Tag Archives: nursing

Kentucky’s nurse workforce needs support to attain higher degrees

  The complexity and effectiveness of healthcare delivery in the U.S. has greatly increased due to advances in technology, an aging population and the Affordable Care Act’s focus on wellness. This sparked a landmark report over five years ago by the Institute of Medicine (IOM), which called for 80 percent of nurses to hold a

Caring for our elders

    A nurse practitioner friend of mine recently posted on Facebook that she was “convinced ICD-10 was developed by terrorists trying to make healthcare providers insane. What ever happened to patient care?” As an attorney, I jokingly commented that the over-regulation of healthcare providers is actually good for my profession! But then a question

Baptist Health Lexington receives national nursing award

The Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation (ONCC) has named Baptist Health Lexington as the recipient of its 2014 Employer Recognition Award. Each year, this award recognizes one institution that employs 25 or more registered nurses for providing sustained support of oncology nursing certification. Kay Ross, RN, MSN, AOCN, vice president of clinical services at Baptist Health

40 Outstanding Alumni include health care leaders, educators

UofL School of Nursing recognizes alumni as part of 40th anniversary celebration Although most started their careers providing care to patients at the bed-side, a number of University of Louisville School of Nursing graduates have gone on to transform the health care profession as academic leaders, hospital executives, nurse scientists and policy makers. In celebration

Showing them the ropes

Nursing student clinical experiences enriched through dedicated education units. By Jule Heflin There is nothing like working closely with an experienced professional to understand how to become successful in a career. This concept is the focus of University of Louisville Hospital (ULH) dedicated education units (DEUs), recognized by the Kentucky Board of Nursing as the first DEU program in Kentucky. The collaborative partnership between ULH and

UofL’s online program, distance education prepares more baccalaureate nurses

Preparing for future changes in managed health care and learning about advances in medicine are among the reasons Maysville, Ky., registered nurse Belita Adams decided to go back to school to earn a baccalaureate degree. Although she and her husband spent many years in their Native American communities located in the western United States and