Released on May 5, 2023

Meet four of the nearly 300 new Knight nurses graduating in Spring 2023 and answering the call to help to address the nursing shortage.

Collage of four UCF College of Nursing Spring 2023 graduates who were inspired by nurses to enter the profession
UCF Spring 2023 nursing graduates (Left to right, top to bottom): Alexis Wade, Max Jones, Scott Beckwith and Morganna Bernard. (Photos by Dana Saccoccio)

It is often said that nurses inspire nurses, and that is especially true for these four new Knight nurses who will walk across the stage at Addition Financial Arena on Saturday to receive a bachelor’s degree in nursing from UCF.

UCF’s Spring 2023 commencement coincides with National Nurses Month, recognizing the nation’s four million registered nurses who make a difference every day — and inspiring future generations of nurses, like these, to follow in their footsteps.

Of the 427 students graduating with a nursing degree in the Spring Class of 2023, 283 are newly licensed nurses who are ready to join the frontline where they are much-needed to provide compassionate, skilled care to others and now make a difference, too.

Meet the Four Graduates
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