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    Three USF Nursing faculty inducted as AANP Fellows

    August 7, 2013

    Three faculty members from University of South Florida College of Nursing were inducted as Fellows of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (FAANP) on Thursday, June 20, 2013 during the AANP national conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. A limited number of nurse practitioners are selected for this highly coveted distinction each year. The USF College of Nursing’s faculty members are three of only 60 nurse practitioner leaders nationwide selected for induction in 2013. The faculty members who we inducted include: Elizabeth A. Kostas-Polston, PhD, APRN, WHNP-BC Assistant Professor and Curriculum Development Coordinator (Left […]

    Dr. Susan Kennel Elected AANP Selection Committee Member

    July 26, 2013

    University of South Florida College of Nursing Assistant Professor and Concentration Director, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP), Susan E. Kennel, PhD, PNP, FAANP, was elected as one of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) Selection Committee Members for Region 11, and will hold the position for three years. “I’m very excited to be selected for this AANP role,” Dr. Kennel said. “In this position, I will be reviewing applications of candidates who hope to be inducted as Fellows of the AANP and to distinguish each applicant’s potential for advancing the […]

    Dr. Cindy Tofthagen Named Fellow of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners

    June 21, 2013

    University of South Florida College of Nursing Assistant Professor and Concentration Director, Oncology, Cindy S. Tofthagen, PhD, ARNP, AOCNP, was inducted as a Fellow of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (FAANP) on Thursday, June 20, 2013 during the AANP national conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. A limited number of nurse practitioners are selected for this highly coveted distinction each year. Dr. Tofthagen is one of three USF Nursing faculty, and one of only 60 nurse practitioner leaders nationwide selected for induction in 2013. (Left to Right). USF College of Nursing Assistant Professor, Frances M. Sahebzamani, PhD, […]

    Dr. Cindy Munro Named Fellow of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners

    June 21, 2013

    University of South Florida College of Nursing Professor and Associate Dean for Research and Innovation, Cindy L. Munro, PhD, RN, ANP-BC, FAAN, was inducted as a Fellow of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (FAANP) on Thursday, June 20, 2013 during the AANP national conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. A limited number of nurse practitioners are selected for this highly coveted distinction each year. Dr. Munro is one of three USF Nursing faculty, and one of only 60 nurse practitioner leaders nationwide selected for induction in 2013. (Left to Right). USF College of […]

    Dr. Elizabeth A. Kostas-Polston Named Fellow of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners

    June 21, 2013

    University of South Florida College of Nursing Assistant Professor and Coordinator, Curriculum Development, Elizabeth A. Kostas-Polston, PhD, APRN, WHNP-BC, was inducted as a Fellow of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (FAANP) on Thursday, June 20, 2013 during the AANP national conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. A limited number of nurse practitioners are selected for this highly coveted distinction each year. Dr. Kostas-Polston is one of three USF Nursing faculty, and one of only 60 nurse practitioner leaders nationwide selected for induction in 2013. (Left to Right). AANP Director of Research and Education, Mary Jo Goolsby, EdD, […]

    USF College of Nursing alum Jean Aertker elected AANP Region 11 Director

    April 26, 2013

    University of South Florida College of Nursing alum, Jean Aertker, DNP, ARNP-BC, COHN-S, FAANP, ’80, was elected the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) Region 11 Director. Dr. Aertker was appointed for two years to lead AANP members in region 11, which includes Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, and the Caribbean U.S. Territories. “I am the Liaison between the states and the full board of the AANP,” Dr. Aertker said. “This role involves supporting the states, and promoting the annual nurse practitioner (NP) advocate and NP of the year awards. This […]

    USF College of Nursing’s Dr. Lengacher and team present at 2013 APOS Conference

    March 28, 2013

    University of South Florida College of Nursing Professor and Director of the BS-PhD Program, Cecile A. Lengacher, RN, PhD, FAAN, and her research team presented at the American Psychological Oncology Society’s (APOS) 10th Annual Conference in Huntington Beach, Calif. on Feb. 14 through Feb. 16, 2013. Dr. Lengacher and her R01 team, Carly Paterson and Irina Carranza, gave seminar and poster-style presentations on five different research topics for an opportunity to interact in an interdisciplinary forum to advance the care of cancer survivors. (Left to Right). Carranza, Paterson, and Dr. […]

    Dr. Theresa Beckie Joins the Scientific Advisory Council of WomenHeart: The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease

    February 28, 2013

    WomenHeart: The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease recently invited University of South Florida College of Nursing Professor, Theresa Beckie, PhD, RN, FAHA, to serve on the organization’s Scientific Advisory Council (SAC) headquartered in Washington, D.C. As a leader in women’s cardiovascular research, and her longtime advocacy for women with heart disease, Dr. Beckie will provide input on public policy issues, educational programs, research initiatives and corporate partnerships. “It is an honor to be invited to join such a prestigious organization, and work with distinguished colleagues that have made a great […]

    USF Nursing Dean Dianne Morrison-Beedy Named Tampa Bay Business Journal’s 2012 Health Care Heroes Educator

    October 10, 2012

    Dianne Morrison-Beedy, PhD, RN, WHNP-BC, FNAP, FAANP, FAAN, Senior Associate Vice President of USF Health and Dean of the College of Nursing at the University of South Florida, was named Tampa Bay Business Journal’s 2012 Health Care Heroes “Health Care Educator” category winner. Dr. Morrison-Beedy was honored with the distinguished award at the 2012 Health Care Heroes Awards ceremony at the Renaissance Vinoy Resort & Golf Club in St. Petersburg, Fla., on Tuesday, Oct. 9. USF Nursing Dean Dianne Morrison-Beedy, PhD, RN, WHNP-BC, FNAP, FAANP, FAAN, (2nd  from left) receiving the Tampa Bay Business Journal’s 2012 Health […]

    Dr. Cindy Tofthagen Hosts Live Facebook Chat on Chemotherapy-induced Neuropathy

    August 31, 2012

    Cindy S. Tofthagen, PhD, ARNP, AOCNP, Assistant Professor and Concentration Director for Oncology at the University of South Florida College of Nursing, hosted a live Facebook chat on Neuropathy Association’s Facebook Page focusing on chemotherapy-induced neuropathy on August 22, 2012. Dr. Tofthagen is a member of the Neuropathy Association’s Neuropathic Pain Management Medical Advisory Council leading a Neuropathy Association support group in Tampa, Fla. to help people with neuropathy and their families better understand the disease. Cindy S. Tofthagen, PhD, ARNP, AOCNP, Assistant Professor and Concentration Director for Oncology at USF College […]

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