Released on November 2, 2022

The honor is designed to recognize some of UCF’s brightest stars who shine a positive light on UCF and on their respective fields.

Nursing Professor Mindi Anderson receives a 2022 UCF Luminary Award
UCF President Alexander N. Cartwright (left) and Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Michael Johnson (right) present a 2022 Luminary Award to College of Nursing Professor Mindi Anderson.

Six faculty members were lauded for being leaders and making impacts in their fields during UCF’s annual Luminary Awards on Tuesday at Leu Gardens in Orlando.

The Luminary Awards are designed to recognize some of UCF’s brightest stars who shine a positive light on UCF and on their respective fields, as well as illuminate a path of discovery for those who will come after them. They were established in 2017.

Among this year’s honorees is College of Nursing Professor Mindi Anderson.

Mindi Anderson is a reason why UCF Knight nurses shine for their clinical preparation, service and excellence. She is internationally known for advancing nursing education and care through leading-edge research and scholarship in simulation technology.

A certified healthcare simulation educator, her novel work has greatly impacted nursing education and clinical practice within the Central Florida region and at national and international levels. Her research includes 3D printers for healthcare procedural training and education, virtual and augmented reality for healthcare education and practice, prototype development of technologies for clinical training, and the use of hologram-assisted interdisciplinary education simulation for understanding social determinants of health.

Anderson’s research and publications demonstrate a multidisciplinary, intra-professional and inter-professional collaboration. Her awards and honors for teaching, research, and service include being inducted as a fellow of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare and being named 2020 Educator of the Year by the organization.

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