Posted on Mar 31, 2023

USF College of Nursing unveils the Mo-Bull Nurse Medical Clinic

USF College of Nursing unveils the Mo-Bull Nurse Medical Clinic

Hundreds of students, donors, partners and leaders gathered Friday morning to cut the ceremonial ribbon for the Mo-Bull Nurse Medical Clinic. With the help of a four-year $3.85 million Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) grant, the Mo-Bull Clinic will advance nursing education and increase access to health care in medically underserved areas throughout the Tampa Bay region. 

The Mo-Bull Nurse Medical Clinic is a recreational vehicle-turned-state-of-the-art facility with two climate-controlled treatment rooms, a laboratory/diagnostic center with safe vaccine storage, a restroom, a waiting area and 5G cellular service. Through the generosity and partnership of Skanska, the Mo-Bull Clinic will have a Florida state-compliant space to come home to every night on the USF campus with the requisite connections for water, electricity and sewage called, “The Care for Life Station- Powered by Skanska.”  

Mandy Weitknecht, Sanska Vice President and Dean Usha Menon

Mandy Weitknecht, Skanska Vice President and Dean Usha Menon

The Mo-Bull Clinic is set to begin this summer serving five critical areas of need in Hillsborough and Pinellas counties, where the College has community partners that can provide a service site, such as Port Tampa Bay, Sulphur Springs, Tampa Heights, Wimauma and South St. Petersburg. 

“Nursing students will have the ability to do their public health clinicals, take care of patients, learn from expert faculty, and then, critically, learn to manage social determinants of health,” Menon said.

USF President takes the wheel for the Mo-Bull Nurse Medical Clinic

USF President Rhea Law takes the wheel for the Mo-Bull Nurse Medical Clinic

Consistent with USF Health’s focus on interdisciplinary education and interprofessional practice, nursing students will work alongside their peers at USF Colleges of Public Health and Pharmacy to master a team-based approach to integrating social determinants of health into care plans. Strong growing partnerships with other key community organizations will allow collaborative programming related to fresh food, nutrition, and legal support.

“The Mo-Bull Nurse Medical Clinic is a terrific example of the University of South Florida’s commitment to addressing vital needs within our communities,” said USF President Rhea Law. “The mobile health clinic will provide our students with hands-on training opportunities while making quality healthcare more accessible to thousands of people in the Tampa Bay region. I appreciate the work of Dean Menon and the rest of the College of Nursing team to reach this significant milestone.”