Archive for the College of Nursing Category

USF Nursing advances to top-25 ranking in NIH research funding

February 27, 2012

With strategic leadership, the college attained its ambitious five-year goal in two Tampa, FL (Feb. 27, 2012) – The University of South Florida College of Nursing has joined the ranks of the top 25 nursing schools nationwide receiving National Institutes of Health research funding. There are more than 600 colleges of nursing nationwide. The college attracted a record $1.99 million from NIH in 2011* — a 16-percent jump from the $1.71 million received in 2010. That increase propelled USF to a 25th place ranking on the NIH nursing school list, [...]

New faculty help expand Nursing simulation education

January 4, 2012

The USF College of Nursing’s recent expansion in simulation education took another leap forward with the addition of several new faculty leaders. Marisa Belote joined the College as director of Center for Virtual Simulation and Clinical Education (VSCE), Erik Rauch is director of the Nurse Anesthesia Concentration and responsible for nurse anesthesia simulation, Alicia Rossiter is coordinator of Graduate Simulation, and Brittny Chabalowski is coordinator of Undergraduate Simulation, as well as director for the College’s Upper Division and Second Degree Nursing Programs. The College’s expansion is also in tandem with [...]

Meredeth Rowe finalist for Florida IDEA grant

November 28, 2011

USF’s Meredeth A. Rowe, PhD, RN, FGSA, FAAN, was selected as finalist in the inaugural selection process for a Florida Innovative Development for Economic Advancement (IDEA) grant, which offers early-stage financing to promising technology companies in central Florida that need help bridging the gap between initial product development and venture capital funding. Dr. Rowe, who is professor and the Lewis and Leona Hughes Endowed Chair in Nursing Science at the USF College of Nursing, submitted Caregiver Watch, a small business she owns that produces AlzAlert™, a night home monitoring system [...]

Now, this won’t hurt a bit

October 21, 2011

  The University of South Florida’s Public Health Dean  rolled up her sleeve Friday and got a flu shot from the University’s highest ranking nurse — Dianne Morrison-Beedy, PhD, dean of the USF College of Nursing.  Donna Petersen, ScD, was among the more than 1,200 people who received free flu shots Oct. 20 at the College of Public Health’s Annual Flu Shot Drive.  Also stopping by to get her flu shot and visit with students was USF President Judy Genshaft. Working in collaboration with the Hillsborough County Health Department (HCHD), nursing and medical [...]

USF nursing student one of three nationwide to speak at RWJF summit

October 12, 2011

Marian Hardwick, a PhD student and second degree baccalaureate program graduate at the USF College of Nursing, was one of only three former Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) New Careers In Nursing (NCIN) scholars in the nation invited to participate in a student panel on “Career Advancement for the Accelerated Nursing Student” during the recent RWJF NCIN Annual Summit. She spoke at the 2011 summit Oct. 6 to 8 in Washington, DC. Marian Hardwick Hardwick was one of eight second degree baccalaureate students in the VA Nursing Academy, a partnership [...]

Dr. Sandra Cadena, Nursing Director of Global Health, Honored with Hispanic Pathways Award

September 13, 2011

Sandra Cadena, PhD, ARNP, CS, CNE, assistant professor and director of the Center for Global Health at the USF College of Nursing, has been selected to receive the 2011 Hispanic Pathways Award in the non-tenured faculty category for her international work involving Latin America and will be honored at the annual USF Hispanic Heritage Kickoff reception October 6, 2011. In her nomination letter to the USF Latin Community Advisory Committee, associate dean for Research and Innovation, Cindy L. Munro, PhD, RN, ANP-C, FAAN, noted Dr. Cadena’s efforts as founding director [...]

Dean Dianne Morrison-Beedy Receives FNA Nursing Research Award

September 12, 2011

The Florida Nurses Association (FNA) has announced Dianne Morrison-Beedy, PhD, RN, WHNP-BC, FNAP, FAANP, FAAN, Senior Associate Vice President for USF Health and Dean of the College of Nursing, as recipient of the 2011 FNA Nursing Research Award. Dean Morrison-Beedy will be honored at the FNA Membership Assembly September 23-24 in Orlando, Florida. The Florida Nurses Association honors excellence in professional nursing by recognizing individuals selected by their peers for formal recognition. The Nursing Research Award recognizes a nurse who has produced research of scientific merit with relevance to the [...]

Highlights from first day of classes at USF Health

August 23, 2011

As USF celebrated its first day of the fall semester, USF Health welcomed the first 53-strong charter class in its brand new College of Pharmacy. Earlier this month, the College of Medicine saw the largest class ever begin, with 19 additional students in the SELECT program. Ashley Connelly (left) from Tampa, and Jameica Dunscomb from the Bahamas are both entering students in the College of Nursing. USF Health First Day Highlights College of Pharmacy: Charter Class Charter class includes 53 students (68% female, 32% male, and 53% Caucasian, 46% minority [...]

USF re-awarded scholarship funding through RWJF New Careers in Nursing program

August 8, 2011

Scholarships will support USF College of Nursing in training a demographically representative pool of nursing professionals Tampa, FL (August 5, 2011) – The College of Nursing at the University of South Florida, for the third consecutive year, has been selected as a grant recipient of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation New Careers in Nursing Scholarship Program (NCIN). During the 2011-2012 academic year, the USF College of Nursing will receive $50,000 to support students in the Second Bachelor degree program who are traditionally underrepresented in the field of nursing. The NCIN [...]

Meredeth A. Rowe named Lewis and Leona Hughes Endowed Chair in Nursing Science

July 22, 2011

 Tampa, FL (July 21, 2011) – The College of Nursing at the University of South Florida announces the appointment of Meredeth A. Rowe, PhD, RN, FGSA, FAAN, as Professor and Lewis and Leona Hughes Endowed Chair in Nursing Science. Dr. Rowe joins USF from the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL, where she was a Professor and Nurse Scientist with the Veterans Administration. Known as a leading nurse scientist in geriatrics and Alzheimer’s research, Dr. Rowe joins a world-class innovative nursing faculty at USF ranked 28th nationally in National Institutes [...]

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