Lois Davis MSN, RN
Lois Davis MSN, RN, has served in a variety of roles during her nursing career. Davis earned her BSN and MSN from the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky and also holds a Master’s in Adult and Continuing Education from Morehead State University in Morehead, Kentucky.
Davis began her nursing career in public health in Breathitt County where she later worked as a school nurse and served on the faculty of Lees Junior College. She practiced community mental health nursing for several years, then managed an inpatient psychiatric unit and served as director of nursing for a regional hospital.
She spent 3 years in South America where she learned to speak Spanish and developed an interest in the Latino population. She later managed three migrant health grants for UK, including a HRSA grant which provided case management for migrant farmworkers.
With an interest in preventive health, her Master’s project involved the development of a nursing model for health promotion for the chronically mentally ill.
As the Public Health Nursing manager for the Lexington Fayette County Health Department, she promoted the smoke free ordinance in Fayette County – the first in Kentucky. She promoted safety for children through the HANDS program and the Child Care Health Consultant program. Davis served as the Maternal Child Health coordinator, facilitated a dental grant for uninsured pregnant women, and helped to assure continuity of care with community partners. She is an advocate for immunizations for children. Davis helped coordinate annual community wide flu shot clinics and free flu shot events to practice emergency preparedness.
Davis retired from the health department in 2016 and she continues to be an active member on the school health committee of the Kentucky Nurses’ Association.
BSN, University of Kentucky
MSN, University of Kentucky
Masters in Adult and Continuing Education, Morehead State University