USF Health College of Nursing opens new skills lab at USFSM

SARASOTA, Fla. (Jan. 16, 2020) - A capacity crowd welcomed the grand opening on Wednesday of the new USF Health College of Nursing Skills Lab at the USF Sarasota-Manatee campus to support its new Accelerated Second Bachelor's of Science in...

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USFSM unveils new nurse practice laboratory

USFSM's new nursing practice lab accompanies the launch of the school's first health care-focused course of study.

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Cirque du Soleil Dancer Chooses Nursing as Second Act

Born in Ukraine and trained at one of the world's most prestigious ballet schools, USF College of Nursing student Vladimir Lut craved the freedom of dance. Studying, training, and performing ballet took center stage in his life for more than two...

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Kids Camp Offers Lessons in Health and Self-Esteem

In an effort to promote health and wellness in underserved communities, the USF College of Nursing hosted the Wholesome Winter Kids Camp in the town of Wimauma, Fla., to teach lessons of health, hygiene, and self-esteem to school-aged migrant...

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Understanding the Gut Microbiome of Preterm Infants

Maureen Groer, PhD, looks at the health of preterm infants literally from the gut. As part of the USF Initiative on Microbiomes, Groer studies how the beneficial balance of trillions of bacteria, viruses and other microorganisms in the digestive ...

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Celebrating a new home: The USF Health Morsani College

The new USF Health Morsani College of Medicine and Heart Institute officially opened Jan. 8, 2020, when USF friends, supporters, faculty, staff and students cut through a long white ribbon, signifying the culmination of nearly five years of...

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Nurses Ranked Most Honest Profession 18 Years in a Row

For the 18th year in a row, registered nurses were ranked the most honest and ethical profession in the United States. In addition, 2020 has been named the Year of The Nurse by the World Health Organization and the American Nurses Association.

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USF Gets $2.8M to Study Fitness Gaming in Cancer Patients

While the Wii Fit - the Nintendo video game balance board that came to popularity in the early 2010s - may no longer be used by teens across America, one University of South Florida researcher is looking to see the specific benefits it may have...

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USFSM Skills Lab Opens Its Doors
The USF College of Nursing unveiled its new nursing skills lab on the Sarasota-Manatee campus during a Jan. 15 grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony.

We welcomed the first cohort of 30 students in the Accelerated Second Degree nursing program at USFSM as they began the 2020 spring semester.
Bull Nurses Fill Sarasota-Manatee Classrooms and Labs
2020 Named Int'l Year of the Nurse
The World Health Assembly has kicked off a yearlong effort to celebrate the work of nurses and to highlight the challenging conditions they often face worldwide.

The World Health Organization has designated 2020 as the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife.
Nurse Anesthetists Lobby in Tally
USF College of Nursing student nurse anesthetists attended CRNA Day 2020 on Jan. 27-28 at the state Capitol where they lobbied legislators on issues affecting CRNA practice in Florida.

They met with individual state representatives to discuss how House Bill 607 would increase nurse independence.
USF Bulls Invade Gasparilla
Members of the USF community, including nursing's Dr. Alicia Rossiter, USF president Steve Currall, and Rocky D. Bull celebrated the invasion of pirates at the annual Gasparilla Parade.
Week of Welcome, Spring Edition
The USF College of Nursing kicked off the 2020 spring semester by welcoming students back with a week of fun activities.

Students started the week with healthy snacks, learned about our graduate programs, and then won prizes for answering health trivia. On Friday, we provided students with lunch and resources to help manage stress.
Professor Appointed to USF Presidential Advisory Committee

USF College of Nursing assistant professor J anet Roman, DNP, APRN, ACNP-BC, CHFN, ACHPN, has been appointed to the USF Presidential Advisory Committee on Black Affairs.

Dr. Roman will advise USF President Steven Currall on matters affecting black faculty, staff and students. The 3-year appointment ends in 2022.
Professor Elected to Oncology Nursing Society Tampa Chapter

USF College of Nursing assistant professor Victoria Marshall, PhD, RN, has been elected to the board of the Greater Tampa Chapter of the Oncology Nursing Society.

As a program director, Dr. Marshall will oversee the educational needs of the chapter.
USF Foundation Wins Silver CASE Award
Congratulations to the USF Foundation, who won a silver award in the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) District III awards.

