USF Health College of Nursing

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

We live by our mission – Transforming Healthcare, Transforming Lives: Creating the Nursing Leaders of Tomorrow and the Research that Improves Health. This is a world-class program shaping the nursing profession as demonstrated by our rankings, our faculty and staff who are committed to student success. [READ MORE]


Happening Now

5/18/2017
Dr. Rich, a transformative nurse leader and innovator, brings a wealth of knowledge to USF in interprofessional education and practice   The University of South Florida appointed Victoria Rich, PhD, as the new dean of the USF College of Nursing and senior associate vice president of USF Health. Dr. Rich has served as associate professor [read more]

College of Nursing News

5/17/2017
New program will shorten time needed for USF students in St. Petersburg and Sarasota-Manatee to complete two undergraduate degrees, helping meet region’s demand for well-prepared nurses A new University of South Florida College of Nursing partnership with USF St. Petersburg (USFSP) and USF Sarasota- … [read more]
5/10/2017
For Brittany Hay, DNP, nursing runs in the family. The passion to serve is in her blood. It’s in her DNA. Dr. Hay, instructor at the USF College of Nursing, is one of seven family members to dedicate her life to nursing. Dr. Hay, who is one of five children, was born and raised in [read more]
5/2/2017
USF College of Nursing is gearing up to celebrate National Nurses Week, May 6 through May 12. National Nurses Week is celebrated annually to recognize nurses and their incredible work to help improve the lives of millions of patients every single day. This year, the American Nurses Association desig … [read more]
4/18/2017
USF College of Nursing PhD student, Samia Valeria Ozorio Dutra recently presented the microbiome team research at USF Health Research Day and at the 2017 Southern Nursing Research Society (SNRS) conference. She was recognized by USF Health as having the Best College of Nursing Presentation. Dutra ha … [read more]
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Donna Petersen, ScD, MHS, CPH Donna Petersen, ScD, MHS, CPH
Interim Dean, College of Nursing
Sr. Assoc. Vice President, USF Health
Dean, College of Public Health



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