Kentucky Can: The 21st Century Campaign

NURSING IS MORE THAN A JOB. 

IT’S AN INSTINCT—A CALLING TO SERVE OTHERS. 

TO PERSEVERE WITH DETERMINATION AND COMPASSION. TO LEAD WITH INTEGRITY AND INNOVATION. 

TO ENGAGE INDIVIDUALS AND COMMUNITIES IN REAL CHANGE.

 

Nursing is continually ranked the most trusted profession, yet, across the nation, we are facing a nursing shortage. More than half of registered nurses are over the age of 50, and the average age of nursing faculty with a doctorate is 62. With an aging patient population and Kentucky’s disproportionate rates of serious and chronic disease, the need for the kind of patient-centered care that nurses provide is growing rapidly.

At the University of Kentucky College of Nursing, we are guided by our mission to promote the health and well-being of our communities through excellence in nursing education, research, practice and service.

Together, we can educate our students beyond the classroom and clinical setting. We can empower nurse scientists to create life-saving solutions here in Kentucky and around the globe. We can advance nursing practice to provide the highest quality, evidenced-based care. And we can serve the communities that need us the most.

At UK, our nurses are achieving the extraordinary through unrivaled resilience and humanity. With your support, we can continue our legacy of nursing excellence and harness our collective power to heal lives. Together, we can transform our communities, one nurse at a time.

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