Posted on Aug 16, 2013

USF Nursing Faculty discuss increase in demand for primary care nurse practitioners in TBBJ article

USF Nursing Faculty discuss increase in demand for primary care nurse practitioners in TBBJ article

University of South Florida College of Nursing Associate Professor and Associate Dean, Academic Affairs and International Initiatives, Rita F. D’Aoust, PhD, ACNP, ANP-BC, CNE, FAANP, FNAP, and Assistant Professor and Concentration Director, Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP), Debra A. Friedrich, DNP, ARNP, FNP-C, CLS, FNLA, discussed the increasing demand of Primary Nurse Practitioners (NP) across the country in a Tampa Bay Business Journal (TBBJ) article.

The College of Nursing activities are located in two USF Health buildings – the main building on the USF Tampa Campus has over 75,000 square feet of assignable space that supports the College academic, research and administrative missions and the CAMLS facility houses the Registered Nurse Anesthesia simulation activities in downtown Tampa.

Dr. D’Aoust and Dr. Friedrich talked about the growth of the NP programs within USF College of Nursing, and what the College is doing to respond to the high demand.

“Twenty percent of Medicaid primary care is provided by nurse practitioners in Florida,” D’Aoust said in the TBBJ’s Mainhardt in the article. “The college is seeing the most growth in acute care nurse practitioners and envisions no end to the need of these professionals. The college has doubled its capacity in all advanced practice programs.”

The TBBJ article was written by Staff Writer, Jane Mainhardt, and published on Aug. 5, 2013 on the business journal’s websiteTo read Jane Mainhardt’s full article visit Tampa Bay Business Journal’s website at “USF mirrors the nation in nurse practitioner trend.”

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