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VCARE program helps student overcome PTSD symptoms

For Eduardo Alegria, going to college after serving in the military, seemed an impossible dream. Now, with just a few days away from graduation, he can’t believe he did it. “Going into the classroom was harder than being deployed,” said Alegria.

Health library displays nursing exhibit

Nursing profession recently took center stage at USF Shimberg Health Sciences Library, Nov. 14 through Nov. 18. The library showcased an archive of postcards and images of nursing and nurses from around the world.

USF celebrates the life of an inspirational nursing leader

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.

USF nurse practitioners provide free care to patients in need

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.

VCARE students show up for duty during Hurricane Mathew

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.

Nursing advisor receives top USF award

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.

PhD student receives scholarship to present breast cancer research

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.


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