Research Enterprise

Consistent with its mission of preparing 21st-century nurses to improve health care throughout the world, the College of Nursing pursues research in a wide variety of areas. Faculty and students are challenged to analyze problems, discover new findings, and collaborate with colleagues throughout USF Health to pursue a host of research projects related to cardiovascular health, cancer prevention and management, chronic illness, caregiver support, biobehavioral mechanisms, and many other issues.

The College of Nursing houses a biobehavioral lab with 2,000 dedicated square feet of space. It contains state-of-the art equipment for conducting assays, such as inflammatory markers, stress hormones, proteomics, microbiome, and genetics. In 2017, the college was ranked No. 1 in the state of Florida for National Institutes of Health (NIH) research funding and No. 22 nationwide.

Research News

USF College of Nursing Associate Professor Constance Visovsky is set to begin a six-month Fulbright Research Global Scholar project where she will set up a collaborative breast cancer registry in Pana … [read more]
A USF College of Nursing doctoral student’s goal to develop a product that combats nipple confusion and helps women breastfeed longer has advanced to the national level with the award of a federal I-C … [read more]
Three USF College of Nursing students recently defended their PhD dissertations and are on the road to earning their doctoral degrees in August. Suzan Abduljawad, RN, MSN, defended her dissertation “F … [read more]
University of South Florida’s College of Nursing researchers Drs. Denise Maguire and Maureen Groer were recently awarded a $10,000 seed grant to study infants recovering from opioid exposure from the … [read more]