Posted on Aug 16, 2013

USF College of Nursing Faculty Alicia Rossiter receives 2013 Nurse Practitioner State Award for Excellence

USF College of Nursing Faculty Alicia Rossiter receives 2013 Nurse Practitioner State Award for Excellence

For the second consecutive year a USF NP has won the prestigious award bestowed by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners

Alicia Rossiter, MSN, ARNP, FNP, PNP-BC, military liaison and coordinator of graduate simulation at the University of South Florida College of Nursing, was selected to receive the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) 2013 Nurse Practitioner State Award for Excellence.

The award is presented yearly to a nurse practitioner in each state who has demonstrated excellence in clinical practice. Rossiter was recognized at the AANP annual conference in Las Vegas earlier this summer.

USF College of Nursing’s Alicia Rossiter  receives 2013 Nurse
(Left to Right) Gail Sadler, MS, ARNP, FAANP,  Alicia Rossiter, MSN, ARNP, FNP, PNP-BC,  and Angela K. Golden, DNP, FNP-C, FAANP at the organization’s annual conference in Las Vegas. Photo provided by: Richard Ricciardi, AANP

This is the second consecutive year that a USF nursing faculty member has received the academy’s esteemed Nurse Practitioner State Award for Excellence.  Frances M. Sahebzamani, PhD, ARNP, assistant professor of nursing at USF, was last year’s recipient.

Since 1995, Rossiter has provided advanced clinical care to children through the Hillsborough County School Health system and the pediatric clinics of MacDill Air Force Base. She has designed and taught simulation courses to prepare healthcare practitioners who will deliver surgical trauma care to soldiers on the battlefield.  She developed one of the first nationally-recognized online courses addressing the unique health care needs of veterans.

“Alicia Rossiter is truly making life better through her involvement in nursing education, research and healthcare.” said Senior Associate Vice President of USF Health and Dean of the College of Nursing, Dianne Morrison-Beedy, PhD, RN, WHNP-BC, FNAP, FAANP, FAAN. “This prestigious recognition is yet another testament of the exceptional people we have working here at USF College of Nursing transforming healthcare and transforming lives!”

A lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Air Force Reserves, Rossiter was recently awarded the Jonas Veterans Healthcare Scholarship to study women veterans health issues with a focus on military sexual trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder, disordered eating and sleep.  She serves as the individual mobilization augmentee to the U.S. Air Force Chief Nurse and as an adjunct faculty member at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences Graduate School of Nursing in Bethesda, Md.

Dr. Sahebzamani and USF College of Nursing Associate Dean, Academic Affairs and Interprofessional Initiatives, Rita D’Aoust, PhD, ACNP, ANP-BC, CNE, FAANP, FNAP, nominated Rossiter for the prestigious AANP award.

The American Association of Nurse Practitioners is the largest full-service national professional membership organization for nurse practitioners of all specialties.


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