Bull nurses have the opportunity to become globally engaged 21-century medical professionals and work collaboratively with academic institutions, health care facilities, and communities throughout the world. With credit-earning travel opportunities, mission trips and other programs, students will gain vital skills to help address emerging global health challenges.
The community health experience offered by Global Nursing enables undergraduate students to learn first-hand about international health care while delivering nursing education and services to residents. Students have the opportunity to develop interprofessional health care relationships, explore different cultures, and increase their value as globally educated registered nurses. See the program list below for the current opportunities.
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For graduate students, each summer a group of nurse practitioner students take a trip to the Dominican Republic through Medical Ministry International Canada. While there, they travel each day to a different village and set up a clinic, working out of a small school or church. Led by faculty, the students observe patients being treated with various ailments and observe the dispensing of medications, educate patients about personal health, and make referrals to local providers, as needed. During the trip, the students are housed in a school in Sabana Grande de Boya. In just a short amount of time (one or two weeks), these nursing students offer lifesaving treatment to the patients they care for and can have a lifelong impact.
Ukamaka Oruche, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN, has joined the College of Nursing as the Gordon Keller Professor, reporting to Dr. Stephanie Marhefka, Senior Associate Dean of Research. Her primary responsibilities involve conducting funded research as a principal investigator within a transdisciplinary team, and mentoring faculty researchers, postdoctoral fellows, and students. Her work will include collaborations with
The University of South Florida College of Nursing is expanding its educational reach through new collaborations with two universities in Sicily. The USF nursing school recently signed general agreements of understanding (GAUs) with nursing programs at the Kore University of Enna and the University of Catania, providing greater opportunity for global exchanges for faculty and
TAMPA, Fla. (July 7, 2022) – The University of South Florida College of Nursing is advancing nursing education and increasing access to health care in medically underserved areas through a nurse-managed Mobile Health Unit (MHU) with the help of a four-year $3.85 million Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) grant (award number UK1HP46068). Continued funding
The College of Nursing's global health program offers tremendous opportunities for education and research. Each current global site (Colombia, Mexico, Saint Croix, and Scotland) offers a rich cultural immersion, experience within another country's health system, and the opportunity to explore research questions in collaboration with host facilities. Students interested in participating in research opportunities while abroad should discuss their interests with their faculty advisor well in advance of their global trip.
Contact the Global Affairs Office in the College of Nursing at (813) 974-5895.
Established in 1946, the Fulbright U.S. Student Program is the largest exchange program in the U.S., providing students with opportunities to pursue international graduate study in more than 155 countries. During the grant period, the student meets, works, lives with, and learns from people in the host country. The program facilitates cultural exchange through interaction in the classroom, field, and home, allowing the student to gain an appreciation of others' viewpoints, beliefs, lifestyles, and reasoning.
Visit Student Fulbright for more information.
The College of Nursing’s accelerated second bachelor’s degree in nursing is a Paul D. Coverdell Fellows program, offering financial support to returned Peace Corps volunteers who reciprocate by completing substantive internships related to their program of study. The Coverdell Fellows provide important mechanisms for connecting the College of Nursing with underserved communities in the Tampa Bay area by leveraging their global Peace Corps experiences to impact health outcomes of the local community.
Visit Peace Corps Coverdell Fellowship Program for more information.
As part of the University of South Florida Global Citizens Project, College of Nursing undergraduate students can achieve a Global Citizen Award, which encourages and rewards undergraduate students' global engagement. Students complete award requirements through a combination of curricular and/or co-curricular activities of their choosing, including on-campus events, Global Citizens coursework, study abroad, community service, undergraduate research, internships, and/or foreign language study.
Visit Global Citizens Project for more information.