2016 KY Yearbook


November 3 & 4, 2016

Holiday Inn Louisville East • Louisville, KY

2016 Kentucky Nurses Association

Table of Contents

Speaker Bios. ................................................................9

Program Schedule ........................................................... 21

Registration Materials

Convention 2016 ...........................................................25

General Information........................................................29

Hotel Room Reservations ....................................................30

Member Meeting Rules. ....................................................... 41

Parliamentary Information ....................................................43

Annual Reports. .............................................................47

KNA Membership Application ..................................................72

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PRESIDENT Teresa H. Huber, DNP, MSN, RN (2014-2016)

PRESIDENT-ELECT Kathy Hager, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, CDE (2015-2016)

VICE-PRESIDENT Dana Todd, PhD, APRN (2015-2017)

SECRETARY Beverly D. Rowland, PhD(c), RN, CNE, (2015-2017)

TREASURER Joe B. Middleton, MSN, APRN, CEN, CC/NRP (2014-2016)

DIRECTORS-AT-LARGE Teena L. Darnell, DNP, RN (2015-2017)

Michael Wayne Rager, DNP, PhD(c), FNP-BC, APRN,

CNE (2015-2017)

JoAnn M. Wever, MSN, RN (2014-2016)

Cathern S. Velasquez, DNP, RN, CPHM (2014-2016)

EDUCATION & RESEARCH CABINET Liz Sturgeon, PhD, RN, CNE (2014-2016)






KNA PROVIDER UNIT CE NURSE Judy Ponder, DNP, RN (2014-2016)





Christy Ralston, RN, BSN, CCMC


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Mary Burch serves as the Health Coordinator for the Erlanger-

Elsmere School System and has been a leading voice for the

health needs of students for many years. Considered a leading

expert in matters concerning school nurses, Mary is frequently

consulted by the Kentucky Board of Nursing, the Kentucky

Nurses Association and other agencies and organizations on

the subject of student health needs and the role of nurses in


Mary Burch is a statewide leader in the movement to educate

policymakers and the public about the importance of school

nurses for the health and performance of students across the

state. She is also a leader in the newly formed KNA Chapter,

School Nurse In Every Kentucky School.


Lois Davis has served in a variety of roles during her nursing career.

Lois earned her BSN and MSN from the University of Kentucky

and also holds a Master’s in Adult and Continuing Education from

Morehead State University. Lois is in her 14th year as public health

nursing manager for the Lexington - Fayette County Health Department

in Lexington, KY.

Lois began her nursing career in public health in Breathitt County, KY

where she later worked as a school nurse and served on the faculty of

Lees Junior College. Lois practiced community mental health nursing

for several years, then managed an inpatient psychiatric unit and served

as a director of nursing for a regional hospital.

She spent 3 years in South America where she learned to speak Spanish

and developed an interest in the Latino population. She later managed

three grants for UK, including a HRSA grant which provided case

management for migrant farmworkers.

Lois’ interest has always focused on preventive health and her Master’s

project involved the development of a nursing model for health

promotion for the chronically mentally ill.


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Dr. Burkhart is a Professor of Nursing and Associate Dean of Undergraduate

Faculty Affairs in the College of Nursing at the University of Kentucky. She

is a pediatric nurse and a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing. She

earned a BSN and PhD in Nursing from the University of Pittsburgh and an

MSN from West Virginia University.

Dr. Burkhart’s research, funded by the National Institutes of Health and

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, focuses on child asthma selfmanagement,

with study results published in a variety of high impact nursing

and medical journals and presented internationally.

Dr. Burkhart has been a member of the American Nurses Association since

1985 and the Kentucky Nurses Association since 1999, serving on the Board

of Directors for KNA District 2 and currently as a member of the School

Nurse Initiative. She also served on the Board of Directors for the Lexington-

Fayette County Health Department for ten years.


