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    USF Nursing allows U.S. Air Force soldier to continue master’s program while deployed overseas

    March 21, 2014

    Captain Michael Ofman is a proud University of South Florida College of Nursing student and a dedicated flight nurse in the United States Air Force. Recently, he was called for deployment to Al Udeid Air Base in Qatar. When he received the call, Ofman was in his last year of his master’s program in the family nurse practitioner concentration. As a flight nurse for aeromedical evacuation in the U.S. Air Force Reserves for almost 20 years, his dream was to become a nurse practitioner. When duty called, he thought his […]

    USF College of Nursing hosts coming home 2014 alumni reunion

    March 21, 2014

    University of South Florida College of Nursing hosted the Coming Home 2014 Alumni Reunion on March 1 where more than 75 faculty, staff, students, alumni, and friends were present to celebrate another year of alumni success. The annual celebration began with a greeting from Dianne Morrison-Beedy, PhD, RN, WHNP-BC, FNAP, FAANP, FAAN, senior associate vice president of USF Health and Dean of the USF College of Nursing, that highlighted the USF College of Nursing’s achievements over the past year, and laid out a foundation for what’s to come in the year […]

    Nursing PhD student receives SNRS top Dissertation award

    March 21, 2014

    University of South Florida College of Nursing PhD student, Jessica Gordon, MS, ARNP, CPNP-PC, received the Southern Nursing Research Society (SNRS) 2013 Dissertation Research Grant Award. She is the only PhD student in the nation to received this honor from SNRS. She received the award for her dissertation on “Skin to Skin Contact and Basal Salivary Oxytocin among Lactating Mothers of Premature Infants.” Along with the recognition, she also received a $5,000 grant to help complete her dissertation. Gordon is currently working as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner at Pediatrics of […]

    Dr. Denise Passmore appointed to editorial board

    March 21, 2014

    Dr. Denise Passmore has been appointed to the editorial board of The Qualitative Report. She will be responsible for the guidance and mentorship of authors publishing qualitative research articles as well as manuscript review.

    USF Nursing students and faculty volunteer at Florida Hospital Pepin Heart Institute Health Screening event

    March 20, 2014

    University of South Florida College of Nursing students and faculty volunteered at a special “15 Minutes For Your Health” free community heart screening event at Florida Hospital Tampa-Pepin Heart Institute on Feb 28. USF Nursing student assisting at “15-Minutes For Your Health” event. Photo provided  by Ellen Kent, USF Health Students assisted with blood pressure, blood glucose, cholesterol levels and BMI screenings to identify individuals at risk for stroke and heart disease. USF College of Nursing instructors Debra A. Gottel, MSN, MHS, RN, and Cassandra A. Vonnes, MS, ARNP-BC, FAHA, provided […]

    Dr. Kevin Kip publishes on cardiovascular risk factors in insomnia and sleep apnea

    March 20, 2014

    Luyster,  F. S., Kip, K. E., Buysse, D. J., Aiyer, A. N., Reis, S. E., Strollo, P. J. Jr. (2014).Traditional and nontraditional cardiovascular risk factors in comorbid insomnia and sleep apnea. SLEEP. 37(3), 593-600.

    Dr. Denise Maguire speaks at national March of Dimes webinar

    March 20, 2014

    University of South Florida College of Nursing Assistant Professor, Denise Maguire, PhD, RN, CNL, was invited to speak about supporting families with addiction disorders at a March of Dimes NICU Family Support National Webinar on Feb. 28.   USF College of Nursing Assistant Professor, Denise Maguire, PhD, RN, CNL “My presentation was mostly focused on prevailing theories of addiction (moral failure vs. chronic disease), pathophysiologic changes in the brain and practical interventions that support these families in the NICU,” reported Dr. Maguire. NICU Family Support, a March of Dimes program, addresses the […]

    Dr. Meredeth Rowe highlighted in Johnson & Johnson’s Nursing Notes Newsletter

    March 20, 2014

    An interview with University of South Florida College of Nursing Professor and Endowed Chair, Meredeth Rowe, RN, PhD, FGSA, FAAN, appears in the Nursing Notes February, 2014 newsletter of the Johnson & Johnson, the Campaign for Nursing’s Life. USF College of Nursing Professor and Endowed Chair, Meredeth Rowe, RN, PhD, FGSA, FAAN Johnson & Johnson, Campaign for Nursing Future, was launched in 2002 to address the most profound nursing shortage in the nation’s history. To read the entire Johnson & Johnson, the Campaign for Nursing’s Life newsletter article click here. For related stories […]

    USF Nursing warms patients’ hearts on Valentine’s Day

    February 21, 2014

    University of South Florida College of Nursing delivered 100 cuddly teddy bears to patients at All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg on Valentine’s Day. USF Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) cadets joined USF College of Nursing students, alumni and friends to personally deliver the teddy bears. All Children’s Hospital patient, Duane White, 2, hugs University of South Florida ROTC cadet, Jordan Stauffer, as fellow cadet, Jamie Larson, looks on during the bears delivery on Valentine’s Day. Photo by Allyn DiVito, All Children’s Hospital “We were thrilled to bring joy to these […]

    Dr. Susan McMillan receives 2014 ONS Distinguished Researcher Award

    February 21, 2014

    University of South Florida College of Nursing Distinguished Professor and Thompson Professor of Oncology Nursing, Susan C. McMillan, PhD, ARNP, FAAN, will receive the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) 2014 Distinguished Researcher Award for her outstanding contributions to oncology nursing practice and research. She is the only oncology scientist in the country to receive this award. USF College of Nursing Distinguished Professor and Thompson Professor of Oncology Nursing, Susan C. McMillan, PhD, ARNP, FAAN  “It is an honor to be recognized by a prestigious organization such as ONS,” Dr. McMillan said. “This award is […]

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