83 Degrees Features “First-of-its-Kind” USF Nursing Registered Nurse to Bachelor’s Degree Program
83 Degrees writes a feature article on University of South Florida College of Nursing and the College’s “first-of-its-kind” program developed for today’s Registered Nurses with a focus on clinical practice, education, and leadership.
The College of Nursing’s online program allows students to study and learn at a time and place that’s most convenient to them. The 30-credit program can be completed in three semesters if attending full-time, and costs less than $6,000. In Spring 2012, the USF College of Nursing enrolled 50 students in the program, and another 85 were enrolled in Summer 2012.
USF President Judy Genshaft and USF Nursing student Cheryl Combs (L to R) during a Graduate Tampa Bay Event in March, 2012. Photo: Eric Younghans, USF Health Communications
“We’re really trying to prepare them for not only what they’re facing now, but what they’ll be facing in the next 20 years,” USF College of Nursing Associate Professor and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Interprofessional Initiatives, Rita F. D’Aoust, PhD, ACNP, ANP-BC, CNE, FAANP, FNAP, said in the article.
Hendricks also talked about one of USF Nursing students currently enrolled in the program, Cheryl Combs.
“I can tell I’m going to become a better nurse,” said Combs in the article.”A lot of the projects they’re having us do are making me better at my profession.”
To read full article visit 83 Degrees’ website at “USF Attracts Nurses To New Degree Program, Tampa.” The news article was written by 83 Degrees’ reporter, Megan Hendricks, and was published on July 17, 2012.