Dr. Teena Darnell earned her DNP at Bellarmine University in 2015

where her major was Health Policy and Student Health; Prevalence of

school nurses in Kentucky and student outcomes. She is an Assistant

Professor at Bellarmine University Lansing School of Nursing and

Health Sciences and has been a nurse educator since 1991. Dr. Darnell

teaches a wide range of subjects, including a range of clinical subjects,

Transcultural Communication, and Community and Public Health


Considered a leading expert in student health trends in relation to

the presence of nurses in schools, Dr. Darnell is both an author

and speaker on the subject of school nurses. She is also a founding

member of the School Nurse In Every Kentucky School chapter in the

Kentucky Nurses Association and is a leader in statewide efforts to put

a nurse in every school across the state.

Dr. Darnell also serves the community in a variety of areas, including

as a volunteer for the American Red Cross, The American Diabetes

Association, as a school nurse volunteer and as a member of the

Jefferson County Public Schools Site Based Decision Making Board

Council Member.


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Herbert E. Pettit, PharmD, BCPS, is the Pharmacy Clinical Coordinator at Central Baptist

Hospital in Lexington, Ky. He previously served as the Director of PGYI Pharmacy

Residency Program at Central Baptist Hospital, and assisted with obtaining ASHP


Dr. Pettit has been a preceptor for residents in medicine, cardiology, and anesthesia, as

well as a Clinical Assistant Professor, at the University of Kentucky, College of Pharmacy,

Lexington, Ky. In addition, Dr. Pettit has published in numerous peer-reviewed journals,

contributed to several professional papers, and presented nationally. His professional and

academic appointments include serving with the Kentucky Society of Health Systems

Pharmacist program, Co-chair of the Lexington Pharmacy Terrorism Preparedness

Committee, participant in the University of Kentucky, College of Pharmacy candidate

selection committee, and numerous other committees and academic appointments.

Dr. Pettit has been awarded the University of Kentucky, College of Pharmacy recognition for Years of Preceptorship,

Outstanding Volunteer – part-time faculty, Pharmacist of the Year at an Inpatient pharmacy, Upjohn



Andrea Flinchum, MPH, BSN, CIC earned an Associate Degree in Nursing from

Lexington Community College, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Indiana

Wesleyan University, and a Masters of Public Health from the University of Kentucky.

Andrea is the current Healthcare-Associated Infection (HAI) Prevention Program

Manager for the Kentucky Department for Public Health in Frankfort, Ky. The mission

of this program is to provide resources and support for reduction of HAI’s in Kentucky

through education, outbreak identification and reporting, identify emerging pathogens,

surveillance, implement evidence-based practices for infection prevention and control.

The goals and activities are aligned with the U.S. Health and Human Services National

Action Plan to Prevent HAI’s: Road Map to Elimination. Andrea is responsible for

planning and executing activities that are aligned with the goals and collaborate with

partners across the state and within the health department in addition to identifying

opportunities for improvement through surveillance data.

Andrea serves as a subject matter expert (SME) for infection prevention across the state of Kentucky. Previous to this

position, she worked as an Infection Preventionist in a large academic medical center. She has achieved national board

certification through the Certification Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology (CBIC) and serves as an item writer

for the examination.

Andrea has published and presented nationally, and is also a national speaker for the Association of Professionals

in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) meetings. Andrea has presented at the Centers for Disease Control

and Epidemiology (CDC) and was nominated to the Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee

(HICPAC), a federal advisory committee assembled to provide advice and guidance to the CDC and the Secretary of the

Department of Health and Human Services.


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Dr. Janie Heath was appointed dean and Warwick Professor of Nursing for the

UK College of Nursing on August 1, 2014.

Dr. Heath earned her Master of Science Degree, with a clinical nurse

specialist focus, from the University of Oklahoma and her post-master’s with

an acute-adult nurse practitioner focus from the University of South Carolina.

She completed her PhD in Nursing from George Mason University in Fairfax,

Va., in 2004.

She has more than 38 years of acute and critical care nursing experience

in various positions from staff to administration to advanced practice and

academia. She has been awarded more than $12 million for academic and/

or research initiatives, generated more than 150 publications and abstracts,

served on numerous regional and national task forces for tobacco control

and advanced practice nursing initiatives. Her primary research program of

study involves workforce development using the Rx for Change: Clinician-

Assisted Tobacco Cessation Curriculum to effectively intervene with tobaccodependent

populations in acute and primary care settings.

