Nurse Researcher Named Fellow in American Academy of Nursing

A University of South Florida nursing researcher specializing in technology-based interventions to improve self-care of heart failure patients has been named a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing. Fellowship into the organization is the...

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Newly Pinned Nurses Celebrate in Virtual Ceremony

The University of South Florida College of Nursing celebrated 128 nursing students Thursday during a virtual Baccalaureate Pinning Ceremony, officially ushering in a new group of undergraduates into the profession during unprecedented times...

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Doctoral Nursing Graduates Honored in Virtual Ceremony

The USF College of Nursing celebrated 14 doctoral graduates during a virtual ceremony honoring their academic achievements. Since in-person gatherings at USF have been restricted due to the continuing coronavirus pandemic, the Summer 2020...

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University of South Florida Consolidates Its Three Campuses

The University of South Florida is officially operating under a single accreditation for the Tampa, St. Petersburg and Sarasota-Manatee campuses. Consolidating from three separately accredited institutions is a requirement of a Florida law passed ...

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USF Nursing Students Aid Back-to-School Health Fairs

USF College of Nursing students were among a contingent of volunteers helping children get back-to-school ready at a series of Hillsborough County student health fairs. The annual fairs offer free physicals, immunizations, and shot record updates ...

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The University of South Florida Women's Health Collaborative has presented two seed grants to College of Nursing faculty for research projects. The seed grant program supports interdisciplinary team-based research that will advance women’s health.
Small teams of medical professionals staff the COVID-19 testing sites in Hillsborough County. "A lot of them are students in our College of Nursing,” said Dr. Charles Lockwood, senior vice president of USF Health. “They’re experienced nurses."
USF student nurse anesthetist Matthew Jenkins was named a 2020 Pat Tillman Scholar. Jenkins, a former Marine who served combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, describes what the honor means to him. "People who I take care of are veterans, so it just defines me," Jenkins said.
83 Degrees Media interviewed College of Nursing pain management expert John Maye on how he will be incorporating the Advanced Pain Management curriculum, designed as a multidisciplinary treatment approach for nurse anesthetists, for fourth-year medical students.
USF faculty members will embark on a year-long series of research projects exploring the perpetuation of systemic racism in society that has resulted in economic inequities, social injustices, police violence and other issues. A $500,000 fund will support the first round of projects.
USF College of Nursing pain management expert John Maye will be helping the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine evaluate and adjust its pain management curriculum thanks to a $250,000 grant from the Florida Department of Children and Families.
The American Association of Nurse Anesthetists has appointed USF student Seeta Spence Banfield to serve as the student representative to the AANA's education committee. She will give an acceptable speech at the virtual Annual Congress on Aug. 16.
College of Nursing associate professor Alicia Rossiter has been appointed to the American Academy of Nursing's Have You Ever Served? National Advisory Council. In October, Dr. Rossiter will take over as president of the Academy's Expert Panel on Military & Veterans Health.
College of Nursing instructor Megan Heskett was the featured speaker at the July 15 USF Health interprofessional education Lunch & Learn webinar on best practices in simulation design. She gave an overview of the 11 criteria needed to create an effective simulation.
Beloved nursing mentor and Bull Nurse alumna Catherine Crumbs was a nurse practitioner, nurse educator, and clinical nurse specialist. She spent more than four decades in nursing and was instrumental in increasing diversity and inclusion within health care professions.
College of Nursing graduate student Kailey Rinaldi offers a first-hand account on caring for her first COVID-19 newborn patient in the NICU.

The article is published in the National Association of Neonatal Nurses Footprints July issue.
More than 34 USF Bull Nurses, faculty and staff have put in thousands of hours at three Hillsborough County COVID-19 community testing sites in the past three months. All told, volunteers logged 8,100 staff hours and conducted 28,455 COVID-19 tests. Way to go!
Manny Rivera
Ashley Sanford
Sophia Ramesar
Congratulations to Manny Rivera, Ashley Sanford, and Sophia Ramesar for completing the seven-week Post-Crisis Leadership Certificate Program from the USF Muma College of Business. The certificate program was designed for working professionals to learn how to emerge from the current health and economic crisis.
We're pleased to announce the College of Nursing's 2020-2021 Staff Council Executive Board.

The council's next meeting is scheduled for 2 p.m. Aug. 19.

Congratulations to the new board members!
Pranam Parsanlal
Emily Kent
Vice President
Britny Compton
Katie Muniz
Treasurer/Event Coordinator
Brittnay Glover
Communications/Public Relations
Engaged Online Learning
USF College of Nursing assistant professor Rayna Letourneau, PhD, RN, talks about the multiple ways nursing students stay connected while taking online classes.

In "Online at USF: An Innovative Education Series," Dr. Letourneau discusses the importance of keeping students engaged through innovative content, virtual faculty office hours, and online discussion boards.
2020 Summer Nursing Graduates Celebrate
BEST Summer of Collaboration
The USF College of Nursing collaborated with the BEST Summer Academy to host a three-week virtual program for minority teens interested in the health care field.

Nursing faculty, students and advisors held a series of Lunch & Learns and online webinars covering topics such as choosing nursing as a profession, nursing school admissions, and how food can improve academic performance.
Leaders in Care Campaign Open for Faculty Project Proposals
The Leaders in Care campaign is seeking proposals for a faculty initiative promoting a nursing-centered project that would directly impact students.

Each year, the campaign awards up to $35,000 to a faculty-led, student-focused project. Money for the program is provided through donations to the Leaders in Care campaign, which includes a match donation of up to $15,000 by alumna Janet Fansler and her husband Richard this year.
Fundraising for the 2021 Nursing Annual Giving Campaign begins Oct. 1 and ends Dec. 31. The deadline to submit applications is Aug. 24.
Brittnay Glover
Allyson Duffy, PhD, RN, has been appointed to a new role as associate professor, reporting to Dr. Betty Jordan.

Since 2016, Dr. Duffy has been an assistant professor at the College of Nursing. In this new role, she will focus primarily on didactic, online and clinical instruction of undergraduate courses at the St. Petersburg and Sarasota-Manatee campuses. 
Stephanie Prescott
Assistant Professor
Ayesha Johnson
Assistant Professor
Shelley Thibeau
Assistant Professor, Courtesy Faculty Appointment
USF College of Nursing Opening Day

9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Virtual event.
Fall 2020 Semester and Week of Welcome

First day of classes. The Fall semester kicks off with a week of Bulls spirit.

Rinaldi, K. Committed to Care: Coping with COVID-19. National Association of Neonatal Nurses Footprints: Stories from the NICU July 2020.


Poster presentation, titled "Innovation to Close the Academic-Practice Gap: Outcomes of a Senior RN Student Virtual Clinical Practicum." Letourneau, R., Peoples, L., Chabalowski, B., & Perez, N. for the Florida Nurses Association’s Sixth Annual Nursing Research & Evidence-based Practice Conference, July 25, online.

Presentation, titled "Perinatal Antibiotic Prophylaxis - Friend or Foe?" Prescott, S. at the USF Microbiome Hub monthly meeting, June, Tampa, Florida.
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