Amanda Houston is a lecturer at the University of Central Florida College of Nursing, and two-time Knight nurse alumna. She is a Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator and focused her PhD dissertation on the impact of simulation in undergraduate nursing education, looking specifically at knowledge retention and cognitive load. Her continued research interests focus on the intersection of evidence-based practice and nursing education. A licensed nurse since 2004, Houston’s clinical background is in a variety of settings including neuroscience, orthopedics, urology and medical oncology. In addition to her faculty appointment at UCF, Houston is a professional development education specialist and student nurse intern coordinator at Halifax Health in Daytona Beach.

  • PhD, University of Central Florida
  • MSN, University of Phoenix
  • MHA, University of Phoenix
  • BSN, University of Central Florida
  • Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Simulation, University of Central Florida
Selected Editorial Activities
  • Peer Reviewer, American Nurse Today
Selected Professional Activities
  • Volusia Flagler Advanced Practice Nursing Council

Expertise & Research

  • Acute Care
  • Evidence-Based Practice
  • Nursing Education
  • Simulation
Research Areas
  • Simulation, Technology & Modeling