Celebrating Our Past, Your Present and Nursing’s Future

UCF Nursing: Celebrating 40 years of excellence, 1979-2009.
College of Nursing 40th Anniversary Kickoff Event

IN FALL 1979, a small group of BSN undergraduate students and faculty members made history to begin the nursing program at UCF. These trailblazers, and those that followed in their footsteps, have all made valuable contributions to what is today one of the nation’s best nursing programs.

Our history of excellence, and bright future ahead, are the result of the thousands of students and alumni, and countless faculty and leaders who have chosen to be a part of our story.

JOIN US in a year-long celebration four decades in the making by:


 

40th Anniversary Gala – Postponed 

40th Anniversary Logo, UCF College of Nursing Celebrating Nursing Excellence 1979-2019

To help ensure the health of our community and in accordance with state and federal guidelines regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the 40th Anniversary Gala planned for May 16, 2020, at Rosen Shingle Creek Hotel has been postponed until fall 2020.

We apologize for any inconvenience. While we, too, are all looking forward to this special evening to reconnect and celebrate this important milestone, the health and safety of our fellow Knight nurses, friends, family, and the greater community is most important.

Stay tuned for updates regarding a new date via email, social media and our website.

FAQs

Rosen Shingle Creek Hotel

If I’ve purchased my ticket(s) already, what do I do?
If you plan to still attend the gala on the new date, once announced, you do not have to take any action. Your ticket(s) will be directly transferred for you to attend the gala on the new date.

If you are unable to attend the gala on the new date, please email us to request a full refund. Alternatively, you may request the ticket amount be donated to support the College of Nursing’s 40th Anniversary Innovating our Future fund.

If I’ve made hotel accommodations through the group rate at Rosen Shingle Creek, what do I do?
You will receive a new confirmation email from the hotel once the new date has been selected. At that point, you will have the option to either confirm your room reservation for the new date or cancel the room reservation.

When will tickets become available if I haven’t yet registered?
Once the new date is shared, we will also provide additional information on ticket purchasing options and early-bird deadlines.

 

Questions?

Contact nursingevents@ucf.edu

 

Sponsorships Available

SHOW YOUR SUPPORT of the UCF College of Nursing and its mission to prepare nurse leaders and patient advocates through excellence in education, research and service.

Sponsor the 40th Gala and other college events (5 sponsorship levels available: Ruby, Gold, Silver, Black and Knight).

 

A Special Thank You to Our Sponsors

List of Sponsors by Levels

We appreciate our in-kind sponsors as well: Blezoo and Tito’s Vodka

 

Questions?

Contact Katie Korkosz at 407-823-1600, or Christina Gonzalez at 407-823-2422


 

Noble Knight Nurse Awards

Noble Knight Nurse Awards
Nominations are now closed.

IN CELEBRATION of the 40th anniversary, the UCF College of Nursing is honoring 40 alumni for their contributions to the profession.

Knight nurses exemplify remarkable work in the field of nursing in one of the following categories:

  • Education
  • Research
  • Service
  • Practice
  • Leadership
  • Charge On

Nominations are now closed.

All Noble Knight Nurse Award nominees and recipients will be recognized at the 40th Anniversary Gala on May 16, 2020.


 

Give an Anniversary Gift

 

UCF nursing students in Peru. Jessica Bailey on left.

“Going to Peru (has) better prepared me for my future career as a nurse. I am forever grateful.”

– Jessica Bailey, BSN student and 2019 medical service trip participant (left in photo)

 

Candace Eden

“My favorite memory from the UCF College of Nursing was being published for the first time with faculty in a peer-reviewed journal.”

– Candace Eden ’15DNP

 

Kaley Pinner

“The experience opened my eyes to the opportunity I have to advocate for my patients on a much larger scale.”

– Kaley Pinner, Second Degree ’19BSN student and 2019 AACN Student Policy Summit attendee

 

Help Knight Nurses to Charge On

YOU CAN CREATE more memories like these and make a greater impact on the health of our communities.

Help the UCF College of Nursing charge on into the future with a gift to the 40th Anniversary “Innovating Our Future” fund

Your gift supports the college’s vision of becoming a 21st century leader in health professions education by transforming nursing practice through innovations in education and research.


 

Giving Levels:

 

Commemorative Pin Celebrating 40 Years of Nursing Excellence at UCF
Get Your Special Commemorative Pin
Give $1 for each year of UCF Nursing ($40) and receive:
  • Commemorative UCF College of Nursing 40th anniversary pin
Give $10 for each year of UCF Nursing ($400) and receive:
  • A commemorative 40th anniversary pin, and
  • A chance to name a simulation mannequin for the 2020-21 academic year[1]
Commemorate our founding year with a gift of $1,979 and receive:
  • A commemorative 40th anniversary pin,
  • Two tickets to the College of Nursing 40th Anniversary Gala and VIP reception in May 2020,
  • Membership in the College of Nursing Knightingale Society,
  • Membership in the UCF Foundation’s President’s Circle, and
  • Recognition in college publications
Give $100 for each year of UCF Nursing ($4,000) and receive:
  • A commemorative 40th anniversary pin,
  • A private lunch with Dean Mary Lou Sole,
  • Two tickets to the College of Nursing 40th Anniversary Gala and VIP reception in May 2020,
  • Membership in the College of Nursing Knightingale Society,
  • Membership in the UCF Foundation’s President’s Circle,
  • Invitations to exclusive UCF and College of Nursing events, and
  • Recognition in college publications

 

Questions?

Contact Katie Korkosz at 407-823-1600, or Christina Gonzalez at 407-823-2422


[1] Your name will be entered into a drawing that will be held in spring 2020