Leaders in Care
The USF College of Nursing is excited to launch its third annual Leaders in Care Campaign to advance the education of our student Bull Nurses and provide funding for a tangible project that will directly impact the local community.
Through Leaders in Care, we invite you to join us in innovating the student experience for tomorrow’s nurse leaders.
More than 37 million tons of cargo pass through Port Tampa Bay every year, much of it ending up on store shelves and in homes across the country. But, what most people do not realize is the human cost connected to delivering the goods and products that power the world — an issue students at USF Health College of Nursing will work to solve through this year’s featured Leaders in Care project, Port of Tampa: Supporting Health Infection Prevention Practices (SHIPP) Program.
The SHIPP program will be implemented over three years to support the economic recovery of Tampa from COVID-19 by identifying and mitigating environmental risks, promoting compliance with infection control (IC) standards, and ensuring a safer environment for port employees, customers and visitors.
For every cargo ship that makes its way to Tampa Bay, dozens of on-board workers, or seafarers, come with it. These workers are the hidden hands that are crucial to the world’s economy since more than 90 percent of global trade is carried at sea. While the labor these seafarers provide is vital, their health and well-being are often overlooked. Once docked, many times, workers are not able to go ashore due to strict security and immigration concerns. Combine those hurdles with low wages and limited access to employer-provided health care and seeing a health care professional may be impossible. Through the SHIPP program, our Bull Nurses get a view of the world outside of the textbook and medical center walls, while providing necessary on-site care to our vulnerable maritime community.
Your gift will not only positively impact these patients in need, but also support the economic recovery of Tampa Bay by ensuring a safer environment for port employees, customers and visitors. You have the ability to enhance the education of the next wave of nursing and health care professionals, improving wellness and health outcomes today and in the future.
You can also double your impact and help innovate student success for Bull Nurses by making your gift today! Janet Fansler, MSN '88, and her husband, Richard Fansler, MEd '00, have generously offered to match all gifts up to $15,000, dollar for dollar, to the Leaders in Care program this year.
$1,000 or more — Dean’s Leadership Level (includes a VIP reception with the USF College of Nursing Dean — date TBD)
$250 — Gold Society
$100 — Green Society
USF faculty and staff: You can make your gift via credit card (below) or payroll deduction for fund number 270048 College of Nursing Leaders in Care Fund. Your gift will also count as your USF Faculty & Staff Campaign contribution for the 2021-22 academic year.
DEAN USHA MENON, PH.D., R.N., FAAN
I am fortunate to lead a diverse community of scientists, teachers, practitioners, staff and students. This is such an exciting time for the nursing profession with unprecedented opportunities for nurses to influence the transformation of equitable health care delivery and impact the health of the nation.