Kent Brouwer is a staff nurse in the Cardiovascular PCU at UK Healthcare and a student in the Acute Care DNP Program at the UK College of Nursing.  Mr. Brouwer completed his BA in Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2015. After completing the Second-Degree BSN program in 2018 at the UK College of Nursing, he entered the Acute Care DNP Program.   Mr. Brouwer has had the privilege of working closely with the faculty at the UK College of Nursing and at the Center for Interprofessional Education (IPE), which has helped shape his personal and professional goals. Mr. Brouwer plays an active role as an IPE advocate in the College of Nursing, and sits on numerous committees involving the DNP and MSN Programs at the College. He is interested in addressing burnout among nurses, and specifically utilizing mindfulness techniques to combat this growing epidemic.  Mr. Brouwer has presented poster and invited podium presentations at numerous conferences on the issue of combatting burnout within the acute care nursing setting.  Mr. Brouwer is a member of the ANA, KNA and Sigma Theta Tau.

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BSN, University of Kentucky, 2018
BA, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2015
DNP, University of Kentucky, 2022


Nurse and nursing student burnout; Nurse resilience; Nursing turnover; Mindfulness and meditation; Self-care practices


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