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.
USF College of Nursing Alumni Event
Join the USF College of Nursing and our distinguished alumni for a nursing career panel discussion at the Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation (CAMLS).
Featuring Alumni Panelists:
Susan Scherer, CEO and Founder, Heavenly Hash Creamery (BSN ’13)
Monica Carrington, Nurse Manager, Tampa General Hospital (BA ’11, BSN ’13)
Duellyn Pandis, MS, President and CEO, Passport Health of Tampa Bay (DNP ’17)
Doctoral Dissertation Defense:
Perceived Discrimination and Cardiovascular Outcomes in Blacks: A Secondary Data Analysis of the Heart Score Study
~ THE PUBLIC IS INVITED ~
Dr. Cheedy Jaja is an associate professor in the College of Nursing at the University of South Carolina in Columbia and a board-certified Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. His eclectic education includes graduate degrees in public administration and policy, public health genetics, philosophy, political science, and clinical and translational science. He was the inaugural Pharmacogenetics, Ethics, and Public Policy Postdoctoral Fellow at the Indiana University School of Medicine. His research interests are sickle cell disease pain, analgesic, and psychopharmacogenetics. He has over 14 years of experience providing clinical and psychosocial care primarily to sickle cell disease patients in ambulatory healthcare settings locally and internationally.
Dr. Jaja is actively involved in global health. During the Ebola virus disease epidemic in 2014-2015, he served two tours of duty in Sierra Leone with the Boston-based humanitarian organization, Partners in Health. More recently, in the West African nation of Sierra Leone, he was instrumental in establishing a pediatric sickle cell disease clinic.
Currently, Dr. Jaja holds leadership positions in organizations including the International Association of Sickle Cell Nurses and Physician Assistants and the Network of Minority Research Investigators and has received a Fulbright Scholar Fellowship award from the U.S. State Department, among other honors. In 2020, he was inducted into the American Academy of Nursing.
Learning Objective: As a result of participating in this activity, the learner will be able to review and critically appraise evidence-based teaching strategies and to discuss implications of these strategies for clinical practice, classroom teaching, and online teaching.
Target Audience: APRNs and Registered Nurses who are not APRNs; Physicians and/or PAs.
Competencies to be addressed: Patient Care and Procedural Skills; Systems-based Practice; Medical Knowledge; Interpersonal and Communication Skills; Professionalism
Fees: There are no fees and no prerequisites for this activity.
To receive credit, participants MUST sign in for each session they attend. Those participants who DO NOT sign in will NOT receive credit for the session.
Trailblazer Thursday will begin with high tea and spirits with Dr. Loretta Ford, nurse and the co-founder of the first nurse practitioner program followed by a panel discussion. Then we will introduce The Victoria and Alexander Rich Distinguished Lectureship Series lecturer, Candice Saunders, President and CEO at WellStar Health System.
Thursday, February 17, 2022, from 2:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
We would love to provide spirits and refreshments for those in attendance. Your RSVP helps to ensure that we can accommodate all guests. Please RSVP by reserving a ticket for this event by February 10, 2022.
Parking will be provided.
Masks are highly encouraged.
Jump-start your professional career in nursing by networking with health care providers!
✅ Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital
✅ Advent Health
✅ Sarasota Memorial, Main, Sarasota Center and Venice Representation
✅ Bayfront Health St. Petersburg
✅ Lakeland Regional Health
✅ HCA Healthcare, West Florida Division
✅ Moffitt Cancer Center
✅ Nemours Children’s Health
✅ Empath Health
+ MORE TO COME!
This event allows students to meet healthcare recruiters, nurse educators and nurse managers to discuss the opportunities available within each organization.