Resources & Information for UCF College of Nursing 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.

Our faculty and team are here to help you succeed – in the classroom and in practice. Whether you’re about to walk into the college or walk across the stage in a cap and gown, we’ve compiled a list of resources to help you.

If you can’t find what you’re looking for here, or have additional questions, please contact us.

 


Academic Advising & Contacts

 

Undergraduate Students


Lower-Division: Pre-Nursing or Transfer Students

UCFnurse@ucf.edu

Upper-Division: Traditional BSN, Orlando campus

Dr. Kelly Allred

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. Kelly Allred

Upper-Division: Seminole State/UCF Concurrent ASN to BSN

Ms. Susan Ricci

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. Stephen Heglund

 

Graduate Students


Staff Contact – for questions related to plan of study, course registration or petitions

GradNurseAdvisor@ucf.edu

Adult/Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (DNP, Certificate)

Dr. Christopher Blackwell

Adult/Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (DNP)

Dr. Melanie Keiffer

Family Nurse Practitioner (DNP)

Dr. Melanie Keiffer

Advanced Practice Nursing (DNP)

Dr. Melanie Keiffer

Nurse Educator (MSN, Certificate)

Dr. Susan Quelly

Healthcare Simulation (MSN, Certificate)

Dr. Mindi Anderson

Leadership and Management (MSN)

Dr. Diane Andrews

Nurse Executive (DNP)

Dr. Diane Andrews

Research Nurse Scientist (PhD in Nursing)

Dr. Donna Neff

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.


Handshake

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

  • 3RNet.org from the Florida Department of Health links nurses and healthcare providers with jobs in rural areas in Florida and across the nation.
  • LiquidCompass is updated daily with nursing jobs.
  • AfterCollege for nursing job postings.
  • College of Nursing website for faculty and preceptor opportunities
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.

Post-Graduation Checklist

Update your contact information, including email and mailing address, so you can stay in contact with the College of Nursing. Keep up-to-date with continuing education opportunities, alumni social events, graduate school application deadlines, and more!


Share your job news and other achievements, and you may be featured in an alumni e-newsletter, UCF Nursing or Pegasus magazines, or on our website or social media channels. We love to hear from you!


Connect on FacebookTwitterInstagram, LinkedIn and IRL at Alumni events and professional development opportunities such as the Orlando Health Nursing Lecture, the Leadership in Practice Lecture Series, the biennial NLN/UCF Healthcare Simulation Conference and various continuing education dinners held across the state.


Meet with a UCF Alumni Association career counselor, who can assist with everything from job searches to resume and cover letter writing to interview preparation, portfolio building, salary negotiation and more.


Create a LinkedIn profile and link your degree to the University of Central Florida – College of Nursing.


Find your dream job by joining Handshake, where you can search part- and full-time jobs, post your resume for full-time employment, obtain employer information, and access on-campus or nearby interviewing and recruiting events, or following other recommended job boards (see Careers & Job Search above).


Join the UCF College of Nursing’s Alumni Chapter and give back with your time and talents by mentoring a student or as a member of our Alumni Chapter Board.


Help educate the next generation of nurses by precepting our undergraduate and nurse practitioner students, while earning tuition waivers for yourself to use toward graduate school. Contact our clinical coordinators to learn more.

Recognition Ceremony & Commencement

Proudly sponsored by Orlando Health, Florida Hospital and the Student Nurses’ Association Chapters at UCF, the Nursing Recognition Ceremony is held at the end of each spring and summer semester – separate from UCF’s Commencement.

Fall graduates are invited to come back and participate in the spring ceremony. Contact nursingevents@ucf.edu in advance to be added to our email communication list for this ceremony.

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 RSVP instructions to your Knights email account. Add “nursingevents@ucf.edu” to your approved contacts list. Check your spam folder, if not received.
  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.

Summer 2019
Thursday, Aug. 1 from 5-7 p.m.
The Venue

Spring 2020: Save the Date
Wednesday, April 29 from 5-7 p.m.
The Venue

Questions? Contact nursingevents@ucf.edu.