Released on June 22, 2023

Partners pledge $10 million in transformational investment toward the new UCF College of Nursing building in Lake Nona, student internships and scholarships.

A rendering of the interior north lobby in the future UCF College of Nursing building in Lake Nona.
A rendering of the north lobby in the future UCF College of Nursing building.

Two of Florida’s leading healthcare systems and Florida’s leading producer of nursing talent are uniting to address the state’s nursing shortage.

Fueled by $10 million in combined commitments from AdventHealth and Orlando Health, the UCF College of Nursing has moved a major step closer to a new building at Lake Nona that will enable the college to graduate hundreds of additional nurses annually who will care for patients throughout the region and state. The new building also will expand the college’s capacity to educate future nursing faculty members who are needed to teach the nurses of tomorrow.

As UCF’s inaugural Pegasus Partners, AdventHealth and Orlando Health have each committed $5 million to support those much-needed efforts as well as to provide tuition assistance and additional paid internships for UCF nursing students.

An exterior rendering of the new UCF College of Nursing building in Lake Nona.
In collaboration with HuntonBrady Architects, Ayers Saint Gross, DPR Construction, TLC Engineering Solutions, and Walter P Moore UCF is actively designing a 21st century facility that will allow the university to educate more Knight Nurses and foster innovation and collaboration.
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