2 UCF Faculty Inducted in the American Academy of Nursing 2020 Class of Fellows

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November 3, 2020 by
The nursing faculty members are recipients of the highest honor in the profession and recognized for their impact in healthcare simulation.   Two faculty members at the UCF College of Nursing have received the distinguished honor of fellows of the prestigious American Academy of Nursing (FAAN). Associate Professor Desiree Díaz and Clinical Associate Professor Laura Gonzalez, who are among only […]

Nursing Faculty and Student Honored with Founders’ Day Awards

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April 10, 2020 by
Six UCF College of Nursing faculty members and one nursing student were among the honorees at this year’s Founders’ Day Honors Convocation. The annual event, which was held virtually this year due to the coronavirus, celebrates the outstanding academic achievements of university faculty members, students and staff. In addition to Endowed Chair Dr. Gregory Welch […]

Kid-sized Simulated Patient Has Big Potential

September 14, 2018 by
BY COLLEGE OF NURSING It’s a fact. Children behave and communicate differently than adults. For healthcare providers, the verbal and nonverbal nuances of children’s behavior can be critically important for diagnosis and treatment. However, current training tools are limited in their capability to replicate a pediatric patient. Standardized child patients, or actors, are not readily […]

Nursing Awarded 2 Innovation Grants to Improve Student Learning

September 14, 2018 by
By UCF College of Nursing Two research projects using healthcare simulation have received $10,000 Program Innovation Awards from UCF for the What’s Next, Quality Enhancement Plan. The grants are awarded to projects that seek to improve student learning outcomes by making changes either to existing programs or by creating new programs. Acute Care A team led […]

Nursing Simulation Expert Reelected to International Board

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May 1, 2017 by
By UCF College of Nursing Simulation expert Laura Gonzalez, a clinical assistant professor at the University of Central Florida College of Nursing, has been elected for a second term as vice president of programs of the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation & Learning (INACSL). The INACSL is a community of more than 1,500 members in 13 countries dedicated […]


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