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Nursing on the Move is produced by USF College of Nursing 12901 Bruce B. Downs Boulevard, MDC 22 Tampa, FL 33612 P. (813) 974-7863 F. (813) 974-5418 Published for faculty, students, staff, alumni and the community of USF Health.

Editor Ashlea Hudak

Contributing Writers Guy Engelhardt, Edwin Hernandez, Ashlea Hudak, Vjollca Hysenlika, Melissa Molinari Shelton, Donald Snyder.

The College of Nursing at the University of South Florida is On the Move! The College of Nursing at the University of South Florida is on the


President, University of South Florida Judy Genshaft, PhD

Senior Vice President, USF Health Dean, USF College of Medicine Stephen K. Klasko, MD, MBA

Senior Associate Vice President, USF Health Dean, USF College of Nursing Dianne Morrison-Beedy PhD, RN, WHNP-BC, FNAP, FAANP, FAAN

College of Nursing University of South Florida 12901 Bruce B. Downs Boulevard MDC Box 22, Tampa, FL 33612 (813) 974-2191

move! Throughout 2013, the USF College of Nursing will be celebrating


Daniel Baker for Florida Hospital Tampa, Ashlea Hudak, Vjollca Hysenlika, Ellen Leedy, USF Athletics, USF Foundation, Eric Younghans.

our 40th Anniversary. You will read how our faculty, students, staff and alumni have been moving the nursing profession forward, since the charter class walked through the doors 40 years ago. USF nurses today 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. As you read through this publication you will recognize the strong traditions the USF College of Nursing has of supporting wellness, research, and education within our community and globally. The USF College of Nursing is addressing the national nursing faculty shortage through recruitment, retention and mentoring of nursing faculty. We will re-cap our first annual Joining Forces to Restore Lives national conference for nursing educators and researchers in veterans’ health. At USF Nursing, we are breaking barriers of traditional nursing roles with innovative educational programs, out-of-the-box research, gamechanging partnerships and collaborations. Our faculty, staff, students and alumni are engaged and energized! This magazine celebrates just some of the many ways the USF USF Health’s mission is to envision and implement the future of health. It is the partnership of the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine, the College of Nursing, the College of Public Health, the College of Pharmacy, the School of Biomedical Sciences and the School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences; and the USF Physician’s Group. The University of South Florida is a global research university ranked 50th in the nation by the National Science Foundation for both federal and total research expenditures among all U.S. universities.

College of Nursing impacts our community and acts as a change agent in healthcare. I know you will enjoy reading about the many ways that the USF College of Nursing is Transforming Healthcare, Transforming Lives: Creating the Nursing Leaders of Tomorrow and the Research that Improves Health. Dianne Morrison-Beedy, PhD, RN, WHNP-BC, FNAP, FAANP, FAAN Senior Associate Vice President, USF Health Dean, College of Nursing, University of South Florida

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01 care practitioners is becoming critical across the nation, due to the aging population and the increasing utilization


of acute care services. In Spring 2012, the USF College of Nursing admitted the first 32 students to the Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner program. The USF College of Nursing Nurse Anesthesia Master’s Program and the Registered Nurse

Dean’s Vision Education

An unprecedented shortage of acute


Baccalaureate Program have both had


You will be introduced to new Leaders


record breaking enrollments in Fall 2012.

on the Move who are making a difference

Partnerships Culture

at the College of Nursing. John M. Clochesy, RN, PhD, CS, FAAN, FCCM, Faculty Mentorship Program Director joins USF from the Case Western Reserve University; Melanie Michael, DNP, MS, ARNP-C, DNP Program Director joined USF from the Sarasota County Health Department; and Oma Singh, PhD, Associate Director, Educational Design & Development jons the College of Nursing from USF’s eTeaching & Technology Group.


USF Nursing students and alumni brought smiles to over 175 pediatric patients at three of our hospital partners during the holidays. Our students, faculty, staff


Nursing at USF: 40 Years & Moving Fast


INFORM: Moving Ahead of the Tsunami


Nations Nursing Leaders Join Forces to Restore Lives of Veterans at First National Conference in Tampa, FL


Nursing Education On the Move


Melanie Michael: Nursing Leader on the Move


Impact of 21st Century on Nursing Education


Oma Singh: Leader on the Move


INFORM: Maximizing Scholarship and REsearch in Faculty


John Clochesy: Nursing Leader on the Move


USF Nursing Research on the Move

22 Nursing Research Funded Studies 26

Partnerships in Education and Research


BEARS: Bulls Encouraging and Assisting through Research and Scholarship


INFORM: A Champion’s Perspective


Letter from Development


Thank you to all our Donors!


Nurses on the Move in the Community


2013 USF College of Nursing Coming Home


A Letter from the Alumni and Friends Society


ALUMNI Class Notes


Pinning Ceremony: A Nursing Tradition


Infrastructure Optimization


Faculty Opportunities Available

and alumni are a talented and compassionate group that creates a college culture that supports community activities, celebrates professional success, and



recognizes the contributions of individuals.

Table of Contents

| 40th Anniversary USF COLLEGE OF NURSING



1973: Students

Nursing at USF: 40 Years & Moving Fast

►► Total 50 ►► 50 Upper Division ►► 5% Ethnic Diversity ►► 8% Gender Diversity

It is hard to imagine that in Fall 2013 it will have been 40 years since the charter class of 50 baccalaureate students were welcomed by 10 faculty and 1 staff member as they first entered the College of Nursing. Of course in those days, the entire college fit in six double-wide trailers!

From the very beginning the USF College of Nursing was On the Move. Under the expert leadership of Dean Gwendoline MacDonald, PhD, the College of Nursing

1973: Research ►► Total Funding $0

was soon achieving milestones. In 1973, 50 students were accepted into the baccalaureate (BS) nursing program. In 1974, the Florida Legislature funded a Regional Center for USF in Ft. Myers and the College of Nursing was notified they would offer credit-producing courses at the new site. With the ink still drying on the curriculum, and 50 students in Tampa to teach, the faculty of the College embraced the challenge (and the 250 mile commute) and accepted the first 14 Registered Nurse students to the BS program. In 1975, the College received initial accreditation by the National League for Nursing just in time for the charter class to graduate in March. The faculty had grown to 16, the staff to 4, the College of Nursing was funded for a new building as part of the USF Medical Center Phase II expansion, and the College was requested to expand its Registered Nurse BS

1973: 3 Hospitals

►► Tampa General Hospital ►► Hillsborough County Hospital ►► Tampa Veteran’s Hospital ►► 1 Clinical Affiliate

program to Sarasota and Orlando! The College of Nursing continued to move rapidly ahead; adding new educational programs, growing a research program, and developing long-lasting partnerships. Fast forward to today. The USF College of Nursing is still On the Move! Under the dynamic leadership of Dean Dianne Morrison-Beedy, the USF College of Nursing has grown to over 2,000 students at the baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral levels, 114 faculty members and 48 staff. USF is ranked 24th in the nation, and #1 for Florida, in research funding by the National Institutes of Health! The USF College of Nursing is known globally for its ground-breaking educational programs, innovative research addressing the nations’ greatest healthcare issues, out-of-the-box partnerships, a culture that encourages breaking traditional barriers, all wrapped up in an infrastructure that supports this momentum. In the past 40 years, over 8,000 degrees have been awarded to USF Nursing students who are leaders in the nursing profession.

