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— Mary Lou Sole, College of Nursing dean

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Our faculty and researchers are focused on solving the biggest problems facing humanity.

Simulation is crucial component of nursing education. UCF is leading the way in this innovative field where students learn critical thinking, clinical skills and cultural congruence from global experts like Desiree Díaz to make a real difference in patients’ lives.

UCF Associate Professor Desiree Díaz

The Future of Nursing

Desiree Díaz, professor of nursing, is one of the world’s leading healthcare simulation education experts.

Kaitlyn Yu

Attending UCF has been an incredible experience both in my professional and personal development.”

Eunice Oladepe Ojo

Eunice Oladepe Ojo ’21DNP

Doctorate in nursing practice

Doctorate in nursing

“I believe I could make more of an impact by obtaining a Ph.D. in nursing. … I also believe my teaching and research experience [will] encourage [people to become] future nurses — especially [those] who are currently underrepresented in the nursing workforce.”

Ojo is a McKnight Doctoral fellow who is researching fall prevention and aims to become a nurse scientist and faculty.

Kimberly Emery Rathbun

Kimberly Emery Rathbun ’17BSN ’22PhD

Bachelor’s in nursing

“UCF’s College of Nursing provides and creates opportunities to promote scholarly knowledge and growth and ensure student success. I feel well prepared moving forward in my career as a nurse scientist.”

Emery is the first graduate of UCF’s B.S.N. to Ph.D. program and has received recognition from the National Institutes of Health for her research.

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After Life’s Unexpected Turns, Graduating Nursing Student Finds Calling
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UCF Endowed Chair Among Nurse Researchers Inducted into International Hall of Fame
The honor is the highest level of recognition for nurse scientists, and recognizes their significant contributions to improve the nursing profession.

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