Jessica Simmons, assistant dean of students, UCF College of Nursing

I am committed to providing access to advising, information and resources to help you make well-informed decisions about your educational, career and life goals. The College of Nursing academic advising team plays a vital role in these areas.

We are here every step of the way. Our dedicated team cares about your success and the success of every one of the thousands of students interested in, applying to, enrolled in, or graduating with an undergraduate or graduate nursing degree.

You are here because you are called to serve and make a difference in the health of our community. Let us help you achieve your goals because our nation – and our world – needs more nurses and future nurses like you.


Alfredo Brizuela MSW Academic Advisor III, Graduate Programs
Jessica Fasano MA Assistant Director, Academic Advising
Christina Grosso Academic Program Coordinator I, Traditional BSN, UCF Daytona Beach
Elizabeth La Torre Admissions Specialist I, Graduate Programs
Jacob Lawhon MA Academic Advisor III
Ayanna Lopez MA Director, Graduate Academic Advising
Donna Mercado MEd Academic Advisor III
Lucas Noboa MS Director, Undergraduate Academic Advising
Kristell Scott Padel Admissions Specialist II, Online RN to BSN
Judy Rechsteiner Admissions Specialist II, Traditional BSN