1973: Budget $348,000

2013: Budget $20,000,000

2013: Students

►► Total 2020 ►► 238 upper division ►► 119 second bachelor ►► 406 RN to BS ►► 508 pre-nursing ►► 662 master’s ►► 46 doctor of nursing science ►► 31 doctor of nursing practice ►► 37% ethnic diversity ►► 12% gender diversity

2013: Research

►► Total Funding $5,295,716 ►► Research Center ►► Administrative & Project Coordination ►► Methodological & Statistical ►► Research Residents ►► Biobehavioral Laboratory ►► Research Scientists ►► Research Assistants

2013: I6 Hospitals

►► All Children’s Hospital ►► Bayfront Medical Center ►► Bay Pines Veteran’s Hospital ►► Florida Hospital Tampa ►► James A. Haley Veterans Hospital ►► Lakeland Regional Medical Center ►► Mease Countryside Hospital ►► Moffitt Cancer Center ►► Morton Plant Hospital ►► Sarasota Memorial Hospital ►► Shriners Hospitals for Children ►► St. Joseph’s Hospital ►► St. Joseph’s Women’s Hospital ►► St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital ►► South Florida Baptist Hospital ►► Tampa General Hospital ►► > 350 Clinical Affiliates across Florida

1973: Education Programs

►► Bachelor of Science ►► Upper Division

1973: Faculty

►► Total 10 ►► 1 Professor ►► 2 Associate Professor ►► 5 Assistant Professor ►► 2 Instructor ►► 3 Tenured/Tenure Earning ►► 3 doctorally prepared

2013: Faculty

►► Total 114 ►► 14 Professor ►► 7 Associate Professor ►► 25 Assistant Professor ►► 21 Instructor ►► 49 adjunct, post-doc, admin, graduate assistants, clinical collaborative ►► 32 Tenured/Tenure Earning ►► 50 doctorally prepared

2013: 1973: Infrastructure: Infrastructure: 4,000 sq. feet 75,000 sq. feet ►► 5 mobile classrooms ►► Administrative/Advising ►► Faculty Offices ►► 2 classrooms (50 max) ►► Multi-Purpose Learning Laboratory ►► Physiology Class Laboratory ►► Nursing Library

1973: Staff ►► Total 1 ►► Administrative Support

2013: Education Programs

►► New building dedicated May 2005 ►► 5 State-of-the-Art classrooms ►► 84 seat computer lab ►► 67 faculty offices ►► 13 room Research Center ►► 8 room Virtual Simulation Center ►► 7 room Bio Behavioral Lab ►► Administrative suite ►► Advising Suite ►► Instructional Design Suite ►► Business Office

2013: Staff

►► Total 48 ►► Administrative support ►► Advising/Recruiting ►► Program support ►► Faculty support ►► Business Office ►► Instructional Design ►► Simulation/Learning Lab ►► Evaluation Office ►► PR/Communications

►► Bachelor of Science (BS) ►► Upper division ►► Second bachelor ►► Registered Nurse ►► Master of Science(MS): ►► Adult Gerontology Acute Care ►► Adult Gerontology Primary Care ►► Clinical Nurse Leader ►► Family Nurse Practitioner ►► Nurse Anesthesia ►► Nursing Education ►► Occupational Health ►► Oncology ►► Pediatric Nurse Practitioner ►► Doctor of Nursing Science (PhD) ►► Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)




INFORM: Moving Ahead of the Tsunami There is a Tsunami looming for nursing education nationally, and its name is ‘Faculty Shortage’. This looming threat is caused in great part by two factors: an increasing retirement of nurses in the ‘Baby Boomer’ generation over the next decade, and a need for advanced nurse practitioners due to a national shortage of primary care providers. Attracting highly-talented, doctorally-prepared nurses to faculty positions can be difficult, and ensuring that these individuals are successful and continue as faculty instead of leaving for other nursing opportunities is essential to achieving and maintaining adequate faculty numbers. Support to attract, recruit, develop, and retain worldclass, doctorally-prepared faculty is critical to addressing the nursing faculty shortage for USF.

“Are we waiting for the Tsunami? Not on my watch!”

a vehicle for senior nursing faculty and leaders to hone

exclaims Dianne Morrison-Beedy, PhD, RN, WHNP-BC,

and use their skills and experience to support the next

FNAP, FAANP, FAAN, Senior Associate Vice President, USF

generation of nursing faculty.

Health and Dean, College of Nursing.“We have been

“The USF College of Nursing has been able to recruit

on top of this situation as it develops nation-wide and

20 world-class, doctorally-prepared faculty & post-

created an out-of-the-box program, called INFORM at USF

doctoral fellows in the past two years from across the

Nursing, to move ahead of it.”

nation,” said Dean Morrison-Beedy. “This is an unheard of

In November 2011, Dean Dianne Morrison-Beedy announced the creation of the Institute for Faculty Recruitment, Retention and Mentoring (INFORM) at the University of South Florida College of Nursing, recognizing

accomplishment in this highly competitive market, and exactly why INFORM was created.” To accomplish its ambitious goals, INFORM identifies four groups to structure activities around:

USF Nursing benefactor Barbara Harken Monsour for

ºº Faculty Scholars: first 2 years of faculty appointment

establishing the fund for this initiative. INFORM will provide

ºº Faculty Fellows: 3-5 years in faculty appointment

support to mentor graduate students and early career

ºº Faculty Mentors: established and successful faculty who will mentor others

nursing faculty who are focused on developing skills in teaching, scholarship and service in order to ensure longterm success as nursing faculty. INFORM also provides

ºº Developing Scholars: Pre-doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows


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The following goals were originally identified to support Scholars, Fellows, and Mentors: ºº Structured program on pedagogy and advising, including workshops, online offerings, expert critiques of course products and teaching ºº Structured program on success in scholarship, including

These initial goals for INFORM have been developed into a series of

Nursing has f o e g lle o C F S “The U , it 20 world-class ru c re to le b a been y & postlt u c fa d re a p doctorally-pre st two years a p e th in s w doctoral fello an ation,” said De n e th ss ro c a from rd This is an unhea “ . y d e e -B n o is Morr t in this highly n e m h lis p m o c of ac y et, and exactl rk a m e v ti ti e p com created.” s a w M R O F IN why

structured activities that take advantage

ºº Education about funding opportunities and grantsmanship

of the expertise of

ºº Publication “boot camp”, writing retreats, editorial services

college-based Education Design and

ºº Structured program on faculty service, including advice about maintaining practice competencies, service to the College and University, and service to professional organizations ºº Monthly Institute meetings ºº Institute infrastructure to support activities of Scholars, Fellows, and Mentors

USF’s Nursing faculty, a professional

Technology team, and the appointment of John M. Clochesy, PhD, RN, FAAN, FCCM, CDP, as Professor and Faculty Mentorship Program Director. INFORM is a powerful program that is making a positive impact in the college faculty and in across the college in education, research, partnerships, culture and infrastructure.




Nations Nursing Leaders Join Forces to Restore Lives of Veterans at First National Conference in Tampa, FL On Tuesday, November 14, 2012, downtown Tampa was the site of some uncommon activity as nurse leaders from around the nation zeroed in on the USF Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation for the first annual JOINING FORCES TO RESTORE LIVES: Nursing Education and Research in Veterans Health




participants from across the nation met to Join Forces to focus on nursing education and research designed to meet the needs of veterans, service members and their families. Some of the many dignitaries attending include:

This conference is part of USF’s commitment to support Joining Forces, a national initiative begun by First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden to support and honor America’s veterans and their families. More than 150 state and national nursing organizations and over 600 nursing schools committed to educate our nation’s three million nurses in the unique health needs of service members, veterans, and their families. “Today, we are gathered to support our nation’s military, veteran’s and their families through nursing education and research. We have an amazing program with 45 presenters from 13 states and participants from across the nation,” said Dianne Morrison-Beedy, PhD, RN, WHNP-BC, FNAP, FAANP, FAAN, Senior Associate Vice President, USF Health and Dean, College of Nursing in her opening address. “You are an amazing and dedicated group of nurse scientists, researchers and educators!”


U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: ºº James L. Harris, DSN, APRN-BC, MBA, CNL, FAAN, Deputy Chief Nursing Officer, Office of Nursing Services


Mac Dill Air Force Base: ºº Lt. Commander Brian Hower, Chief of Community Outreach, U.S. Special Operations Command Care Coalition ºº Lt. Colonel Katryna Deary, Deputy Director of Operations, U.S. Special Operations Command Care Coalition ºº Ms. Georgeanne McRaven and Ms. Kathy Maguire ºº Lt. Colonel Lisa Teegarden, Command Psychologist and Behavioral Health PM, Preservation of the Force and Family Task Force at U.S. Special Operations Command


Lisa Reese, Champion of the College of Nursing, 2012, U.S Army Veteran

James A. Haley VA Hospital: ºº Laureen Doloresco, Associate Director, Patient Care & Nursing Services


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Dean Morrison-Beedy conveyed a special welcome on behalf of Stephen K. Klasko, MD, MBA, CEO, USF Health Dean, Morsani College of Medicine. “I am really impressed to have so many of the nations’ nursing leaders here as part of the first annual Joining Forces to Restore Lives Conference developed by our USF College of Nursing,” said Dr. Klasko. “The work you do today to better prepare over 3 million nurses across the country to care for military, veterans and their families, is vitally important to our community and the nation.” Dean Morrison-Beedy also expanded on the many

national leader in veteran’s health issues:



Innovative education programs such as the Introduction to Military and Veterans course, Nurse Anesthesia and Doctor of Nursing Practice programs

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Ground-breaking research with dramatic results like our ART study, great potential with students like our three inaugural Jonas Veterans Healthcare Scholars


