Resources & Information for Current Students

You worked hard to get here. You’re driven to make a difference, to touch lives and lead by example. You’re ready to become a Knight nurse.

UCF College of Nursing faculty and staff are committed to helping you succeed in the classroom and in clinical practice. Whether you’re just starting your nursing school journey or about to graduate, here is a list of helpful resources.

Academic Advising & Contacts


Undergraduate Students

Lower-Division: Pre-Nursing or Transfer Students
Upper-Division: Traditional BSN, Orlando campus Dr. Melissa Radecki
Upper-Division: Traditional BSN, Cocoa campus Dr. Frances Iacobellis
Upper-Division: Traditional BSN, Daytona campus Dr. Leslee D’Amato-Kubiet
Upper-Division: Second Degree BSN Dr. Melissa Radecki
Upper-Division: Seminole State/UCF Concurrent ASN to BSN Dr. Chris Deatrick
Upper-Division: Valencia/UCF Concurrent ASN to BSN Dr. Dawn Turnage
Online Upper-Division: RN to BSN and Florida College System Concurrent ASN to BSN Dr. Dawn Turnage


Graduate Students

Staff Contact – for questions related to plan of study, course registration or petitions
Adult/Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (DNP, Certificate) Dr. Christopher Blackwell
Adult/Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (DNP) Dr. Valerie Martinez
Family Nurse Practitioner (DNP) Dr. Valerie Martinez
Advanced Practice Nursing (DNP) Dr. Jackie LaManna
Nurse Educator (MSN, Certificate) Dr. Susan Quelly
Healthcare Simulation (MSN, Certificate) Dr. Mindi Anderson
Leadership and Management (MSN) Dr. Sandra Galura
Nurse Executive (DNP) Dr. Veronica Decker
Research Nurse Scientist (PhD in Nursing) Dr. Annette Bourgault
Books and Materials

Students can look up their course materials on the UCF Bookstore website. Students should first print their class schedule from webcourses@UCF.

Tips for using the UCF Bookstore website

  • Select TERM from the dropdown menu
  • Place cursor in DEPARTMENT cell, then select from the dropdown menu (do not type):
    • NUR = undergraduate nursing program
    • NGR = graduate nursing program
  • Place cursor in COURSE cell, then select from the dropdown menu (do not type)
  • Place cursor in SECTION cell, then select from the dropdown menu (do not type)
  • Fill-in for each course individually
  • Click ADD MORE COURSES, if needed
  • Click FIND MATERIALS button to submit request

Please note: you are not required to purchase books or course materials  from the UCF Bookstore.

Careers & Job Search

Nursing Career Fair

The College of Nursing hosts an annual Nursing Career Fair in the spring for undergraduate seniors seeking Graduate Nurse (GN) positions. However, all nursing students and licensed registered nurses seeking employment are welcome.

UCF Career Services

Career Services provides links to a variety of resources that will help you explore careers, research employers, prepare for the job search, apply for jobs, explore international opportunities, and research graduate and professional schools.

Services offered include career assessment, resume and cover letter critiques, job search strategy, networking advice, practice interviews, and career coaching.


Via Handshake, you can search part- and full-time jobs, post your resume for full-time employment, obtain employer information, and access on-campus interviewing and recruiting events.

Interested in recruiting a UCF Knight Nurse? Contact Shirley Haberjan to promote your job postings on Handshake or at an on-campus event.

 External Job Boards

Forms, Policies & Procedures
Handbooks, Catalogs, Curriculum & Plans of Study
License & Certification Preparation

Pre-licensure BSN Programs


Nurse Practitioner BSN to DNP and NP Graduate Certificate Programs

The post-bachelor’s DNP nurse practitioner and post-master’s graduate certificate nurse practitioner programs are accredited nationally by the Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education and meet the educational eligibility criteria for national certification, which is a requirement for obtaining the license to practice in the state of Florida as an Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP), Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AGPCNP) and Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP).

Graduates of these programs are eligible to sit for their respective national board certification examinations. More information about the specific exams can be found on the program pages under FAQs:

UCF is an approved institution of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (NC-SARA). Membership in NC-SARA requires the university to disclose information regarding state licensing and certification requirements for the selected program of study when licensing and/or certification are a requirement to practice in the profession after graduation.

We are unable to confirm the licensure requirements of other states, territories, or foreign entities. If you intend to pursue such credentialing in your state or elsewhere, we advise you to contact the applicable credentialing authority to familiarize yourself with its specific requirements for licensure and determine if our program meets its eligibility criteria.

Recognition Ceremony & Commencement

Proudly sponsored by Orlando Health and AdventHealth, the UCF College of Nursing Recognition Ceremony is held at the end of each semester – separate from UCF Commencement. All graduating students will receive communication to their Knights email with ceremony date and information. Email with any questions.

Recognition Ceremony and Commencement Checklist:

  1. Submit your Intent to Graduate with the UCF Registrar’s Office before the published deadline.
  2. Student RSVP: You will receive an invitation with detailed instructions to your Knights email account. Add “” to your approved contacts list. Check your spam folder, if not received. The RSVP link will also be added to our events calendar once available.
  3. Create your Grad Images account.
  4. Order your cap and gown and your nursing pin online through Herff Jones (note: the cap is only worn at commencement. Contact Barnes & Noble at UCF with any questions.).
  5. Make your Class Gift to receive your green graduation cord.


Questions? Contact