A Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator and Certified Nurse Educator, Erica Hoyt is passionate about educating the next generation of professional nurses. At UCF, she teaches in the Nurse Educator graduate program and in undergraduate programs in lecture, clinical and lab settings using online, face-to-face and simulation modalities. Since 1995, when she began teaching paramedic students, Hoyt’s career has focused on teaching psychomotor skills. As a researcher, she is interested in psychomotor skill acquisition and maintenance, nursing education and simulation where she has received formal training in the use of advocacy/inquiry debriefing and Debriefing for Meaningful Learning® among other theoretical-based debriefing methods.

  • EdD in Curriculum and Instruction, University of Central Florida
  • Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Simulation, University of Central Florida
  • Graduate Certificate in Nursing Education, University of Central Florida
  • MSN, University of Phoenix
  • BSN, University of Central Florida
Selected Awards & Honors
  • Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award, UCF College of Nursing, 2020
  • Nursing Excellence in Scholarship: Research, Education and Practice, Sigma Honor Society of Nursing: Theta Epsilon Chapter, 2019
  • Outstanding Alumni and Faculty Award, University of Central Florida College of Nursing, 2018
Selected Professional Activities
  • International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning
  • National League for Nursing
  • Sigma Honor Society of Nursing: Theta Epsilon Chapter
  • Charter Member, UCF College of Nursing Alumni Chapter

Expertise & Research

  • Nursing Education
  • Simulation
Research Areas
  • Quality, Safety & Patient Outcomes
  • Simulation, Technology & Modeling