In addition, Dr. Heath served as a member of the board of directors for the American Association of Critical-Care

Nurses (AACN), served as the inaugural chair for the Beacons of Leadership Initiative in Pursuit of Healthy Work

Environments, a 30-hospital-wide collaborative in the Washington–Baltimore, Md., area for the Greater Washington

Area Chapter of AACN and founded the Nurses for Tobacco Control national coalition for nurse educators.


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Dr. Monica Kennison began her distinguished nursing career in 1977 and her

role as a professional nurse educator in 1980. Her career in nursing education

has included roles as the Chairperson of Health Sciences at West Liberty

University in West Liberty, WV; The Dean of Nursing at Community College

Allegheny County in Pittsburgh; and the Chairperson of the Department of

Nursing at Wheeling Jesuit University in Wheeling, WV

Dr. Kennison currently serves as the Chair of the BSN Program at Berea

College where, during her tenure, they have increased first time NCLEX-RN

pass rates to 90% in 2014 and 100% in 2015 and she has developed Nursing

Alumni-Student Mentorship Program and developed bylaws for the Nursing

Faculty Organization and a Nursing Faculty Handbook. Dr. Kennison has

been a leading speaker on the issue of incivility in nursing for over five years

and a speaker on a wide range of clinical and education topics since 1980.



Dr. Robert Slocum earned a Ph.D. from Marquette University in Religious

Studies in 1997 in systematic theology, as well as a D.Min. from the

University of the South, Sewanee, TN in 1992, an M.Div from Nashotah

House Seminary, Nashotah, WI (1986) (cum laude) and a J.D. (1977) and

B.A (1974) from Vanderbilt University. Dr. Slocum currently serves as

the Narrative Medicine Facilitator at the Markey Cancer Center of the

University of Kentucky.

Before arriving at the University of Kentucky in 2015, Dr. Slocum served

as the Dean of the School of Arts & Sciences at St. Catharine College and

the Interim Dean and Distinguished Lecturer at St. Catharine College prior

to that. His career in education spans over sixteen years and he has been an

ordained minister since 1986.

In his role at the Markey Cancer Center of the University of Kentucky,

Dr. Slocum teaches a host of Theology subjects, as well as Legal Issues,

topics in Narratives and Biomedical issues, to name a few. He has published

thirteen books, several articles, short stories, reviews, and even poetry.

Dr. Slocum also serves on the University of Kentucky Health Care Ethics



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Eva Stone serves as the Director Student Support Services, Lincoln County

Schools where she is responsible for the effective coordination, delivery,

evaluation and refinement of student support services throughout the school

district. She also ensures that all programs are in alignment with the outcomes

for student success as identified in the district vision and mission. Also in

her role as Director of Student Support Services, Eva oversees the district

School Health Program; School Counseling and Guidance Programs; Migrant

Program; Section 504 Services; Homebound Services; and Family Resource

and Youth Service Centers.

Eva was a leader in the organization of the statewide coalition formed to study

and develop strategy concerning the impact of school nurses and the need

for a nurse in every school. She is a founding member of the KNA chapter,

School Nurse In Every Kentucky School and is a leader in its efforts to

educate the public about the importance of having nurses in schools.


Dr. Kathy Hager has been a Family Nurse Practitioner since 1996 and a nurse

educator since 1973. She is currently an Associate Professor at Bellarmine

University in the DNP and FNP Programs where she teaches classes in

Health Care Policy, Pathophysiology, and Advanced Pharmacology. Dr.

Hager is also the Committee Chair to several DNP Candidates at Bellarmine


In addition to her role as Associate Professor at Bellarmine University, Dr.

Hager is a founding nurse and volunteer for Hospice of Shelby County (now

part of Hosparus), a diabetes educator, and an author and speaker on a wide

range of nursing issues affecting our community.

Most recently, Dr. Hager is a lead organizer and founder of the School Nurse

In Every Kentucky School chapter of the Kentucky Nurses Association and

its effort to put a nurse in every school in Kentucky. She is also the President-

Elect of the Kentucky Nurses Association and will assume the office of

President of the KNA in November 2016.


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Cathrine Weaver earned a BA in Psychology before earning her ADN,

BSN and MSN in Nursing. She is a Board Certified Holistic Nurse and a

HealthRYTHMS Facilitator.

