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    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. 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 […]

    USF College of Nursing Paula Cairns receives Golden Key International Honour Society Award

    February 21, 2014

    University of South Florida College of Nursing Nurse Researcher, Paula Cairns, BSN, RN, recently received the Golden Key International Honour Society Award for demonstrating excellence in education. Cairns received the prestigious award for her academic achievement while completing the USF Graduate Certificate in Research Methods program. She was nominated for this award by the USF Golden Key Chapter. USF College of Nursing Nurse Researcher, Paula Cairns, BSN, RN “I feel honored to receive this prestigious acknowledgement,” Cairns said. “This accomplishment demonstrates the capability of the mind and soul when they perform […]

    Dr. Elizabeth Jordan talks healthcare technology

    February 21, 2014

    Elizabeth T. Jordan, DNSc, RNC, FAAN, associate professor for University of South Florida College of Nursing, discussed the impact of technology in the nursing practice during an extensive interview with Channel Intel.   Dr. Jordan discusses health technology during interview with Channel Intel  During the interview, Dr. Jordan emphasized the importance of implementation and adoption of technology in nursing. She also discussed how IT impacts patient care and how generational attitudes shape the adaption of health IT. She was interviewed by Channel Intel’s Joan D. Hankin, MSN, RN, Healthcare IT Program […]

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