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.
Members of the UK College of Nursing participated in and fundraised for DanceBlue, raising $8,949 "For the Kids" and taking home the FTK Cup, which is awarded to a small team (non-Greek) at DanceBlue that raises the most money and has the most involvement in year-round DanceBlue activities.
Colonel Marla J De Jong was inducted into the College of Nursing Hall of Fame in 2011. Her contributions have shaped military and civilian clinical practice, the delivery of healthcare, education, research, and health policy. Among her many achievements are developing a military blast injury research database for 324 studies worth $710 million to inform Congress of research collaboration among 7 federal agencies, and identify urgent funding priorities.
Students at the University of Kentucky College of Nursing go above and beyond to serve others both in the community and within the College. In her role as service coordinator for Student Nurses Association (SNA), undergraduate nursing student Lindsey Snider brainstorms ideas to give back every month.
Nancy Dickenson-Hazard was inducted into the College of Nursing Hall of Fame in 2007. During her 12 years as executive director of the National Certification Board of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners and Nurses (now the PNCB), she was responsible for revitalizing the national pediatric nurse practitioner certification and certification maintenance programs. She is also the former chief executive officer for the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International.
The Lexington Herald Leader ran a story about University of Kentucky freshman pre-nursing student Emily Dawson at the UK Arboretum in Lexington, Ky., on Feb. 24, 2017. Dawson, a cancer survivor participated in Dance Blue, the 24 hour dance marathon for cancer awareness and fundraiser for cancer research.
Dr. Juliann Sebastian was inducted into the College of Nursing Hall of Fame in 2011. She earned her bachelor's and masters in nursing from the CON and her doctorate in business administration from the Gatton College of Business and Economics. Dr. Sebastian previously served as assistant dean for Advanced Practice Nursing and professor here at the College.
Alice Herman, PhD, RN, CNM, was inducted into the College of Nursing Hall of Fame in June 2007. After completing her basic nurse training, she trained to be a midwife and spent the next years in the Frontier Nursing Service (FNS) in eastern Kentucky working with founder Mary Breckinridge.
Ten years ago, Zohn Centimole, a nurse anesthetist at UK HealthCare, noticed his elderly patients were concerned about short-term memory loss, which they attributed to anesthetics. While only temporary, the cognitive deficits caused by anesthesia can linger for several days post-surgery, a period of time when important medical decisions and conversations take place.