Released on June 2, 2022

Today Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed the 2022-23 state budget, which includes transformational funding for the UCF College of Nursing.

The investment is allocated for two areas:

  • $6.9 million in reoccurring PIPELINE funding to increase nursing student enrollment to address the nursing shortage, and
  • $29 million to build a new, state-of-the-art building for the College of Nursing at the UCF Academic Health Sciences Campus at Lake Nona.

In anticipation of the PIPELINE funding, Dean Mary Lou Sole has worked closely with college and university leaders to develop an efficient and effective plan of action to increase enrollment.

The UCF Board of Trustees will meet to approve the next steps in the process for the new building.

“I have long had a vision for the College of Nursing to have a dedicated, permanent home,” says Dean Mary Lou Sole. “Today, we took a giant leap forward to make this dream a reality and unleash our potential as a 21st century leader in nursing education, research and practice.”

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