Cathrine currently serves as the Integrative C.A.R.E. Services Coordinator

at Baptist Health Lexington where she is responsible for the implementation

and maintenance of the use of integrative health (complementary/alternative)

practices at Baptist Health Lexington for in-patients, outpatients, and

employees. Her role involves pilot studies, employee and patient education,

management of 25-30 Integrative C.A.R.E. volunteers who see patients

and employees for stress reduction services, direct services to patients and

employees for a variety of integrative health practices, and community

outreach services.




A graduate of Georgetown College and the University of Kentucky,

Kim’s nursing career spans twenty years. Currently, she serves as the

Administrative Director of Orthopedic Services at Baptist Health Lexington

where she is responsible for program development, clinical coordination,

system navigation and the patient experience in the delivery of cost effective

high quality orthopedic care. In this role, Kim works collaboratively with

physicians, hospital staff and the Vice President of Orthopedics to achieve

strategic program goals. Her focus is on utilizing skills in consultation,

education and clinical experience to achieve quality care and patient


Since she began her career, Kim has served on a multitude of committees

and in leadership capacities on a host of hospital committees and

collaboratives and she has been a presenter several times on topics related to

integrative patient care.


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Friday, November 4, 2016

Time: 11:40 AM-1:00 PM

Education & Research – Room TBA

Governmental Affairs – Room TBA

Professional Nursing Practice & Advocacy – Room TBA

Current and Newly Elected Officers Are Expected to Attend


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The Cutting Edge in Nursing:

Issues, Opportunities & Innovations


11:00 AM -1:00 PM Registration

1:00- 2:10 PM Every School Needs a Nurse (1-5)

Kathy Hager, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, CDE;

Teena Darnell, DNP, RN; Mary Burch, RN, ADN;

Eva Stone, MSN, APRN; Lois Davis, RN, MSN, MA

2:10-2:30 PM Introduction and Overview of EXPO KNA 2016

2:30-3:15 PM Medication Errors in the Institutional Setting and Emerging

Infections: Health Risks (6-9)

Andrea Flinchum, MPH, BSN, CIC; Herb Pettit, PharmD, BCPS

3:15 -4:00 PM Breakout Focus Groups - Medication Errors in the Institutional Setting

and Emerging Infections

Herb Pettit & Andrea Flinchum facilitate

4:00-4:30 PM Report from Focus Groups: 1) Therapy Missteps/Medication Errors and

2) Emerging Infections/Health Risks

4:30-4:45 PM Wrap-up

**Evaluations will be sent electronically to all attendees

5:30-7:00 PM Poster Session (Wine and Cheese Reception)

KNA Education and Research Cabinet

Total Possible KBN Contact Hours Day 1 = 3.8 Contact Hours, not including Poster Session (pending approval)

Total Possible KBN Contact Hours Poster Session = 1.8 Contact Hours (pending approval)


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The Cutting Edge in Nursing:

Issues, Opportunities and Innovations

FRIDAY NOV 4, 2016

7:30 – 8:45 AM Registration

8:00 - 9:00 AM KNA Business Meeting #1

9:00 -10:00 AM Session 1: Narrative Medicine: Encouraging Patient Resilience and

Hope (10-12)

Robert Slocum, PhD

10:00-10:30 AM Break

10:30-11:40 AM Session 2: Innovations in Delivery of Integrative Care:

Approaching Individuals with Intention (13-14)

Cathrine Weaver, MSN, RN, HN-BC; Kim Wilder, MSN, RN, ONC

11:40 -1:00 PM LUNCH

1:00-2:00 PM Session 3: The Cutting Edge in Civility (15-16)

Monica Kennison, EdD, MSN, RN, Chair, Nursing, Berea College

2:00-2:15 PM Break

2:15- 3:15 PM Session 4: Engage and Transform to Live Your Contribution: Resilient

Practices (17-21)

Janie Heath, PhD, APRN-BC, FAAN, Dean, College of Nursing,

University of Kentucky

3:15- 4:00 PM Wrap-up

**Evaluations will be sent electronically to all attendees

4:00-4:45 PM KNA Business Meeting #2

Total Possible KBN Contact Hours Day 2 = 5.0 Contact Hours (pending approval)


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OBJECTIVES (listed numerically in parentheses on agenda)

Day 1:

(1) Discuss student outcomes associated with school nurse presence.

