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“USF: Unstoppable” campaign kicks off

October 21, 2009

Supporters of USF Health kicked off the USF: Unstoppable campaign Tuesday evening, Oct. 20, by toasting with pomegranate “Health-tinis,” playing with a simulator baby used to teach nursing and medical students, and getting free flu shots. It was all part of a gala to launch the public phase of the most comprehensive capital campaign in USF’s history. The goal: to raise $600 million. More than 500 donors, alumni, faculty, staff and friends were on hand to hear the announcement by Judy Genshaft, president of the USF System, USF Foundation CEO […]

USF nurse researcher named Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Nurse Faculty Scholar

September 29, 2009

Sexual health researcher working with young adults is selected for prestigious program to advance careers of nation’s most promising junior nurse faculty Versie Johnson-Mallard, PhD, ARNP, assistant professor in the USF College of Nursing, has won a competitive grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) to study strategies to prevent the spread of viral sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among college students and young adults. Dr. Johnson-Mallard is one of just 15 nurse educators from around the country to receive the three-year $350,000 Nurse Faculty Scholar award this year, which […]

USF nursing professor receives Fulbright Specialist Award

August 3, 2009

Sandra Cadena, PhD Tampa, FL (Aug. 3, 2009) — Sandra J. Cadena, PhD, ARNP, assistant professor and director of global health at the University of South Florida College of Nursing, has been selected for a Fulbright Specialists project in Colombia, South America. She will be based at El Bosque University during Fall, 2009 semester, according to the United States Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. Dr Cadena will provide consultation to develop a graduate psychiatric/mental health nursing curriculum, expand research projects focused on cultural competency, […]

Nursing partners with Cerner Corp. to train students in EHR

June 11, 2009

The University of South Florida College of Nursing has partnered with Cerner Corporation to add the Academic Education Solution (AES), a fully integrated electronic medical record, to the College’s state-of-the-art human simulation lab. The AES is the only full clinical information system adapted to support academic curricula and classroom instruction. The system will enable students to use an interactive approach to learn evidence-based clinical practices, critical thinking skills, and data-driven decision making. The USF College of Nursing’s adoption of electronic health records (EHR) into its curriculum and classroom instruction is […]

Dr. Cadena named National League for Nursing ambassador

April 13, 2009

Click here for USF Magazine profile of Dr. Cadena… Sandra Cadena, PhD Tampa, FL (April 13, 2009) — Sandra J. Cadena, PhD, ARNP, CNE, director of Global Health at the USF College of Nursing, has been appointed by the National League for Nursing to serve as an NLN Ambassador. As a member of this elite corps, Dr. Cadena will help keep USF nursing faculty and administration informed about the NLN’s initiatives, grant opportunities, conferences, publications, workshops, and other benefits available to NLN members. “We created this selective program to make […]

Passing on Her Passion

March 25, 2009

Janine Overcash, PhD, ARNP In teaching nursing students the intricacies of doing patient assessments, Janine Overcash, PhD, ARNP, makes it clear that the typical patient is not what is depicted on Grey’s Anatomy. “Older patients are the primary consumers of health care services. I try to sensitize student to the fact that much of the time, as a nurse in a hospital setting, that’s who they will be seeing,” says Overcash, an assistant professor of nursing at USF Health. In addition, if current demographic trends continue, cancer will become primarily a […]

Nursing Dean Pat Burns Announces She Will Step Down

February 9, 2009

Nursing Dean Patricia Burns: A Modern-Day Florence Nightingale. During her 12-year tenure, Patricia Burns, PhD, RN, FAAN, built a thriving, nationally-prominent USF College of Nursing Tampa, FL (Feb. 9, 2009) – After a highly successful 12-year career, Patricia Burns, PhD, RN, FAAN, has announced that she will step down as Dean of the College of Nursing at the University of South Florida. Dr. Burns is well respected in the nursing profession and the Tampa Bay community for her immeasurable contributions towards making life better through research, education and healthcare. “I will […]

Fox-13 News reports on nursing shortage from USF

January 29, 2009

Click here for Fox 13-News segment on Nursing Shortage and the USF College of Nursing Laura Moody, the anchor of Fox-13 News Good Day, Tampa Bay, broadcast two live spots from the USF College of Nursing Simulation Center Wednesday morning, Jan. 28. The live shots led into a taped feature exploring why the nursing shortage continues despite no slack in demand for nurses in today’s tough economic climate. The segment included interviews with USF College of Nursing student Jamie Simpson, who will graduate in May, and CON Associate Dean Sandra […]

USF's charter CRNAs land jobs before graduation

December 16, 2008

L to R: USF charter CRNA students LaSonya Malbrough, Latanya Lawrence, Anita Lee, Tae Garrison, and Georgia Vong at a clinical rotation. At the Dec. 13 commencement ceremony, 100 percent of USF’s charter class of Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists, or CRNAs, graduated with a job lined up — proof that the demand for this specialized health professional remains strong even in a slow economy. The 12 graduates, who received Master of Science degrees, are working in hospitals across the greater Tampa Bay area including Tampa General Hospital, Morton Plant Mease […]

Patient simulators enhance nursing students' clinical experiences

November 12, 2008

Laura Gonzalez, PhD, ARNP, director of the USF College of Nursing’s Center for Virtual Simulation, instructs students using one of the laboratory’s patient simulators. New technologies have advanced ways to simulate hands-on, real-time patient experiences, including computer-controlled mannequins that can be programmed to display certain health conditions and complications in humans. Human patient simulators allow students to repeatedly practice skills and procedures and to make judgements and errors in a controlled setting. These virtual patients have helped revolutionize nursing education by providing another level of safety before students care for […]

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