USF Nursing Student Receives 2020 Tillman Scholarship Award

University of South Florida nurse anesthesia graduate student and Marine Corps veteran Matthew Jenkins has been selected as a 2020 Tillman Scholar through the Pat Tillman Foundation. He is the only student from a Florida university in this year's ...

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Karla Maldonado Wins Janice Drake CRNA Humanitarian Award

The American Association of Nurse Anesthetists has chosen USF College of Nursing assistant professor Karla Maldonado as the 2020 recipient of the Janice Drake CRNA Humanitarian Award, a prestigious honor recognizing a nurse anesthetist who...

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'I've Always Had the Heart to Serve': Nurses Return From NYC

Two USF College of Nursing students spent most of April and into May caring for COVID-19 patients in New York City hospitals during the height of the coronavirus crisis. They were among thousands recruited when New York leaders pleaded for...

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Student Teams Assess COVID Prevention Measures

In a new partnership with the Hillsborough County health department, the USF College of Nursing is deploying teams of nursing students to local long-term care facilities with no reported COVID-19 cases to identify ways to strengthen their...

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We Must Lead the Way — An Important Letter From Dr. Lockwood

Dear Faculty, Staff and Students: Just four months ago, the COVID-19 pandemic began transforming social interaction, disrupting the economy, and fundamentally changing our world in ways that were previously unthinkable. Since then, our country...

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USF Nursing's Student Affairs Team Awarded Culture Coin

The USF College of Nursing's Student Affairs team has been awarded a Culture Coin for their seamless transition to working remotely during the pandemic. "You all have made the required switch to workflows, space, and processes to working with...

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Florida Matters: Nursing in the Heart of the Pandemic

USF nurse anesthesia graduate Victoria Mejia talks to WUSF 89.7 FM's Florida Matters about serving on the front lines of the war on the coronavirus. Mejia volunteered to be deployed to New York City for three weeks during the height of the pandemic.

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The Latest on USF and COVID-19
The Florida Board of Governors has approved the university's four-phase plan for resuming on-campus operations for the fall semester. Read about the flexible hybrid approach, as well as the most recent community update regarding the pandemic and its impact on USF.
USF Invests $20 Million in Tuition Help for Fall Semester Students
The University of South Florida, a national leader in student success, will make an unprecedented investment of $20 million to help students who are experiencing financial hardships remain on a path to a timely graduation during the COVID-19 pandemic.

USF Ranks No. 4 Among Nation's "Golden Age Universities"
The University of South Florida has climbed into the top five nationally among all private and public “Golden Age Universities,” according to  new rankings  released by the U.K.-based Times Higher Education. The rankings compare the performance of institutions founded between 1945 and 1966.

Returning Soon to a New Normal
The USF College of Nursing is getting ready for its phased-in re-entry to the building over the upcoming weeks.

You may be wondering what life will be like and what new protocols will be in place. Our daily routines may not resemble what they once were.
Please take a few minutes to  watch this video  for an overview.
Nursing Educators Named Culture Champions for COVID-19 Testing
USF College of Nursing educators Marc Rosales, DNP, MBA/HCM, RN, CCRN , and Melanie Stroup, MS, RN , were recently presented USF Culture Coins for their volunteer work at COVID-19 testing sites in Hillsborough County.

With their help, USF Health was able to administer more than 27,000 tests to the community.

They were recognized for their selfless sacrifice and awarded with Culture Coins by Terri Ashmeade, MD, chief quality officer for USF Health.
Developing a Wearable Device to Detect COVID-19
USF College of Nursing professor Ming Ji, PhD, is part of a team of USF researchers studying the human body's physiological response to COVID-19.

Scientists say insights from the study could help them develop an early warning system for those most at risk of severe infection.

The study brings together an interdisciplinary team of researchers from across the university.

USF Health Briefs | Episode 5 With Dr. Usha Menon
In the latest USF Health Brief, Usha Menon, PhD, RN, FAAN, interim dean of the USF Health College of Nursing, discusses the impact the pandemic has had on the college, how nurses rise to the challenge during COVID-19, and the resilience shown by our faculty, students, and staff.

"Maintaining academic continuity and student success has been our true north through all of this," she said.

USF Nurse Scientists Showcase Research Work in Video Series
In a new video series titled "Nursing Science: Without Limits," members of the USF College of Nursing research team talk about their areas of scientific inquiry and how discoveries are helping patients monitor their health, reduce pain, and lead more productive lives.
Nurse Anesthesia Students Win National Scholarships
Helen "Liz" Rayburn
Florida Association of Nurse Anesthetists Student Scholarship
Sarah Swank
AANA Foundation Scholarship
The American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) Foundation announced that two USF College of Nursing students are among its 2020 scholarship award winners.

Helen "Liz" Rayburn and Sarah Swank , both Master of Science in Nurse Anesthesia graduate students, will each receive a $3,000 scholarship.

The pair were among 71 award recipients chosen from more than 2,200 applicants.
Interim Dean Among Voices of Academic Nursing Leadership
USF College of Nursing interim dean Usha Menon, PhD, RN, FAAN, is featured in the American Association of Colleges of Nursing's Gallery of Leadership highlighting academic nursing's contributions to addressing COVID-19 and how each college is leading efforts to respond to the pandemic.
USF Launches COVID-19 Emergency Fund for Nursing Students
As nursing students continue to study, work, and volunteer on the front lines during the pandemic, many are facing financial hardships. They need our help now more than ever.

The USF Foundation created the Gertrude E. Skelly USF Nursing Student Emergency Fund so students can continue their education during the COVID-19 crisis. Join the #BullsUnited in Action campaign today. #ONEUSF
Student Nurse Anesthetists Share Latest News in The BULLetin
Check out the Spring 2020 edition of The BULLetin, the newsletter written and produced by USF nurse anesthesia students. Eighteen pages of exciting SRNA news!

Alumni: Send Us Your Class Notes
The USF College of Nursing is launching a new electronic alumni magazine in fall 2020 a magazine about you and for you! 

We want to include all your good news. Have you earned a promotion, gotten married, had a baby, received an award? If so, please provide that information by filling out the  Alumni Contact Update Form  (the class notes section is near the bottom). Be sure to upload a photo if you can. Deadline for the fall issue is August 1.
Gore Wins Spirit of Simulation Leadership Excellence Award
USF College of Nursing professor Teresa Gore, PhD, DNP, FNP-BC, NP-C, CHSE-A, FAAN , has received the 2020 Spirit of Simulation Leadership Excellence Award from the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation & Learning.

The award is given to a visionary nurse leader in the simulation practice community who exemplifies the characteristics of a transformational leader.
Cardy Recognized With Certified Nurse Award for Specialty Care
USF College of Nursing adjunct instructor Christina Cardy, DNP, AGACNP-BC , has received the 2020 American Nurses Credentialing Center's Certified Nurse Award in Adult-Gerontology Acute Care .

The award is given to nurse practitioners who contribute to their specialty areas through innovation, collaboration, and leadership.
Apply to Serve on Student Board
It's not too late to apply to be part of the USF Health Executive Student Leadership Board.

Members serve as a liaison between USF Health leadership and the student body and plan events to promote the USF Health community. Applications are due July 6.
Susan Bucciero
Angelina Blenman
Unit Research Administrator

Independence Day holiday observed

No classes. USF offices closed.

Summer 2020 Doctoral Student Graduate Celebration

Online via YouTube link
Summer 2020 Baccalaureate Pinning Ceremony

Online via YouTube link

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