Posted: May 18, 2021
The University of Kentucky College of Nursing celebrated its Fall 2020/Spring 2021 Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice graduates during a Virtual PhD & DNP Recognition Ceremony on Friday, May 14, 2021.
The ceremony was led by Janie Heath, dean of the UK College of Nursing, and also recognized the College's post-graduate certificate recipients.
During the ceremony, each graduate was recognized by one of their faculty advisors, who also spoke about each graduate's final project. The following awards were also announced during the ceremony:
- Carolyn A. Williams Award - Chin-Yen Lin, PhD, BSN, RN
- UK College of Nursing Alumni Award (PhD) - Martha M. Monroe, PhD, BSN, RN
- UK College of Nursing Alumni Award (DNP) - DeAnna F. Hamilton, DNP, APRN, AGACNP-BC
- Sebastian /Stanhope Award - Holly R. Chitwood, DNP, MSN, APRN, FNP-C, AGACNP-BC
To view the graduate ceremony, visit the College of Nursing's YouTube channel. Watch here.
For a complete list of faculty participants, graduates and Graduate Nursing Activities and Advisory Committee members, see the PhD & DNP Recognition Ceremony program.
The Fall 2020/Spring 2021 graduates include:
Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing graduates
Chin-Yen Lin, Martha M. Monroe, Rana Lindsay-Rahman, Kimberly M. Riddle, Christine A. Williamitis
Doctor of Nursing Practice graduates
Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
Jessica L. Caicedo, Joshua A. Caldwell, Kristina M. Chereshnieva, Emily E. Corsentino, Rachael M. Croley, DeAnna F. Hamilton, Alexandra P. Keough, Emma K. Kroger, Chelsea M. McCarty, Nidhi N. More, Nicole E. Smith, Katherine L. Wilhelm
Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist
Shannon A. King
Executive Nurse Leadership
Cori E. Arena, Kimberly B. Blanton, Nicole Brumfield, Rebecca D. Charles, Taylor K. Collins, Chad C. Eldridge, Roxanne B. Gall
Clinical Leadership in Healthcare
Holly R. Chitwood, Lynn A. Kelso, Dolores J. Polito
Family Nurse Practitioner
Kimberly M. Bastin, Ashley E. Hall, Assal Moori Shir Mohammadi, Lauren D. Motto, Shelby L. Roberts, Alexandra M. Wiesner, Jennifer L. Yenke
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner - Primary Care
Havilah Adkins, Brooklyn R. Johnson, Allison B. Reynolds
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Aaron G. Harris
Post-Graduate Certificate recipients
Cori E. Arena, Julie G. Baatuma, Kelly R. Bohl, Steven G. Cornett, Lauren A. Davis, Jacqueline A. Gray, Susan Harvey, Elsa E. Joseph, Candace Middleton-Combs, Chizimuzo T. Okoli, Stacey L. Roberts, Christopher A. Smith, Cameron M. Stephenson, Elizabeth Tovar