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    Dr. Versie Johnson-Mallard Named Fellow of American Academy of Nursing

    July 7, 2014

    Versie Johnson-Mallard, PhD, MSN, MSMS, assistant professor for USF College of Nursing, has been named Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing (AAN). She was honored with the award for her accomplishments in clinical practice, research and education. AAN is an organization which serves the public and the nursing profession to advance health through development and distribution of nursing knowledge. Dr. Johnson-Mallard will be inducted with the award during the AAN’s 2014 Transforming Health, Policy Conference on October 16 through October 18 in Washington D.C. For related stories on Dr. Versie […]

    Dr. Hsiao-Lan Wang awarded grant from Sigma Theta Tau International

    July 7, 2014

    Hsiao-Lan Wang, PhD, RN, CMSRN, HFS, assistant professor at the USF College of Nursing, was recently awarded a grant from the Delta Beta Chapter-at-Large, a part of the Sigma Theta Tau International.   The $2,900 grant to study Exergame Grading Scheme: Validity and Reliability among Cancer Survivors provides support to advance Dr. Wang’s research goals. Sigma Theta Tau International is the international honor society of nursing. Through its 490 chapters in 85 countries, the organization helps advance world health and celebrates nursing excellence in scholarship, leadership, and service. The Delta […]

    USF Nursing student Lauren Wright receives top national scholarship

    July 7, 2014

    USF College of Nursing student, Lauren Wright, received the Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship to study abroad in Dehradun, India for the summer 2014 semester. During her four-week study abroad, Wright will study traditional medicine while completing clinical rotations with a non-profit organization, Child Family Health International. She will spend her first two weeks in Dehradun to complete her clinical rotations at a nearby hospital and clinics. Then, she will travel to a rural village, Patti, to help provide care at local health camps. In addition, she will spend time in Rishikesh […]

    USF Nursing students take part in community service work

    July 7, 2014

    USF College of Nursing students are continuing their involvement in community service work throughout the Tampa Bay Area. Students recently volunteered at the American Heart Association (AHA) Strokes for Stroke Art Show in Ybor City, an event designed to showcase artwork created by stroke survivors and raise awareness about the disease. During this event, students helped welcome guests to the fundraiser. They also had the opportunity to learn about research and educational programs led by AHA and American Strokes Association.   USF Health students volunteering at Strokes for Stroke Art Show […]

    Troy Hambrick invited to oversee training at state simulation alliance

    July 7, 2014

    Troy Hambrick, operations manager for virtual simulation center of excellence (VSCE) at USF College of Nursing, was recently invited by the Florida Healthcare Simulation Alliance (FHSA) Faculty Council to oversee the training programs for state simulation operations specialists. Hambrick will help provide training, share his expertise and also represent simulation operations specialists at the state level. This recognition also acknowledges Hambrick as a valuable team member within the simulation field. FHSA was created to advance, coordinate and expand the use of all forms of simulation in academic setting, healthcare institutions and agencies […]

    Two USF College of Nursing students named 2014 Tillman Military Scholars

    June 13, 2014

    Two University of South Florida College of Nursing students were recently named 2014 Tillman Military Scholars. Nursing graduate students, LaChiana Hamilton and David Welker, were two out of three USF students and among 59 U.S. service veterans and military spouses who were named Tillman Scholars. (R-L). USF Nursing students, LaChiana Hamilton, David Welker and USF PhD student, Trillitye Finlayson Photos by Aimee Blodgett – USF News  “All of us at USF College of Nursing are proud of our students’ achievement,” said Dianne Morrison-Beedy, PhD, RN, WHNP-BC, FAANP, FNAP, FAAN, senior associate vice president of […]

    Longtime nursing faculty Dr. Barbara Redding receives USF Distinguished Service Award

    June 12, 2014

    For almost four decades, USF College of Nursing’s Dr. Barbara Redding has been an advocate for students. To her, students are the stars. They are her priority. Her success, she says, is measured by her students’ success. And for the last 40 years, Dr. Redding, professor and director for program evaluation at USF College of Nursing, has seen thousands of students achieve their dreams year after year. “I have a special relationship with my students,” Dr. Redding said. “They are the reason why I do what I do.” Dr. Redding […]

    Brief PTSD Therapy strongly reduces symptoms of chronic pain, USF Nursing study reports

    June 11, 2014

    Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a growing epidemic among veterans and military service members returning from the wars of Iraq and Afghanistan. Along with PTSD, a large percentage of veterans also experience chronic pain including the nervous system, internal organs and musculoskeletal tissues. These physical symptoms can be debilitating, and so far, no formal guidelines for treatment exits. Diego F. Hernandez, PsyD (right), a licensed clinical psychologist and clinical director of ART at USF College of Nursing, demonstrates Accelerated Resolution Therapy, as veteran Brian Anderson follows his hand movements However, […]

    USF Nursing Glenna Brewster to become officer for aging organization

    June 11, 2014

    USF College of Nursing PhD student, Glenna Brewster, MS, RN, FNP,-BC, has been named Emerging Scholar and Professional Organization Secretary by Gerontological Society of America (GSA). As a representative of GSA and its Emerging Scholar and Professional Organization, Brewster will be responsible for governance and strategic planning. She was one of 16 GSA members to receive this title. GSA is the nation’s oldest and largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to research, education and practice in the field of aging. Brewster will be recognized for this new role during GSA’s 67th Annual […]

    Nursing Educational Design team presents at CanvasCon event

    June 11, 2014

    Sing, O., Goossens, M. & Talley, A. (2014, April). Canvas template. Podium presentation at the 2014 CanvasCon – FL User’s Group at the Pasco Hernando State College in New Port Richey, Fla.

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