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Rayna M. Letourneau

Associate Professor of Nursing, University of South Florida

Rayna Letourneau, PhD, RN, is the Executive Director of the Florida Center for Nursing, an associate professor at the University of South Florida College of Nursing, and the president-elect of the National Forum of State Nursing Workforce Centers.

She has more than 20 years of nursing experience. Her clinical background is in emergency nursing and her teaching experience is in undergraduate and graduate nursing and interprofessional courses.

She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Science in Nursing Administration from the University of Rhode Island in 2002 and 2008, respectively. In 2017, she earned her PhD in Nursing from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.

Dr. Letourneau's scholarship focuses on nursing workforce development, transition to practice, nurses’ well-being, and quality and safety education for nurses. In 2022, Dr. Letourneau was named to the Florida Health Care Power 100 by City and State.


  • 2023–present
    Associate Professor, University of South Florida
  • 2019–2023
    Assistant Professor, University of South Florida


  • 2017 
    University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, PhD in Nursing