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Anna McDaniel - University of Florida. Gainesville, FL, US

Anna McDaniel

Dean | University of Florida

Gainesville, FL, UNITED STATES

Anna McDaniel’s expertise is in using technology to enhance clinician decision-making and promote healthy behaviors.


Anna McDaniel is the dean of the College of Nursing. Her expertise is in using technology to enhance clinician decision-making and promote healthy behaviors. Anna is also interested in exploring the factors influencing nursing shortages. Anna’s research has been characterized by the innovative use of information technology to enhance decision-making by clinicians and to promote positive health behaviors in consumers. Her history of funded research focuses on cancer control, from prevention (tobacco prevention and cessation) through survivorship (symptom management).

Areas of Expertise (4)

Nursing Informatics

Cancer Prevention and Control

Nursing Shortages

Nicotine Dependence

Media Appearances (4)

Students at HBCU Can Earn Accelerated University of Florida Nursing Degrees

Insight Into Diversity  online


Students at Edward Waters University (EWU), a historically Black institution in Jacksonville, Florida, will soon be able to pursue a four-year nursing degree through the University of Florida’s (UF) College of Nursing.

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A Crisis for Health Care: How the Nursing Shortage Impacts Patient Care, Education and Burnout

The Gator Nurse  online


After 30 years as a nurse in the 8 East Medical Oncology unit at UF Health Shands Hospital, Eyrone Bush has seen it all. Gone are the days, for instance, of the iconic white uniforms and paper charting systems. There have been tremendous advances in technology and pharmaceuticals. There are more men in the field, bringing greater diversity. Most importantly, she said, nurses now are seen as colleagues in interdisciplinary health care teams.

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Northeast Florida hospitals seek prescription to blunt potential nursing shortage

Jacksonville.com  online


The nurses shortage is barely noticeable in Northeast Florida as yet, but chief nursing officers at the region’s hospitals are working to prevent the situation from developing into a problem affecting patient care.

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To Address Local Shortages, University of Florida Relaunches Accelerated Nursing Program in Jacksonville

DailyNurse  online


During the economic recession a few years back, the University of Florida (UF) decided to phase out their Jacksonville nursing program, but after recently allocated funding totaling $500,000, the nursing program is starting back up.

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Articles (2)

Competence-based human resource management to improve managerial competence of first-line nurse managers: A scale development

International Journal of Nursing Practice

Joko Gunawan, et al.


This study aimed to develop and psychometrically test a competence-based human resource management scale to improve managerial competence of first-line nurse managers in public hospitals.

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A Key to Transforming a Nursing Curriculum: Integrating a Continuous Improvement Simulation Expansion Strategy

SAGE Open Nursing

Karen Aul, et al.


Changes in nursing, health care, and education warrant continued pedagogical innovations. Faculty are challenged to develop many innovative strategies in the clinical and simulation laboratory setting. Intentional simulation-based learning experiences are one method to prepare new graduates for nursing practice.

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Innovative programs are positioning UF to meet demand for nurses and provide health care in rural areas