(2) Explain various school nurse models, stakeholder support, funding strategies.

(3) Recognize methods by which school nurses promote children’s healthy behaviors, protect

from health hazards, prevent poor health outcomes, the spread of disease, and empower

students to manage chronic disease.

(4) Discuss innovative strategies for engaging community partners in school health.

(5) Discuss how school nurses can change population health and coordinate integrative services.

(6) Review evolution of medication errors in the public eye.

(7) Evaluate medication errors occurring in the institutional setting.

(8) Define multidrug resistant organisms and describe the evolution of antimicrobial resistance.

(9) Identify strategies to prevent further escalation.

Day 2:

(10) Describe basic principles and methods of Narrative Medicine.

(11) Apply basic principles and methods of Narrative Medicine in interactions with patients.

(12) Identify appropriate cases for referral to a Narrative Medicine facilitator.

(13) Define benefits of integrative health services.

(14) Identify stakeholders integral to development of an integrative health service.

(15) Develop data-driven recommendations for nurse educators to curb workplace bullying.

(16) Utilize a value-based approach to implement individual, group, and organizational

interventions to enhance civility in the workplace.

(17) Describe how a practice of mindfulness, compassion and connectedness can promote

empathic nursing leadership and workforce resilience.

(18) Discuss scientific underpinnings for promoting mindfulness to improve health outcomes.

(19) Identify strategies to integrate mindfulness and appreciative inquiry practices as nursing

educators and clinicians.

(20) Recognize the value of practicing mindfulness to reduce costs, prevent errors and promote

nursing excellence.

(21) Discuss the role of technology to integrate mindfulness practices among clinicians, educators,

patients, and families.


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November 3-4, 2016

Holiday Inn Louisville East

1325 S. Hurstbourne Parkway

REGISTER ONLINE AT: Louisville, Kentucky 40222

www.Kentucky-Nurses.org (502) 426-2600

Name______________________________________________________ Credentials ____________________________

Address _________________________________________________________________________________________

City _______________________________________________________ State ____________ Zip _________________

Home Phone ____________________ Work Phone ___________________ E-mail _______________________________

Employer _________________________________________ RN/LPN License # (For CE) __________________________

Student** q YES q NO School of Nursing ___________________________________________________________

KNA Member: Chapter. _____________________________________ ANA Member in Other State (Name) _____________

First KNA Convention as Member: q YES q NO q New KNA Member (1st Year) q New Graduate – Date _______________

Do you need any specific accommodations or assistance due to disability? If yes, please explain __________________________

Do you request vegetarian meals? ________ Are you interested in serving on the Events Planning Committee? _____________

(Required Yes or No)




Pre-Registration By: October 20, 2016

Late Registration Begins: October 21, 2016






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Daily Rate

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Daily Rate

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RATES APPLY ON 11/2/2016



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Daily Rate

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KNA Member $225.00 $150.00 $250.00 $160.00 $300.00 $200.00

KNA Special

Member (Retired)

$175.00 $130.00 $200.00 $130.00 $250.00 $180.00

Non-Member** $300.00* $275.00* $350.00* $290.00* $350.00* $300.00*

Student $35.00** $35.00**

Poster Presenters $70.00*** $70.00***

*Complete a membership form and return to KNA by October 1, 2016 and attend the convention as a new member at the

member rate.

**Student Rate is $35.00 per day. Student rate applies to anyone who is currently enrolled in a Nursing Program. Late fee

applies after November 1, 2016.

***Poster Presenters: Registration fees for Thursday of the convention is $70 and participants must register in advance.

Students register at student rate of $35.


