College Overview


R.I.C.H. House alum and USF student Shaheedah Salaam (speaking), Tampa Mayor Jane Castor (left), and Tampa Police Chief Brian Dugan (far left) at the Sulphur Springs R.I.C.H. House Grand Reopening ceremony on August 29, 2019.

The USF College of Nursing is leading the development and implementation of initiatives to promote health and wellness in our community and around the world. In an ever-evolving health care environment, we are engaged in the expansion of opportunities for faculty and students to utilize their academic, research, and clinical expertise within the community.

Community Engagement

The College of Nursing is committed to expanding and strengthening university-community engagement locally and globally in support of USF’s strategic priorities. Our goal is to engage with the community and to provide nursing resources through partnerships and scholarly projects. This includes several community outreach grant opportunities developed in collaboration with the other areas of the college. Current community partnerships are listed below:

  • Tampa Police Department
  • Hillsborough County Public Schools
  • Wholesome Community Ministries
  • Port of Tampa Bay

One example of our community outreach efforts is the Peds to Succeed program. 

Post-Graduate Fellowships

The USF College of Nursing collaborates with our clinical partners to develop, accredit, and evaluate fellowships for advanced practice providers, to include both nurse practitioners and physician assistants. Each Advanced Practice Provider Fellowship is uniquely created to ensure that new nurse practitioners and physician assistants have the training and education to successfully transition from academia to a specialty clinical practice. The overarching goal is to increase the number of specialty trained practitioners to develop the competency necessary to deliver high-quality, evidence-based, and safe patient care. The average fellowship program is 12 months in length, with curricula consisting of didactic and clinical experiences in varied specialty areas (e.g., neurosurgery, oncology, and otolaryngology).

For eligibility requirements and deadlines for the following fellowships, contact Marcia Johansson

Learn More

Check out our first post-graduate fellowship here

Faculty Practice

Faculty practice opportunities are available at the Student Health Center, as well as throughout the community. Please contact the office of the vice dean of Faculty and Community Affairs for more details if interested.

Contact Us

Our team is eager to discuss partnership opportunities with you. Please contact us with any ideas or questions you may have.