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Kelly Allred, PhD, RN-BC, CNE
kelly.allred@ucf.edu
407-823-0160
Office: UTWR 315 (UCF, Research Park)

  • Coordinator of Basic and Second Degree BSN Programs
  • Assistant Professor

Research ProfileCurriculum Vitae

Interests: Acute pain management and the effectiveness of nursing interventions in various clinical settings (e.g., orthopedics, pediatrics) to manage pain, including nonpharmacologic interventions to enhance traditional pain management; Interactive gaming and simulation as an educational intervention to improve pain assessment and management.

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Mindi Anderson, PhD, ARNP, CPNP-PC, CNE, CHSE-A, ANEF
mindi.anderson@ucf.edu
407-823-1956
Office: UTWR 455 (UCF, Research Park)

  • Coordinator of Nursing and Health Care Simulation Program (MSN, Post-Graduate Certificate)
  • Associate Professor

Research Profile · Curriculum Vitae

Interests: Virtual and game-based simulation; Standardized patients; Interprofessional education using simulation; Innovative use and evaluation of simulation technology in preparing undergraduate and graduate students for nursing practice.

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Diane R. Andrews, PhD, RN
diane.andrews@ucf.edu
407-823-3084
Office: UTWR 464 (UCF, Research Park)

  • Coordinator of Nursing Leadership & Management MSN
  • Coordinator of Post-Master's Executive DNP
  • Associate Professor

Research Profile · Curriculum Vitae

Interests: Nurse satisfaction and retention in the workplace, including environmental and worker analysis, with a special focus on transition of new nurses.

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Karen Aroian, PhD, RN, FAAN
karen.aroian@ucf.edu
407-823-4290
Office: UTWR 434 (UCF, Research Park)

Research Profile · Curriculum Vitae

Interests: Immigrant and minority health across the lifespan (children, adults, elders), including self-care, health care utilization, parenting, and stress and adaptation; Qualitative and mixed method research designs; Instrument development for non-English speaking and culturally diverse populations.

 

 

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Christopher W. Blackwell, PhD, ARNP, ANP-BC, AGACNP-BC, CNE, FAANP
christopher.blackwell@ucf.edu
407-823-2517
Office: UTWR 453 (UCF, Research Park)

  • Coordinator of Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Programs (MSN, DNP, Post-Graduate Certificate)
  • Associate Professor 

Research ProfileCurriculum Vitae

Interests: Health risk and provider attitudes towards people who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgendered, including HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted infections, anorectal cancer, substance abuse, mental health, workplace discrimination, and social inequity.

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Annette Bourgault, PhD, RN, CNL
annette.bourgault@ucf.edu
407-823-1055
Office: UTWR 489 (UCF, Research Park)

  • Assistant Professor

Research Profile · Curriculum Vitae

Interests: Critical care; Evidence-based practice; De-implementation of tradition-based practices; Verification of feeding tube placement; CORTRAK Enteral Access System.

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Donna Breit, MSN, RN
donna.breit@ucf.edu
407-823-2744
Office: UTWR 435 (UCF, Research Park)

  • Instructor
  • Faculty Liaison to Nursing at Nike (living-learning community) and to the Association of Pre-Nursing Students (APNS)

Curriculum Vitae

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Carol A. Burgunder, MSN, RN
carol.burgunder@ucf.edu
321-433-7855
Office: UCF Cocoa campus, Bldg. 3, Suite 336-B

  • Instructor

Curriculum Vitae

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Joyce Burr, PhD, RN, AHN-BC
joyce.burr@ucf.edu
321-433-7857
Office: UCF Cocoa campus, Bldg. 3, Suite 336-E

  • Lecturer

Curriculum Vitae

Interests: Nurses’ coping and adaptation to workplace stress; Holistic nursing and human biofield therapies.

 

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Angeline Bushy, PhD, RN, PHCNS-BC, FAAN
angeline.bushy@ucf.edu
386-506-4032
Office: UCF Daytona campus, Bldg 140, Ste 308-A

Research Profile · Curriculum Vitae

Interests: Rural health care/nursing issues; Community/public health nursing; Cultural/linguistic competence; Qualitative research methodologies.

 

 

 

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Dr. Susan Chase

Susan K. Chase, EdD, RN, FNAP
susan.chase@ucf.edu
407-823-3079
Office: UTWR 326 (UCF, Research Park)

  • Associate Dean for Graduate Affairs
  • Professor

Research ProfileCurriculum Vitae

Interests: Decision making by nurses, patients and families; Faith-based nursing; Managing chronic illness, Evaluating educational technology; Qualitative research designs.

