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.
Lynne Jensen, PhD, RN, APRN, associate professor, is a key member of the College’s clinical faculty and a leader in nursing practice, research and interdisciplinary education.
UK College of Nursing Dean and Warwick Professor of Nursing Janie Heath, PhD, APRN-BC, FAAN, traveled to Washington D.C. on Thursday, Feb. 2 for National Cancer Prevention Day where she participated in discussions, lectures and a town hall meeting and spoke on behalf of Less Cancer–the campaign that works to keep prevention in the forefront of the cancer conversation.
Tonda Hughes, PhD, RN, FAAN, associate dean for global health at the University of Illinois College of Nursing, was inducted into the UK College of Nursing Hall of Fame in 2011. She is well known for her groundbreaking work in the 1980s related to chemically dependent nurses and is a nationally and internationally recognized expert in the area of alcohol use among sexual minority women.