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."
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.
Communities with strong laws against workplace smoking have lower rates of lung cancer, a new study from the University of Kentucky found. The study by anti-smoking advocate Ellen Hahn of the UK College of Nursing is the first to show that lung cancer rates go down when smoke-free laws cover workers and the general public from the dangers of second-hand smoke.
Ten thousand square feet, four simulation rooms—including a newly renovated Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) room—and 10 exceptional faculty and staff make up the College of Nursing Clinical Simulation and Learning Center (CSLC), where students learn to deliver complex, compassionate care.
Step back in time to 2014. The College of Nursing was in the middle of searching for a dean. The College’s Interim Dean, Patricia B. Howard, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, was negotiating with Norton Healthcare to expand the College’s DNP Program to five cohorts of Norton’s baccalaureate staff nurses. The demand for nursing education—especially post-master’s level certificate programs—was steadily rising.
Laura Hieronymus, DNP, MSEd, RN, MLDE, BC-ADM, CDE, FAADE, president of the UK College of Nursing Alumni Association, discusses diabetes self-management education in an op-ed published in the Kentucky Herald-Leader on November 22.
Originally from Bowling Green, Kentucky, Gabbie Innocent, a sophomore in the traditional BSN program, always craved adrenaline. Her intent was to pursue a career as a paramedic, but she found shortly after coming to UK that nursing not only offers the same rush, but also a different experience every day—a break from the normal routine.
Associate Professor Gia Mudd-Martin, PhD, MPH, RN, was inducted as a Fellow of the American Heart Association (FAHA) during the annual American Heart Association Scientific Sessions in Anaheim, California.
For her work in addressing the opioid epidemic and its impact on maternal-fetal health, Kristin Ashford, associate professor and associate dean of Undergraduate Faculty Affairs in the University of Kentucky College of Nursing, has been awarded the Hillman Innovations in Care Program grant from the Rita and Alex Hillman Foundation.
UK HealthCare and the UK College of Nursing showcased the work of nurses and students at the 27th annual Nursing Research Papers Day at the Hilton Downtown on Friday, November 10, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.