College of Nursing

Grubbs to serve as interim dean of FSU’s College of Nursing

Florida State University Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Sally McRorie has appointed Laurie Grubbs to serve as interim dean of the College of Nursing, effective July 1. Grubbs succeeds Judith McFetridge-Durdle, who is retiring as dean June 30. McFetridge-Durdle will return to FSU as a faculty member in January 2020 to assist […]

FSU nursing dean advances college’s research mission

Judith McFetridge-Durdle may be retiring, but Florida State University’s College of Nursing dean made an everlasting impact during her five-year tenure by advancing the college in the areas of research and diversity. She will step down as dean June 30. McFetridge-Durdle’s top priority when she arrived at FSU in December 2013 was to focus on […]

American Heart Month: FSU experts available to comment on heart disease topics

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. About 2,300 Americans die of cardiovascular disease each day, an average of one death every 38 seconds, and about 92.1 million American adults are living with some form of cardiovascular disease or the after-effects of stroke, according to the American Heart Association’s 2018 […]

Heart health education can positively influence underserved, rural populations

Improving dietary habits and learning skills such as reading food labels and recognizing the signs of a heart attack have the potential to improve cardiovascular health among underserved rural populations, according to newly published research from Florida State University. Laurie Abbott, an assistant professor in the College of Nursing, found significant improvements in food-related behaviors […]

Noted behavioral scientist joins College of Nursing faculty

Frank Y. Wong, a National Institutes of Health-funded researcher investigating sexual health and substance use/abuse among Asian American and Pacific Islanders in the United States, has joined the Florida State University College of Nursing. Wong is an expert in community-based research targeting racial/ethnic and underserved populations, including immigrants, refugees, and linguistic and sexual minorities with […]

Nursing professor receives $1.275M federal grant to reduce health risks of Native American youth

A Florida State University nursing professor is working toward reducing health risks among Native American and Alaska Native young adults in urban Florida thanks to a new federal grant. John Lowe, the McKenzie Endowed Professor for Health Disparities Research in the College of Nursing, received the $1.275 million grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental […]

FSU indigenous nursing research center seminar to feature Aboriginal nursing expert

The Florida State University College of Nursing’s Center for Indigenous Nursing Research for Health Equity will present a seminar by an Australian registered nurse, researcher and historian of Aboriginal nurses and midwives. Odette Best, associate professor and Aboriginal health research coordinator in the School of Nursing and Midwifery at University of Southern Queensland, Australia, is […]

FSU faculty member to be inducted as fellow in the American Academy of Nursing

A Florida State University College of Nursing faculty member has been selected for induction as a fellow into the prestigious American Academy of Nursing. Professor James Whyte IV is one of 195 highly distinguished nurse leaders who will join more than 2,500 academy fellows who are nursing’s most accomplished leaders in education, management, practice and […]

Florida State sees across-the-board upward climb in U.S. News graduate school rankings

Florida State University’s graduate and professional programs are on the rise, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2019 edition of “Best Graduate Schools.” FSU’s graduate programs in criminology, business, law, education, nursing and engineering all made significant jumps in the publication’s annual rankings, released March 20. “These new rankings reflect Florida State University’s ascent […]

Indigenous nursing researcher to present health outcomes of Aboriginal populations

The Florida State University College of Nursing’s Center for Indigenous Nursing Research for Health Equity will hold a seminar presentation to discuss cultural determinants for the health and well-being of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in Australia. Ray Lovett, a fellow at Australia’s National Health and Medical Research Council, will present at the seminar. Lovett, […]

Have a heart: FSU nursing researcher says social support key to heart failure management

The Heart Failure Society of America marks Heart Failure Awareness Week Feb. 11-18, 2018, to promote heart failure awareness, patient education and heart failure prevention. Heart failure is a progressive condition in which the heart’s muscle gets injured from something like a heart attack or high blood pressure and gradually loses its ability to pump enough […]

College of Nursing announces distinguished alumni and faculty awards

The Florida State University College of Nursing will recognize two distinguished graduates, one faculty member and one student when it presents the 2017 Distinguished Graduate, DAISY Faculty and DAISY Student in Training awards during the Annual Alumni and Faculty Awards ceremony Nov. 17. The College of Nursing’s Distinguished Graduate Award, established seven years ago, recognizes […]