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.


Research News

2/11/2019
USF College of Nursing’s Associate Professor Connie Visovsky, PhD, RN, ACNP, FAAN, will be receiving the 2019 Outstanding Faculty Award for being named a Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar. She is currently … [read more]
1/14/2019
The University of South Florida’s College of Nursing has named Cecile Lengacher, PhD, RN, FAAN, FAPOS, to the Lyall and Beatrice Thompson Nursing Professorship in Oncology. This professorship wa … [read more]
11/20/2018
A prominent USF College of Nursing associate professor known for her research and expertise in cardiovascular disease in older adults was recently inducted as a fellow of the American Heart Associatio … [read more]
10/30/2018
Four years into developing a mobile application to help heart patients manage their health, USF nurse researchers and engineers with the HeartMapp project are about to begin a pilot study testing a pr … [read more]