Posted on Mar 4, 2016

Nursing faculty make global impact

Nursing faculty make global impact

USF Nursing faculty members took their research and education expertise abroad.

Connie Visovsky, PhD, associate professor and associate dean for faculty affairs and partnerships, Denise Maguire, PhD,  associate professor, and Cheryl Zambroski, PhD, associate professor and director of undergraduate student success, recently traveled to Panama to attend the country’s first ever national education for evidence-based practice and research conference.

The USF Nursing faculty trio were the lead faculty at the conference providing a four-hour workshop on evidence-based practice in nursing for faculty and students. They joined 167 other attendees at Panama’s first-of-its-kind conference.

Drs. Visovsky, Maguire and Zambroski attended the conference after receiving a faculty mobility grant through USF World, a program designed to help increase collaboration, sustainability, and engagement with international partners.

Faculty was initially invited by USF Nursing international partner, University of Panama. UP is one of USF Nursing’s strongest global partners. The college has collaborated with UP for almost ten years on clinical practice placements for undergraduate students. Every year, USF Nursing students go to Panama working hand-in-hand with UP faculty and students to complete their global health community experience.

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Dr. Visovsky received honorary plaque from University of Panama for her dedication to student success in nursing.

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