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We live by our mission – Transforming Healthcare, Transforming Lives: Creating the Nursing Leaders of Tomorrow and the Research that Improves Health. This is a world-class program shaping the nursing profession as demonstrated by our rankings, our faculty and staff who are committed to student success. [READ MORE]

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Interprofessional collaborations between health professionals and engineers can help improve patient care. That’s what’s happening at USF. A nurse scientist and an engineer worked together to develop a smartphone application for patients with heart failure. Ponrathi Athilingam, PhD, assistant professor at the USF College of Nursing, and Miguel Labrador, PhD, professor in the Department of [read more]

College of Nursing News

One year ago, three students got together and started the process of establishing the Society of Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Students at USF. When the organization held their first meeting last year in May, they had a total of 12 members. Nine months later the organization boasts 82. “The organiza … [read more]
Carrie Conway, a representative of Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation, recently visited USF Nursing and met scholarship recipients. The foundation has been active since 1945 and grants scholarships to accredited institutions among nine states. USF Nursing has been working with the foundation since 200 … [read more]
Dr. Theresa Beckie was invited to speak at the Women’s Cardiovascular Programs & Services conference held at Embassy Suites in Tampa.  Dr. Beckie, PhD, RN, FAHA, a cardiovascular health researcher and professor at USF Nursing, discussed the challenges and opportunities for secondary prevention f … [read more]
This year’s USF Nursing Career Expo held on Feb. 15 featured 20 professional partners. The third annual event gave more than 110 undergraduate nursing students the opportunity to meet and network with some of the top hospitals and healthcare organizations in the region.  “The career expo is re … [read more]
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Donna Petersen, ScD, MHS, CPH Donna Petersen, ScD, MHS, CPH
Interim Dean, College of Nursing
Sr. Assoc. Vice President, USF Health
Dean, College of Public Health

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