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Norma E. Conner, PhD, RN, FNAP
norma.conner@ucf.edu
407-823-2630
Office: UTWR 324-A (UCF, Research Park)

  • Associate Dean for Academic Excellence
  • Associate Professor

Research ProfileCurriculum Vitae

Interests: Hospice use among Blacks; End-of-life decision making and caregiving in informal caregivers; Health services use; Spirituality.

Additional Language: German

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Maureen M. Covelli, PhD, RN
maureen.covelli@ucf.edu
407-823-4941
Office: UTWR 320 (UCF, Research Park)

  • Associate Dean for Undergraduate Affairs
  • Associate Professor

Research ProfileCurriculum Vitae

Interests: Hypertension, including physiological and behavioral risk factors, the influence of birth weight on dysregulation of the cardiovascular system and development of adult hypertension, cardiovascular health promotion intervention programs to decrease hypertension risk in adolescents; Physiological measurements (e.g., salivary cortisol).

 

 

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Leslee A. D'Amato-Kubiet, PhD, ARNP
leslee.damato-kubiet@ucf.edu
386-506-4067
Office: UCF Daytona campus, D140, Ste. 309-D

  • Site Coordinator, UCF Daytona Nursing
  • Associate Lecturer

Research Profile · Curriculum Vitae

Interests: Obesity, genetics and genomics; How technology influences nursing practice; Women’s health; Rural Health.

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Chris Deatrick, MSN, RN
christine.deatrick@ucf.edu
407-823-5133
Office: UTWR 445 (UCF, Research Park)

  • Instructor

Curriculum Vitae

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Jon Decker, PhD, ARNP, FNP-BC
jonathan.decker@ucf.edu
407-823-2696
Office: UTWR 448 (UCF, Research Park)

  • Lecturer

Curriculum Vitae

Interests: Childhood obesity and parents/caregivers of overweight children; Measurement.

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Veronica Decker, DNP, MBA, RN, PMHCNS-BC
veronica.decker@ucf.edu
407-823-5025
Office: UTWR 471 (UCF, Research Park)

  • Assistant Professor

Research Profile · Curriculum Vitae

Interests: Improving care and treatment for patients with cancer.

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Joyce DeGennaro, MSN, RN, CCRN
joyce.degennaro@ucf.edu
407-823-0105
Office: UTWR 458 (UCF, Research Park)

  • Instructor

Curriculum Vitae

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Paul Desmarais, PhD, RN, CCRN
paul.desmarais@ucf.edu
407-823-2868
Office: UTWR 444 (UCF, Research Park)

  • Associate Lecturer

Curriculum Vitae

Interests: Cardiovascular disease and cardiac rehabilitation.

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Kimberly Dever, MSN, RN
kimberly.dever@ucf.edu
407-823-2632
Office: UTWR 463 (UCF, Research Park)

  • Instructor
  • Faculty Consultant, Student Nurses Association Chapter at UCF Orlando

Curriculum Vitae

Interests: Child/adolescent anxiety disorders; Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD); Homelessness and vulnerable populations; Facial nerve pain.

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Desiree Díaz, PhD, RN-BC, CNE, CHSE-A
desiree.diaz@ucf.edu
407-823-2634
Office: UTWR 472 (UCF, Research Park)

  • Assistant Professor

Research Profile · Curriculum Vitae

Interests: Using simulation to train health care providers to improve the care of underserved patient populations, including correctional health care and limited English proficient patients.

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Debra J. DiChiara, MSN, RN
debra.dichiara@ucf.edu
386-506-4044
Office: UCF Daytona campus, Bldg 140, Ste 308-F

  • Instructor
  • Faculty Consultant, Student Nurses Association Chapter at UCF Daytona

Curriculum Vitae

Interests: Cardiovascular disease, including patient and family education and health promotion; Critical care. 

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Nancy Duckworth, MSN, RN
nancy.duckworth@ucf.edu
321-433-7862
Office: UCF Cocoa campus, Bldg. 3, Suite 336-A

  • Instructor
  • Faculty Consultant, Student Nurses Association Chapter at UCF Cocoa

Curriculum Vitae

 

 

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Dawn Eckhoff

Dawn Eckhoff, MSN, CPNP
dawn.eckhoff@ucf.edu
407-823-4940
Office: UTWR 449 (UCF, Research Park)

  • Graduate Program Clinical Placement Coordinator
  • Instructor
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Joellen Edwards, PhD, RN, FAAN
joellen.edwards@ucf.edu
407-823-5440
Office: UTWR 473 (UCF, Research Park)

Research Profile · Curriculum Vitae

Interests: Health policy; Rural health; Women's health issues.

