Office of Nursing Research

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. 

Nurse scientists in our college are committed to enhancing health and wellness of individuals, families, and communities through transformative research organized under four pillars of expertise, always accounting for equity and inclusive excellence.

Research News

The National Institutes of Health’s National Cancer Institute has awarded nearly $2.2 million to Constance Visovsky, PhD, RN, ACNP, FAAN, at the University of South Florida College of Nursing to study … [read more]
As the prominence of medical marijuana continues to grow in the public eye, the ability to perform effective research on cannabis and cannabis extracts remains extremely difficult. Many barriers exist … [read more]
During the month of June, College of Nursing doctoral student Lakeshia Cousin attended the National Institute of Nursing Research’s (NINR) Summer Genetics Institute, a one-month intensive resear … [read more]
A University of South Florida nursing researcher specializing in pairing exercise physiology with cancer symptom management has been named a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing. The coveted awar … [read more]
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