Academic Excellence in the Heart of Central Florida

Educating nurses since 1979, the UCF College of Nursing offers academic excellence from the baccalaureate to the doctorate in Central Florida and beyond with traditional classroom and online programs.

 

Our location is optimal – and only getting better. Within our palm-lined corridors in Orlando is a hub of healthcare, research and simulation activity. Eventually the College of Nursing will relocate to the 50-acre, state-of-the-art UCF Health Sciences campus at Lake Nona Medical City – a hub for medical innovation (see our future below).

Our faculty are renowned for their expertise and contributions to nursing science, and include 12 fellows of national organizations, six endowed chairs (the most at UCF), three certified advanced healthcare simulation educators, two certified healthcare simulation educators, an internationally recognized computer scientist and engineer, and a Sigma International Researcher Hall of Fame nurse.

Our programs are fully accredited and continually recognized among the nation’s best not only for academic excellence, grounded in evidence-based practice, but also a best value.

Our students are high-achievers who consistently surpass national and state averages on the NCLEX-RN and national nurse practitioner certification exams.

Our history includes being the first in Florida to offer an online RN to BSN degree, the first online PhD for nurse scientists, and first Healthcare Simulation graduate program.

Our future is bright. In July 2018, the College of Nursing, the College of Medicine, and the College of Health Professions and Sciences formed the UCF Academic Health Sciences Center. This unique center is transforming healthcare education, leveraging the strengths of one of the nation’s largest universities to foster innovation and interdisciplinary collaboration to make a greater collective impact.

 

By the Numbers


 

30,000+
hours of
service

40
years of
excellence

11,000+
nursing
alumni

2,800+
nursing
students

60+
nursing
faculty

5
UCF
campuses

 

Mission, Vision & Values


 

Our Mission

To prepare nurse leaders and patient advocates through excellence in education, research and service.

 

Our Vision

To be a 21st century leader in innovative nursing education, research and practice that impacts the health of a global community.

 

Our Values

Excellence
Innovation
Integrity
Compassion
Service
Community