USF Health College of Nursing

Preparing the Nurses of Tomorrow

Welcome to the University of South Florida's premier nursing program, the USF Health College of Nursing.

In all that we do every day, our goal is to prepare 21st-century nurses to address the health care needs of local and global communities through excellence in research, education, and clinical care. Our faculty and staff promote interdisciplinary research collaborations, and we are ranked first in NIH funding among all universities in the state. [READ MORE]

Happening Now

Inspiration can be found in the most unlikely places. For College of Nursing associate professor Dr. Ponrathi Athilingam, PhD, ACNP, MCH, FAANP, FHFSA, that inspiration came from a leper living under a banyan tree outside a remote Indian village. She encountered this neighbor every day on her walk to and from school. This is how [read more]

College of Nursing News

USF College of Nursing educators took a test drive of the latest high-tech teaching tool in experiential learning last week — a cutting-edge ultrasound simulator that projects 3-D holographic images. Manufacturers of the CAE VimedixAR with Microsoft HoloLens visited the nursing school on May 17 for … [read more]
Damon McIntire, a student in his third semester at the USF College of Nursing, had been working as a firefighter/emergency medical technician (EMT) when an accident changed the course of his life. This nearly fatal event in December 2013 landed him in the hospital for 30 days on a ventilator and led … [read more]
University of South Florida’s College of Nursing researchers Drs. Denise Maguire and Maureen Groer were recently awarded a $10,000 seed grant to study infants recovering from opioid exposure from the USF Women’s Health Collaborative. The grant was part of $60,000 in funds for women’s health research … [read more]
As a nurse practitioner working in the University of South Florida’s Center for Advanced Lung Disease at Tampa General Hospital, Desiree Bonnet, DNP, MSN, ARNP, FNP-C, precepts one or two student nurses each semester. She knows it can be nerve-wracking for student nurses to jump into a highly specia … [read more]
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USF Health College of Nursing Preparing 21st-Century Nurses
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