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Friday, December 15, 2017


Congratulations to the December 2017 Graduating Class!

View photos from the Pinning Ceremony here.


Thursday, December 14, 2017

Drs. Audrey Darville and Zim Okoli will be featured in a new KET program Calling It Quits: Real Help to Stop Smoking. The show airs Monday, Dec. 18 at 9/8 pm on KET, and examines effective medications and behavioral strategies available to help tobacco users give up smoking for good. 


Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Dean Janie Heath, PhD, APRN-BC, FAAN, FNAP, FAANP, was among six faculty members at the University of Kentucky to be inducted as a member of Phi Kappa Phi, an honor society founded in 1987 "to recognize and promote academic excellence in all fields of higher education."


Friday, December 1, 2017

University of Kentucky College of Nursing student Mia Jackson discovered her passion for working with children during her experience abroad with the Shoulder to Shoulder Global (STSG) health brigade. Jackson and 40 other health professionals, students and faculty shared this transformational experience in Ecuador.


Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Communities with strong laws against workplace smoking have lower rates of lung cancer, a new study from the University of Kentucky found. The study by anti-smoking advocate Ellen Hahn of the UK College of Nursing is the first to show that lung cancer rates go down when smoke-free laws cover workers and the general public from the dangers of second-hand smoke.


Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Ten thousand square feet, four simulation rooms—including a newly renovated Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) room—and 10 exceptional faculty and staff make up the College of Nursing Clinical Simulation and Learning Center (CSLC), where students learn to deliver complex, compassionate care.


Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Step back in time to 2014. The College of Nursing was in the middle of searching for a dean. The College’s Interim Dean, Patricia B. Howard, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, was negotiating with Norton Healthcare to expand the College’s DNP Program to five cohorts of Norton’s baccalaureate staff nurses. The demand for nursing education—especially post-master’s level certificate programs—was steadily rising.


Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Laura Hieronymus, DNP, MSEd, RN, MLDE, BC-ADM, CDE, FAADE, president of the UK College of Nursing Alumni Association, discusses diabetes self-management education in an op-ed published in the Kentucky Herald-Leader on November 22.


Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Originally from Bowling Green, Kentucky, Gabbie Innocent, a sophomore in the traditional BSN program, always craved adrenaline. Her intent was to pursue a career as a paramedic, but she found shortly after coming to UK that nursing not only offers the same rush, but also a different experience every day—a break from the normal routine.


Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Associate Professor Gia Mudd-Martin, PhD, MPH, RN, was inducted as a Fellow of the American Heart Association (FAHA) during the annual American Heart Association Scientific Sessions in Anaheim, California.