College of Nursing

Desiree Díaz Inducted as Fellow of Academy of Nursing Education

Desiree Díaz Inducted as Fellow of Academy of Nursing Education

Desiree Díaz, a healthcare simulation educator and assistant professor of nursing, has been inducted into the prestigious Academy of Nursing Education by the National League for Nursing (NLN). Díaz, who was one of 14 distinguished nurse educators inducted in the 2018 class of fellows, was honored for her contributions to innovative teaching and learning strategies, […]

Kid-sized Simulated Patient Has Big Potential

It’s a fact. Children behave and communicate differently than adults. For healthcare providers, the verbal and nonverbal nuances of children’s behavior can be critically important for diagnosis and treatment. However, current training tools are limited in their capability to replicate a pediatric patient. Standardized child patients, or actors, are not readily available. Mannequins have a […]

Nursing Awarded 2 Innovation Grants to Improve Student Learning

Two research projects using healthcare simulation have received $10,000 Program Innovation Awards from UCF for the What’s Next, Quality Enhancement Plan. The grants are awarded to projects that seek to improve student learning outcomes by making changes either to existing programs or by creating new programs. Acute care A team led by Clinical Associate Professor […]

UCF Ranks Among the Nation’s Top 10 Most Innovative Universities

For the second year in a row, the University of Central Florida was named among the “most innovative schools” in the nation, recognizing the university’s groundbreaking approach to higher education. “UCF is defining what it means to be a 21st-century university committed to fueling the talent, ideas and innovation that will drive our community and […]