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.


Norma E. Conner PhD, RN, FNAP Associate Dean for Academic Excellence, Associate Professor
Maureen M. Covelli PhD, RN Chair for Department of Nursing Practice, Associate Professor
Joellen Edwards PhD, RN, FAAN Chair for Department of Nursing Systems, Hugh F. and Jeannette G. McKean Endowed Chair in Nursing, Interim Co-Director of Nursing PhD Program, Professor
Donna Felber Neff PhD, RN, FNAP Director of Nursing PhD Program (Administrative Leave Fall 2019), Professor
Jessica Simmons EdD Assistant Dean of Students
Mary Lou Sole PhD, RN, CCNS, CNL, FAAN, FCCM Dean of UCF College of Nursing, Orlando Health Endowed Chair in Nursing and UCF Pegasus Professor