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Program Objectives

  • Synthesize knowledge from nursing and the physical, biological, behavioral, psychological and social sciences, and the humanities in the practice of professional nursing.

  • Use critical thinking as the basis for professional nursing practice.

  • Participate in interdisciplinary teams and community partnerships to meet the health care needs of individuals, families, and communities in a diverse society with particular emphasis on needs of vulnerable populations.

  • Demonstrate effective verbal, written, and electronic communication in the promotion of culturally appropriate care.

  • Apply innovative technologies to optimize outcomes for self, clients, and communities.

  • Demonstrate competency in the performance and evaluation of nursing techniques and skills.

  • Incorporate ethical, cultural and legal principles as professional values in the practice of professional nursing.

  • Use the principles of teaching and learning to promote, maintain, and restore health, and prevent illnesses with individuals, families and communities.

  • Apply theories and principles of leadership and management to collaborate with interdisciplinary teams to promote and maintain quality health care for individuals, families and communities.

  • Participate in efforts to influence health systems policy on behalf of patients and the profession.

  • Use research in the exploration of health problems and the implementation of evidence based practice.

  • Assume responsibility for lifelong learning and plan for professional career development.

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Corrine Medeiros: Caregiver using compassion to overcome tragedy
“The Pulse tragedy was a powerful experience for me, and serves as a reminder of why I choose nursing and nursing continues to choose me. It is not simply what I do, but it is who I am.” Meet Corrine Medeiros, ’17BSN alumna, ER nurse and caregiver using compassion to overcome tragedy.
 

Corrine Medeiros, BSN alumna, future ER nurse and caregiver using compassion to overcome Orlando Pulse tragedy.

Knights in Nursing: Corrine Medeiros

Caregiver using compassion to overcome tragedy

“The Pulse tragedy was a powerful experience for me, and serves as a reminder of why I choose nursing and nursing continues to choose me. It is not simply what I do, but it is who I am.

Being a Level One Trauma Center, we see many patients on a daily basis who are experiencing their worst day or a tragic event.  But working in the ER that night forever shaped my nursing care. Compassion has always guided my nursing, and that was magnified after the tragedy.

I grew up with a desire to help those around me – be it strangers or those I know and love. My family is filled with nurses, law enforcement officers and firefighters. It didn’t take me long to realize my passion for nursing and emergency medicine.

Being a nurse in the ER is unpredictable, constantly challenging of the mind and body, and requires you to give your entire heart and caring nature. But the camaraderie of the team and fast-paced care is something I am drawn to. It is where my heart lies.

Twenty years from now I hope to be an experienced ER nurse leader, making changes in the field and inspiring others on a large scale. I am confident that I have the tools to succeed from my education at UCF. It has paved the way for my career by providing opportunities to lead, inspire and accomplish my goals.”


Corrine Medeiros ’17BSN, RN
Emergency Department Nurse, Orlando Regional Medical Center, Orlando Health
Mentorship Committee Member, UCF College of Nursing Alumni Chapter Board
Historian for Sigma Theta Tau International Theta Epsilon Chapter (nursing honor society)
Former historian for Orlando Chapter of the Student Nurses Association at UCF

Corrine Medeiros: Caregiver using compassion to overcome tragedy
“The Pulse tragedy was a powerful experience for me, and serves as a reminder of why I choose nursing and nursing continues to choose me. It is not simply what I do, but it is who I am.” Meet Corrine Medeiros, ’17BSN alumna, ER nurse and caregiver using compassion to overcome tragedy.
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