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q Entire Convention $

q Thursday Only $

q Student Poster Presenter $

q Non-Student Poster


q Friday Only



Select Payment Type:

q Check (Make check Payable to: Kentucky Nurses Association)

q Visa q MasterCard q Discover

Account # ____________ - ____________ - ____________ - ____________

Expiration Date _____ ___/_ __________ CIV # ______________________

Name As It appears on Card ___________________________________________

Mail check or credit card information, completed Registration Form with CE

Sessions to: Kentucky Nurses Association, 305 Townepark Circle, Suite 100,

Louisville, Kentucky 40243

Fax Number: 502-245-2844

E-Mail: lisa@kentucky-nurses.org

REFUND POLICY: 50% of registration

fee is available for refund until October

8, 2016. No refunds after that date.


fees of $70 for Thursday of the

convention and participants must

register in advance. Students register at

student rate of $35.


Tribute on Friday, November 4, 8:00 AM-9:00 AM during the KNA Business Meeting #1

remembering nurses that have passed away since the KNA Summit October 2015. Please submit

names you wish to be remembered along with a photo that cannot be returned to you.

Name: ___________________________________________________________________

Name: ___________________________________________________________________

KBN Approval: These offerings for contact hours are provided by the Kentucky Nurses Association

(KNA), Kentucky Board of Nursing (KBN), #1-0001-018-XXX. The KNA is an approved provider of

continuing education in nursing by the KBN. KBN approval of an individual nursing continuing

education provider does not constitute endorsement of offering content.


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Attendees are responsible for making

their own hotel reservations


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General Information

Hotel Accommodations: Please make reservations directly with the hotel and NOT KNA.

Holiday Inn Hurstbourne Hotel phone number is: (502) 426-2600.

Block of rooms held for KNA until October 20 th , 2016. Room Rate is $119 +tax.

We suggest that you register as early as possible to guarantee a room.

Parking: Complimentary self-parking for the hotel guests is available.

Pre-registration: A pre-registration form for Convention activities and meal functions are

included in this book for your convenience. PLEASE return to KNA office by the pre-registration

deadline of October 20, 2016. All participants must check into the registration desk upon arrival at

The Holiday Inn Louisville East, 1325 South Hurstbourne Parkway, Louisville, Kentucky 40222.

Registration: Please pick up your registration packet at the Registration Desk before attending


As a thank you, KNA will be giving all registrants a copy of the book:

Professional Nursing in Kentucky.

Registration Hours: Thursday, November 3, 2016

Friday, November 4, 2016

11:00 AM-1:00PM

7:30 AM-8:45 AM

Continuing Education Sessions: To facilitate planning, please complete the registration form

completely. Also, be sure to include either the last 4 digits of your social security number or your

RN/LPN Licensure Number so you may be pre-registered at the CE Session (s) you indicate.

Please include a valid e-mail address. At the end of the program, we will send you an

evaluation email via Survey Monkey. Once you complete the on-line evaluation, the

KNA office will e-mail a CE certificate to the email provided. If you do not have an

email, you may complete evaluation on-site and a CE certificate will be mailed to the

address provided.

Room Changes: Room changes may be necessary! Any changes will be announced at the business

meeting and/or posted.

Breaks: We have several planned breaks. Some of these will be sponsored and recognition will be

given at the break and announced at meetings.


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Business Meeting


Business Meeting Agendas

Convention Rules

Parliamentary Procedures


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Friday, November 4, 2016



Nightingale Tribute:

Roll Call:

Declaration of Quorum:

Adoption of

Convention Rules:

President State of the

Association Address

Financial Report:

Report of Tellers:

Resolutions or Bylaws:

Teresa Huber, DNP, MSN, RN

KNA President

Jo Singleton, DNP, RN-BC

President of Kentucky Nurses Foundation

Beverly Rowland, MSN, RN, CNE

KNA Secretary

Beverly Rowland, MSN, RN, CNE

KNA Secretary

Beverly Rowland, MSN, RN, CNE

KNA Secretary

Teresa Huber, DNP, MSN, RN

Joe Middleton, MSN, APRN-FNP, CEN, CC/NRP

Sharon Mercer, MSN, RN

Michael Rager, DNP, PhD(c), MSN, FNP-BC, APRN, CNE

KNA Vice-President

1. Proposed change to Article X, Section 6 regarding the

Professional Nursing Practice and Advocacy Cabinet

Proposed bylaws change is introduced in Business Meeting 1

and voted upon in Business Meeting 2.

