UK College of Nursing and UK HealthCare to Host Nursing Leadership Lecture Series

Posted: October 20, 2017

The UK College of Nursing and UK HealthCare will host the third Nursing Leadership Lecture Series, featuring three prestigious nurse leaders who will examine leadership practices in an evolving health care environment.

“This is a pivotal opportunity for our community to help cultivate and prepare nurse leaders,” says Janie Heath, PhD, APRN-BC, FAAN, dean of the UK College of Nursing. “We are honored to welcome each speaker and to learn from her expertise in the field.”

The Nursing Leadership Lecture Series is free and open to the public.

Marion Broome, PhD, RN, FAAN
Dean and Ruby Wilson Professor of Nursing, Duke University School of Nursing
Thursday, March 29 at noon | UK Hospital Pavilion A Karpf Auditorium
"Fearless Leadership in Uncertain Nursing Times"

Dr. Broome is Dean and Ruby Wilson Professor of Nursing at Duke University School of Nursing; Vice Chancellor for Nursing Affairs at Duke University; and Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs for Nursing at Duke University Health System. Prior to joining Duke, Dr. Broome was dean of the Indiana University School of Nursing, where she was awarded the rank of Distinguished Professor.

Widely regarded as an expert, scholar and leader in pediatric nursing research and practice, Dr. Broome has been funded externally by the American Cancer Society and the National Institutes of Health (NIH), as well as private foundations for more than 15 years to conduct research in which she developed and tested interventions designed to assist children to cope with acute and chronic pain. In 2000, Dr. Broome extended her research into the area of research ethics related to informed consent and assent for children in research, research misconduct in clinical trials and, most recently, ethical dilemmas in publishing. Her research is published in more than 100 papers in 50 refereed nursing, medicine and interdisciplinary journals. She also has published five books and 15 chapters in books and consumer publications. Read more on Dr. Broome here.

​Cynda Rushton, PhD, RN, FAAN
Anne and George L. Bunting Professor of Clinical Ethics
Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics and the School of Nursing
The PhD Program 30th Anniversary Lecturer
"Cultivating Moral Resilience to Address Complexity in Health Care"

Thursday, February 8 in the UK Hospital Pavilion A auditorium at noon
View her CV here.


Karen Johnson, PhD, RN
Research Director, Banner University Medical Center, Phoenix
The Sexton Weaver Lectureship for Nursing
“Driving a Culture of Innovation Through Leadership"

Tuesday, October 24 at 2 p.m. in the UK Hospital Pavilion A auditorium