Gator Nursing Enters A New Chapter

As of Jan. 29, Henderson is the University of Florida College of Nursing’s sixth dean.

By: Anna Suggs Hoffman
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Meet Shakira Henderson

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A TIMELINE: From Dominica to UF College of Nursing

  1. Departed Dominica for Florida
  2. Earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology and Chemistry from the University of Miami
  3. Earned her Master of Science in Nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice and PhD in Nursing Neonatal nurse at Baptist Health South Florida
  4. UNC-Chapel Hill assistant vice chancellor, system vice president research officer and clinical integration research officer
  5. Earned her Global Executive Master of Business Administration degree
  6. Dean, UF College of Nursing
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Care boldly. Lead boldly. Inspire boldly.

Fun Facts About Dean Henderson:

No Worries!

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