Jonas IV Nurse Leader Scholar

Rachel Hunt, RN, BSN, CLNC

University of Florida
PhD Student

Rachel started the BSN-PhD program at the College of Nursing at the University of Florida in 2013. She has practiced as a nurse since 2009 and has been an Acute Dialysis Nurse since 2012. She enjoys working in the dialysis field and is passionate about conducting research for this population. Her interests in blood pH and nutrition also motivate her to conduct research that explores relationships between these variables and overall health and quality of life. Over the past 11 years Rachel has been blessed to study both Nursing and Anthropology. Rachel's background in Anthropology has instilled in her a deep love for culture and she dreams of facilitating multicultural exchanges between nursing students in the United States and other countries. She was fortunate to experience being a Graduate Assistant on a cultural interchange trip taken by the College of Nursing to the Yucatán, México in March of 2014.  Rachel serves as the College of Nursing representative on the Resource & Professional Development Council at UFHealth in Gainesville.  She has received several scholarship awards in her current nursing program.  Rachel's vision includes research and awareness of the importance of greater emphasis on multicultural care in Nursing as well as use of alternative therapies and complementary medicine to promote healing and holistic care of individuals.  She is greatly interested on use of the arts in the healing process.  She looks forward to working as Research Assistant to her advisor on a study involving an acupuncture intervention for GI cancer patients.