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Enitan Ekwotafia, DNP, ARNP, ANP-BC, PharmD, BCPS, BCGP
enitan.ekwotafia@ucf.edu
407-823-2653
Office: UTWR 470 (UCF, Research Park)

  • Instructor

Curriculum Vitae

 

 

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Loretta “Lori” Forlaw, PhD, RN, FACHE
loretta.forlaw@ucf.edu
407-823-5234
Office: UTWR 424 (UCF, Research Park)

  • Clinical Assistant Professor

Curriculum Vitae

Interests: Resilience, including genomics/health promoting genes, in active duty personnel, veterans, and leaders in clinical settings; Traditional Chinese medicine approaches to weight management; Feng Shui in health care environments.

 

 

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Laura Gonzalez, PhD, ARNP, CNE, CHSE
laura.gonzalez@ucf.edu
407-823-3372
Office: UTWR 420 (UCF, Research Park)

  • Clinical Assistant Professor
  • Simulation Coordinator

Research Profile  ·  Curriculum Vitae

Interests: Pedagogy, including teaching minority students and simulation for training and translation to clinical settings; Health disparities; Qualitative research methods.

Additional language: Spanish

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Frank Guido-Sanz, PhD, ARNP, ANP-BC
frank.guido-sanz@ucf.edu
407-823-1957
Office: UTWR 425 (UCF, Research Park)

  • Assistant Professor

Research Profile · Curriculum Vitae

Interests: Critical care, including health care associated infections, patient outcomes and quality indicators; Minimizing health care costs; Role of advanced practice nurses as intensivists in intensive care units.

Additional Languages: Spanish (native); Portuguese and Italian (average fluency)

 

 

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Stephen D. Heglund, PhD, ARNP
stephen.heglund@ucf.edu
321-433-7858 or 407-823-1170
Office 1: UCF Palm Bay campus, Bldg. 3, Office 334
Office 2: UTWR 312 (UCF Orlando, Research Park)

Office hours vary. Call or email first.

  • Coordinator, RN to BSN & Concurrent program
  • Associate Lecturer

Curriculum Vitae

Interests: Innovation in nursing education and practice, particularly in emergency care.

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Peggy Hill, MSN, RN
peggy.hill@ucf.edu
386-506-4012
Office: UCF Daytona campus, Bldg 140, Ste 308-C

  • Instructor

Curriculum Vitae

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Julie Hinkle, PhD, RN, CNE
julie.hinkle@ucf.edu
407-823-0633
Office: UTWR 427 (UCF, Research Park)

  • Assistant Professor

Research Profile · Curriculum Vitae

Interests: Innovative technologies and their use in both education and patient interventions including simulation, online interventions and apps; Stress, depression, stigma and caregiver affiliate stigma and interventions to improve outcomes effected by these factors.

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Erica Edgar Hoyt, MSN, RN, CNE
erica.hoyt@ucf.edu
407-823-6459
Office: UTWR 614 (UCF, Research Park)

  • Associate Instructor

Curriculum Vitae

Interests: Emergency and flight nursing; Implementation of clinical simulation in nursing education; Community nursing.

 

 

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Frances Iacobellis, PhD, RN
frances.iacobellis@ucf.edu
321-433-7879
Office: UCF Cocoa campus, Bldg. 3, Suite 320

  • Visiting Lecturer

 Curriculum Vitae

 

 

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Jean Kijek, PhD, RN

  • Professor Emerita
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Elizabeth Kinchen, PhD, RN, AHN-BC
elizabeth.kinchen@ucf.edu
407-823-0247
Office: UTWR 426 (UCF, Research Park)

  • Assistant Professor

Research Profile · Curriculum Vitae

Interests: Holistic care; Preservation of core holistic nursing values in nurse practitioner care.

 

 

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Dr. Patricia Lafferty

Patricia Lafferty, PhD, RN
patricia.lafferty@ucf.edu
407-823-5024
Office: UTWR 459 (UCF, Research Park)

  • Visiting Lecturer

Curriculum Vitae

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Jacqueline LaManna, PhD, ANP-BC, BC-ADM, CDE
jacqueline.lamanna@ucf.edu
407-823-3023
Office: UTWR 471 (UCF, Research Park)

  • Assistant Professor

Research Profile · Curriculum Vitae

Interests: Gerontology; Chronic disease management; Diabetes care across the age span; Transitional care needs of older adults and family caregivers.

