UF faculty members named to the Great 100 Nurses of Florida

Three University of Florida College of Nursing faculty members were selected as part of the Great 100 Nurses in Florida by the Florida Nurses Association.

Both clinical assistant professor Jane Gannon, D.N.P., C.N.M., C.N.L., and clinical assistant professor Rosalyn R. Reischman, D.S.N., A.R.N.P., were named Great 100 Nurse Educators, and associate professor Ann Horgas, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N., was named a Great 100 Nurse Researcher.

Former dean Lois Malasanos also posthumously received the Great 100 Nightingale Tribute at the FNA’s Annual Awards Ceremony.

Gannon was recognized for her part in the development of the UF College of Nursing’s Clinical Nurse Leader curriculum and clinical partnerships. She has served as an item writer for the first national CNL certification examination and a member of the Clinical Nurse Leader Association’s inaugural organizing committee.

Reischman was recognized for her contributions to the development of UF’s first acute care nurse practitioner track, the first in Florida, and later to the evolution of that specialty track into the college’s Doctor of Nursing Practice degree program. In 2012, she served as an item writer for the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Acute-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner certification exam.

Horgas is internationally recognized for her work in gerontological nursing, including more than $7 million in research grants from organizations such as the National Institute on Aging, the National Institute of Nursing Research and the American Nurses Foundation. She has written more than 50 professional articles and given more than 200 presentations at state, national and international meetings.

The Florida Nurses Association’s Great 100 Nurses recognizes nurse leaders around the state of Florida for their achievements in nursing CARE, an acronym for eight nursing roles in clinical/community, administration/advocacy, research/role model and education/entrepreneur.

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Tracy Wright was director of public relations and strategic communications for the University of Florida College of Nursing. She holds a master's degree in mass communications with a concentration in...Read More