See the following page for proposed changes


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The following page contains a proposal submitted to the KNA Board of Directors by the

Professional Nursing Practice & Advocacy Cabinet. The Cabinet proposed new wording in an

effort to update its role and function in order to become more relevant to nursing and to

the work of the KNA.

The KNA Board of Directors submits these proposed changes and requests that the KNA

membership vote in support of the proposed bylaws amendment.


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SECTION 6. Education and Research Cabinet

a. Composition

The Education and Research Cabinet shall be composed of at

least seven members. There shall be one nurse administrator,

one continuing education nurse in a health agency or academic

setting, two nurse educators from the Board of Nursing

approved nursing education programs, two staff nurses, and

one nurse involved in nursing research. Ex-officio members

shall be the continuing education consultants employed by

KNA and the Kentucky Board of Nursing. The Education and

Research Cabinet shall submit names of KNA members to the

Board of Directors for appointment to the KNA Provider Unit,

whose functions are addressed in the Provider Unit Manual.



No Proposed changes to Section

8 Title, part a. Compositions or

to part b. Purposes.

b. Purposes

The purposes of the Education and Research Cabinet shall be to:

1) Stimulate and promote the professional development of nurses.

2) Advance the profession of nursing.

b. Functions

The functions of the Education and Research Cabinet shall be to:

1) Evaluate relevant educational developments and changes

in health care needs and practices for their implications for


2) Promote the dissemination of research in nursing practice,

nursing education, and nursing service to expand the

scientific base of nursing nursing knowledge

3) Disseminate information to nursing and the public about

the “Code of Ethics for Nurses with Interpretive Statements”

established by the ANA. Promote the use of the ANA Code of

Ethics for Nurses with Interpretative Statements 2015 in the

engagement of scholarly inquiry.

4) Act as a resource to the public regarding nursing research.

Educate the public about the scope of nursing practice and

the roles of nurses.

5) Promote the recruitment of students for careers in nursing.

6) Maintain a relationship with the Kentucky Association of

Nursing Students.

7) Inform the public about health care consumer rights and


8) Promote and provide continuing education programs that

support the continuing professional development of nurses.

9) Provide continuing education programs.

b. Functions

The functions of the Education and

Research Cabinet shall be to:

1) Promote the dissemination of

research nursing knowledge.

2) Promote the use of the ANA

Code of Ethics for Nurses with

Interpretative Statements in 2015

in the engagement of scholarly


3) Act as a resource to the public

regarding nursing research.

4) Promote and provide continuing

education programs that support

the professional development of



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Friday, November 4, 2016



Roll Call:

Declaration of Quorum:

Teresa Huber, DNP, MSN, RN

KNA President

Beverly Rowland, MSN, RN, CNE

KNA Secretary

Beverly Rowland, MSN, RN, CNE

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Discussion & Vote

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Teresa Huber, DNP, MSN, RN

KNA President

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1. Admission to ALL meetings of the Convention shall be granted ONLY to individuals who have

registered and have a Convention Badge.

2. All business meetings shall be closed to non-members (exception: nursing students,**

legal counsel, CPA and Parliamentarian). Other exceptions may be admitted with Executive

Committee approval.

3. All non-voting persons in attendance shall sit in a designated area.

4. To obtain the floor in business meetings: rise, move to a microphone, address the chair, give

your name and district.

5. Each member shall be limited to three (3) minutes to debate or discussion at a given time; the

time may be extended by unanimous consent of the voting body.

6. No member may speak twice until all who wish to speak have had the opportunity to do so.

7. All motions and amendments must be written and given to the Secretary prior to voting. The

maker of any motion that has financial implications for KNA must supply the membership with

an estimated cost of implementation, and include fiscal impact.

8. Taping of programs by individuals is not permitted.

9. Emergency resolutions shall be provided to the Resolutions Committee no later than 11:00

am, Thursday October 9, 2014. All Resolutions must be written and contain fiscal impact and

suggested implementation strategies. The submitting individual or group shall be identified.

10. Smoking is prohibited during Convention sessions.

11. All unpublished reports and supplement to reports shall be written and given to the Secretary

before presentation.

