Dean Mary Lou SoleNursing, like UCF, provides you with a wealth of opportunities.

A degree in nursing opens doors to a rewarding career that’s virtually limitless. You can follow your passion – whether it’s critical care or pediatrics, hospital or board room, and so much more.

I believe there’s no greater place to begin, or continue, your journey than UCF.  Like you, our faculty are driven to make a difference in the lives of others. Each day, we strive toward the highest standards in everything we do to prepare future nurse leaders that will positively impact the health of a global community.

As one of the nation’s largest and “most innovative” universities, UCF offers unique opportunities – and esteemed experts – that you won’t find elsewhere. There, perhaps, is no greater example than the Academic Health Sciences Center where UCF is revolutionizing 21st century healthcare education. For our students and faculty, the center provides a unique opportunity for interprofessional education and interdisciplinary collaboration that enhances knowledge and ultimately, patient care.

This is just beginning. Learn more about the opportunities available at the UCF College of Nursing and unlock your full potential in nursing.


Mackenzie Chase ’16BSN, RN Pediatric Emergency Department Nurse at the Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children
Patricia M. Delgado ’08, ’10, ’15MSN, ’18DNP, APRN Volunteer Nurse Practitioner at Shepherd’s Hope Health Center; Nurse Practitioner at the Orlando Dermatology and Skin Cancer Surgery Center
Ken Dion PhD, RN, MSN, MBA, '91BSN Dean's Advisory Board; Assistant Dean of Business Development and Strategic Relationships, Johns Hopkins School of Nursing
Carol Lawrence ’12PhD, MS, BSN, RNC-OB Supervisor of Perinatal Practice, Education, Research and Lactation at Lee Health
Vicki Loerzel ’07PhD, RN, OCN Beat M. and Jill L. Kahli Endowed Professorship in Oncology, Associate Professor at UCF College of Nursing, Director of College of Nursing's Honors in the Major (HIM) program
Corrine Medeiros '17BSN, RN Emergency Department Nurse, Orlando Regional Medical Center, Orlando Health
John W. Rothwell, III '18DNP, ’15MSN, ’13BSN, APRN, FNP-BC Veterans Evaluation Services Adjunct Faculty; Contract Nurse Practitioner at MedFast Urgent Care Centers; Schumacher Clinical Partners; Former Flight Medic in United States Army
Martin Schiavenato ’07PhD, RN Associate Professor at the Washington State University (WSU) College of Nursing, Affiliate Professor for WSU School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Marie Smith MSN, MS, ARNP-BC, EMT-B Family Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner; Grace Medical Home; Stewart-Marchman Act Behavioral Healthcare