The future of nursing calls for a high level of education and professional development for registered nurses across the country. The role that nurses play in the continuum of care is a vital part of the patient experience and we believe that nurses must remain on the cutting edge of their practice to provide the best level of care.
To advance nursing education, recognition and retention at UF Health Leesburg Hospital, the Center for Excellence in Nursing was established with an initial grant generously provided by Phoenix Physicians Group, LLC. Today, funds for the nursing scholarship program are made possible through your generous gifts to our hospital Foundation. When you make a gift to the Center for Excellence in Nursing, you are advancing the future of our community’s health and academic distinction.
- Enhancing education. Our program offers scholarships for hospital employees who desire to become a nurse or who wish to advance in their nursing career. The program includes onsite and offsite training in conjunction with local colleges and universities.
- Honoring nurses. Did someone provide you and your family with exceptional care during your recent hospital stay? Please consider making a contribution in their honor! Your tax-deductible gift will not only let your chosen nurse know how much you appreciate the care they provided, but will also support the outstanding level of care our community has come to expect.
To make a donation to the Center for Excellence in Nursing, please contact the Foundation Office at 352.323.5500.