College of Nursing Dean Janie Heath, PhD, APRN-BC, FAAN, undergraduate student Alysha Kennedy and PhD student Shannon Parsley, RN, CEN, traveled to Washington D.C. for the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Student Policy Summit, March 19-21.
The University of Kentucky Army ROTC program held its 100th anniversary celebration breakfast at Buell Armory on March 22. From 1917 to 2017, UK ROTC has commissioned thousands of Second Lieutenants. Since inception, UK’s Army officers have served honorably in every major conflict of the United States including WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Desert Storm, Iraq and Afghanistan. Congratulations, UK ROTC!
Melissa Avery, PhD, CNM, FACNM, FAAN, was inducted into the UK College of Nursing Hall of Fame in 2011. She has been a pioneer in distance education having led multiple HRSA funded projects to develop quality hybrid distance education programs and simulation experiences in midwifery and several nurse practitioner specialties.
Associate Professor and Director of Diversity and Inclusivity Jenna Hatcher, PhD, MPH, RN, was one of 26 people at the University of Kentucky selected to participate in the Women’s Executive Leadership Development (WELD) program during 2017.
Betsy Weiner, PhD, RN-BC, FACMI, FAAN, was inducted into the UK College of Nursing Hall of Fame in 2007. Considered a pioneer in multimedia development (with over 30 years of experience in the health sciences), she is responsible for the distance learning programs in nursing, and the informatics tools that help to tie together the research, practice, and academic arenas. She received her BSN from UK in 1975 and her PhD in 1982.
Members of the UK College of Nursing Bridging Research Efforts and Advocacy Toward Health Environments (BREATHE) team recently had an article published in the Journal of Environmental Health (JEH) titled “Lung Cancer Worry and Home Screening for Radon and Secondhand Smoke in Renters.”
The UK College of Nursing is seeking qualified individuals for six open faculty positions: one research-focused position in the regular title series (tenure track, 12 month appointment) and four clinical title series positions for the undergraduate program. Please note that to be considered an applicant for this position, you must submit an application via UK’s online employment system.
Undergraduate nursing research intern Whitney Hiner was one of 16 students from the University of Kentucky to showcase her research to the state legislature in Frankfort, Ky. on March 2.
Dr. Vicki Hines-Martin, PhD, CNS, RN, FAAN, was inducted into the College of Nursing Hall of Fame in 2011. As a clinical nurse specialist in mental health nursing, a funded researcher and author, Dr.Hines-Martin has demonstrated her ability to enhance nursing education. She is currently the Director of the Office of Health Disparities and Community Engagement in the School of Nursing, and the Associate Vice President in the Office of Community Engagement at the University of Louisville.
UK College of Nursing students and faculty recently presented at the Southern Nursing Research Society’s (SNRS) 31st annual conference, “Grounded in Research: Academic and Clinical Partnerships Transforming Health,” in Dallas, Tx., February 22-25.