A progressive and dynamic learning environment builds on the foundation of the nursing experience and the credentials that students bring to the program. The full time faculty in the department of nursing holds doctoral degrees in their field and many have specialty certification as well. The faculty join with area professionals to offer an in-depth curriculum emphasizing clinical experience, critical thinking, and leadership. UT nursing faculty focus on teaching and learning excellence.

Classes are taught by full-time faculty (not graduate assistants) who are active practitioners in the same field they teach. They help students research their interests and goals with an appreciation for individual differences. Each student is assigned a faculty advisor who monitors his or her progress throughout the program. Small classes promote active learning. A high priority is placed on the mentoring role of faculty and a low student/faculty ratio demonstrates the department's strong commitment to personal development. The faculty maintain close contact with alumni, applauding their endeavors and professional achievements.


Phone: (813) 253-6223
Fax: (813) 258-7214

Department Contacts

Hope Beltran

Clinical Instructor, Nursing

Susan Berg

Director, DNP Program, Associate Professor, Nursing

Carol Botwinski

Director/Chair, Associate Professor, Nursing

June Bryant

Assistant Professor, Nursing

Melissa Cole

Nursing Skills/Simulation Lab Clinical Instructor, Nursing

Melissa Culp

Nursing Skills and Simulation Lab Director and Professor of Instruction I in Nursing

MaryAnn D'Alesandro

Assistant Professor, Nursing

Romuald Delacroix

Assistant Professor, Nursing

Carla Feeley

Staff Assistant I, Part-time, Nursing

Lisa Heuer

Clinical Placement Coordinator, Nursing

Shelby Lewis

Nursing Skills-Simulation Lab Clinic Instructor/Lecturer

June Llerena

Lecturer I, Nursing

Cindy Parsons, DNP, ARNP, FAANP, BC

Associate Professor, Nursing; Mental Health Practitioner

Tressa Pedroff

Lecturer I, Nursing

Jauna Royal

Practicum/Preceptor Liaison/Professor of Instruction I, Nursing

Jackie Sanchez

Staff Assistant II, Nursing

Elizabeth Sassatelli

Assistant Professor, Nursing

Danielle Snow

Lecturer I, Nursing

Julie Umberger

Assistant Professor, Nursing

Robin White

Associate Professor, Nursing

Michele Wolf

MSN Program Director/Nursing; Assistant Professor, Nursing