The Florida Nurses Association (FNA) recently honored the UCF College of Nursing with the state’s Education and Advocacy Award.

The Education and Advocacy Award recognizes a nursing education program that promotes professional activities and educates nursing students about advocacy through curriculum and participation in related activities.

As a strong supporter of the Florida Student Nurses Association (FNSA) chapter, UCF College of Nursing provides space for meetings, supports attendance at both state and national conventions, and funds chapter consultants for conventions. The college also promotes leadership activities and professional development through Leadership University, a program of the National Students Nursing Association (NSNA).

Additionally, the FNA recognized the following individuals with awards:

  • Krisann Draves, a former faculty member and alumna (MSN ’06), received the Heather Scaglione Award
  • Daleen Penoyer, a courtesy faculty member, received the Nursing Research Award
  • Joy Parchment, a nursing PhD student, received two research grants from the Evelyn Frank McKnight Research Fund and the Frida Norton Research Fund
  • Angela Ritten, a clinical assistant professor, received the Advance Practice Nursing Award