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Alumni Chapter

Be part of a network of more than 7,400 nursing Knights through the UCF College of Nursing Alumni Chapter! Our chapter focuses on bringing alumni together to foster friendships and professional connections that benefit you and the university, and is the perfect way to connect and stay tuned in to UCF and the endless opportunities available throughout our community. Best of all, there are no membership dues!

 

Career Services

Career-related appointments for alumni can be scheduled using any of the following methods:

Services offered include career assessment and resume and cover letter critiques.

 

Alumni Job Board

  • The UCF College of Nursing posts all nursing related job openings that it received on the UCF College of Nursing Alumni LinkedIn. Click here to join our group. Email us to submit a job for posting or for more information.
  • LiquidCompass — Every nursing job in one place, updated daily.

 

Alumni Relations Contact

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Kathleen Sakowicz, ‘12
Assistant Director of Alumni Engagement, College of Nursing
p: 407-823-2422
kathleen.sakowicz@ucf.edu

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Shannon Hassett: Ally in the battle of managing diabetes
“When I was first diagnosed with diabetes, I saw the good and the bad from many care providers. I knew that I had to become one of the good ones.” Meet ER Nurse Shannon Hassett, ’16BSN alumna, DNP student and ally in the battle of managing diabetes.
 

Shannon Hassett, ’16BSN alumna, DNP student and ally in the battle of managing diabetes.

Knights in Nursing: Shannon Hassett

Ally in the battle of managing diabetes

“From when I was first diagnosed with diabetes at 11 years old, I saw the good and the bad from many care providers. I knew that I had to become one of the good ones.

It was my middle school nurse who taught me about diabetes management that inspired me to pursue nursing, and it was my disease that inspired my passion within nursing. I feel that if God allowed me to have diabetes, then I was to use it for good and to help others.

I was able to begin to use my experiences to help others at UCF, where my Honors in the Major undergraduate thesis explored how technology could help adults better control their diabetes. Now as a nurse, it is the most fulfilling feeling when I am able to help my diabetic patients and have an immediate rapport with them. In the future, as an endocrinology nurse practitioner, it is my dream to become the primary care provider I would want to have.

Knowing how much I could truly help other diabetics that live the same struggles I do drives me to further my education and career. The UCF DNP program was a perfect fit. I am able to pursue my doctorate part-time while continuing to work full time, and gain valuable experience as an ER nurse. From the caliber of faculty and the vast research opportunities to the expansive clinical experiences, I have no doubt that I will be fully prepared for this future role.

I feel so blessed as I am fulfilling my dreams of changing the diabetes care world, one patient at a time.”


Shannon Hassett ’16BSN, RN
Emergency Department Nurse, Orlando Regional Medical Center, Orlando Health
DNP student, UCF College of Nursing, Class of 2021
Philanthropy chair, UCF College of Nursing Alumni Chapter Board

Shannon Hassett: Ally in the battle of managing diabetes
“When I was first diagnosed with diabetes, I saw the good and the bad from many care providers. I knew that I had to become one of the good ones.” Meet ER Nurse Shannon Hassett, ’16BSN alumna, DNP student and ally in the battle of managing diabetes.
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