UCF Grad Surprises Mother with Doctoral Degree

August 6, 2020 by
Inspired to fulfill her mother’s dream, Loida Guillén Strong ’20DNP pursued a doctorate in nursing without telling her until she earned her diploma this summer.   Read More on UCF Today   More on this heartwarming story: Telemundo   Univision Watch on Univision     Orlando Sentinel Central Florida 100: Beverly Seay, chair, UCF Board of Trustees […]

Record Number of Nursing Doctoral Graduates in Summer Class of 2020

July 29, 2020 by
Reflecting growing national demand for nurse practitioners and nursing faculty, UCF College of Nursing will graduate the most total Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) and PhD students in its history this weekend.   It’s a fact. Nurses with the highest level of degree are in high demand. Nursing, like many other healthcare professions, is moving […]

Gaining Global Health Education from Home

July 28, 2020 by
While the pandemic canceled study abroad trips this spring, global health education continued for UCF nursing students thanks to innovative instructors.     Under the guidance of interpreters and two faculty members, a group of 10 undergraduate nursing students practiced how to provide pre-, intra- and post-operative care to medically underserved patients in rural Peru. It is what the students would have […]

Championing the Career Changers: Six Nursing Students Awarded National Scholarship

July 9, 2020 by
  UCF was one of the first 10 schools nationwide to receive funding from the Helene Fuld Health Trust, which is helping Second Degree BSN nursing students change careers to pursue their passion.    From a dolphin trainer to a marketing director, their prior careers are diverse. But now these six students have two things in common.   The undergraduate nursing students are returning to school […]

Mental Health Awareness Month Spotlight: Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing Education

May 28, 2020 by
“The greatest good to society is to serve those with the least,” says Assistant Professor Michael Valenti, a mental health nursing provider, researcher and current president of the board of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association, Florida Chapter. In his Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing course, Valenti prepares undergraduate nursing students to care for people of all ages […]

BSN Graduate’s Research Inspires a New Generation

May 1, 2020 by
For her Honors Undergraduate Thesis, Chantelle Garcia Medina ’20BSN sought to make a lasting difference in the lives of underserved patients in Peru – by focusing on the health of the youngest generation. Her work will continue to make an impact after graduation. In 2019, Garcia was part of an interdisciplinary group of UCF students […]

UCF Once Again Among Top Nursing Programs in the Nation

March 7, 2020 by
New Reports Rank College for Excellence in Online, Undergraduate and Graduate Programs UCF is once again ranked among the top nursing programs in the U.S. for its online, undergraduate and graduate degree programs, according to three new reports. Best Online Programs For the seventh year in a row, U.S. News & World Report ranks the […]


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