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.
This article appeared in the Kentucky Herald-Leader on September 1, 2017.
By Linda Blackford
Public health nurse refresher course knowledge was used in planning for the safety and health of Kentucky residents and the high influx of tourists in the state during the recent total eclipse on August 21, 2017. Several first-aid stations staffed with local health department nurses were set up in the Hopkinsville area.