Gaining Skills and Perspective in Mexico

June 16, 2023 by
Through a study abroad opportunity to Chiapas, Mexico, UCF nursing students learned valuable global lessons in interdisciplinary collaboration and health disparities. This summer, 10 UCF nursing students studied abroad with UCF Abroad to gain an international perspective of health and healthcare in Chiapas, Mexico, and provide an intercultural exchange between UCF and partner organizations in […]

Simulation Sparks Global Collaboration, Enhances Education

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March 24, 2023 by
A group of UCF College of Nursing students and faculty spent spring break in The Bahamas to study abroad and gain a global perspective in healthcare. “Simulation is a means to forge partnerships and collaborations in a safe environment,” says Desiree A. Díaz, a global healthcare simulation expert at UCF College of Nursing. “It is […]

UCF Health Leaders Academy Helps Teens Chart Path to Medicine

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July 29, 2022 by
Organized by the UCF College of Medicine’s Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, the week-long Health Leaders Summer Academy helped students chart their career paths to healthcare professions. They learned about health-centered education tracks and programs at UCF, tour university campuses and facilities, and engaged in activities designed to increase interest, awareness and passion for […]

UCF Nursing Students Step Up to Support Community Vaccination Sites

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February 12, 2021 by
  Nearly 200 student nurses are helping administer COVID-19 vaccinations in the local community and gaining valuable practical skills. UCF is joining a nationwide effort led by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing. Watch More: UCF Nursing Students Join COVID-19 Vaccination Effort (Spectrum News 13) Hundreds of UCF nursing students help administer COVID-19 vaccines […]

UCF Staffer Helps Coronavirus Relief Efforts by Sewing Face Masks

March 27, 2020 by
Chris Dantes, a grants specialist in the UCF Office of Research, is one of the many people across the country who has taken up the effort of sewing homemade face masks for first responders and medical personnel. While the homemade masks are not adequate protection for healthcare providers, they may help bridge the gap until […]

1 Year Later: Parkland Shooting Survivor Finds Positivity After Tragedy

February 11, 2019 by
Kaitlyn Jesionowski, a first-year UCF student, recounts her experience as a Parkland shooting survivor and shares how she’s forged the road to recovery. Bullets from a semi-automatic rifle drilled into Room 1214 of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, as dozens of students dove for cover in fear for their lives. As the […]

UCF Changes Lives for Uninsured Farmworkers with Funds from Florida Blue

January 23, 2019 by
A generous grant will help free clinics staffed by the College of Medicine, College of Nursing, physical therapy and social work programs serve 400-500 patients each year. For hundreds of Apopka farmworkers living in poverty, receiving regular, quality healthcare is an endless challenge. But thanks to an interdisciplinary effort from the University of Central Florida’s […]

UCF Receives Grant from Florida Blue to Improve Health in Parramore

January 16, 2019 by
The Parramore Healthy Community Coalition will spearhead initiatives ranging from nutrition education to diabetes screenings for the community. Healthy lifestyles enable individuals to live full, productive lives. It allows children to maximize their growth and learning potential. It enables parents to excel at their careers and pass along positive behaviors to their children. It creates […]


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