Out-of-the-box partnerships such as our longstanding relationship with the James A. Haley Veterans Hospital and the VA Nurse Academy, and partnering with MacDill Air Force Base and Tampa General Hospital in providing simulation experiences through the Nurse Transition Program


Building a veteran friendly college culture through Alicia Rossiter, MSN, ARNP, FNP, PNP-BC, Nursing Military Liaison and establishing the RETSORE LIVES at USF Nursing initiative with the help of 2012 College Champion, and military veteran Lisa Reese

The keynote address Linking Nursing Education and Research to Joining Forces Initiatives, was presented by James L. Harris, DSN, APRN-BC, MBA, CNL, FAAN, Deputy Chief Nursing Officer, Office of Nursing Services, Department of Veterans Affairs. Dr. Harris engaged the audience with an energetic presentation on the Veteran’s Affairs Health System, and how they cope with the complexity of the needs of veterans and their families, on a daily basis. The VA Health System currently only services about 8 million of the nations’ 23 million veterans. “The USF College of Nursing is right on target with this Joining Forces to Restore Lives Conference,” said Dr. Harris. “This is a unique opportunity for college and VA based nurses to collaborate in developing the best programs to educate the nation’s nurses, and new therapies for treating veteran health issues.” Participants attended preseasons in categories including: Educating Undergraduate Nursing Students in Veteran’s Care, Military Sexual Trauma, Veteran’s Health as a Nursing Specialty, Research in Combat and Deployment Issues, and Hot Topics in Veteran’ s Health Education and Research. Participants were treated to exhibits by the Wounded Warrior Project, Mac Dill Air Force Base, Yogani Studios – Exalted Warrior Foundation, All Children’s Hospital and Tampa General Hospital. Constance Visovsky, PhD, RN, ACNP-BC, Associate Dean, Student Affairs and Community Engagement, wrapped up the conference with thanks to everyone. She stressed that learning from national experts in nursing education and research at today’s conference

is only the beginning, and that there is more happening nationally in veterans’ healthcare every day. “As nurses we will respond as we always do,” said Dr. Visovsky. “with determination, innovation, passion and teamwork to ensure that our nation’s military, veterans and their families receive the best healthcare we can give to them.” She eloquently ended the conference by giving the participants a call to action. “Let’s keep the discussion going throughout the year, and continue to share our success and discoveries. Encourage your colleagues back home to do the same, and challenge them to be here next year when we will be Joining Forces to Restore Lives again.” Conference participants were enthusiastic about the quality of the presentations, the importance of veteran healthcare issues discussed, the variety of innovative educational and research initiatives shared, and the opportunity for college-based and VA Health System nurse professionals to share experiences. For more information on RESTORE LIVES: Education and Research to Rehabilitate and Restore the Lives of Veterans, Service Members, and their Families or the other priorities at the USF College of Nursing visit health.

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Nursing Education On the Move University of South Florida College of Nursing students will see many new beginnings in Spring 2013. Many of these new milestones reflect the implementation of







leadership that have allowed the USF College of Nursing of






Over the past 40 years, the USF College of Nursing has constantly been On the Move. Our faculty continuously challange the status quo, are eager to explore and embrace new ideas, and have the foresight to make changes at the right time. These qualities have made USF one of the premier nursing programs in the nation. Following are some new beginnings for 2013. At the undergraduate level, the upper-division and second baccalaureate students will benefit with expanded Psychiatric Mental health rotations at Bay Pines Veterans’ Hospital and Lakeland Regional Medical Center. USF’s revolutionary Registered Nurse (RN) to Bachelor Degree (BS) curriculum which began in Spring of 2012 with 55 students and has grown to approximately 200 per semester! The Master’s Program is already seeing results from new program changes effective Fall 2012. We are proud to have our first 32 students accepted into the new Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner concentration, a record 33 students were accepted into the Nurse Anesthesia concentration, and began the dual concentration for Adult Gerontology Primary Care and Oncology Nurse Practitioner. In addition, there are several exciting features incorporated into our new curriculum including:






ºº Integrating simulationbased learning in graduate nursing education, including; high-fidelity human patient simulators, computer-based simulation, and the use of live standardized patients. ºº Required military/veteran health content in the last clinical courses for all nurse practitioner concentrations. ºº Incorporating healthcare issues affecting older adults, like polypharmacy (the use of multiple medications by a patient), into the graduate nursing curriculum. ºº Focusing on competency development and reasoning, an area that is identified as critical for wellness and chronic disease. ºº Creating a specific Advanced Diagnostic and Clinical Procedures course. ºº Creating a revised Advanced Pathophysiology/ Pharmacology course to include the interaction between environment, individual and disease. ºº In the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program, the USF College of Nursing has appointed Melanie J. Michael, DNP, MS, ARNP-C as the new Director, DNP Program. Dr. Michael will lead USF’s DNP Program as we move ahead with the

development of several new initiatives that address new trends and needs for DNP education while still maintaining the quality and signature residency opportunities that have earned USF Nursing national renown. These new initiatives are expected to be approved during the next year. ºº A Bachelor Degree to DNP Program that allows students with a BS degree in nursing to progress directly to a DNP degree. ºº On-line course options that are optimized for working professionals. ºº A Pain Management signature residency for Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) who want to pursue a DNP degree.

Melanie Michael Nursing Leader on the Move Melanie J. Michael, DNP, MS, FNP-C, CAPPM, CPHQ is the Director of the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program at the USF College of Nursing, in Tampa Fl.

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Dr. Michael joins USF from the Sarasota County Health Department where she was appointed as the Clinical & Community

Dr. Michael earned her Bachelor’s degree from Southeast Missouri State University, the Master’s

degree from the University of South Florida, and her DNP from the University of Florida. She is licensed and nationally certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner. In addition, she is a Certified Administrator in Physician Practice Management by the American Academy of Medical Management, and a Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality by the Healthcare Quality Certification Commission.

Dr. Michael is recognized for her work in access to healthcare and healthcare quality improvement. She has been project director on $8.4 million in funding in these areas by the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration, Florida’s Low Income Pool Council and the Florida Department of Health. She is also interested in Celiac Disease and has been

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Health Services/Senior Community Health Nursing Director. She has more than 25 years of healthcare experience, including 10 years of experience in healthcare management and administration in the public health and primary care arenas.

published in the Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, Journal of Nursing Care Quality, and Journal for Healthcare Quality. “I chose to join the faculty here because of the vision and energy that typify the USF College of Nursing,” said Dr. Michael. “I wanted to be a member of the best nursing faculties in the country and that is what I’ve found at USF!”




Impact of 21st Century on Nursing Education Through our Institute for Nursing Faculty



and Mentoring or INFORM at USF Nursing, the College will continue to recruit, retain and mentor the best and brightest nursing faculty. USF




nursing science to better care for patients through education and research. The need for new nursing faculty is now at an alltime





increase over the next decade. According to a 2010 report form the Jonas Center for Nursing Excellence, the baccalaureate nurses trained by one faculty member collectively touch the lives of 3.6 million patients annually over the course of a 30-year career! Statistics like this emphasize the danger inherent in a national nursing faculty shortage, and why programs like INFORM at USF Nursing are critical to our mission. Through INFORM the USF Nursing faculty receive mentorship through activities to hone instructional excellence and support to embrace the technology that makes today’s education possible.

When you combine the knowledge of USF’s world class nursing faculty with the talent and support of the EDT team, you’re engaged in a college culture that values Creativity, Innovation, Partnerships, Integrity, and can’t help but succeed! In 2012, USF Nursing faculty developed nine new on-line courses and revised six existing courses. Courses such as Introduction to Military and Veteran Health not only address areas of national healthcare need but have been developed from their inception for the on-line learner. In addition, EDT already has 15 courses scheduled to be developed in on-line format for 2013!

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We have implemented initiatives through INFORM at USF Nursing, that are designed to develop different aspect of educational practice. EvidenceBased Educational Strategies Seminars began in October 2012, exploring the research evidence related to teaching and learning, like the basis for teaching medication dosage calculation including learning about cognitive styles in mathematics. Instruction Strategies Seminar Series began in September 2012 focusing on practical strategies that faculty can use in a variety of settings to support student learning, like Brain Learning Principles from applied cognitive sciences.

