May 2021
Welcome to USF Bull Nurse News. This monthly newsletter brings the latest news and updates from the USF College of Nursing and its campuses in Tampa, St. Petersburg, and Sarasota-Manatee.
The University of South Florida toasted its latest class of graduates by holding in-person commencement ceremonies on May 8 – for the first time since the pandemic started – at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg. USF conferred more than 350 nursing degrees, including 239 baccalaureate, 109 master’s, and nine doctoral degrees.

The University of South Florida College of Nursing is combatting the opioid crisis in rural America by equipping advanced pain specialists with integrative pain management techniques.

The USF Alumni Association will honor Brigadier General (ret.) Carrie Nero, MSN ’88, with the Distinguished Alumni Award.

Nero is the first African-American nurse to achieve the rank of brigadier general in the U.S. Army Reserves. During her nearly 30 years in the reserves, she served in the 1990-91 Gulf War, caring for wounded soldiers stateside.

In this new episode, Frontline Nursing Podcast Series Host Rayna Letourneau talks with Tim Raderstorf, Chief Innovation Officer at The Ohio State University College of Nursing, about "Ambition and Innovation."

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