USF nurse practitioners provide free care to patients in need

Nurse practitioners play a critical role in health care. Their life-changing work and service make a tremendous contribution to patient outcomes.

That impact is seen at USF College of Nursing and its faculty and student nurse practitioners. They continue to transform the profession in various ways, including their community involvement in Tampa Bay and beyond.

Faculty and master’s and doctor of nursing practice (DNP) students recently volunteered at the Remote Area Medical (RAM), a free and remote clinic in Bradenton. They provided primary care services to uninsured patients from medically underserved communities.

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USF Health faculty and student nurse practitioners provided primary care services to uninsured patients from medically underserved communities at a remote clinic in Manatee County.

“Our team provided free care to hundreds of patients with health needs including physical checkups, flu, blood pressure, women’s health, prescriptions refills and other health issues,” said Cheryl Wilson, DNP, assistant professor and director for adult/gerontology concentration at USF Nursing. “Through this clinic, we were able to provide more than $400,000 worth of care to patients in this community, so the impact has been tremendous.”

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