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    Dr. Melanie Michael named fellow of national academies of practice

    May 9, 2014

    Melanie Michael, DNP, MS, FNP-C, CPHQ, assistant professor and director for Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program at University of South Florida College of Nursing, has been named a Distinguished Practitioner and Fellow of the National Academies of Practice (NAP). She is one of the 150 distinguished practitioners and scholars in the nation to receive this honor. NAP, an organization dedicated to affordable, accessible and coordinated quality healthcare, recognized Dr. Michael for her outstanding achievements in nursing practice. She was inducted during the NAP’s Annual Meeting & Forum April 4 through […]

    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, […]

    Doctor of Nursing Practice Program at USF prepares world-class nurse leaders

    October 11, 2013

    From its start, the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program at University of South Florida College of Nursing has been preparing world-class doctoral-level students for advanced and independent clinical practice. This rigorous and demanding program prepares nurses with the highest level of scientific knowledge and practice expertise to assure the best quality of care and provide positive patient outcomes. DNP is the highest practice degree any nurse can achieve. “The DNP program at USF College of Nursing offers an unprecedented opportunity to train with nationally-recognized clinical faculty, pursue advanced specialty […]

    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 […]

    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 Nursing alum, Dr. Debra Shelby, Receives the 2013 Outstanding Young Alumnus Award

    March 15, 2013

    University of South Florida College of Nursing alum, Debra Shelby, DNP, ARNP, DNC, received the 2013 USF College of Nursing Outstanding Young Alumnus Award during the College’s Coming Home: 40th Anniversary celebrations on Feb. 16. The Outstanding Young Almnus Award, created by USF College of Nursing Alumni & Friends Society, is presented to a graduate of the USF College of Nursing who has graduated less than 10 years ago and demonstrates outstanding achievements in their field. Dr. Shelby, the Founder & President of the National Academy of Dermatology Nurse Practitioners (NADNP), received the distinguished […]

    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 […]

    Dr. Debra Friedrich Guests on Lipid Luminations Satellite Radio Show

    September 21, 2012

    Debra A. Friedrich, DNP, ARNP, FNP-C, CLS, FNLA, Assistant Professor, Concentration Director, Family Nurse Practitioner will be a guest on the Lipid Luminations satellite radio show with host Dr. Alan Brown on Monday, September 24, from 4:00-4:30 p.m. Central Time (5-5:30 p.m. Eastern Time) to discuss “Treatment Options for Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) and the General Female Patient.” Lipid Luminations is available on the web at Register to listen live or listen to the archived recording afterwards. If you subscribe to satellite radio you can tune into XM167 for […]

    USF Nursing DNP Student, Allison Lowie, Publishes Article in Journal for Nurse Practitioners

    September 20, 2012

    Lowie, A. M. (2012). Teledermatology: A tool for nurse practitioner practice? Journal for Nurse Practitioners. 8(8), 617-620. doi:10.1016/j.nurpra.2012.06.003.

    USF Nursing Alum, Melanie Thoenes, Publishes article in JNP on Acanthosis Nigricans

    September 20, 2012

    Thoenes, M. M. (2012). Acanthosis nigricans: An opportunity for intervention. Journal for Nurse Practitioners. 8(8), 621-625. doi:10.1016/j.nurpra.2012.04.010.

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