Marisa Belote


(813) 257-3539



401 W. Kennedy Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33606

Building Location

GHS 315

Meet Marisa Belote

Associate Professor/Director, Simulation for Physician Assistant Medicine


1980 University of Florida, B.S. 
1990 University of South Florida, MBA
2015 University of South Florida, Ph.D. 

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Courses Taught: Fundamentals of Nursing Practice
Leadership and Management in Professional Nursing
Bridge to Professional Nursing
Fundamentals of Clinical Nursing Practice
Medical Surgical Nursing Clinical 1
Medical Surgical Nursing Clinical 2
Physiologic Basis of Disease
Fundamentals of Clinical Nursing Practice
Community Public Health: Population-Focused Nursing
Clinical Experience in Athletic Training IV
Movement Science 3
Simulation for Nursing Practice
Team Strategies to Improve Health Care Quality and Patient Safety
Education Transition for Registered Nurses
Nursing as a Profession
Educational Role of the Nurse in Healthcare
Fundamentals of Healthcare Finance for Registered Nurses
Web-Based Education for Staff Development
Professional Nursing in the Evolving Healthcare System
Transition to Professional Practice
Pharmaceutical Skills I Pharmacy Course
Entrepreneurial Practice Essentials Advanced Topics and Lab

Career Specialties: Marisa Belote specializes in simulation, debriefing, interprofessional education and communication skills to improve health care quality and patient safety.

Belote has authored and facilitated interprofessional experiences for students in colleges of medicine, nursing, pharmacy, physical therapy and rehabilitation services, orthopaedics and sports medicine athletic training.

Professional and Community Activities:

Belote has had extensive experience in authoring, implementing, facilitating and evaluating simulation experiences ranging from low-fidelity to high fidelity scenarios, standardized patient scenarios, didactic, online and lab instruction. Belote’s area of research is in simulation debriefing and the effect on clinical performance.

She has disseminated her work and knowledge on simulation and interprofessional education through international, national and regional presentations, publications and didactic courses. She has provided program development consultation for directors of simulation centers at universities and hospitals.

Belote has made significant contributions to the Tampa Bay community by serving in many capacities in public and private organizations dedicated to children, adolescents, education and conservation. She has served in a professional capacity on numerous university committees and workgroups as well as through professional healthcare organizations.

Honors and Awards: Awards Bestowed by Graduating Classes:
2016 Award of Excellence
2015 Most Inspirational Teacher
2014 Excellence in Mentorship
2012 Award of Excellence
2011 Excellence in Teaching

International Nursing Honor Society Member: Sigma Theta Tau, International, Delta Beta Chapter

2011 University of South Florida College of Nursing; Professional Service Award