The USF College of Nursing faculty have been ground-breakers in webbased instruction at USF for more than a decade! Our nursing faculty have embraced this new technology initially as an alternate to older distance learning technology and then as a tool that enhances and compliments instruction while maintaining high standards of quality. Today, under the leadership of Oma Singh, PhD, Director of Educational Design & Technology (EDT), the nursing faculty at USF have access to a support team of experts in instructional design and media technology. The EDT team conducts many group or individual sessions for faculty on using Blackboard, USF’s current web-based course system. EDT offers Technology Workshops on hot topics such as: Copyright and You; Designing an Online Course; Groups in Online Courses; Free Technology Resources to Enhance Courses; Developing an Interactive Course using SoftChalk; Multimedia in Courses; Designing Effective PowerPoints (Advanced PowerPoint); and BlackBoard GradeCenter and eGrades. With the help of the EDT team, USF Nursing faculty are again breaking-barriers with 15 “CON Canvas Faculty Pioneers” who are eagerly moving forward into CANVAS, USF’s new frontier in quality on-line course delivery.


Oma Singh Leader on the Move Oma Singh, PhD, is the Associate Director of Educational Design & Technology at the USF College of Nurisng. Dr. Singh joins the College of Nursing from her USF University




was the Associate Director of the eTeaching and Technology Group.

Dr. Singh has extensive experience working in both the Instructional Design and Information Technology industries, including working for a military contracting organization as the Director of Instructional Technology. Dr. Singh has been teaching Instructional Design for over 12 years.

Dr. Singh leads one of the most innovative EDT teams at the University of South Florida. She plans on exploring new technologies with college faculty and the EDT team. “The USF College of Nursing provides tremendous support for innovative approaches to course development, whether online or traditional formats,” said Dr. Singh. “My passion is to help our faculty develop new ways to make learning exciting and interesting for nursing students.”

Dr. Singh earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in from the University of South Florida in Management Information Systems. She earned her doctoral degree from USF in instructional Technology.

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Academic Citizenship Seminar Series that focuses on the role of the faculty member in the college culture, and fostering discussion about strategies for success as an academic. Topics include: Understanding and Committing to the College Culture; Building Collaboration; Political Savvy; Presenting Yourself; Representing the College; Committee Service; Balancing Responsibilities to the 3 missions of the Academy. Academic Citizenship Seminars are facilitated by Cindy L. Munro, PhD, RN, ANP-BC, FAAN, Professor and Associate Dean for Research and Innovation.

These activities have grown since INFORM at USF Nursing was first announced in November 2011. It became evident, that to be successful the program required an experienced faculty member to help facilitate and coordinate activities and in April 2012 John M. Clochesy, RN, PhD, CS, FAAN, FCCM, was appointed Professor and Faculty Mentorship Program Director at the USF College of Nursing.

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Bull Sessions are weekly discussion groups for faculty that center on topical themes of scholarly discourse. The Bull Sessions are facilitated by Meredeth A. Rowe, RN, PhD, FGSA, FAAN, Professor and Endowed Chair. Clinical Scholarship Writing Group was organized in October 2012 to increase support for non-tenure track faculty in writing for publication. Participants have committed to writing projects and present their progress monthly to the group. Most members of this writing group have also been participating in the National League for Nursing’s Publish or Perish webinar series. The Clinical Scholarship Writing Group is facilitated by John M. Clochesy, RN, PhD, CS, FAAN, FCCM, Professor and Faculty Mentorship Program Director (photo to the right).

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Faculty Writing Circle is a mechanism to foster scholarship among the USF nursing tenure-track faculty and enhance their skill in writing for publication and in providing a scholarly critique of manuscripts for the discipline. The Writing Circle operates on the principles set out by Dr. Tara Gray, author of ”Publish and Flourish”, where members are encouraged to write daily, manage their writing time, write to a specified thesis, revise their work around key sentences, and share early drafts with others to finally “kick it out the door” for publication in scientific journals. The Writing Circle is facilitated by Constance Visovsky, PhD, RN, ACNP-BC, Associate Professor and Associate Dean for Student Affairs and Community Engagement. In the first year, six faculty participating in the Writing Circle generated an amazing 43 successful submittals! (photo opposite page).

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Dr. Clochesy has taught in traditional undergraduate programs, BSN-completion programs, a seconddegree program, advanced practice programs, a professional doctoral program (DNP), and research doctoral programs (PhD). He developed

and implemented the first acute care nurse practitioner program nationally (1992) and supported its development at other universities as well as the development of the first scope and standards of practice for the American College of Nurse Practitioners (ACNP) and the corresponding certification program (a joint activity of the American Nurses’ Association and the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses). Dr. Clochesy earned his Bachelor’s degree in nursing and social work from Marian University in Wisconsin, master’s

degree in medical surgical nursing from University of Wisconsin, master’s degree in psychology/diversity management from Cleveland State University, and a PhD in clinical nursing research from Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Clochesy has an impressive program of research includes weaning from long-term mechanical ventilator support, reducing medication dosage calculation errors, and empowering patients’ self-management using a serious game for health. He has received over $4.2 million in extramural

funding from sources including: the National Institutes of Health, Health Services and Resources Administration, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. His latest project was a $1.3 million study funded by the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities in electronic self-management resource training to reduce health disparities. Dr. Clochesy has held administrative positions in nursing programs at both the University of Pittsburgh and Case Western Reserve University. At the University of Pittsburgh he strengthened the faculty

practice plan and assisted with planning for support of faculty development especially for those engaged in research. At Case Western Reserve University he worked with department chairs and deans to increase the diversity of faculty across the entire university. Dr. Clochesy has earned many prestigious honors and awards during his career including being named Fellow of the American College of Critical Care Medicine, and is a recipient of the highest national honor in the nursing profession as a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing.




USF College of Nursing: Research on the Move

The USF College of Nursing is ranked 1st in Florida, and 24th nationally in funding from the National Institutes of Health, for both public and private schools of nursing! The success of research the College can be seen as a microcosm of the evolution of nursing research nationally. Modern nursing research, with its emphasis on transforming nursing science into better care for patients through





scientific inquiry, has grown nationally since the mid-20th century and parallels in great part the evolution of master’s and then doctoral nursing education. The story of the advancement of modern nursing research is rich with the struggles of amazing nurse faculty who built the university-based educational infrastructure, advanced the roles of the nurse, and brought nursing research into national prominence on par with other healthcare professionals. The USF College of Nursing is proud to be a part of this epic story.

The USF College of Nursing opened its doors 1973, to bachelor degree students. By 1980, USF Nursing admitted its first master’s students, and had laid the foundations of research with the appointment of Ona Z. Riggin, PhD, ARNP as the first Assistant Dean for Graduate Evaluation and Research. Through innovation, collaboration and determination, the USF Nursing faculty began transforming healthcare and transforming lives through research. Early grants like a 1984 study funded by BARD Inc. on “The Incidence of Urinary Tract Infections and Intermittent Catheterization in Rehabilitation Patients” by Dr. Ona Riggin and alumna Patricia Quigley (BS’75, MS’82) a nurse at the James A. Haley VA Hospital, laid the foundation for the many USF nursing faculty and student researchers who came after. The 90’s were a decade of expansion in nursing research both at USF and across the nation. Research continued to flourish at the College and in 1990, Linda Moody, PhD, RN, FAAN, was appointed as the first


Director of Research devoted solely to the development of research at the College. President Bill Clinton signed the NIH Revitalization Act of 1993 into law, creating the National Institute of Nursing Research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). In 1997, Mary Evans, PhD, RN, FAAN, was appointed Director of Research and the college accepted our first doctoral (PhD) students who would be prepared as nurse scientists, researchers and faculty. Dr. Evans became the first Associate Dean of Research and Doctoral Study, formalizing the close tie between nursing doctoral education and research at USF Nursing. In 1999, Susan McMillan, PhD, ARNP, FAAN, was awarded a $1.25 million study “A Caregiver Intervention to Improve Hospice Outcomes” funded for by the National Cancer Institute/National Institute for Nursing Research. This was the first of many NIH funded research grants at the USF College of Nursing. Since the turn of the millennium, the USF College of Nursing has seen total external funding, including research grow to over $5 million annually. Several major

factors contribute to USF Nursing’s research growth. In 2007, Kevin Kip, PhD, FAHA, was appointed as Executive Director Research Center which led to an expansion of the Research Center to support the conduct of timely, clinically-relevant, multi-disciplinary research that significantly advances the science of health. In 2009, USF joined a few other elite nursing institutions with comprehensive biobehavioral laboratory research facilities. The lab, under the direction of Maureen E. Groer, RN, PhD, FAAN, Gordon Keller Professor is a stateof-the-art, sophisticated new facility that enables the College to launch and support biological data analysis for multiple faculty and student projects, using biological markers to develop deeper understandings of health and disease, as well as the effects of nursing interventions on patients. In 2010, Cindy Munro, PhD, RN, ANP-BC, FAAN, was appointed as Associate Dean for Research and Innovation to lead the college in creating the research that improves lives in Tampa Bay, and across the nation.




