Gator Nurses Take Nursing Excellence Beyond Borders

Gator Nursing faculty, students and alumni share cultural perspectives.

By: Anna Hoffman, Kyle Chambers

First-generation Gator Nurse

ashley z Ashley Zeledon Bodden (Honduras)

Honoring her heritage

jw Jianli Wu (China)
A seed of deep compassion for older adults in need has been planted in my heart since I was a child, which was only reinforced during my time as a nurse.
Jianli Wu

A daring escape

jorge m Jorge Mulet (Cuba)

Cultural connections, college collaborations

JM Stacciarini Jeanne-Marie Stacciarini (Brazil)
"I am honored and am privileged to consider myself multicultural."
Jeanne-Marie Stacciarini

A Warm welcome

raga iceland Raga Bjarnadottir (Iceland)

Rocking new roots

dfanfan haiti Dany Fanfan (Haiti)
“We cannot do this journey in isolation,” Fanfan said. “I love that we are empowered to reach our full potential and scholarly goals, as well as take intentional steps toward change and meet our vision of inclusive excellence.”

A journey of a lifetime

syoon Saun-Joo Yoon (South Korea)
"It's been a journey"
Saun-Joo Yoon

Traditions and Ambitions

Minh Minh-Nguyet Nguyen (Vietnam)
“I never regret my decision to become a nurse and provide compassionate care to patients,”
Minh-Nguyet Nguyen

The path together

Ekakitie Beryl and Moses Ekakitie (Nigeria)

A first for international representation

MCourage Myrna Courage (Canada)