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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 Nursing awarded Jonas Scholar grant

    February 21, 2014

    University of South Florida College of Nursing was awarded a $60,000 grant from Jonas Center for Nursing and Veterans’ Healthcare to support six doctoral nursing students in 2014. The grant will provide funding for two PhD Jonas Nurse Leader Scholars, two PhD Jonas Veterans healthcare Scholars, and two DNP Jonas Veterans Healthcare Scholars. USF College of Nursing will select the students in June, 2014. “This is a great achievement for USF College of Nursing,” said Dianne Morrison-Beedy, PhD, RN, WHNP-BC, FNAP, FAANP, FAAN, Senior Associate Vice President of USF Health, […]

    USF Nursing Faculty discuss increase in demand for primary care nurse practitioners in TBBJ article

    August 16, 2013

    University of South Florida College of Nursing Associate Professor and Associate Dean, Academic Affairs and International Initiatives, Rita F. D’Aoust, PhD, ACNP, ANP-BC, CNE, FAANP, FNAP, and Assistant Professor and Concentration Director, Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP), Debra A. Friedrich, DNP, ARNP, FNP-C, CLS, FNLA, discussed the increasing demand of Primary Nurse Practitioners (NP) across the country in a Tampa Bay Business Journal (TBBJ) article. Dr. D’Aoust and Dr. Friedrich talked about the growth of the NP programs within USF College of Nursing, and what the College is doing to respond […]

    USF College of Nursing Welcomes New Fall 2013 Master’s and Doctoral Students

    July 26, 2013

    University of South Florida College of Nursing held the 2012-2013 Graduate-level Orientation for Master’s, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) incoming students on June 28, 2013. The purpose of USF College of Nursing’s graduate-level orientation is to introduce new students to the University and the College’s policies and procedures, services, and familiarize them with specific program information to help them succeed. More than 130 students attended. “We began hosting live orientation sessions over a year ago to help students with their transition to graduate studies,” said USF College of Nursing […]

    USF Nursing Students Sherley Dorvil and Nicole Barratt Receive Student of the Month Community Service Awards

    June 7, 2013

    Two University of South Florida College of Nursing students receive the Student of the Month Community Service Award for April, 2013. The recipients included undergraduate student, Sherley Dorvil, and graduate student, Nicole Barratt, MSN, ARNP, FNP-BC.  COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD RECIPIENTS   April 2013 Undergraduate Student recipient: Sherley Dorvil  Sherley is passionate about serving others and enjoys the feeling of fulfillment that she gets from meeting the needs of others around her. As a result, Sherley performed blood pressure screenings for the attendees at the USF’s 10th Annual Diversity Summit and assisted with registration of […]

    Spring 2013 Nursing Graduates Reach Milestone

    May 9, 2013

    This semester the University of South Florida College of Nursing graduated a total of 146 students including one Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP), six PhDs in Nursing, 49 Master’s of Science (MS), and 90 Bachelor’s of Science (BS). At the University of South Florida College of Nursing Spring 2013 Pinning Ceremony featuring the Alumni Path of Light, May 3, 2013,  Associate Dean of Student Affairs and Community Engagement, Connie Visovsky, PhD, RN, ACNP-BC, welcomed alumni, faculty, family and friends who were celebrating an incredible milestone in the graduates’  journey of lifelong learning […]

    USF College of Nursing alum, Hayley Suratt, takes second mission trip to Guatemala

    May 6, 2013

    University of South Florida College of Nursing alum, Hayley Suratt, RN, MSN, CRNA, ’12, returned to Guatemala for a second medical-surgical mission trip in spring 2013. Suratt, who received her Master of Science in Nurse Anesthesia at USF in December 2012, traveled to Guatemala with Faith in Practice, which is a non-profit Christian organization that seeks to improve the physical, spiritual, and economic conditions of the poor in Guatemala through short-term surgical, medical, and dental mission trips and health-related educational programs. (Left to right). USF Nursing alum Jodi DeVries, RN, BSN, […]

    USF College of Nursing Nurse Anesthesia Program releases its 3rd Newsletter Edition

    March 29, 2013

    University of South Florida College of Nursing Nurse Anesthesia Program released their third edition of their newsletter titled Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist (SRNA) @ USF. The newsletter is written, designed and edited by the Nurse Anesthesia Student Organization (SRNAF @ USF). Click here to see the SRNA Newsletter-March 2013 issue. “I’m always proud of how involved the Nurse Anesthesia Student Organization is with our College, our profession, and our community,” said Assistant Professor and Concentration Director for Nurse Anesthesia (CRNA) at USF Nursing, Eric Rauch, DNP, CRNA. “Enjoy the read.” The SRNAF @ […]

    USF Nurse Anesthesia Student to Present at AVANA Annual National Meeting

    March 8, 2013

    University of South Florida College of Nursing Nurse Anesthesia Master’s Program student, Kelle Logan, RN, BSN, SRNA, has been invited to present at the Veteran Affairs for Nurse Anesthetists (AVANA) Annual National Meeting in Portland, Ore. on April 23 through 26, 2013. Logan will present a  lecture on Anesthetic Implications for Ventricular Assist Device Patients. USF Nursing student, Kelle Logan, (left) with one of her patients “I recognized this meeting as an excellent opportunity to inform VA anesthesia personnel of the anesthetic implications of ventricular assist device patients,” Logan said. “Several […]

    USF College of Nursing to Join Public and Private Health Sectors to Support Million Hearts Initiative

    March 1, 2013

    The University of South Florida College of Nursing is partnering with organizations and universities across the country to join the National Interprofessional Education and Practice Consortium to Advance Million Hearts to prevent one million heart attacks and strokes in the United States by 2017 through the Million Hearts initiative. Million Hearts, a public-private initiative launched by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in 2011, focuses on improving care for people suffering from heart disease through the “ABCS” method. ABCS is a technique that addresses the major risk factors of […]

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