Heath On Health: The College of Nursing Dean's Blog

2017

Why I Joined the Tobacco Conversation: Our Health is Worth Fighting For
Dean Heath describes her personal experiences that led her to start having the tobacco conversation.

National Nurses Week: A Message from Dr. Patricia Burkhart, Associate Dean of Undergraduate Faculty Affairs
Dr. Burkhart discusses the importance of mind, body and spirit in nursing.

Students in Health Care Begin Caring for Each Other
Dean Heath explores the importance of mental health in health care professions and steps the College is taking to cultivate a healthy learning environment for students.

2016

A Resolution for the State: Take Responsible Steps to Reduce Tobacco Burden
Our New Year’s resolution is for Kentucky to breathe clean air and build its economic strength by investing in the health of our loved ones and in future generations.

Framing the Debate: E-cigarettes and Children
Let's be clear: there is nothing safe about e-cigarettes. They deliver nicotine, a highly addictive drug that carries many documented risks.

2015

Say Yes to Kentucky Smoke-free Act
The bipartisan support for the Kentucky Smoke-free Act is both heartening and hopeful.

2014

Keeping Nurses Engaged and Inspired
Do I worry about the stress and fatigue many nurses are experiencing? I do … but I worry just as much about how that story is told and its impact on perceptions of this critically important profession.

CVS's Bold Move
CVS announces that they will no longer sell, promote or carry tobacco products.

Passing of College's Founding Dean
"A dream shared by many!” During the college’s 40th Anniversary celebration, this is what an excited Dr. Marcia A. Dake, the College of Nursing’s founding dean, recalled about the opening of the College