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]

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USF College of Nursing’s registered nurse to bachelor’s (RN to BS) online program was recently ranked No. 1 among public state of Florida universities by, and No. 14 nationally. is an online resource for campus and online education, that annually ranks programs throughout the nation. The rankings categorize programs based on three criteria – [read more]

College of Nursing News

USF College of Nursing PhD student, Samia Valeria Ozorio Dutra recently presented the microbiome team research at USF Health Research Day and at the 2017 Southern Nursing Research Society (SNRS) conference. She was recognized by USF Health as having the Best College of Nursing Presentation. Dutra ha … [read more]
Three Doctor of Nursing Practice students are launching innovative work in therapeutic hypothermia after cardiac arrest. Shawn Blouin, Sam Williams, and Jovielle Maire, also known as the Freeze Team, applied a longitudinal translational research methodology to their doctoral project and decided to c … [read more]
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]
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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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