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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 […]

    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 […]

    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 […]

    Dr. Theresa Beckie receives USF Faculty International Travel Grant

    June 11, 2014

    Theresa Beckie, PhD, FAHA, professor at the University of South Florida College of Nursing recently received the USF Faculty International Travel Grant for Summer 2014 for travel to Melbourne, Australia to present her research on Cardiac Rehabilitation Programs Tailored for Women. The grant program, sponsored by the USF Office of Research & Innovation and the Faculty Research Council, is designed to provide financial support for scholarly and creative presentations by USF faculty at major professional meetings and conferences outside the United States. For related stories on Dr. Theresa Beckie click […]

    USF Nursing students make a difference in community health overseas

    June 11, 2014

    For most students, summertime is filled with lots of fun, beach, travel and fewer classes. However, nursing students at University of South Florida are staying busy overseas making a difference in community health. Three groups of undergraduate and graduate students have or will be traveling to either Scotland, U.S. Virgin Islands or Panama to complete their global community health experience, an initiative developed through  POWER with Nursing: Partnership Opportunities for Wellness, Education and Research.    Students in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands -Summer 2014 Elizabeth “Betty” T. Jordan, DNSc, RNC, FAAN, […]

    White House invites Dr. LaRon Nelson to attend AIDS Meeting

    June 3, 2014

    The White House has invited LaRon Nelson, PhD, RN, NP, assistant professor and assistant dean for global & community affairs at University of South Florida College of Nursing, to attend the White House HIV and The South Meeting on June 18 in Washington D.C. Dr. Nelson was invited to attend the event for his contributions to HIV/AIDS research and his commitment to empowering and educating others on prevention, treatment and awareness. The White House Office of National AIDS Policy, in collaboration with Southern organizations, is hosting this meeting to focus on […]

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