UCF College of Medicine

How Hands-On Nursing Education Went Online During Pandemic

Jul 31, 2020
woman at computer distance learning
Valorie MacKenna

As a nursing PhD student and teaching assistant at the University of Central Florida, Valorie MacKenna solved an important problem when the pandemic hit: how to move hands-on simulation classes online.

WMFE spoke with MacKenna about what that virtual education looked like and whether it’s the future of health care instruction.

WMFE

The University of Central Florida's College of Medicine has received permission to build a new teaching hospital.

UCF Trustees Approve Teaching Hospital Proposal

Oct 25, 2016
WMFE

The University of Central Florida Board of Trustees on Monday approved a proposal related to a joint venture with the HCA health-care company to add a teaching hospital adjacent to the university's College of Medicine.

UCF Trustees Set To Act On Hospital Plan

Oct 23, 2016
WMFE

The University of Central Florida Board of Trustees on Monday could continue moving forward with a plan aimed at building a hospital adjacent to the university's College of Medicine.

Orlando Sentinel

he University of Central Florida College of Medicine held the graduation for its first class of medical students, the first time an entire class received free tuition, the Orlando Sentinel reported. Because the competition for entry was fierce, they were high achievers, scoring above the national average on final tests, the dean said.