USF Health College of Nursing

A World Class Nursing Program

Welcome to the University of South Florida's premier nursing program, the USF Health College of Nursing.

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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Nurse practitioners play a critical role in health care. Their life-changing work and service make a tremendous contribution to patient outcomes. That impact is seen at USF Nursing and its faculty and students nurse practitioners. They continue to transform the profession in various ways, including their community involvement in Tampa Bay and beyond. [read more]

College of Nursing News

Nursing profession recently took center stage at USF Shimberg Health Sciences Library, Nov. 14 through Nov. 18. The library showcased an archive of postcards and images of nursing and nurses from around the world. [read more]
USF College of Nursing remembered the life and career of Former Dean, Patricia A. Burns. PhD, during a special ceremony on Nov. 18. Dr. Burns, who was also a USF Health senior associate vice president, passed away on Sept. 21. She was 77. [read more]
Those who serve, give up everything to defend civilians. Even in the face of danger, they sacrifice their lives to protect those at risk. That was the case for veterans to bachelor of science in nursing (VCARE) students, Jessica Panasewicz and Elizabeth Arp. [read more]
Advisors contribute to students’ success. Through academic planning and direction, they empower students from the start…all the way through graduation. And they do it with great dedication and compassion. Those are standards Kirsten Manzi, MA, lives by. [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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