Archive for the College of Nursing Category

Advancing strong research is primary goal for nursing associate dean

July 19, 2011

Research at the USF College of Nursing has grown tremendously over the past decade, the most recent milestone being a jump in rank to 28th for 2010 federal research funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Poised for another jump to the top 25, the College recently welcomed Cindy Munro, ANP, PhD, as associate dean for Research and Innovation. With a background steeped in research, Dr. Munro said she is eager to help advance the school to this next level, as well as guide it toward other innovative milestones. […]

USF’s Dr. Cecile Lengacher named fellow of American Academy of Nursing

July 18, 2011

Cecile Lengacher, RN, PhD, professor and director of the BS to PhD Program at the USF College of Nursing, has been named a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing (FAAN), a distinction considered to be the nursing profession’s highest honor. “This is a wonderful recognition of Dr. Lengacher’s substantial achievements in research focused on improving the lives of women with breast cancer,” said Dianne Morrison-Beedy, PhD, RN, WHNP-BC, FNAP, FAANP, FAAN, senior associate vice president for USF Health and dean of the College of Nursing. Dr. Lengacher is one […]

College of Nursing appoints military liaison

July 8, 2011

Carrie Elk, PhD, assistant professor of nursing, was recently appointed the military liaison for the USF College of Nursing. In this new role, Dr. Elk will develop and maintain relationships with service members and their families, military agencies and veteran groups by increasing the visibility and involvement of the college in the military community locally, regionally and nationally. She will also explore and encourage potential education, service and research collaborations. Carrie Elk, PhD Dr. Elk leads the clinical military mental health specialist team for the federally-funded RESTORE LIVES (Research to Improve Emotional […]

Sandra Cadena named to national medical coding workgroup

July 8, 2011

Tampa, FL (July 8, 2011) — Sandra Cadena, PhD, ARNP, CS, CNE of the University of South Florida College of Nursing, has been appointed to the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) Editorial Panel on Psychological and Psychiatric Services. This panel, along with other specialty panels, is charged with recommending CPT changes to the American Medical Association. Dr. Cadena, assistant professor and director of the Center for Global Health, was nominated to sit on this national body as the nursing member by both the American Nurses Association and the America Psychiatric Nurses […]

Student Affairs Dean Keeps Nursing Students at Center

June 16, 2011

Because so much of a student’s academic success depends on a positive experience at a school, Constance Visovsky, ACNP-BC, PhD, is making it her mission to have every interaction with the USF College of Nursing by current and potential students be a good one. Dr. Constance Visovsky “The idea is to provide a smooth process for students from admission to graduation to alumni connections,” Dr. Visovsky said. “Every point should be a good experience for every student. We’re closely monitoring all of the pieces, like advising and progress through the […]

Congresswoman Castor briefed on USF Health research projects

June 10, 2011

Dr. Carrie Elk, assistant professor and military liaison at the USF College of Nursing, and Dr. Kevin Kip, executive director of the College of Nursing Research Center, greet U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor of Tampa. USF Health researchers recently updated U.S. Congresswoman Kathy Castor on a variety of research projects she helped get funded through Congress. Dr. Kevin Kip and Dr. Carrie Elk from the USF College of Nursing briefed Castor during her June 9 visit to campus about a study testing the effectiveness of Accelerated Resolution Therapy, or ART, among […]

IHSC volunteers return from Panama service project

June 1, 2011

USF students from the International Health Services Collaborative (IHSC) recently returned from an intensive weeklong service project in the community of Villas del Carmen, Panama. The IHSC team of 21 students from the Colleges of Medicine, Nursing, and Public Health, and the School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences worked together to develop sustainable health projects in underserved communities of Panama. In order to improve the sustainability of the project, the IHSC partnered with the Panamanian Ministry of Health. Dr. Aleyda Tejeira and Dr. Angel Alonzo, the Regional Directors of […]

Dr. Rita D'Aoust named a fellow by AANP

May 25, 2011

Rita D’Aoust, PhD, ANP-BC, CNE, associate dean of Academic Affairs and Interprofessional Initiatives for the USF College of Nursing, has been named a fellow of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (FAANP). The designation recognizes nurse practitioner leaders who have made outstanding contributions to health care through clinical practice, research, education or policy. As part of the honor, fellows of the AANP meet annually to strategize about the future of nurse practitioners and health care. Dr D’Aoust is a national expert on interprofessional education and practice initiatives who joined USF […]

College of Nursing continues rise in NIH ranking

February 25, 2011

A 12 percent increase over last year’s research funding earns the college its highest rank yet Tampa, FL (Feb. 25, 2011) – The University of South Florida College of Nursing received a 28th place ranking in research funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in 2010* — the college’s highest spot yet. The latest ranking represents a 12 percent jump in NIH funding – from $1.53 million in 2009 to $1.71 million in 2010. The College of Nursing is working toward achieving a top-25 ranking in NIH research funding. […]

USF Nursing adds clinical partner in Sarasota

February 15, 2011

Tampa, FL (February 15, 2011) – The University of South Florida College of Nursing announced today that it will add Sarasota Memorial Health Care System as a new Clinical Collaborative partner. This expansion supports the USF Sarasota/Manatee “Blueprint for Health Professions Education at USF Sarasota/Manatee,” a project funded by the US Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to assess how best to serve the local community’s health professions education needs and lay the groundwork for future academic programming. In summer 2011, a new team of 12 undergraduate nursing students will […]

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