Please note: In an effort to serve our students safely and efficiently, the College of Nursing is now conducting all advising appointments during the remote instruction period via 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 the latest updates.

General advising questions may be sent to or an appointment with an advisor can be scheduled.

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Welcome to the Office of Graduate Student Services at the UCF College of Nursing. Whether you’re a current or prospective graduate nursing student, we are here to provide advice, assistance and support.

Our team is here for you – from the moment you decide to advance your education until you walk across the stage to receive your degree.

Contact us by phone or email to set up a meeting with an advisor or to ask questions about applying to one of our master’s, doctoral or graduate certificate programs, registering for courses and more.

We look forward to helping you achieve your higher educational goals.

Ayanna Lopez, MA
Director of Academic Advising

Graduate Student Services Office
UCF College of Nursing
University Tower – 300 (main office)
Phone: 407-823-2744
Fax: 407-823-5675

Advising Staff Directory

Alfredo Brizuela MSW Academic Advisor III, Graduate Programs
Elizabeth La Torre Admissions Specialist I, Graduate Programs
Ayanna Lopez MA Director, Graduate Academic Advising
Jessica Simmons EdD Assistant Dean of Students