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Sarah Landreville, MSN, RN-BC
sarah.landreville@ucf.edu
386-506-4087
Office: UCF Daytona campus, D140, Ste 309-C

  • Instructor

Curriculum Vitae

Interests: Mental and behavioral health in children and adolescents; Leadership and professional issues related to novice nurses; Diversity, personal bias, and awareness.

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Patricia Leli, MSN, RN
patricia.leli@ucf.edu
407-823-2996
Office: UTWR 303 (UCF, Research Park)

  • Associate Instructor
  • Coordinator of Undergraduate Clinical Education

Curriculum Vitae

Interests: Critical-thinking & clinical decision-making; NCLEX-RN preparation.

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Victoria Loerzel, PhD, RN, OCN
victoria.loerzel@ucf.edu
407-823-0762
Office: UTWR 474 (UCF, Research Park)

  • Beat M. and Jill L. Kahli Endowed Professorship in Oncology Nursing
  • Associate Professor
  • Coordinator of Honors in the Major Program

Research ProfileCurriculum Vitae

Interests: Older adults; Cancer; Symptom management and experience; Representation of symptoms and illness; Quality of life; Technology-based interventions; Nursing student and lay person knowledge of cancer and end of life issues.

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Linda Lopp, MSN/Ed, RN
linda.lopp@ucf.edu
352-854-2322 x 1382
Office: UCF Ocala, University Center, Bldg. 20

  • Instructor

Curriculum Vitae

Interests: Integration of interactive technology and creative teaching strategies in distance-learning education.

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Michelle Lugo, MSN, RN
michelle.lugo@ucf.edu 321-433-7851
Office: UCF Cocoa campus, Bldg. 3, Suite 321

  • Instructor

Curriculum Vitae

Additional Language: Bilingual English-Spanish with ability to translate

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Geraldine Luzincourt, MSN, ARNP, FNP-C, CNE
geraldine.luzincourt@ucf.edu
407-823-4510
Office: UTWR 436 (UCF, Research Park)

  • Instructor
  • Coordinator of Community Nursing Coalitions Program

Curriculum Vitae

Interests: Cultural influences on health promotion and end-of-life decisions; Family practice.

Additional Language: Haitian Creole

 

 

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Vicki Montoya, PhD, ARNP, FNP-BC
vicki.montoya@ucf.edu
407-823-5075
Office: UTWR 461 (UCF, Research Park)

  • Visiting Assistant Professor

Curriculum Vitae

Interests: Chronic disease; Pre-dialysis CKD; and Patient education.

Additional Language: Spanish

 

 

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Donna Felber Neff, PhD, RN, FNAP
donna.neff@ucf.edu
407-823-5489
Office: UTWR 465 (UCF, Research Park)

  • Associate Dean for Research
  • PhD Program Coordinator
  • Associate Professor

Research Profile · Curriculum Vitae

Interests: Nurse/patient outcomes and organizational factors; Partners with nurse researchers and clinicians in acute care settings to implement best practices based on evidence; Big Data.

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Charlotte Neubauer, MSN/Ed, RN
charlotte.neubauer@ucf.edu
321-433-7921
Office: UCF Cocoa campus, Bldg. 3, Suite 334

  • Site Coordinator, UCF Cocoa Nursing
  • Associate Instructor

Curriculum Vitae

Interests: Women’s health, particularly cultural influences and pregnancy; Trauma nursing; Life support.

 

 

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Susan Quelly, PhD, RN, CNE
susan.quelly@ucf.edu
407-823-0645
Office: UTWR 428 (UCF, Research Park)

  • Assistant Professor

Research ProfileCurriculum Vitae

Interests: Childhood obesity prevention and intervention; School nursing; Teaching strategies in nursing education.

 

 

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Susan Scott Ricci, MSN, M.Ed., ARNP, CNE
susan.ricci@ucf.edu
t: 407-404-6088
f: 407-404-6210
Office: UCF Altamonte campus, 426

  • Site Coordinator, UCF/Seminole State Altamonte Concurrent Nursing Program
  • Instructor

Curriculum Vitae

Interests: Women’s health, including childbearing throughout the life cycle and women’s rights (e.g., accessibility and equity of health services, violence against women).

