Getting to the Heart of the Matter

College & Campus News
March 17, 2023 by
An interdisciplinary team of UCF researchers are focusing on the human connection to improve heart health in medically underserved communities thanks to a new grant from the U.S. Department of Health’s Health Resources & Services Administration. Cardiovascular disease, which includes heart attacks and stroke, is the leading cause of death in the U.S. But it […]

Innovative VR Therapy Helps Patients Overcome PTSD Caused by Hospital Stays

College & Campus News
February 17, 2023 by
Assistant Professor of Nursing Brian Peach is leading the study, which uses exposure therapy featuring virtual reality with real sounds and smells, all mimicking the patients’ intensive care experience. Exceptional medical care from first responders, nurses and doctors routinely saves the lives of patients with critical illnesses. But many of those patients will suffer from […]

2 Teams Win 2022 Pabst Steinmetz Foundation Arts and Wellness Innovation Awards for Projects to Strengthen Orlando Communities

Awards & Kudos
January 26, 2023 by
The projects, which received $25,000 each, were chosen for improving our sense of community through the power of arts and wellness. Two project teams comprising of UCF researchers and community partners were named winners of the 2022 Pabst Steinmetz Foundation Arts and Wellness Innovation award. Each team was granted $25,000 to help fund their respective […]

Rising in U.S. News Rankings, UCF Advances Florida’s Workforce Through High-quality Online Programs

Academics
January 24, 2023 by
UCF College of Nursing’s online graduate programs are among the nine UCF programs ranked in the top 10 nationally. Today, U.S. News & World Report again recognized the quality of UCF’s online degrees, ranking the university No. 8 in the nation for overall Best Online Bachelor’s Programs – including UCF College of Nursing’s online RN to BSN program. UCF […]

Recognizing the Fall Class of 2022 Knight Nurses

Academics
December 16, 2022 by
UCF’s newest nursing graduates will continue to impact the future of nursing as providers, educators, leaders and researchers. Today, UCF will award 221 nursing degrees from the baccalaureate to the doctorate. The newest cohort will “Charge On!” as Knight nurses, filling a great need to practice at the bedside and educate future generations. The Fall […]

A Trailblazing Ph.D. Student Marks First for UCF Nursing

Academics
December 14, 2022 by
Kimberly P. Emery Rathbun ’17BSN, UCF College of Nursing’s first BSN to Ph.D. graduate, is leading a younger generation of nurse scientists and innovating patient care through her research. When Kimberly P. Emery Rathbun ’17BSN walks across the stage at Addition Financial Arena on Friday to be officially hooded as “Dr. Emery,” she will mark a milestone in her career […]

Pabst Steinmetz Foundation Arts and Wellness Innovation Award Winners Enhance Mental Health Resiliency

Faculty & Staff News
December 1, 2022 by
The winners of the 2021 awards accomplished great things with the $25,000 awards. This year, applicants are invited to submit proposals through Dec. 16 for projects that strengthen our sense of community through arts and wellness. Winners of Pabst Steinmetz Foundation Arts and Wellness Innovation Awards exemplify the award’s ability to bring departments across campus […]

A Veterans Month Salute: Meet Two Nursing Student Veterans

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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 […]

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