The University of Kentucky Alumni Association’s Lyman T. Johnson Constituency Group awarded undergraduate nursing student Mia Jackson and DNP student Joy Coles, BSN, RN, the Torch Bearer and Torch of Excellence Awards at its 27thAnnual Homecoming Awards Celebration at the UK Alumni House.
Representatives from the University of Kentucky College of Nursing recently met with eight Kentucky legislators on Capitol Hill on behalf of Friends of the National Institute for Nursing Research (FNINR), the advocacy arm of the National Institute for Nursing Research (NINR) which is one of 27 institutes of the National Institutes of Health that funds nurse researchers.
Two University of Kentucky College of Nursing employees, Kathy Collins and Kevin Garland, received Outstanding Staff Awards on Tuesday, October 10.
The College of Nursing celebrated the 50th anniversary of the class of 1967 - our Golden Wildcats - and the classes of 1977, 1987, 1997 and 2007 at the Signature Club on Friday, Oct. 6. Students and faculty gathered for lunch and heard from Dr. Janie Heath, dean and Warwick Professor of Nursing, to honor the legacy and tradition of nursing excellence left by the Golden Wildcats.
Students from the University of Kentucky College of Nursing as well as the College of Dentistry are partnering with the Center for Interprofessional Health Education (CIHE) to provide health promotion counseling, health screening and oral health care to hundreds of Appalachian children who do not have access to dental health care through the hCATS (health Colleges Advancing Team Skills) to Appalachia Program.
The University of Kentucky College of Nursing recently promoted two faculty, Drs. Kristin Ashford and Sheila Melander, to the rank of associate dean.
Students, families, members of the College and scholarship donors gathered on Saturday, September 9 at the Hyatt Regency for the College of Nursing's annual Scholarship Brunch to celebrate the academic successes of and scholarships for several undergraduate and graduate students.
One such student, Heather R. Hollingsworth, received the Sally G. Siebert Scholarship for Nurse Practitioner Students.
Karen Stefaniak, PhD, RN, assistant professor at the University of Kentucky College of Nursing, recently presented "Using Appreciative Inquiry to Improve Staff Nurse Engagement" at the 22nd Annual Research Symposium on Friday, Sept. 15, 2017 at Baptist Health Lexington.
KET’s Connections explored efforts to reduce tobacco use among expectant mothers. The guest was Kristin Ashford, an associate professor at the University of Kentucky College of Nursing who specializes in prenatal care and ways to end tobacco and illicit drug use among pregnant women.
The BREATHE Tobacco Treatment Specialist (TTS) training program is now accredited by the Council for Tobacco Treatment Training Programs (CTTTP). The training uses an online platform to deliver twenty-seven hours of self-paced learning over eight weeks. Registration and information is available on our webpage.