Inspiring Stories from UCF Alumni, Students, Faculty & Staff

As caregivers, innovators, educators and leaders, Knight nurses are making a difference in the lives of others every day.

Helping them soar to new heights are the mentors, advocates and experts on faculty and staff of the UCF College of Nursing.

Together, they are ensuring a healthy future for all.

Their compassion, service, excellence and integrity inspire us to continue to reach for the stars.


These personal stories of our “Knights in Nursing” showcase the incredible impact of nurses and hope to inspire a future generation.


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Vicki Loerzel, ’07PhD, RN, FAAN Beat M. and Jill L. Kahli Endowed Professorship in Oncology, Associate Professor at UCF College of Nursing, Director of College of Nursing’s Honors in the Major (HIM) program
Deborah Tedesco ’18DNP, APRN, ANP-BC, AP-PMN, CWS, CWCN-AP, FNAP Orlando Health Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery Institute, UCF College of Nursing Adjunct Instructor and Preceptor