USF College of Nursing: Funded Research Funding from the National Institutes of Health is a major indicator of national prominence in research, and USF Nursing’s rank has risen dramatically over the past five years, from 66th in 2008, to 24th in 2012. The USF College of Nursing has a well balanced portfolio of nursing research in many areas of national healthcare need, with funding from many sources. Following is a summary of the College’s current research projects. Theresa M. Beckie, PhD, RN, FAHA The Effect of Intraoperative Tight Glycemic Control on Surgical Site Infection Rates in Patients Undergoing Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Research Foundation 7/1/2007 – 12/31/2012 $10,700

Kevin Kip, PhD, FAHA Research to Improve Emotional Health and Quality of Life Among Service Members with Disabilities Department of the Army 9/8/2010 – 10/7/2013 $2,108,000

Cecile A. Lengacher, RN, PhD, FAAN Maureen E. Groer, RN, PhD, FAAN The Association Between Preterm Milk Immunobiology, Maternal Factors and Infant Health National Institutes of Nursing Research 3/6/2012 - 2/28/2014 $224,000 Bold Quest Project Meggitt Training Systems 11/1/2011 - 11/1/2012 $31,175 Prophylactic, Risk Reducing Surgery in BRCA-Positive Woman: Sexual Functioning and Psychological Well-Being National Institute of Nursing Research 7/12/2010 - 7/11/2012 $30,566

MBSR Symptom Cluster Trial for Breast Cancer Survivors National Institute of Nursing Research 2/1/2009 - 12/31/2013 $2,246,214 Factors Associated with Fear of Breast Cancer Recurrence Among Survivors Sigma Theta Tau International 6/1/2011 – 12/31/2012 $5,000

Susan C. McMillan, PhD, ARNP, FAAN Managing Medication Induced Constipation in Cancer: A Clinical Trial National Institute of Nursing Research 12/10/2008 - 11/30/2013 $2,249,942

Versie Johnson-Mallard, PhD, ARNP, MSN, MSMS Word of Mouth: An Intervention Study Targeted at Decreasing Viral STIs Among a Diverse Group of Young Adults Male and Female Robert Wood Johnson Foundation 9/1/2009 - 10/23/2012 $327,742

Cindy L. Munro, PhD, RN, ANP-BC, FAAN Oral Care Intervention in Mechanically Ventilated Adults National Institute of Nursing Research 8/4/2011 - 6/30/2013 $590,042 Effect of Backrest Elevation on Skin Integrity in the Critically Ill National Institutes of Nursing Research (Subcontract Virginia Commonwealth University) 5/10/2011 - 7/31/2012 $33,088

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LaRon E. Nelson, PhD, RN, NP HIV Prevention Trials Network Leadership: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases 10/01/12 - 05/31/13 $15,678

Elizabeth A. Polston, PhD, APRN, WHNP-BC Genomic Enstability: Oncogenic Mechanisms of HPV Oncoproteins Robert Wood Johnson Foundation FY-11/15/2011 - 11/14/2013 $150,172

Meredeth A. Rowe, PhD, RN, FGSA, FAAN Improving Dementia Caregiver Sleep and the Effect on Heart Disease Biomarkers National Institute on Aging 8/1/2011 - 7/31/2015 $1,092,774 New Communication Technology for Suddenly Speechless Hospitalized Patients Chameleon Adaptiveware 8/1/2012 - 7/31/2013 $33,214

T) tion Therapy (AR lu so e R d te ra le e Acc uctions in PTSD d e R tic a m ra D s Show ing Study Reports rs u N SF U s, m to p Sym Frances M. Sahebzamani, PhD, ARNP, FAANP Malabsorption Anemia, Iron Supplementation, Self-Management Strategies and Adherence in Post- Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Patients American Association of Nurse Practitioners Foundation 7/1/2012 - 6/30/2013 $10,000

VA Rsearch Associate Subcontract Veterans Administration Medical Center - James A. Haley 9/11/2011 - 9/30/2014 $33,056 VA Research Associate Contract: The Study of Dementia and the Caregiver Veterans Administration Medical Center - James A. Haley 9/1/2011 - 8/31/2012 $31,075 New Communication Technology for Suddenly Speechless Hospitalized Patients University of Florida 8/10/2011 - 7/31/2012 $15,978

Cindy S. Tofthagen, PhD, ARNP, AOCNP Usability and Acceptability of an Electronic Self-Management System for Chemotherapy Induced Peripheral Neuropathy H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center 9/20/2012 - 9/19/2013 $30,000 A Pilot Study of a Strength and Balance Training Program for Persons with Oxaliplatin Induced Peripheral Neuropathy Oncology Nursing Foundation/Society 1/15/2012 - 1/15/2014 $10,000

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Partnerships and collaborations have played a key role in the USF College of Nursing celebrating its 40th Anniversary as one of the premier nursing programs in the nation. In the 1970’s USF opened its College of Nursing to baccalaureate students with just three hospital partners and soon expanded to other counties and hospitals. The 1980’s saw USF Nursing partnering with area hospitals, alumni, government and community groups that resulted in a master’s program, our first funded research grants and our first philanthropic endowments for nursing scholarships. The 1990’s brought a real growth in investments in nursng at USF, including our first endowed chair. This decade also saw new partnerships grow to support new research, new master’s concentrations, and a new nursing PhD program. The new millennium at the USF College of Nursing developing out-of-the-box collaborations to develop new education opportunities including a doctor of nursing practice program, innovative research, community outreach, and global nursing.




Partners in Education and Research

The USF College of Nursing has many clinical,

in Adult Heath Nursing, and later were instrumental

community and corporate partners in nursing

in identifying need for additional concentrations in

education and research throughout the Greater

gerontology, family and psychiatric-mental health

Tampa Bay area. Beginning in 1973 when the college

nursing. Our partnership at JAHVA resulted in one of

opened its doors to students, we began with three

the first externally funded research grants at the USF

hospital partners: Tampa General Hospital (TGH), James

College of Nursing. In the 90’s, USF Nursing began

A. Haley Veterans Hospital (JAHVA), and Hillsborough

a doctoral (PhD) program and had an appointed

County Hospital (now Tampa General Hospital Health

Director of Research. These two factors meant even

Park). Today, our powerful partnerships throughout

further collaborations with both hospitals, always

greater Tampa Bay include 18 hospitals and over

adding to previous collaboration activities.

400 clinical affiliates, but the story of that amazing

The 21st century brought big changes to both

growth can be told though our 40 years of successful

USF Nursing and our partners at TGH and JAHVA.

collaboration and growth with Tampa General Hospital

USF Nursing began a new model of baccalaureate

and the James A. Haley Hospital.

nursing education, the Clinical Collaborative Preceptor

Both hospitals began as clinical teaching sites for

initiative that provided one-on-one nurse to student

our pre-licensed baccalaureate students. As the USF

clinical experiences, and students were cohorted

College of Nursing grew we added more hospital

to a hospital team for their entire education. TGH

partners, but our original partners have stayed with us

and JAHVA established two of the original Hospital

and have expanded our collaborations. The 80’s at

teams, and contributed teaching faculty allowing the

USF Nursing meant the beginning of graduate nursing

USF College of Nursing to receive Board of Nursing

education and research. Both TGH and JAHVA were

approval to more than double our pre-licensure student

active partners in our original masters concentration

admissions in 2001, with no additional state funding! This


program established USF Nursing as a national leader

throughout the region in integrating simulation in

by proactively responding to then recently predicted

nursing education. Both TGH and JAHVA benefit from

nation-wide shortages of Registered Nurses. An

the expertise at USF Nursing’s VSCE. We conduct

evolution of the College’s research and PhD education

semi-annual collaborative pediatric and obstetric

was Research Residencies, where USF nursing doctoral

simulation experiences for undergraduate students,

students partners with hospitals to assist them in

and once a semester simulation for graduate nurse

developing their own programs of nursing research.

practitioner concentration students, with USF Nursing

We are proud that our collaboration have assisted,

and hospital faculty. Programs such as the VA Nurse

both JAHVA and TGH achieve national recognition of

Academy at the JAHVA, the TGH/MacDill Air Force

excellence as Magnet Hospitals.

