USF Health College of Nursing

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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]


Happening Now

2/21/2017
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

2/21/2017
Encompassed in accreditation is USF Nursing simulation center. The USF Health Simulation Consortium recently received accreditation renewal during the International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare hosted by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH). The consortium, which consists of five si … [read more]
1/23/2017
Walking through the recently renovated USF Nursing lab there is one consensus – it is more realistic to today’s working environment. The George & Marian Miller Center for Virtual Learning, also known as the experiential lab, received a much-needed facelift during the USF’s winter break. The reno … [read more]
1/23/2017
Congratulations to Nereida Valle,  USF College of Nursing anesthesia student, selected by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) Foundation Board of Trustees to serve as an AANA Foundation Student Advocate. The organization chose Ms. Valle for this prestigious position based on her ou … [read more]
1/17/2017
Jonathan Pollard, who recently graduated with his BS in nursing degree, was awarded the Grace-Gill Leadership and Excellence Award for outstanding Veteran to Bachelor’s in Nursing (VBSN) Student for Contributions and Demonstrated Commitment in Leadership and Excellence. The award is named for … [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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