Nursing Simulation Expert Reelected to International Board

Nursing Simulation Expert Reelected to International Board

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 to […]

Nursing Faculty to Serve the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Three nursing faculty members have been selected to serve in leadership roles at the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), a national accreditation agency ensuring quality and integrity of baccalaureate and graduate nursing education and residency programs. Michele Upvall, PhD, RN, CNE, was elected to serve as Chair of the CCNE Nominating Committee for 2017. She […]

Nursing Expands Faculty with New Experts

As part of a university-wide effort to hire 200 new faculty members in high-demand workforce areas, the UCF College of Nursing has hired seven new ranked faculty members who are each experts in their respective fields. In addition, the college has transitioned three existing faculty members to ranked positions and filled seven instructor/lecturer positions. Growing the […]

Nursing Faculty Member Named FHSA Interim Director

Laura Gonzalez, an assistant professor in the UCF College of Nursing, has been named the interim director for the Florida Healthcare Simulation Alliance effective Nov. 1. She was appointed by Mary Lou Brunell, director of the Florida Center for Nursing. As a statewide organization, the FSHA’s purpose is to provide and enhance patient safety for […]


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This UCF-Designed Tech is Amazing

A team of UCF scientists has developed a new process for creating flexible supercapacitors that can store more energy and be recharged more than 30,000 times without degrading. The novel method from the University of Central Florida’s NanoScience Technology Center could eventually revolutionize technology as varied as mobile phones and electric vehicles. “If they were to replace the batteries with these supercapacitors, you could charge your mobile phone in a few seconds and you wouldn’t need to charge it again for over a week,” said Nitin Choudhary, a postdoctoral associate who conducted much of the research.