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Misconception About Childless Adults Can Be Misguided

Well-meaning adults often tend to have the mistaken belief that childless adults must not like kids; this misconception can be so very far the truth and misguided. I recently invited readers in a UCF Forum to contemplate their views on childless adults. Readers were encouraged to think about reasons that other adults had lives without children, to…

UCF Grad Finds Purpose as a Voice for the Voiceless

Exhausted and filled with nerves, Brandie Hollinger ’07 looked toward the stage in front of UCF’s Student Union as the sun poured down in the late afternoon. Hollinger’s name rung out through the speakers. After so much campaigning and hard work, she made UCF history. Her entire team — donning their red campaign shirts — let out…

UCF Online Programs Rank Among Top 20 in Nation — Again

For the third consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report ranked UCF among the top 20 Best Online Bachelor’s programs in the nation. “Over the past 20 years, we’ve learned that online options help our students learn and perform better, and we are proud to offer access to affordable, high-quality degrees.” — Interim President Thad Seymour Jr. UCF’s undergraduate…

3 UCF Faculty Honored as New Fellows of the American Academy of Nursing

Three faculty members at the University of Central Florida’s College of Nursing have been inducted as fellows of the prestigious American Academy of Nursing, an honor given to highly distinguished nurse leaders. The UCF honorees in the 2019 class of fellows are: Christopher W. Blackwell Annette Bourgault Victoria Loerzel Each was selected for their significant contributions to…

Helping Young Stroke Survivors

Ray Forsythe refers to the moment on Easter morning, 2015, when the challenges of surviving a stroke first truly dawned on him, as “the incident.” “Not in my wildest dreams did I imagine someone like me being called ‘a stroke survivor.’”— Former UCF offensive lineman Ray Forsythe Two months earlier, the former UCF offensive lineman,…

National Women’s Health Researcher Appointed Associate Dean, Endowed Chair

Carmen Giurgescu, PhD, RN, FAAN Carmen Giurgescu, a national certified women’s health nurse practitioner with nearly two decades of clinical experience and 14 years of research in the field, has recently joined the UCF College of Nursing as the new Associate Dean of Research and Chatlos Foundation Endowed Chair in Nursing, after an extensive national…

40 Years of Nursing Excellence

FORTY YEARS AGO on Sept. 24, 1979, a group of 50 undergraduate BSN students and four faculty members convened at UCF to launch what is today one of the nation’s best nursing programs. Among the initial cohort was Rosemary Notarantonio ’81BSN, principal for Notarantonio & Associates and member of the Dean’s Advisory Board (far right in photo below). “We…

Nursing Simulation Center Manager Honored with International Award

Syretta Spears, manager for the Simulation, Technology, Innovation & Training (STIM) Center at the UCF College of Nursing, has been honored with the “Frontline Simulation Champion” Excellence Award from the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation & Learning (INACSL). The annual award recognizes an individual who has demonstrated extraordinary dedication to the day-to-day implementation of simulation and to…