Please note: In an effort to serve our students safely and efficiently, the College of Nursing is conducting all advising appointments via phone or Zoom. Once an appointment has been scheduled, students will receive a confirmation email with their Zoom advising appointment call-in details. Students should contact their advisor using the provided Zoom web link or call-in number at their scheduled appointment time. Please continue to monitor the university’s Coronavirus (COVID-19) website for updates.

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.


Jessica Fasano MA Assistant Director, Academic Advising
Christina Grosso MS Academic Program Coordinator I, Traditional BSN, UCF Daytona Beach
Jacob Lawhon MA Academic Advisor III
Donna Mercado MEd Academic Advisor III
Lucas Noboa EdD Director, Undergraduate Academic Advising
Kristell Scott Padel BA Admissions Specialist II, Online RN to BSN
Judy Rechsteiner Admissions Specialist II, Traditional BSN
Patricia Riva MSW Academic Program Coordinator I, SSC/UCF Concurrent ASN to BSN
Jessica Simmons EdD Assistant Dean of Students
Teresa Youngman Academic Program Coordinator I, Traditional BSN, UCF Cocoa