USF Nursing is on the Move!
The College of Nursing at the University of South Florida is on the move! Our nurses today are leaders in translational research; moving nursing science developments to patients and the community. They are changing the face of healthcare here and around the world, and have been a major factor in our program’s rise in national prominence. Our educational programs at the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral (DNP and PhD) levels are highly successful and acknowledged nationally as models of innovation. The USF College of Nursing has a strong tradition of supporting wellness, research, and education within our community and throughout the state, nation and world.
Through research and innovation, educational excellence, partnerships and collaborations the USF College of Nursing is internationally recognized and ranks among the best nursing programs in the nation. USF nurses are a very determined group with an exceptional story that we can write together!
Center for Living with Chronic Illness
Our Center for Living with Chronic Illness focuses on the impressive research expertise of our world-class, nursing scientists, faculty and students. Chronic illness nationally has reached epidemic proportions with nearly one half of all Americans suffering some type of chronic illness such as diabetes, heart disease, Alzheimer’s, dementia, or cancer.
The effects of chronic illness are known to be physical, social and behavioral in nature, and families and caregivers are impacted as they help loved ones cope day-to-day. The Center for Living with Chronic Illness is focused on new ways to help those with chronic illness and their families manage illness, overcome challenges, and live life more fully.
With your financial support, the Center for Living with Chronic Illness at the USF College of Nursing will be able to:
- Continue to conduct life-changing nursing research
- Strengthen educational programs, preparing USF graduates to deal with chronic illness in practice
- Build greater collaborations at home and across the globe to reach chronically ill populations
INFORM at USF Nursing
Through our Institute for Nursing Faculty Recruitment, Retention and Mentoring or INFORM at USF Nursing, your support will allow us to continue to recruit, retain and mentor the best and brightest nursing faculty.
USF nursing faculty transform nursing science to better care for patients through education and research. Conservatively, one USF nursing faculty member causes 108 million patients to receive excellent nursing care because of the students they taught! The need for new nursing faculty is now at an all-time high and expected to increase over the next decade.
Your financial support will allow INFORM at USF Nursing to address this need in the following ways:
- Increase USF pre and post- doctoral fellowships in nursing
- Provide the pilot funds needed for nursing doctoral Dissertations/Projects
- Structure a new mentoring program for USF nursing faculty
RESTORE LIVES Center
Our Center for Education and Research to Rehabilitate and Restore the Lives of Veterans, Service members and their Families or RESTORE LIVES Center directly impacts the lives of veterans and service members. Re-integration of veterans is at a highpoint in U.S history. The pace of deployments in terms of length, frequency and limited downtime is unprecedented, and many brave volunteers are suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Traumatic Brain Injury, loss of limb and other physical and emotional injuries that in the past would have proved fatal or permanently disabling.
Additionally, a majority of veterans and their families receive healthcare in the private sector, instead of VA hospitals, meaning all healthcare professionals must be proficient in dealing with the special needs of this population.
Through your financial help, the RESTORE LIVES Center continues to develop life enhancing treatments through nursing research, and educate nurses with the knowledge and skills specific to the needs of treating veterans and service members with innovative solutions such as:
- Conduct research specific to veteran and military health issues
- Train nursing leaders within military
- Educate nurses at all levels in the special needs of the military, veterans and their families
POWER with Nursing
Through POWER with Nursing, our Partnership Opportunities for Wellness, Education and Research, the College of Nursing’s initiatives with existing and expanding collaborations stretch across the region, nation and globe. Every day our students impact healthcare in Tampa Bay. Through Research Residencies, College of Nursing doctoral students collaborate with area hospitals to develop their own program of nursing research. We collaborate on grants with researchers from other healthcare disciplines.
At USF our nursing students learn the way they will practice, in interprofessional teams composed of many healthcare disciplines. Our students get first-hand knowledge of wellness issues across the globe through international nursing experiences in Panama, and collaboration with the American Red Cross to bring supplies to people in need.
Financial support of POWER with Nursing would allow you and the USF College of Nursing to collaborate on important initiatives such as:
- Expand the research residencies program
- Provide increased opportunities for interprofessional education
- Expand USF Global nursing programs
The Power of One
Never underestimate the power of one. Just as one nurse will nurture many patients, one person, one benefactor will nurture the College of Nursing in many ways. One gift means more nurses, more research that improves health, more faculty to teach the next generation and more partnerships that will Transform Healthcare, Transform Lives. Ultimately, this results in more of the best in healthcare for you, your families and your friends. You can be the one!
Together, we will truly be Unstoppable!