College of Nursing

Local Outreach — Global Impact
USF Health Nursing School ranked Best Grad School by U.S. News & World Report for Master's.   USF Health Nursing School ranked Best Grad School by U.S. News & World Report for Doctor of Nursing Practice.

Preparing the Nurses of Tomorrow

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

In all that we do every day, our goal is to prepare 21st-century nurses to address the health care needs of local and global communities through excellence in research, education, and clinical care. Our faculty and staff promote interdisciplinary research collaborations, and we partner with a wide range of clinical practices and heath care facilities. [READ MORE]

College of Nursing News

 L. Alan Todd, DNP, CRNA, CHSE, became the College of Nursing’s Assistant Dean for the Center for Experiential Learning and Simulation on April 1, just weeks after the coronavirus pandemic hit. We asked him about COVID-19’s impact on simulation in academic nursing.   Q: Now that some in-person class … [read more]
Q: As an Accelerate Second Degree nursing student at the Sarasota-Manatee campus, where did you get your first bachelor’s degree, and in what field?  A: I grew up on a farm in Kingsville, Missouri — a small town outside Kansas City. Many had limited access to primary health care. My mother has a bac … [read more]
Susan Scherer, BS ‘13, is a nurse entrepreneur with more than 28 years of nursing experience.  She is also an Air Force veteran and acknowledged as one of the top nurse leaders by the National Nurses in Business Association in 2017.  After graduating from the University of South Florida College of N … [read more]
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