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Angela Ritten, DNP, ARNP, FNP-BC
angela.ritten@ucf.edu
407-823-2625
Office: UTWR 419 (UCF, Research Park)

  • Coordinator of Advanced Practice DNP Program
  • Clinical Assistant Professor

Research ProfileCurriculum Vitae

Interests: Obesity and diabetes type 2; Empowering people to take charge of their health; Independent clinical practice barriers for Florida ARNPs.

 

 

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Frances Smith, PhD, RN

  • Professor Emerita
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Mary Lou Sole, PhD, RN, CCNS, CNL, FAAN, FCCM 
mary.sole@ucf.edu
407-823-5496 
Office: UTWR 319 (UCF, Research Park)

Research ProfileCurriculum Vitae

Interests: Improving outcomes during critical illness, including airway management and preventing infection; Assessment and application of simulation/technology and physiological monitoring in the clinical and classroom setting.

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Cherrill Stockmann, PhD, RN, CNE
cherill.stockmann@ucf.edu
407-823-5856
Office: UTWR 462 (UCF, Research Park)

  • Lecturer

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Steven Talbert, PhD, RN
steven.talbert@ucf.edu
407-823-2888 
Office: UTWR 488 (UCF, Research Park)

  • Assistant Professor

Research Profile Curriculum Vitae

Interests: Trauma, emergency and transport services, and clinical decision support, particularly the use of computer-assisted trauma triage and informational/system support for nurses making time-critical decisions.

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Ladda Thiamwong, PhD, RN
ladda.thiamwong@ucf.edu
407-823-5091
Office: UTWR 433 (UCF, Research Park)

  • Assistant Professor

Research ProfileCurriculum Vitae

Interests: Healthy aging; fall prevention in older adults; and aging education.

Additional Languages: Thai (native); Lao or Laotian (average fluency).

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Dawn Turnage, DNP, ARNP, FNP-BC
dawn.turnage@ucf.edu
t: 407-582-5647
f: 407-582-5503
Office: UCF Valencia West, Bldg. 3, Room 140

  • Site Coordinator, UCF/Valencia College Concurrent Nursing Program
  • Lecturer
  • GNSA Liaison

Curriculum Vitae

Interests: Immunizations, including immunosuppressed populations; evidence-based practice; the DNP role in implementing process improvement.

 

 

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Michele Upvall, PhD, RN, CNE
michele.upvall@ucf.edu
407-823-4185
Office: UTWR 475 (UCF, Research Park)

  • Coordinator of Nurse Educator Programs (MSN, Post-Graduate Certificate)
  • Professor

Research ProfileCurriculum Vitae

Interests: Global health issues; Development of nursing education programs worldwide through global health nursing partnerships; Rising levels of obesity and non-communicable diseases worldwide; Evaluating nurse practitioner’s counseling practices related to physical activity.

 

 

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Michael Valenti, PhD, RN
michael.valenti@ucf.edu
407-823-5848
Office: UTWR 487 (UCF, Research Park)

  • Assistant Professor

Research Profile Curriculum Vitae

Interests: Geriatric mental health.

 

 

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Josie A. Weiss, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, PNP-BC, ANP-BC, FNAP, FAANP
josie.weiss@ucf.edu
407-823-2198
Office: UTWR 454 (UCF, Research Park)

  • Coordinator of Family Nurse Practitioner and Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Programs (MSN and Post-Graduate Certificate)
  • Associate Professor

Research Profile · Curriculum Vitae

Interests: Decision making in vulnerable populations with a particular interest in teen pregnancy prevention in rural populations.

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Gregory F. Welch, PhD (Computer Science)
welch@ucf.edu
407-796-2823
Office: UTWR 612 (UCF, Research Park)

Research ProfileCurriculum Vitae

Interests: Virtual and augmented reality; human tracking systems; and human surrogates for training and telepresence.

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Suzanne Winchoba, MSN, RN
suzanne.winchoba@ucf.edu
407-582-1648
Office: UCF Valencia West (Bldg. 3, Room 121)

  • Instructor

Curriculum Vitae

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Diane M. Wink, EdD, ARNP, FNP-BC, FAANP
diane.wink@ucf.edu
407-823-5440 
Office: UTWR 469 (UCF, Research Park)

  • Professor Emerita

Research Profile · Curriculum Vitae

Interests: Chronic illness; Clinical teaching; Outcomes in primary care; Use of electronic health records.

 

 

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