UK College of Nursing's Celebrates Kentucky Nursing Excellence

Posted: June 7, 2022

The University of Kentucky College of Nursing brought together distinguished nurse leaders from UK and across the state on May 12, 2022, with their Call to Post event to celebrate Kentucky nursing excellence. The event, held on Florence Nightingale's birthday, marked the College's first return to in-person celebrations (outside of graduation) since the COVID-19 pandemic began in 2020.  

'The event was held at the Campbell House in Lexington, Ky. and the evening's program featured a who's who of Kentucky nurse leaders, including:

  • Marsha Hughes-Rease, MSN, MSOD, PCC
    Executive Coach, Quo Vadis Coaching and Consulting, LLC

  • Linda B. Gorton, BSN, RN
    Mayor of Lexington, Kentucky

  • Gwen Moreland, DNP, RN, NE-BC
    Chief Nurse Executive, UK HealthCare 

  • Monica Kennison, EdD, MSN, RN
    Chair of the Nursing Department, Berea College

  • Delanor Manson, MA, BSN, RN
    CEO, Kentucky Nurses Association

  • Patricia K. Howard, PhD, RN, CEN, CPEN, NE-BC, FAEN, FAAN
    Enterprise Director of Emergency Services, UK HealthCare

  • Janie Heath, PhD, APRN-BC, FAAN
    Dean and Warwick Professor of Nursing, UK College of Nursing

The program also featured a special video highlighting the College's important impacts under the leadership of Dean Janie Heath and how the school is well-positioned for further, future success.

View the Call to Post video 

Below are a selection of photos from the evening.