USF College of Nursing remembered the life and career of Former Dean, Patricia A. Burns. PhD, during a special ceremony on Nov. 18. Dr. Burns, who was also a USF Health senior associate vice president, passed away on Sept. 21. She was 77.
Nurse practitioners play a critical role in health care. Their life-changing work and service make a tremendous contribution to patient outcomes. That impact is seen at USF Nursing and its faculty and students nurse practitioners. They continue to transform the profession in various ways, including their community involvement in Tampa Bay and beyond.
Those who serve, give up everything to defend civilians. Even in the face of danger, they sacrifice their lives to protect those at risk. That was the case for veterans to bachelor of science in nursing (VCARE) students, Jessica Panasewicz and Elizabeth Arp.
Advisors contribute to students’ success. Through academic planning and direction, they empower students from the start…all the way through graduation. And they do it with great dedication and compassion. Those are standards Kirsten Manzi, MA, lives by.
Improving the lives of babies and children is Dr. Maureen Groer’s mission. That’s been evident through her research spanned through decades. To continue that mission, Dr. Groer recently received a significant grant from National Institutes of Health (NIH) to extend her research on preterm infants and their gut microbiome.
Breast cancer research is Lakeshia Cousin’s main focus. Her goal as a USF Nursing PhD student is to help make life better for breast cancer survivors. As a result, she recently received a scholarship from Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to present her research at the organization’s annual meeting.
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) students continue to build a strong reputation for the program and USF Nursing. Their work is being recognized regionally and nationally. DNP student, Kripa Varghese, MS, is one of them. She received a scholarship from West Coast Council of Advanced Nursing Practice.
Medical professionals play a big role in sports. They help keep athletes healthy on and off the field. When injuries occur, doctors, nurses, pharmacists and physical therapists work together to quickly and effectively treat athletes. That’s exactly what USF Health students did during a simulation training exercise.