Faculty Members, PhD Student Represent College of Nursing on Capitol Hill

Posted: October 16, 2017

Representatives from the University of Kentucky College of Nursing recently met with eight Kentucky legislators on Capitol Hill on behalf of Friends of the National Institute for Nursing Research (FNINR), the advocacy arm of the National Institute for Nursing Research (NINR) which is one of 27 institutes of the National Institutes of Health that funds nurse researchers.

Marcia A. Dake Professor Ellen Hahn, PhD, RN, FAAN, Associate Dean for Research Tom Kelly, PhD, and PhD student Shannon Parsley, RN, BSN, CEN, advocated for the importance of continued financial support of nursing research by highlighting the work of nurse scientists here in the UK College of Nursing. Dr. Hahn currently serves as an FNINR ambassador for Kentucky.

On Wednesday, October 4, Shannon and Drs. Hahn and Kelly attended the NightinGALA hosted by FNINR where they were joined by Dean and Warwick Professor of Nursing Janie Heath, PhD, APRN-BC, FAAN; Professor Misook Chung, PhD, RN, FAHA, FAAN; Associate Dean of Undergraduate Faculty Affairs Kristin Ashford, PhD, APRN, WHNP-BC, FAAN; Assistant Professor Amanda Fallin-Bennett, PhD, RN; Director of Diversity and Inclusivity Jennifer Hatcher, PhD, MPH, RN; and Senior Associate Dean Terry Lennie, PhD, RN, FAHA, FAAN.

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