The Board of Governors (BOG) is scheduled to decide whether the USF College of Nursing will receive $164,000 in additional funding at Tuesday’s meeting.
Proposals come in attempts to boost enrollment and attract more nursing students to the university amid a national nursing shortage.
Although the pandemic worsened the shortage, the U.S. has been experiencing a deficit in nurses since 2016, according to Revcycle Intelligence.
If no action is taken by federal and state leaders, the deficit is expected to expand from 200,000-450,000 nurses, according to Revcycle Intelligence.
In collaboration with Moffitt Cancer Center, the proposed funding would provide simulation equipment to support accelerated second-degree students on the Tampa campus, according to the fund proposal. Changes to the college necessary to house the new equipment would incorporate a 35,000-square-foot add-on for simulation and debrief rooms.
Funding is coming from split ends as half is coming from the State University System’s 2022-23 Linking Industry to Nursing Education Fund Proposal while Moffitt is to match an additional $82,000.
By teaming up with Moffitt, plans for USF nursing students include being presented with more learning and mentoring from practicing nurses in collaborating on the simulations.
The evening before Hurricane Ian was expected to make landfall in Tampa Bay as a Category 4 storm, senior health sciences major Anna-Jean Wilson shrugged off her anxieties and packed a bag for an indefinite stay at the emergency shelter at Erwin Technical College as an EMT. Wilson, alongside 15 other University Emergency Medicine Student […]
As Hurricane Ian nears Tampa Bay, USF will be closed beginning Tuesday for all non-essential employees and classes have been canceled until Oct. 3, according to a Monday universitywide email. Residence halls and dining locations on the Tampa campus will remain open, but the email said St. Pete residents have been ordered to evacuate. Students […]
After years of delay, construction of a 30-foot bouldering center on campus is underway at the Recreation and Wellness Center. It’s expected to be completed by early November or spring semester at the latest, according to Director of Recreation and Wellness Jay Souza. The bouldering wall, which will replace one of the racquetball courts parallel […]
Some senator and campus council representative positions are for the taking as Student Government’s (SG) midterm elections commence. Campaigning began Saturday and will end Oct. 12, according to the USF elections overview. Students will be able to vote Oct. 11-12. There are seven available Senate seats for the Tampa campus, three for St. Pete and […]
Protective fences will be added to the top floor of four parking garages on campus, as announced in a univeristywide email Saturday. The announcement comes after the death of a student Sept. 16 at the Beard Garage. Chief Health Officer Donna Petersen said the Facilities Management team will finalize the plans for the fences over […]
Growing up as a first-generation American, home and school represented two different lives for Camila Urbina, Student Government (SG) attorney general and Epilepsy Foundation of Florida president. At home, Urbina’s Venezuelan lifestyle was normal. Even though she lived in Florida, she never saw anything unusual about her family values, the food she ate and the […]