USF College of Nursing Incoming Undergraduate Students Make Their Match
Ninety-six incoming USF Bull Nurses from University of South Florida College of Nursing were matched to their clinical teams for summer 2013 during the College’s Orientation/Match Day event on April 12. The new nursing students were assigned to their clinical collaborative partner, which is a local hospital system, for their clinical rotations.
“This is a very exciting day for the incoming nursing students and for us (the faculty),” said Brittny D. Chabalowski, RN, MSN, CEN, CNE, CHSE, Instructor, Program Director, Upper Division/2nd Degree Nursing Sequence, Coordinator, Undergraduate Simulation. “Students are matched to their clinical collaborative partner. This will be their new ‘home away from home’ while they are in nursing school. Having consistent facility placement is a win-win for our students and our clinical collaborative partners. The students become very familiar with their facility so they can focus on learning rather than orienting to multiple clinical sites. They are also immersed in the culture of the facility which makes for an easy transition from nursing student to hospital employee.”
Incoming undergraduate students were matched to their specific clinical teams, and they include:Bayfront/All Children’s Second Bachelors Team with Debra Harding, MS, RN, Instructor (fifth from left) Tampa General Upper Division Team with Cheryl Wilson, MSN, ARNP, ANP-BC, Instructor, Team Coordinator, Tampa General Hospital (far left) and Leslie Lockett, MS, RNC-MCC, CMSRN, Instructor (far right) Tampa General Second Bachelors Team with Cheryl Wilson, MSN, ARNP, ANP-BC, Instructor, Team Coordinator, Tampa General Hospital (far left) and Leslie Lockett, MS, RNC-MCC, CMSRN, Instructor (far right) VA Second Bachelors Team with Carla Nye, DNP, ARNP, CPNP-PC, CNE, Instructor, Clinical Collaborative, VA Nursing Academy Faculty (far left) Florida Hospital, Tampa Upper Division Team with Catherine ONeil, RN, MSN, CEN, Instructor, Team Coordinator, Florida Hospital Tampa (third from left) Morton Plant Mease Upper Division Team with Cassandra A. Vonnes, MS, ARNP-BC, FAHA, Instructor, Team Coordinator, Morton Plant Mease (far back left) St. Joseph/South Florida Baptist Upper Division Team with Bethany Tucker, MSN, RN Instructor, Team coordinator, St. Joseph/South Florida Baptist (far right) Sarasota Memorial Hospital Upper Division Team with Brittny D. Chabalowski, RN, MSN, CEN, CNE, CHSE, Instructor, Program Director, Upper Division/2nd Degree Nursing Sequence, Coordinator, Undergraduate Simulation (far left)
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