College of Nursing

UCF at Forefront of Health Care Simulation with Elite Trio of Global Experts

UCF at Forefront of Health Care Simulation with Elite Trio of Global Experts

Professors Mindi Anderson, Desiree Díaz and Laura Gonzalez from the College of Nursing are among just 28 simulation educators worldwide who have earned advanced certification in the field. “Very few, if any, universities in the country have the same level of advanced educators on faculty,” said Mary Lou Sole, dean of the UCF College of […]

From Dreamer to Nursing Residency

You can hear it in the voice of Eliany Torrez Pon. Compassion. Gratitude. Determination. It’s all there when she talks about graduating Friday with a degree in nursing, pursuing a career in pediatric oncology, and knowing first-hand the uncertain paths of  “dreamers” in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. “Nurses can have a […]

UCF Announces May 2018 Commencement Speakers

UCF has announced its speakers for this spring’s six commencement ceremonies, which run May 3-5 at the CFE Arena. The speakers will address roughly 8,118 UCF students who are expected to graduate this semester, and President John C. Hitt will confer 6,788 bachelor’s, 1,183 master’s and 147 doctoral degrees. UCF has awarded more than 318,000 degrees […]

Fueling the Passion to Heal Pediatric Patients

Senior Rebecca Bruce of Deland knows that she can ease the pain of sick children and their families one bedside at a time. Her classmate, Caitlin Cox of Tavernier, dreams of lessening the struggles of pediatric patients. As the first recipients of the newly established Alfred I. duPont Endowed Nursing Scholarship, both students are much […]