Former USF Nursing Dean Patricia Burns, PhD, a consummate leader and formidable advocate for her beloved nursing profession, who helped lay the foundation for a nationally prominent USF College of Nursing, and played a key collaborative role in establishing what is now USF Health, passed away Sept. 21. Dr. Burns, who was also a USF Health senior associate vice president, was 77.
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USF Nursing Nurse Anesthesia student, Meghan Mattson, will present her first poster at the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) Annual Congress Meeting on Sept. 9 in Washington, D.C.
For Mari Miranda, acting is her passion. It’s her life. She’s been performing since she was 10-years-old…entertaining audiences in many plays and musicals. “Acting inspires me,” said Miranda,
USF College of Nursing kicked off the 2016-2017 academic year during an annual Opening Day event on Aug. 17. The day-long event included a series of presentations from USF Health and Nursing leadership, including Charles Lockwood, MD, senior vice president for USF Health and dean of the Morsani College of Medicine, to highlight the college’s 2015-2016 achievements as well discuss plans for the upcoming academic year.
USF Nursing’s Gordon Keller professor, Maureen Groer, PhD, added another prestigious award to an already impressive resume. She was recently selected to receive the 2016 Faculty Outstanding Research Achievement Award from USF. She was chosen to receive this honor for her incredible achievements in research over the past year.
USF Nursing’s instructor, Stephen McGhee, MSC, has been selected to become an American Academy of Nursing Jonas Policy Scholar for 2016. Mcghee will serve as the Jonas Policy Scholar for the military and veteran health expert panel.
Kimberly Tavares never gave up. Despite her endless challenges, she kept going. Even when things got tough, she focused. Becoming a nurse was her only goal. “My personal and family struggles weren’t going to stop me,” Tavares said. “Excuses were never an option.” Her persistence paid off. She completed her bachelor’s degree in nursing with a minor in Spanish in Aug. 2016 at the top of her class.
The Proud Bull Alumni Award honors game-changers at USF College of Nursing. It honors influential USF Certified Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) alumni that transform CRNA nationally and internationally.