Mary Lou Sole, Dean, University of Central Florida College of Nursing

Dr. Mary Lou Sole is the Dean of the University of Central Florida, College of Nursing and is a certified critical care nurse specialist. She has three decades of experience researching the prevention of complications and improving outcomes of critically ill ventilated patients.


In this episode Dr. Sole discusses her career journey and shares her thoughts on nursing education and its future.


Mary Lou Sole, PhD, RN, CCNS, CNL, FAAN, FCCM
Dean, College of Nursing
University of Central Florida
Orlando Health Endowed Chair in Nursing,
UCF Pegasus Professor


Barbara Seymour, DNP, RN, NE-BC, CPPS
Associate Vice President, Member Connections


Show Notes:

[01:28] Dr. Sole discusses her position as the Dean of the College of Nursing at UCF and how her career evolved to this point.

[05:50] Dr. Sole talks about how she helps prepare nurses for professional practice.

[09:35] Changes in nursing education — what’s changed and what’s stayed the same

[13:03] Challenges Dr. Sole’s career path that she’s overcame and is learning to overcome. 

[15:19] The future of nursing and healthcare

[16:42] Advice for working with the new generation of nursing students


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