A Veterans Month Salute: Meet Two Nursing Student Veterans

November 30, 2022 by
In honor of National Veterans and Military Families Month, meet two UCF College of Nursing student Veterans and graduate students — Bostella Walker and Trecia D. Jones ’08MSN — who continue to serve their community as nurse leaders and researchers. Veteran Serving Veterans “As a Veteran, I am passionate about Veterans’ medical care and that […]

$10 Million Gift from Dr. Phillips Charities to Bolster New College of Nursing Building at Lake Nona

Building at Lake Nona
November 17, 2022 by
The building will be equipped with cutting-edge training and technology to combat the nursing shortage. Leaders from Dr. Phillips Charities and UCF announced a $10 million donation to support the College of Nursing’s new building, which will help UCF graduate more nurses and combat the nation’s critical nursing shortage while fostering more innovation and collaboration […]

Insights from Independent Knight Nurse Practitioners

Alumni & Friends
November 15, 2022 by
In recognition of National Nurse Practitioner Week, which seeks to increase awareness of the role of nurse practitioners and remove barriers that impede access to care, three UCF alumni share their nursing journey and lessons learned in establishing their own practice. There are more than 355,000 licensed nurse practitioners in the U.S. who provide more […]

Nursing Professor Honored Among 2022 UCF Luminary Awardees

Awards & Kudos
November 2, 2022 by
The honor is designed to recognize some of UCF’s brightest stars who shine a positive light on UCF and on their respective fields. Six faculty members were lauded for being leaders and making impacts in their fields during UCF’s annual Luminary Awards on Tuesday at Leu Gardens in Orlando. The Luminary Awards are designed to […]

UCF Awarded $5.7M in Federal Funding for HSI Initiatives Through 2027

October 28, 2022 by
Through two U.S. Department of Education grants, UCF will increase opportunities to support Hispanic/Latino/a/x student success across the university, with an intentional project dedicated to the nursing profession. Para la versión en Español, oprima aquí. UCF has been selected for two, five-year U.S. Department of Education (ED) Title V grants totaling $5.7 million to reduce […]

Bank of America Awards UCF $250K Grant to Increase Hispanic/Latina/o/x Representation in Healthcare

October 26, 2022 by
The Progresando Initiative empowers Hispanic/Latina/o/x adults to achieve economic and social mobility through high-impact careers. Para la versión en Español, oprima aquí. Bank of America has selected UCF as a preferred partner for a two-year $250,000 grant to support Hispanic/Latina/o/x students pursuing careers in healthcare through its Progresando Initiative. The initiative was created to help […]

Associate Professor Jacqueline LaManna Receives Distinguished Gerontological Educator Award

Alumni & Friends
October 20, 2022 by
The UCF College of Nursing alumna and faculty member is among 15 educators worldwide honored by the National Hartford Center of Gerontological Nursing Excellence. Jacqueline LaManna ’13PhD, associate professor at UCF College of Nursing, has been recognized by the National Hartford Center of Gerontological Nursing Excellence (NHCGNE) as a Distinguished Educator in Gerontological Nursing. She […]

UCF Expert Desiree A. Díaz Accepted into the Society for Simulation in Healthcare Academy

Faculty & Staff News
October 13, 2022 by
The associate professor is among 10 global healthcare simulationists who will be inducted into the Class of 2023 Fellows in January. Recognizing her sustained contributions to the field of healthcare simulation, Associate Professor Desiree A. Díaz has been named a Fellow of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare Academy. Díaz is one of only 10 […]


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