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College of Nursing, College of Public Health launch Public Health Nursing Scholars program

One of the greatest challenges facing both the Commonwealth of Kentucky -- and the country -- is the current and growing shortage of health professionals, particularly nurses. A new program from both the University of Kentucky (UK) College of Public Health and the UK College of Nursing offers students a new pathway to make a difference in communities.

Alumni Spotlight: Matt Eubank

Meet Matt Eubank BSN, RN, a dedicated and compassionate Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) graduate who embodies the values of excellence, empathy, and service in healthcare. He serves as a 1st Lieutenant in the Kentucky National Guard and plays a crucial role as a military liaison here at the college. In this capacity, he provides invaluable support to current ABSN students were also medics in the U.S. military. 

Patients, caregivers invited to provide perspectives as part of new University of Kentucky PEER Program

If you have experience as a patient caregiver, or community member with significant experience with a health condition, your perspectives could help ensure that health research is designed to address the problems that you deal with every day.

Alumni Spotlight: Tara Grana

Today, we shine the spotlight on Tara Grana, BSN, RN. She not only excelled in our program but has since embarked on a journey of inspiring and guiding the next generation of nurses. As an advisor for RN to BSN students here at the College of Nursing, Tara brings a wealth of knowledge, experience, and passion to the table. She provides guidance for those navigating the transition from registered nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Here's what we learned during our talk with Tara Grana:

Important Info for Nursing Convocation and Commencement

Seniors participating in the May 2024 Convocation and Commencement ceremonies should read the following important information and dates. Please read carefully and retain for reference through the end of the semester.  Nursing Convocation questions may be directed to Shaun Ketterman,  UK Commencement questions may be directed to

'Behind the Blue': UK Nursing alum discusses military nursing career

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Jan. 22, 2024) — Col. Wendy Woodall is no stranger to spending time in new locations. Growing up in a U.S. military family and living in a variety of locations during her childhood, she calls herself a native of Princeton, Kentucky, where her father is from.

Make home radon testing your new year’s resolution

The University of Kentucky Public Relations & Strategic Communications Office provides a weekly health column available for use and reprint by news media. This week's column is by Stacy Stanifer, Ph.D., a member of BREATHE at the University of Kentucky College of Nursing. Stanifer is also a member of the UK Markey Cancer Center’s Cancer Prevention and Control Research Program.

‘UK at the Half’: Dean Rosalie Mainous on training more nurses for Kentucky

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Jan. 22, 2024) — In November 2022, Rosalie Mainous became the sixth dean of the University of Kentucky College of Nursing.

UK, Asbury University announce nursing education partnership

WILMORE, Ky. (Jan. 11, 2024) — Asbury University and the University of Kentucky College of Nursing are pleased to announce a dual enrollment agreement for students to complete both an Asbury bachelor’s degree and, after transferring to UK with preferred admission to the UK College of Nursing, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) in under five years, meeting a direct need for highly qualified nurses in the state of Kentucky and beyond.    

College football legend now advises, mentors students at UK’s College of Nursing

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Dec. 19, 2023) — Corey Moore was known for being one of the most intimidating defensive linemen in college football and went on to be one of the most decorated players in Virginia Tech’s program history. Moore was a defensive lineman at Virginia Tech from 1997 to 1999. During his time, he was named a two-time First Team All-American, two-time Big East Defensive Player of the Year and received both the Lombardi Award and Bronko Nagurski Trophy in the same season.

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