative team projects.

Nurse applicants must have:

  • BSN degree or higher
  • Specialty board certification
  • Current or prior leadership experience or graduate of the Emerging Leader Fellowship

Curriculum topics include leadership, project management, human resources, health care finance, budgetary planning, legal and regulatory environment in health care, and working with state and federal legislative bodies.

The Professional Practice Recognition Program provides monetary recognition for bedside nurses who wish to advance their careers through demonstrated individual excellence in the following areas:

  • Clinical education and certification
  • Professional accomplishments
  • Clinical adaptability

Annual opportunities may include participation in research, publishing and/or community outreach initiatives. The program is open to all registered nurses with excellent clinical skills and at least one year of satisfactory performance as a unit resource person at UF Health Shands Hospital.

Our centralized and unit-based Shared Governance structures empower frontline 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 policymaking councils.

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.

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.

Gator Nurses

Chief Nursing Officer
A Message from the Chief Nursing Officer

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.

Magnet Recognized

The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program® recognizes health care institutions for excellence in nursing, quality care of patients, and innovations in the practice of nursing.

Accredited Practice Transition Program
Accredited Practice Transition Program

The ANCC Practice Transition Accreditation Program recognizes residency or fellowship programs that transition registered nurses (RNs) and advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) into new practice settings.

Nursing Annual Report
2022 Nursing Annual Report

This annual report showcases how UF Health Shands Nursing continues to transform our hospital culture with robust teamwork and inspiring care.

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Nursing leadership is recognized for our visionary guidance to a team of more than 3,000 registered nurses. We have an obligation to each nurse who works here to provide a professional practice environment where nurses can thrive; gain exposure to diverse, state-of-the-art clinical practice settings; and be supported in their professional development journey. We believe exceptional nursing practice is achieved and maintained when nurses are supported to be autonomous and accountable in delivering high-quality, evidence-based care in a team-based culture.

Diversity Nursing Partner
UF Health Shands Nursing
Our Mission

To provide Experienced Care, Expert Caring to our patients, families and community.

UF Health Shands Nursing
Our Vision

To Set A New Standard Of Excellence in autonomous, accountable nursing practice, committed to patient advocacy and innovative patient care, in a climate of trust and collaboration.

UF Health Shands Nursing
Our Values
  • Excellence
  • Accountability
  • Diversity
  • Trust
  • Innovation
  • Teamwork
  • Integrity
Working for UF Health means working for one of the most prominent and well-respected health systems in the Southeast. It means being exposed to the latest in lifesaving technology, dedicating yourself to excellence, and joining over 3,000 of the best nurses in the world.

Nursing in Gainesville

Join Us
Join UF Health and enjoy:
  • The respect and recognition you deserve
  • Bringing hope and healing to patients
  • A valued voice in patient care decisions
  • A vital role on our nursing team
  • New skills and professional experience
  • Continuing educational opportunities
  • The freedom to share, change and improve our practice
Unit Scopes
Unit Scopes

Whatever your experience and interest, whatever your goals and aspirations, UF Health Shands Hospital has a specialty focus where you can grow and develop to your full potential.

Learn about our nursing units

Nursing Research
Nursing Research & Innovation

UF Health Shands Hospital fosters the spirit of inquiry and innovation into clinical nursing practice and supports nurse participation in the research process and dissemination of research findings.

Learn more about our research opportunities

One of the Top 100 Best Places to Live

From the natural beauty of our wide-open trails, to the hospitality of our tight-knit community, to the stores we love and the new ones to discover, it’s all here. But that’s just a snapshot of today — because our home city has big plans for the future.

With an average high of 65 degrees in January, you rarely hear the terms “wind chill factor” and “freezing rain” in Gainesville — unless you happen to be watching a national weather forecast. Mild winters and warm summers are par for the course in the Sunshine State. With its beautiful natural landscape, nearby freshwater springs and stunning prairies, Gainesville has been called an “urban forest.”

There’s more to the climate in Gainesville than the weather and scenic environment. There is the climate of innovation and entrepreneurship that has resulted in the creation of a substantial number of new businesses in recent years, making the city especially attractive for dual-career families.

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