Ellen Hahn PhD, RN, FAAN, professor, has received two grant awards; the first from the state of Kentucky entitled “University Partnership – Enhancing Tobacco Dependence Treatment” and the second from the National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences supplement program entitled "Empowering Concerned Communities with Validated Approaches to Environmental Citizen Science.”
The University of Kentucky College of Nursing is proud to announce it has been awarded a new grant of $10,000 from Jonas Philanthropies, a leading national philanthropic funder of graduate nursing education.
For students in the UK College of Nursing, getting first-hand experience working in a clinical setting is an integral part of their training. But recently, five students went beyond the clinics and hospitals of the Bluegrass to apply their training in a different setting: Centro Médico Hombro a Hombro clinic in Ecuador.
On August 15, 2018, College of Nursing faculty and staff participated in the annual Retreat4Ward to updated the College's strategic goals using the Appreciative Inquiry and SOAR methods.
Evelyn Parrish, PhD, APRN-BC, associate professor and director of Accreditation & Strategic Outcomes as well as DNP Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing Track co-coordinator, was elected to serve on the American Association of Colleges of Nursing Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) board as a member of the Nominating Committee.
Carol Thompson, PhD, DNP, ACNP-BC, FNP-BC, FCCM, FAANP, FAAN, professor and assistant dean of MSN & DNP Program Studies, will now have the highest honor bestowed in the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) as a Master of Critical Care Medicine (MCCM).
Karen Butler, DNP, RN, professor and assistant dean of Academic Operations, was recently elected to the American Public Health Association (APHA) as a section counselor for Public Health Nursing.
Janie Heath, PhD, APRN-BC, FAAN, FNAP, FAANP, dean and Warwick Professor of Nursing, and Lee Anne Walmsley, PhD, EdS, MSN, RN, assistant professor and military and veteran student liaison, were excited to greet incoming Army ROTC nursing students and current Army ROTC BSN student Will McClure, first semester junior.
Amanda Fallin-Bennett, PhD, RN, assistant professor, has received a MERIT award (R37) from the National Cancer Institute in recognition of her R01 grant submission entitled "Adoption of Smoke-free Laws and Voluntary Policies in Rural Communities in Southern States."
Sheila Melander, PhD, APRN, ACNP-BC, FCCM, FAANP, FAAN, associate dean of MSN and DNP Faculty Affairs & Practice, was selected as a Wharton-AACN Fellow in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, August 6-9, 2018.