University of Kentucky College of Nursing

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University of Kentucky College of Nursing
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Type Public
Established 1960
Dean Janie Heath PhD, APRN-BC FAAN (interim)
Location Lexington, KY, USA
38°01′58″N 84°30′28″W / 38.0328°N 84.5077°W / 38.0328; -84.5077Coordinates: 38°01′58″N 84°30′28″W / 38.0328°N 84.5077°W / 38.0328; -84.5077
Website http://uknursing.uky.edu/

The University of Kentucky College of Nursing is a nursing school in the University of Kentucky's Chandler Medical Center in Lexington, KY. The address for the college is 751 Rose Street Lexington, KY 40536-0232.[1] The University of Kentucky College of Nursing is titled full by the Kentucky Board of Nursing in their DNP Program, Master's Degree Nursing Leading to APRN, and Baccalaureate Degree programs. A full status is most desired, it means that the nursing program is in compliance with the Kentucky Board of Nursing.[2] There are around 1,439 students enrolled in the College of Nursing and it is continuing to grow.[3] Nurses hold the largest division of healthcare providers; therefore, it is important to keep increasing the supply [4]

History[edit]

In 1957 there was a nursing shortage so William R. Willard, the dean of the Albert b. Chandler Medical Center, suggested a college of nursing. The UK College of Nursing was then founded in 1960. Marcia Dake, EdD, RN was the first dean of the college. Marcia was then joined with three other women to help teach the college. The first undergraduate class consisted of 35 women and they graduated in 1964. A Master of Science in Nursing program was added in 1969, followed by a PhD in nursing program in 1987. In 2001 the college established the nation's first Doctor of Nursing Practice program, which eventually led to a discontinuation of the masters program. Lastly, in 2010 the college celebrated its 50th anniversary.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "College of Nursing | see blue". Uky.edu. Retrieved April 24, 2017. 
  2. ^ Kentucky Board of Nursing Program of Nursing Approval Status. (2015). KBN Connection, (44), 9.
  3. ^ "At a Glance | College of Nursing". Uky.edu. Retrieved April 24, 2017. 
  4. ^ Snavely, T.M. (2016). Data Watch. A Brief Economic Analysis of the Looming Nursing Shortage in the United States. Nursing Economic$, 34(2), 98-100
  5. ^ "History | College of Nursing". Uky.edu. Retrieved April 24, 2017.