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.
USF has begun work on renovations to the plumbing and roofing of five non-residential Holly buildings on the Tampa campus. The buildings that are being worked on include Holly K, Holly M, Holly L, Holly J and Holly H. The Holly K, Holly J and Holly H buildings have some of the dorms’ laundry facilities, […]
Student housing rates for the new Sarasota-Manatee residence hall will be the most expensive of all on-campus housing costs across USF’s three campuses. Rates for the dorm will be as follows, according to Edwin Beauchamp, Regional Vice Chancellor for Business and Financial Affairs: Suite (Double): $1,297 monthly Two bedroom, one bathroom apartment (single): $1,648 monthly […]
The Student Health Services (SHS) building located next to the bookstore will remain unoccupied, as no decisions have been made to determine what the space will be used for, according to Susanna Perez, communications and marketing officer at the SHWC. All operations that the building used to house were moved to the new Student Health […]
Multimedia correspondent Diego Adesso tested the virtual reality simulation at the exhibit. ORACLE VIDEO/DIEGO ADESSO A section of the first floor of the building was closed off by USF library officials to place an immersive 45-60 minute exhibit of the Kellogg Museum that will be open to students from Sept. 21 through March 1. The […]
SFS founder Will Mleczko, a sophomore economics major, said he struggled to afford the cost of living on campus and was forced to take out loans. His struggles were similar to those of his peers in SFS. Six of the organization’s members spoke while around 20 other members held signs reading “The cost of living […]
The temporary Esports Living Lab (ELL) opened on Sept. 11 at the FIT. The 900-square-foot lab will serve as a precursor to the upcoming permanent lab of the same name set to open in 2024. Open from 5-11 p.m. Monday through Friday, the temporary ELL is stocked with 16 monitors, headsets and microphones as well […]