Medals attached to notecards for the Knightingale Society, tired with ribbons, wait to be distributed to  on a UCF tabled decorated with fall leaves.
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Knightingale Society Pin on the right side of someone's dinner jacket, near their tie
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The Knightingale Society

Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing, worked to improve health care and prevent disease. She laid the foundation of professional nursing with the establishment of a nursing school, and was an authority and advocate for patient care reforms.

To honor her legacy, the UCF College of Nursing founded the Knightingale Society in 2007 – adding a “K” as a nod to the university’s mascot, the Knight. The Knightingale Society encourages donors to support the study of nursing at UCF, and by extension, improve the quality of life in Central Florida and beyond.

An annual contribution of $1,000 or more provides funding for nursing scholarships, equipment enhancements, professional development, and tools for recruiting the best and brightest students.

New members are welcomed into the society each fall with a pinning ceremony to present them with their distinctive Knightingale Society pin.

Take a look at the Knightingale Society brochure to gain insight into this opportunity.


Development Contact


Katie Korkosz ’04 ’06
Senior Director of Advancement
College of Nursing
p: 407-823-1600

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