Posted on Mar 9, 2011

USF Nursing Adds Clinical Partner in Sarasota

USF Nursing Adds Clinical Partner in Sarasota

Sarasota USF Nursing Clinical Partner

L to R: Dr. Arthur Guilford, regional chancellor for USF Sarasota/Manatee; Jean Marie Lucas, director Medical-Surgical Division, Education, Clinical Practice and Research, Sarasota Memorial Health Care System; and Dr. Dianne Morrison-Beedy, senior associate vice president of USF Health and dean of the College of Nursing.

The University of South Florida College of Nursing announced that it will add Sarasota Memorial Health Care System as a new Clinical Collaborative partner. In summer 2011, a new team of 12 undergraduate nursing students will be created and will conduct all clinical training at Sarasota Memorial Health Care System.

The Clinical Collaborative model, launched by USF Nursing in 2001 in partnership with 10 health care hospitals/systems, facilitates practice collaboration among health care facilities in the West Central Florida area and provides clinical training preparation of undergraduate nursing students. It enables students to learn essential nursing skills in a one-on-one mentorship under the guidance of an experienced nurse preceptor at a collaborative partner hospital.

“USF Nursing has received national attention for our Clinical Collaborative model of baccalaureate education, and it has proven to be very successful over the past ten years for both the College and our collaborative partners,” said Dianne Morrison-Beedy PhD, RN, WHNP-BC, FNAP, FAANP, FAAN, dean of the USF College of Nursing and senior associate vice president of USF Health. “Adding this new clinical site is a natural outgrowth of our strong continuing relationship with Sarasota Memorial Hospital and USF Sarasota-Manatee’s campus.”

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