Catalog 2021-2022

Department of Nursing

Faculty: Associate Professor Botwinski, Director/Chair Department of Nursing; Associate Professor Berg, Interim MSN Program Directors; Associate Professor White, Interim BSN Program Director; Associate Professor Parsons, DNP Program Director; Associate Professor D’Alesandro; Assistant Professors Bryant, Delacroix, Sassatelli; Umberger; Assistant Teaching Professors Culp, Director of Nursing Skills and Simulation Lab, Royal; Lecturer I Cole, Coleman, Franks, Lewis, Llerena, Moyer, Pedroff, Snow.

The Department of Nursing offers programs at the baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral degree levels. For more information, contact the Department of Nursing at (813) 253-6223 or see

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, the master’s degree program in nursing, and the post-graduate APRN certificate programs at the University of Tampa are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 745, Washington, DC 2001, 202-887-6791.

The Department of Nursing submitted an application for DNP program accreditation by CCNE with site visit scheduled for November 2022.  Applying for accreditation does not guarantee accreditation will be granted.

Please be aware that successful completion of a baccalaureate nursing program of study does not confer automatic licensure as a registered nurse. Professional licensure is granted through a testing process by the Board of Nursing in each state. Each individual state’s Board of Nursing determines eligibility to sit for the NCLEX-RN examination.

For additional information on how this program prepares students for professional licensure, please visit: BSN disclosure.

Department of Nursing Mission Statement
The primary mission of the Department of Nursing is to offer programs of study in nursing science at the baccalaureate, masters and doctoral level that prepare graduates as generalists in professional nursing and as nurse practitioners to function at the most advanced level of nursing practice. Through clinically relevant teaching, learning, and active application of research, students are prepared to practice competently as providers and managers of care, and members of the profession in a complex, diverse and evolving healthcare environment.

The Department of Nursing shares the commitment of the College of Natural and Health Sciences and the University to teaching, research, and service; preparing each student as a life-long learner and as a health professional providing quality, safe, evidence based and compassionate health care to the citizens of Florida, the nation, and the global community.
Nursing Department Handbook
Undergraduate and graduate students at The University of Tampa who are in one of the nursing academic programs are subject to the rules, responsibilities and code of professional conduct set forth in the most recent edition of the Department of Nursing Handbooks. The handbooks are updated each year, and it is the responsibility of the student to remain familiar with the contents. The handbooks can be found on-line on the BSN, MSN and DNP student Blackboard site.