The University's active role within the community ensures expanded
educational experiences in a wide range of clinical settings. UT
nursing students benefit from formal affiliations with more than 120
clinical agencies and practices. A community rich in health care
agencies means enhanced opportunities for jobs and career building.
This network provides opportunities in a vast array of specialties and
settings, including primary care and clinical management roles in
pediatrics, adult and family health, geriatrics, women's health,
administration, informatics, and education.
await the opportunity to assist students in fine tuning essential
skills for practice in the clinical area. Preceptors are actively
engaged in community practice settings and provide a flavor of the
scope of practice available to graduating students.
board of community leaders and volunteers assists the Department of
Nursing with the planning and evaluation of UT's nursing programs.
Members represent agencies in the community, educational institutions,
and nursing organizations. Input and feedback from employers of UT
graduates help to invigorate the curriculum and to provide opportunity
for enhancement and expansion to meet the needs of the community.
have access to a computer lab within the nursing department and across
the campus. Compact disc tutorials assist in classroom preparation and
in simulations prior to actual practical experiences. Videos and
computer programs supplement learning experiences. Four-year
undergraduates can learn and practice health assessment techniques in
two state-of-the-art nursing skills labs – one at nearby Tampa General
Hospital and another located right on campus.