Nurse Transition Program, and our recent expansion

The USF College of Nursing has become a leader

to Nurse Practitioner student simulation have been

in integrating simulation into nursing education. We

win-win collaborations providing students and nurses

have been on the cutting-edge of high-fidelity human

with valuable training while sharing the expertise of

patient simulation, electronic medical records, and

experienced USF and hospital faculty.

interactive patient case studies just to name a few.

Although we honor all of our powerful partnerships

Through our Virtual Simulation Center of Excellence

throughout Tampa Bay and across the globe, we will

(VSCE), located in the George and Marian Miller

always have a special place in our hearts for both

Center for Virtual Learning, we have developed

Tampa General Hospital and The James A. Haley

specialized simulation experiences that meet the

Veterans Hospital. For 40 years they and the USF

needs of our undergraduate and graduate nursing

College of Nursing have been Transforming Healthcare

programs, community partners, nursing professionals

Transforming Lives, creating the nursing leaders of

and are sharing our expertise by trading nurse faculty

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BEARS: Bulls Encouraging and Assisting through Research and Scholarship This fall, the University of South Florida College of Nursing created the B.E.A.R.S. (Bulls Encouraging and Assisting through Research and Scholarship) Program in an effort to provide our alumni, students, faculty, staff, and friends with a new way to support their alma mater and make a significant impact in the community. It may not be a lot of fun to be a kid in a hospital, but the B.E.A.R.S. program is able to bring some relief and joy into the hearts of those children. That joy comes from cuddly teddy bears dressed in our nursing uniform, delivered by caring members of our USF College of Nursing family. “We had a great turnout at our hospital partners: Sarasota Memorial Hospital, Florida Hospital Tampa, and Tampa General Hospital. Patients in their Pediatrics, NICU, and Mother/Baby units were extremely happy to see us with early holiday gifts!” said Edwin Hernandez, Assistant Director of Alumni Relations for the College of Nursing. More than 200 volunteers delivered hundreds of bears as symbols of hope and comfort. This program has brought smiles and showcased that guiding nursing light throughout several hospitals in Tampa and Sarasota.

Many individuals and several groups including the Undergraduate Student Council, Student Registered Nurse Anesthesia Council, Faculty Council, and Staff Council have come together to support this great initiative. The College plans on making this an annual tradition, so keep your eyes peeled for the 2013 B.E.A.R.S. information coming Fall 2013! B.E.A.R.S. has been a huge success. Through this program we have brought happiness to children in hospital care during the holiday season, provided our students and alumni with an opportunity to showcase their commitment to positively impacting the Tampa region, and raised crucial financial support for the College of Nursing. The bears themselves were donated by a generous supporter of the College so that all of the more than $11,000 raised in this program has gone to supporting the College of Nursing’s student programs.

For more information about B.E.A.R.S. or any of the College of Nursing’s fundraising priorities, please visit our website at HEALTH.USF.EDU/NURSING/ PRIORITIES or contact Director of Development Don Snyder at or 813.974.2570.

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INFORM: A Champion’s Perspective

In Fall of 2011, Dean Dianne Morrison-Beedy named philanthropist Barbara Harken Monsour as the first Champion of the College of Nursing. The Champions are members of the community who have unselfishly given of themselves to further the aims of the USF College of Nursing as we Transform Healthcare and Transform Lives. Barbara Harken Monsour has been a unwavering supporter of nursing at the University of South Florida. Most recently, she established a fund for the Institute for Nursing Faculty Recruitment, Retention and Mentoring, or INFORM at USF Nursing. “INFORM was just an idea on paper, and Barbara, in her understated way, made it a reality” said Dean Morrison-Beedy.

of new nurses, advanced nurse practitioners, nurse scientists, faculty and leaders prepared to handle the nation’s most urgent healthcare needs.”

Recently, Dean Dianne Morrison-Beedy met with both Barbara and her husband Roger Monsour to review how much INFORM has accomplished at the USF College of Nursing.

Dean Morrison-Beedy presented Barbara with the award developed for the USF Nursing Champions and asked her for her thoughts on INFORM and USF Nursing.

ºº Nationally recruiting 20 world-class, doctorallyprepared faculty & post-doctoral fellows ºº Appointing John M. Clochesy, PhD, RN, FAAN, FCCM, CDP, Professor and Faculty Mentorship Program Director ºº Creating an Educational Design & Technology team to support web course development ºº Developing six new mentorship programs to support faculty in education and research

“The USF College of Nursing is an amazing program that produces nurses who are among the best in their profession,” said Roger Monsour, a retired physician and member of the USF College of Nursing Clinical Collaborative Advisory Board. In addition to establishing INFORM, Barbara Harken Monsour funds a scholarship for nursing students and is a member of the Dean’s Advisory Council.

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At the luncheon Dean Morrison-Beedy told the Monsours, “I wanted to give you an idea of the amazing impact you have had already through INFORM at USF Nursing, This will continue to generate more cutting edge academics, waves

“I have supported a nursing student scholarship in the past,” said Barbara Harken Monsour. “After Dianne and I talked it became clear that no matter how many students you support, if they do not have the best faculty to teach them, they cannot reach their full potential in healthcare.”


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Letter from Development: Fundraising Priorities Dear Alumni, Supporters and Friends of USF’s College of Nursing, Six months ago I came to USF Nursing by way of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Since then, I have joined Dean Dianne Morrison-Beedy in working hard to bring a private school’s sense of urgency and high expectations to USF College of Nursing. The USF College of Nursing is nationally recognized for excellence and innovation in nursing education and research, and has ambitious goals to grow further. To support this ambitious plan we will need to develop a private school’s level of private philanthropic support. As the first person to hold this position - fundraising exclusively for the College of Nursing’s priorities - there is much to be thankful for. We have a very large, and mostly local, alumni base. We have a dedicated Dean’s Advisory Council and Alumni and Friends Board who have stepped in and led. We have a vibrant Alumni Relations program, led by my colleague Edwin Hernandez, Assistant Director of Alumni Relations, which aims to engage and involve more of our nearly 7,000 alumni each day. And we have the most enthusiastic students and faculty I have ever seen. The College currently has four fundraising priorities – RESTORE LIVES, POWER With Nursing, INFORM, and the Center for Living with Chronic Illness – the details of each you can read more about on the back cover of this magazine. Through these critical initiatives, Dean Morrison-Beedy is determined to take the USF College of Nursing to new prominence in the state of Florida and across the nation. Last fiscal year, which ran from July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2012, the College of Nursing raised over $448,000 from the private donations of the 446 individuals and companies listed below. A sincere thank you to all of the College’s staunch supporters! This year our goal is $525,000. Your philanthropic support of our College makes possible all of the wonderful accomplishments showcased in this magazine and will enable us to move to new heights as we Create the Nursing Leaders of Tomorrow and the Research that Improves Health. In an era of rapidly decreasing state support for public institutions we have to remember that even with tuition increases, it costs the USF College of Nursing much more than what we receive per student to educate the elite graduates we consistently produce. We have world-class nursing students, scientists and teachers, and your gifts furnish the extra margin of excellence. THANK YOU! We encourage all alumni and supporters to come visit us at the College – I promise you a tour of the Miller Simulation Lab on a day when it is buzzing with activity and of our gathering space, full of students working in interprofessional teams will leave you inspired. I hope to see you all at COMING HOME and our 40th Anniversary on February 16-17! For USF Nursing, Don Snyder, Director of Development 813.974.2570

Thank you to all of our Donors!

Transforming Lives: $200,000 and up Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Transforming Healthcare: $50,000 to $199,999 Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation

Dean’s Gold Circle: $25,000 to $49,999 L. Marie Charitable Fund

Dean’s Green Circle: $5,000 to $24,999

Game Changer: $1,000 to $4,999 Larry and Faye Danger Eugene and Becky Dressler Debra Friedrich and Daniel Friedrich III Major Catherine Gibson USAF (Ret) Hazel and Nicholas Hall William Holley Cecile and Jon Lengacher Leonard and Barbara McCue Dianne Morrison-Beedy and Michael Beedy Linda Peterson Sara Prugh Ona Riggin, Ed.D. David Seal, Jr. Sallye Soltner Verizon Constance Visovsky, Ph.D.

