Posted on May 22, 2020

College of Nursing’s Tracey Taylor Recognized as Culture Champion

College of Nursing’s Tracey Taylor Recognized as Culture Champion

USF College of Nursing interim dean Usha Menon, PhD, RN, FAAN, has awarded a USF Culture Coin to Tracey Taylor, DNP, ACNP-BC, RN, associate dean for graduate programs at the college.

Dr. Taylor’s vast experience with academic and accreditation standards increased the college’s preparedness for the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education’s reaccreditation visit and self-study.

She redesigned the clinical faculty role, increasing their responsibility and accountability for student success. Dr. Taylor also increased the rigor of Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) projects by continually redirecting students and faculty to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing’s DNP white paper.

Dr. Taylor, who joined the College of Nursing in 2019, developed a process to track first-time certification pass rates. The new system allows nursing leaders to evaluate curriculum changes based on the trends.

She also led the effort to streamline concentration program plans and progression policies to support student success.

Faculty and staff who exemplify the values of USF Health are awarded with a Culture Coin for their outstanding dedication and commitment to upholding the mission of USF Health.

Dr. Menon presented Dr. Taylor with the coin on May 21.

Story by Elizabeth L. Brown, USF College of Nursing