Dr. Savina Venkova was recently appointed to the Department Chair for Graduate Nursing.
Dr. Venkova holds a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) certification from the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), a FMCSA Medical Examiner certification, and a Postgraduate Certificate in Nursing Education. Her clinical experience is focused on delivering compassionate, culturally competent, primary and urgent care of patients across the lifespan. Dr. Venkova obtained her Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree from the University of South Florida (USF), focusing her efforts on substantiating the need for a formal postgraduate program, transitioning FNPs to the emergency room setting. Additionally, she is a South University (SU) graduate, having completed her Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree at SU- Tampa. Dr. Venkova is a member of AANP, Florida Nurse Practitioner Network (FNPN), Tampa Bay Advanced Practice Nurse Council (TBAPNC), and Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) Honor Society, where she serves as the vice president of Phi Kappa chapter.