Breaking Barriers: $250 to $999 Hong Ji and Jingtao Chen Chicky Desmarais and Marla Spruill Joyce and Guy Engelhardt Penelope Fisher Christine and Mark Fowler Liliana Godoy Peter and Maureen Groer Hillary and Steven Kasarjian Donna Kozlowski and Russ Locascio Denise and Philip Maguire Susan and John McMillan Alise Pastorik Allison and Michael Poff Leanne and John Scott Patricia Shirley Carrie Sutara and Paul Sutara III Selena Thomason Kathryn Weese Theodore Whitford, Jr. Cheryl and James Zambroski

Janis L. Boyd Gertrude E. Skelly Charitable Foundation Meggitt Training Systems Roger Monsour and Barbara Harken Monsour Raymond James Charitable Endowment Fund Barbara Redding, Ed.D. The USF College of Nursing is thankful to all of its 2012 Fiscal Year supporters. Christopher Davis This list reflects all gifts and pledges made to the College during the 2012 Nichols Foundation, Inc. Fiscal Year which ranged between July 1, 2011 and June 30, 2012. If there are any errors please contact Don Snyder, Director of Development. Bradley and Susan Schuchat

Friends of the College of Nursing: Up to $249 Claudia Adkins, Ed.D. Jean Aertker, Ph.D. Irene and John Alexaitis, Jr. Kim and John Allan Barbara Allen Terri Arthur-Berger Ponrathi Athilingam, Ph.D. Cheryl and Sanford Atkinson Gail Aylward Barbara Baird-Crowe and Paul Crowe Oma Baliram Singh, Ph.D. Luis Battistini Marisa and James Belote Deborah Bieniek Margaret and Dean Black Barbara and Paul Blake Linda and Robert Blasen Shawn and Jeffrey Bliss Catherine Bond Jewell Booth Martha and Michael Bouknecht Winifred Bradley Dolores Breeden-Fantin and John Fantin Glenna Brewster Kathleen and Gerald Bromstead Joanne Brown Janis Brush Melissa Bryant Norma Buckley Holleen Burcenski Scott Burgess Candace Burns Ph.D. Aretha Butler Carole Cambridge and David Schulak Cynthia Campbell and Frederick Campbell, Jr. Sharon and Jack Carlisle, Jr. Brittny Chabalowski Rasheeta Chandler, Ph.D. Ana and Glenn Chasteen Jr. Linda Cicerchi Melanie and Michael Clemens Heather Collins Flora Connelly Rebecca Connolly Vicky Conway Donna and Carl Corino Christine and Glen Cosgrove Marcia and Robert Coyle Sheila Crowell Elizabeth and Gary Cuccia Cheryl Curtis Sandra Czerwinski Shannon Daly Rita D’Aoust, Ph.D. Paula Davis-Huffman and Douglas Huffman Carol DeChant Pamela and Harvey Detrick Ivan and Marilyn Dierdorff Theresa and Charles Dotson Dennis Drapiza Robin Ducker Makoto and Christopher Dunlap Barbara and Ian Dziubinski Lisa and Mark Easley Jessica Eden Patty and Jan Edwards Danielle Ehlinger William and Susan Eickhoff Andrea Eifert Michele Eliason

Rosalie and Johnny El-Rady Amanda and Andrew Faigen Lisa and Robert Faison Alicia Fenton Jeanette and Robert Fenton FIPA, LLC Caryn and Robert Fischman Martha and Jerry Fojtik Marcia and Robert Folino Mary and Larry Foster Breanna Fountain Donald French, Jr. and Robin French Jennifer Gage and Howard Gage, Jr. Linda and Roger Gallagher Christpher Garrison Dena Gay Gabrielle Gendzier G. Wynelle Gilbert Felicia Glover Kelly Goebel, DNP Henry and Deborah Goettelman Laura and Juan Gonzalez Debra Gottel Carol and Larry Gourley Sally Granger Alisa Green Michelle and Timothy Greene Gail and Paul Greene Dr. S. Joan Gregory Jennifer Grieger Christine Gruschke Cynthia Gulvin Jenny Gum Patricia Hall Troy Hambrick Andrea and Robert Hanson Louise and Robert Harper Susan and Thomas Hartranft Mona Hasan Nicolette Henderson Yvonne and John Hess Diana Hielsberg Jeanne and William Hopple II Ashlea Hudak Suzanne Huffman Lisa Huhn Sophie Hutchins, DNP Patricia and William Hutchinson Suzanne and Bruce Hynds Betsy Ilfeld Terri and Bruce Jacobs Catherine Jahrsdorfer Frances and Boyce Jarrett Rita Jarvis Cecilia Jevitt, Ph.D. Susan Johanson Vivian Johnson Lena Johnson Versie Johnson-Mallard and Leonard Mallard Tonya Jolly Mary Jones Angela Jones-Finley Glenda Kaminski Donna and Jeffrey Kaplan Kathi Katz, Ph.D Pamelu Kelley Susan Kennel, Ph.D. Lois and Kenneth Kiehl Janice Kirk and Richard Kirk, Jr. Nita Laca Gwen Laster Stacey and Ronald Leal Hee Lee, M.D. Rhonda Legrand Suzette Lemrow Gail and Stephen Leonard

Sylvia and Mearl Letts John Lindsey Jason Link Suzanne Longo Margaret and John Loughran Amanda Lucero Christine and David Lund Beth Lunsford Catherine Lynch and Robert Buckhorn, Jr. Ramona and David Lyons Claude and Mary Macari Valorie MacKenna Brandi Mallek Amancia and Adolfo Mancol Elizabeth Manzano-Boulton and Steven Boulton Tonia Marine Donna Martel Kathleen and Ryan Mason Rebecca and Steven McAllister Della and Joseph McCollum Bonnie and Stephen McDonald Mackenzie McDonald Kim and Thomas McKay Sharon and Timothy McNeil Gloribel Medina John and Patricia Merman Monica Messer, Ph.D. Melanie Michael, DNP Kathleen and Joseph Miles Barbara and Kenneth Miller Mariangeli Miranda Mary Mohr Zuzana Moore Valerie and Gilbert Morales, Jr. Rachel Morrison Alison and Jack Moyer Cindy Munro and Brett Stevenson Susan Murphy and Douglas Murphy, Jr. Michelle Natkin Margaret Nedimyer Sandra and David Nelson Frances and Sydney Nettles Barbara and Raymond Nicholson Ida and Joseph Nix Patricia O’Donnell Christine and Michael O’Donnell Cheryl and James O’Donnell Catherine O’Neil GeVonne O’Neil Charlotte and Jeffery Owen Amy Parry Denise Passmore Thelma Pearson Jeanne Peterson Erin Petti Arthur Pettygrove, M.D. Richard and Anne Phillips Gwendolyn and Louis Pinder Judy and Darryl Plazarin Elizabeth and Charles Polston Sue and Bryan Pugh Virginia Pwalua Ruth Pyle Marian Quinlan Claudia Ramirez Stephanie and Evans Reitman-Swiss Harriett W. Rice Patricia Riggs Carolyn and German Rios Emmanuel Rivera Kay and James Rocker Alicia Rossiter and Thomas Rossiter, Jr. Susanne and Shane Poustio Meredeth Rowe, Ph.D. Mary and James Ruman

Lynne Rush Lora Rush Gwen Rutan Vicente Saadeh Frances and Sam Sahebzamani Nicole Sampier-Coraci Betty and Kenneth Sanne Sharon and Thomas Schaefer Gail and John Schinka Diane Schramm Teresa and Gilbert Selochan Elizabeth Sender Mary Seymour Bonnie and James Shelton Melissa and Stephen Shelton William Short Elinor and David Sikes Lou Ann Sikes Patty Simmons Kathryn and Steven Slusser Angela and Robert Smith Mindy and Barry Spigel Laurie and Steven Stark Joan Steel Linda Steele Ph.D. Kimberly Stitik Kevin Sullivan Ann Swanick Christi Switzer Melanie and Edward Thoenes Loris and Bryan Thomas Jean and Tom Thomas Vivian and William Thompson June Tickle Cindy Tofthagen, Ph.D. Sharon and Ramon Torres Joyce and Jerry Tribble Geraldine Twine Susan and Luis Urrutia Van Gogh Sandra Verbosky-Cadena and Guillermo Cadena Tanika Vivien Cassandra Vonnes Vanda Wagner, Ph.D. Deborah Warner Lynne and Thomas Webster Teresa and Richard Weibley Bill Welch Dawn Wells Teresa and David West Jill and Gary West Michael and Deborah Wilpon Cheryl and Darrin Wilson Sheryl and Steve Wilson Janis and Richard Wilson Michelle Wilson Agyenim Wiredu Susan and Jacob Wodarz Pamela and John Wojciki Debra Wolf Angela Wolters Norma Wood and Burrell Wood, Jr. Linda and Leon Woodson Susan Woodward Toni and Howard Wyncoop Tracey Wynn Rubye Yent Donna and Richard Young Tara and Michael Young Dawn Zeugin




Nurses on the Move In the Community

USF College of Nursing students, faculty and alumni play an important role in showcasing the College in the Tampa Bay area by participating in various community activities. At the USF College of Nursing, students learn that service is a pillar of the nursing profession, and participate in many activities each year. As alumni, they take this dedication to community service with them in their nursing careers. Pictured below are some of the many community activities USF nurses participate in.




