The USF Health College of Nursing will celebrate our PhD program during the inaugural PhD Week set for October 19 – 23! Meet a Nurse Scientist will take place on Thursday, October 22. Victoria Marshall, PhD, RN, will be featured at this event.
Join this virtual event at any time during the hour to ask your questions and learn about our PhD program!
Event link: bit.ly/phdthursday
Graduate program application workshops are for prospective graduate nursing students (MSN, DNP, PhD, Nurse Anesthesia), who are preparing to apply within the same calendar year or in progress with their application for the current admission cycle. Attendees will become familiar with application systems, statuses and how to provide application materials successfully. Application workshops are scheduled for one hour with additional time allowed based on participation.
As an exciting addition to PhD Week, one prospective student who attends an application workshop on October 21 or October 23 will be selected to win a voucher to cover the cost of the USF Health College of Nursing PhD application.
Register online prior to the event: bit.ly/phdworkshopregister
Please join us for a virtual ceremony! We will celebrate all our DNP and PhD graduates, hear from a student speaker and college leaders, and announce the poster presentation winners.
This virtual ceremony will premiere on YouTube. View online: https://youtu.be/hhXD10drFE4
Please join us for a virtual pinning ceremony! We will celebrate all our new nurses, hear from student speakers and college leaders, give out student and faculty awards, and take the Nursing Pledge.
Stay tuned for a YouTube link. The video will automatically start at 10:30 a.m. Tune in and share your excitement in the comment section as it will all be in real-time. Once the video ends, it will remain on YouTube and can be re-watched at any time.
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.
Learn more about our CRNA DNP program, get information about the admission process review, and enjoy a virtual tour of the CAMLS facility.