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Dual Oncology & Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

Be a Leader in Oncology Healthcare!

Advances in cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment have propelled the demand for advanced practice nurses in oncology. Oncology nurse practitioners provide, guide and evaluate nursing care for individuals with cancer, as well as for their families and caregivers, often as part of an interprofessional healthcare team.

The USF Dual Oncology/Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner concentration has a strong focus on cancer prevention, psychosocial support, early detection, symptom management, and enhancing quality of life of individuals and their families. Make a difference with each cancer patient as a USF Oncology Nurse Practitioner!

Dianne Morrison-Beedy Dianne Morrison-Beedy Dean, College of Nursing

Transform Healthcare, Transform Lives in Oncology Nursing!

Why Oncology?

  • Make a difference to the patient and family or caregiver
  • Bring new knowledge and skills to your patients at the bedside
  • Practice in both in-patient and out-patient settings
  • Provide, guide and evaluate oncology helathcare plans
  • Work as part of an interdisiplinary healthcare team
  • Work in many roles, including direct caregiver, coordinator, consultant, educator, researcher and administrator

Why USF?

  • USF is the fastest growing research university in the nation
  • USF is ranked 8th as an 'up and coming' university, in the 2012 edition of the U.S. News & World Report's Best Colleges
  • USF ranks among Forbes America's Best Colleges 2011
  • USF is ranked 5th Most Veteran Friendly School in the U.S.

Why USF Nursing?

  • The only Oncology Nurse Practitioner program in Florida
  • Live classes allow contact with nationally recognized oncology experts
  • Nationally-renowned faculty with real world experience
  • American Cancer Society awarded 26 scholarships for USF Oncology


I am proud of all the USF Oncology masters students who I have taught since I began the concentration in 1985. They have been impacting the practice of Oncology Nursing in Tampa Bay and across the nation. Now we have a new curriculum that is right for the needs of the todays oncology patients, families and caregivers. A dual concentration in Oncology and Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner just makes sense. The USF Oncology Nurse Practitioner concentration is the only place to be!

Susan C. McMillan Susan C. McMillan, PhD, ARNP, FAAN Distinguished Professor

What People are Saying:

Working as a new ARNP has been a tremendously rewarding experience. The oncology program at USF provided me with the knowledge and skills to manage acutely ill oncology patients and provide them excellent care. I am grateful to have had such dedicated professors and been through an excellent program.

Jessica Latchman Jessica Latchman, MS, ARNP, AOCNP Moffitt Cancer Center