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4:00 pm – “I Know What to Do, So Why Don’t I Do It?” ºº Presentation by Dr. Nick Hall 4:30 pm – “Bringing Golf Etiquette to the Nursing Unit” ºº Presentation by USF Nursing Alum & Professional Golfer Jameica Duncombe

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5:00 pm – Alumni Affinity Group Gatherings ºº All Alumni Networking Social ºº Gordon Keller School of Nursing Alumni ºº Oncology Nurse Practitioner Alumni ºº Nurse Anesthesia Alumni

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6:00 to 8:00 pm – Coming Home Gala Celebration ºº Awards Ceremony ºº Alumni Association Awards ºº GEMS Induction: Class of ’78 & all Gordon Keller Alumni ºº Veteran Recognition – USF Nursing Challenge Coin ºº Recognition of Dean Gwendoline R. MacDonald: At Coming Home 2013 we hope to dedicate the College’s new faculty and staff lounge in memory of the recently departed first dean of the college, Gwendoline MacDonald. In order to accomplish this we need to raise a dedication fund. If you are interested in supporting this cause in Dean MacDonald’s memory, please contact Director of Development Don Snyder at 813.974.2570 or

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ºº Men’s Basketball: USF vs Louisville – Fun alumni activity for the whole family

ºº Mingle with USF Nursing faculty, staff and fellow alumni for pre-game food and festivities 1:00 to 4:00 pm – USF vs Louisville – Men’s Basketball Game ºº Discounted tickets available! For registration and additional information please contact Edwin Hernandez at 813-974-7072 or

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A Letter from the Alumni & Friends Society

It has been my joy to connect with alumni at events throughout the year. Each semester our Alumni Path of Light grows brighter as USF Nursing Alumni lead new nursing graduates into their pinning ceremony and together recite the Nightingale Pledge. We had a successful alumni networking lunch at Sarasota Memorial Hospital this fall and have plans for additional networking events in the spring. A new event this year, the B.E.A.R.S initiative, brought students, faculty, and alumni together to deliver cuddly teddy bears in USF Nursing uniforms to children admitted at our hospital partner facilities during the holidays. Let me tell you, nothing warms your heart more than to see the face of a sick child light up as they receive that white, fuzzy bear and give it a hug! Find out where you can reconnect with us next by visiting our alumni website

(nursing.usfhealthalumni. net) or following us on Facebook ( Nursing.USFHealth). This year we celebrate 40 years of Bull Nursing at the University of South Florida. During these 40 years, nearly 7,000 graduates have passed through the doors of the College of Nursing and embarked on a career in nursing. You and your fellow Bull Nurses are making an impact in the local communities and states, as well as nationally and around the globe. Continue to let your light shine and share news of your good works with us so we can celebrate together. And now we are planning to welcome each of you back home to the USF College of Nursing as we mark our 40th anniversary. Save the date for our Coming Home reunion on February 16th and 17th. I hope you will join

me as we come together to reunite with old friends and recognize the many accomplishments of the USF College of Nursing and their faculty, students, and alumni. Please don’t forget to submit your nominations for our Alumni Awards which will be given out during the Coming Home festivities! Finally, I would like to finish with a challenge to the USF College of Nursing Alumni. Part of our success as a college is being able to attract the best and brightest students and faculty to be a part of our family. Our ability to provide scholarships to our students and offer distinguished professorships to faculty enables us to continue on our mission to create the nursing leaders of tomorrow and the research that improves health. I challenge you to be a part of that mission. With almost 7,000 graduates, historically only about 2.5% of our nursing

alumni contribute to our annual campaign. With six months left in the current fiscal year, I challenge the alumni to reach 5% participation this year. Any gift, from $10 to $10,000, will make a difference. I have made my donation this year – have you? You can help us reach our 5% goal by visiting our website (health. ) or contacting our Director of Development, Don Snyder ( I hope the new year brings you good health and happiness. I look forward to seeing you at our next alumni event. Go Bulls!

Sincerely, Melissa Molinari Shelton ’05, ’08, ‘11 President Alumni & Friends Society College of Nursing University of South Florida

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1980s Donna Arnett, PhD, MSPH, ‘81, ‘87, is professor and chair of the Department of Epidemiology in the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health, was named president of the American Heart Association.

Arnett earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing and a master’s of public health degree in biostatistics and epidemiology from the University of South Florida.

41 1990s Lt. Colonel Alicia Gill Rossiter, MSN, ARNP, FNP, PNP-BC, ‘96 is coordinator of graduate simulation and nursing military liaison at the University of South Florida College of Nursing, and was a speaker at the Tampa General Hospital (TGH) Air Force Nurse Transition Program Graduation in October 2012.

2000s Kentlee Battick, MS, RN, CCRN, CNL , ’11 is the first CNL at All Children’s Hospital from Bridging the Gap: A Clinical Nurse Leader Streamlines Communication for Patients and Staff, Johns Hopkins News. Allyson Radford Duffy, RN, MSN, ‘08, ’11 presented, “Toxoplasma Gondii: Is There a Relationship Between Antibody Titer and Dysphoric Mood in Female Patients” at the Joining Forces to Restore Lives: Nursing Education and Research in Veterans Health National Conference in Tampa, Florida in Nov. 2012.

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As we prepare for the College of Nursing’s 40th Anniversary this year, we would like to gather your stories, fond memories, favorites pictures, or other memorabilia to depict USF’s impact on nursing in Tampa Bay and around the world. If you would like to donate or lend your items please contact Edwin Hernandez, Assistant Director of Alumni Relations by email at or by phone at (813) 974-7072.

Diane J. Robinson, MS, RN, ‘11, has accepted the position of Associate Professor, Nursing in the College of Nursing at the Health Education Center at St. Petersburg College. Previously, she was a Nursing Skills Lab Facilitator in the College of Nursing. Cindy S. Tofthagen, PhD, ARNP, AOCNP, ‘06, ‘08 is assistant professor and director of oncology nursing master’s concentration at the University of South Florida College of Nursing, and is the principal investigator on a $30,000 Institutional Research grant received by the University of South Florida College of Nursing from the American Cancer Society through Moffitt Cancer Center to study the usability and acceptability of an electronic self-management system for chemotherapy induced peripheral neuropathy.

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Over 800 alumni, faculty, staff, students, and family and friends attended the University of South Florida College of Nursing summer 2012 Pinning Ceremony featuring the Alumni Path of Light at the Marshall Student Center Ballroom on Friday, August 3, 2012. The Pinning Ceremony is a Nursing tradition which marks the transition of graduates from students to professional nurses.

Rehabilitation Sciences, Charles N. Paidas, MD, MBA, Vice Dean of Clinical Affairs & GME and Chief of Pediatric Surgery and USF Morsani College of Medicine, and Amy Schwartz, PharmD, Associate Dean of Academic & Clinical Affairs at the College of Pharmacy also congratulated the graduating Summer 2012 USF College of Nursing baccalaureate students.

This semester the USF College of Nursing graduated 162 Bachelor’s of Science (BS) students. Connie Visovsky, PhD, RN, ACNPBC, Associate Dean, Student Affairs and Community Engagement at the USF College of Nursing, made opening remarks by welcoming graduates and their families who were celebrating an incredible milestone in their journey of lifelong learning as health professionals. Donna Petersen, MHS, ScD, Senior Associate Vice President for USF Health and Dean of the College of Public Health, William S. Quillen, PT, PhD, SCS, Associate Dean of the USF Morsani College of Medicine and Director of the School of Physical Therapy and

In fall 2012 the USF College of Nursing graduated 100 Bachelor’s of Science students. They were congratulated at the December 14, 2012 Pinning Ceremony by Dianne MorrisonBeedy, PhD, RN, WHNP-BC, FNAP, FAANP, FAAN, Senior Associate Vice President, USF Health & Dean, College of Nursing, Donna Petersen, Dean of the College of Public Health, Kevin B. Sneed, PharmD, Dean, USF College of Pharmacy, and Cindy L. Munro, PhD, RN, ANP-BC, FAAN, Associate Dean for Research and Innovation & Professor, College of Nursing as well as Melissa M. Shelton, PhD, RN, President of Nursing Alumni and Friends Society, USF College of Nursing.

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