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Monday, January 22, 2018

As the College of Nursing’s undergraduate student body grows, so does the challenge to succeed. Between balancing a strenuous course load, working clinicals, studying for exams and maintaining a social life, students often face several stressors during their undergraduate careers.


Wednesday, January 17, 2018

The College of Nursing will celebrate 30 years of its nationally recognized PhD Program on Thursday, February 8 at the Hilary J. Boone Center at 6:00 pm.


Thursday, January 11, 2018

UK's BREATHE team recently partnered with Youth Empowered Solutions (YES) to host tobacco and youth advocacy training for leadership students of Hazard High School, as well as a training session for adult community advocates from around the state on the importance of youth empowerment and mentorship and how to engage youth in advocacy efforts.


Wednesday, January 10, 2018

The University of Kentucky College of Nursing Veterans Nursing Council and students in Dr. Lexie Dampier's NUR 201 class collected a total of 70,000 bottle caps to raise money for Lady Veterans Connect, a non-profit organization in Lexington, Kentucky, which aims to end homelessness for lady veterans.


Wednesday, January 10, 2018

“I grew up in the ’70s, and at the time, most women decided between being a teacher and being a nurse,” says Wanda Lovitz, MSN, RN, APRN, clinical instructor at the College of Nursing. “Now, it’s the best of both worlds. I get to teach students, and I get to practice.”


Friday, January 5, 2018

Alysha Greenwell, president of the December Class of 2017, reflects on her time at the UK College of Nursing in her Pinning Ceremony speech presented on Friday, December 15.


Friday, December 15, 2017


Congratulations to the December 2017 Graduating Class!

Read the class president's speech here.

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.