Faculty Applicant Presentation (Dr. Shawn W. Blouin) @ USF College of Nursing / Room MDN 2005
Feb 12 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
USF College of Nursing Alumni and Faculty Reception @ Tap Room at The Pub at Pointe Orlando
Feb 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Nursing Career Expo @ USF College of Nursing (USF Health Rotunda)
Feb 27 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Undergraduate Students (Currently Enrolled) & Alumni:

Please join us for the USF College of Nursing 2019 Career Expo. To learn more, click here.



Visiting Scholar Presentation: Dr. Ellen M. Lavoie Smith @ USF College of Nursing / Room MDN 2005
Mar 5 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

The USF College of Nursing is pleased to host Ellen M. Lavoie Smith, PhD, APRN, AOCN®, FAAN, who will present “Bedside to Bench to Bedside: Managing Painful Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy” at noon on Tuesday, March 5, in MDN 2005. 

Dr. Smith is an associate professor and director of the PhD program at the University of Michigan School of Nursing. Her program of research is focused on improving the assessment and treatment of chronic, cancer-related neuropathic pain, with a specialty focus in painful chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy. 

She has received independent research funding from the National Institutes of Health, the Oncology Nursing Society, the American Cancer Society, Dartmouth, and the University of Michigan. Dr. Smith conducted a cross-sectional study evaluating the clinimetric properties of peripheral neuropathy and neuropathic pain measurement approaches. She also completed an Oncology Nursing Society-funded study focused on utilizing quality improvement methodology to improve neuropathic pain management in cancer patients. 

Dr. Smith recently completed a national multisite research trial through the Cancer and Leukemia Group B (CALGB 170601). This was the first large randomized, placebo-controlled trial to reveal an effective intervention (duloxetine) for painful chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy.

Her findings on the “Effect of duloxetine on pain, function, and quality of life among patients with chemotherapy-induced painful peripheral neuropathy” were featured in the JAMA Report (April 3, 2013). In addition, a television clip highlighting this study was aired on 183 television stations throughout the United States and was viewed by more than 17 million viewers, with another 82 million viewing the video clip online. It was also covered in a video segment by Sanjay Gupta, MD.

Special Presentation by Dr. Ellen Flaherty, PhD, APRN, AGSF @ USF College of Nursing / Room MDN 2005
Apr 3 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

The USF College of Nursing Dean’s Office and the USF Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program is pleased to host Ellen Flaherty, PhD, APRN, AGSF, who will present “Embedding Evidence-Based Geriatric Practices into Primary Care: The Geriatric Interprofessional Team Transformation in Primary Care (GITT-PC) Model” at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, April 3, in MDN 2005.

Dr. Flaherty is the Director of the Dartmouth Centers for Health and Aging at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth and a past president of the American Geriatrics Society.

Coffee will be served at this event.

For more information, please contact Anne Maynard Wenders at




American Association for Men in Nursing – Information Session @ USF College of Nursing / Room MDN 2002
Apr 10 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Attention: Men in Nursing

Join USF College of Nursing as we host an informational session about starting a USF chapter of the American Association of Men in Nursing!


Spring 2019 DNP Poster Presentation @ USF College of Nursing (Location/Room: Glass Foyer)
Apr 23 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Alumni and Faculty Breakfast Reception @ USF Marshall Student Center (Room 2709)
May 2 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

USF College of Nursing Alumni Event

Join the College of Nursing faculty and Dean Victoria L. Rich at a private reception followed by the Baccalaureate Pinning Ceremony – featuring the *Alumni Path of Light.

Mingle with fellow alumni and faculty, hear updates on the College of Nursing, and welcome new graduates into the profession.

    –  Breakfast Reception begins at 9:30 am

    –  Baccalaureate Pinning Ceremony begins at 10:30 am

> RSVP early, limited space available!

*During the ceremony graduating baccalaureate nursing students move through a lighted path, led by their mentors, faculty and alumni, to ceremoniously receive their nursing pin, marking the transition from student to professional nurse. Read more about the Pinning Ceremony and the Path of Light.

College of Nursing Pinning Ceremony (Spring 2019) @ Marshall Student Center Ballroom
May 2 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

> Tickets Required

> Student Attire Required (Lab coats and business attire)

> For guest accommodations contact Julia Myers.

National Nurses Week (May 6-12, 2019)
May 6 all-day


About National Nurses Week

In 1993, the American Nurses Association declared May 6-12 as the national week to celebrate and elevate the nursing profession.

National Nurses Week is a time for everyone – individuals, employers, other health care professionals, community leaders, and nurses – to recognize the vast contributions and positive impact of America’s 4 million registered nurses. Each year, the celebration ends on May 12, Florence Nightingale’s birthday.  Learn more here.

Celebrate With Us!

The College of Nursing will host a potluck lunch on Friday, May 10, noon – 1:00 p.m.

Click here to sign up to bring a dish.