The award was based on communications for the Leaders in Care campaign.
Student Nurse Anesthetists Showcase Program During National CRNA Week
Nurse anesthesia students hosted an informational table Jan. 21-24 during the USF College of Nursing's recognition of National CRNA Week. The promotional week culminated with a bake sale on Friday.

The annual event educates students about the role CRNAs have in providing safe and effective anesthesia care.
CRNA Graduates Achieve Perfect First-Time Pass Rate on Exam
Congratulations to our December graduates of the nurse anesthesia program. The class posted an impressive 100 percent first-time pass rate on the National Certification Exam.
Hannah Mark-Serieux
Margarita Brown
Administrative Specialist
Michael Melanson
Fiscal & Business Analyst
Pranam Parsanlal
Instructional Designer
Christina Bricker
Director of the FNP Primary Care concentration
Janet Roman
Director of the DNP program
Tiffany Gwartney
Interim Assistant Dean of Undergraduate and Global Programs
Brittany Hay
Director of the Adult-Gerontology
Primary Care concentration
Black Heritage Month Panel Discussion

Noon - 1:30 p.m. Room 3705, Marshall Student Center

"Pulse and Perseverance: The Sustainability of the African American Male Health Care Provider."
Visiting Scholar Lecture Series

Noon - 1 p.m. MDN 2005, College of Nursing

Carla Rash, PhD, will present "Using Contingency Management Interventions to Motivate Behavior Change in Disadvantaged Populations."
College of Nursing Career Expo

11 a.m. - 2 p.m. USF Health Rotunda
USF Health Research Day

8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Marshall Student Center

Black Heritage Month Health Care Expo

Noon - 2 p.m. Gathering Space, College of Nursing

Gordon, J. (In Press). Integrating Infant Mental Health Practice Models in Nursing. Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing .

Rechenberg, K. , Cousin, L. , Redwine, L . Mindfulness, Anxiety Symptoms, and Quality of Life in Heart Failure. Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing .  DOI: 10.1097/JCN.0000000000000630.

Williams, L. F. , Russ, M., & Perdue, B. J. (2019). Exploration of School Nurses' Perception of Self-Efficacy in Providing Care and Education to Children with Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus. The Journal of the National Black Nurses Association , 30(2), 34-37.

Buck, H. G. , Cairns, P. , Emechebe, N. , Hernandez, D., Mason, T. , Tofthagen, C., Bell, J. , Barrison, P. , Kip, K. (In Press). Accelerated Resolution Therapy: Randomized Controlled Trial of a Complicated Grief Intervention. American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine .

Cousin, L. , Redwine, L. , Bricker, C. , Kip, K., Buck, H. G. (In Press). Effect of Gratitude on Cardiovascular Outcomes: A State-of-the-Science Review. The Journal of Positive Psychology .

Ilori, T. O., Viera, E., Wilson, J., Moreno, F., Menon, U. , Ehiri, J., Peterson, R., Vemulapalli, T., Sara, C., StimsonRiahi, S. C., Rosales, C., Calhoun, E., Sokan, A., Karnes, J. H., Reiman, E., Ojo, A., Theodorou, A., & Ojo, T. (In Press). Approach to High Volume Enrollment in Clinical Research: Experiences From An All of Us Research Program Site. Journal of Clinical Translational Science .


Podium presentation, titled "Generational Perceptions of Classroom Response Systems." Rosales, M. R. , & Torres, Y. M. at the Sunshine State Teaching and Learning Conference, Jan. 29-31, Daytona Beach, Florida.

Invited to present as a panelist on infant mental health. Gordon, J. at the 6th annual Asheville Summit - Meeting of the Minds: A Scholarly Exploration of Mental Health at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, Feb. 29, Asheville, North Carolina.

Presentation, titled "Detecting Self Limiting Beliefs in Children." Gordon, J. and Bernal, A. at the American Psychiatric Nurses Association Florida Chapter Conference, April 24-25, Tampa, Florida.

Presentation, titled "Logistics for Deploying Grassroots Medical Response Teams." Gordon, J. at the 2nd annual Caribbean Center for Disaster Medicine's International Conference on Disaster Medicine and Hurricane Resiliency, March 26-29, St. Maarten, Caribbean.
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