12. Cell phones must be on vibrate or silent during all CE meetings, programs, and convention


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Parliamentary Information

Robert’s Rules of Order, Newly Revised is the parliamentary authority that shall govern the

Summit Business Meeting. The President, as the presiding officer, rules on all matters relative to

parliamentary law and procedures. The Parliamentarian serves only in an advisory capacity to the

presiding officer and members.

Members’ participation in the business session is governed by the Standing Rules.

The motions that follow are defined in terms of action a member may desire to propose. Rules

governing these motions are listed in the table.

A main motion introduces a subject for consideration as is stated: “I move that…”

An amendment (primary) is a motion to modify the working of a motion. The motion to amend may

be made in one of the following forms, determined by the action desired: “I move to amend by…

. . . striking (word(s), phrase, paragraph).

. . . inserting (word(s), phrase, paragraph).

. . . striking and inserting (word(s), phrase, paragraph).

. . . adding (word(s), phrase, paragraph at the end of a motion).

. . . substituting (paragraph or entire text of a resolution or main motion and inserting

another that is germane).”

An amendment to an amendment is a motion to modify the wording of the proposed amendment

and is made as follows: “I move to amend the amendment by . . .” The same forms for making an

amendment are applicable for making a secondary amendment.

The motion to commit or refer is generally used to send a pending motion (also called “the

question”) to a small group of select persons – a committee, board, or cabinet, for example so that

the question may be studied and put in better condition for the assembly to consider. The motion is

stated: “I move to commit the question to . . . for further study.”

The motion to close debate (previous question), if seconded and approved by a two-thirds vote,

stops discussion and amendment on the pending question and is stated: “I move the previous


A division of the assembly may be called to any one member if the president’s decision on a voice

vote is in question. The member proceeds to the microphone and states: “I call for a division of the

house . . .” The President then takes a standing or roll call vote.

A division of the question may be called when a pending motion relates to a single subject that

contains several parts, each capable of standing as a complete proposition. The parts can be

separated and each considered and voted on as a proposition. The parts can be separated and each

considered and voted on as a distinct question. The motion is stated: “I move to divide the question

. . . as follows . . .”


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The motion to reconsider enables a majority of the assembly to bring back for further consideration

a motion that has already been voted. The purpose of reconsidering a vote is to permit correction of

hasty, ill-advised or erroneous action, to take into account added information or a situation that has

changed since the vote was taken.

Parliamentary inquiry is a question directed to the presiding officer to obtain information on

parliamentary law or the rules of the organization as relevant to the business at hand. A member

addresses the President and states: “I rise to a point of parliamentary inquiry.”

Point of information is a request directed to the President or through the President to another

officer or member, for information relevant to the business at hand. The request is not related

to parliamentary procedure. The member addresses the chair and states: “I rise to a point of


The motion to appeal the decision of the President is made at the time the President makes a

ruling. If it is made by a member, and seconded by another member, the question is taken from the

President and vested in the membership for a final decision. The motion is stated: “I move to appeal

the decision of the President.”

Before a member can make a motion or address the assembly on any question, it is necessary that

he or she obtain the floor through recognition by the presiding officer. The member must:

Rise and proceed to the microphone.

• Address the President by saying, “Madam/Mister President.”

• Await recognition.

• Give name and the district he or she is from.

• State immediately the reason he or she has risen.

Interrupt Speaker


Recognized by


Requires A



Main Motion No Yes Yes Yes Majority

Amendment No Yes Yes Yes Majority


Amendment to


No Yes Yes Yes Majority

Refer to Committee No Yes Yes Yes Majority

Limit Debate No Yes Yes No Two-thirds

Close Debate

(Previous Question)

No Yes Yes No Two-thirds

Divide the Question No Yes Yes No Majority

Division of Assembly Yes No No No

Demand of Single

Member Compels

Reconsider No Yes Yes Yes Majority

Point of Parliamentary


Yes Yes No No Chair Decides

Point of Information Yes Yes No No Chair Decides

Appeal Decision of Chair Yes (At time of ruling) No Yes Yes (Limited) Majority


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President Teresa Huber, DNP, MSN, RN, Maureen Keenan, KNA Executive Director and Presidentelect

Kathy Hager DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, CDE attended the Membership Assembly, June 24 and June

25, 2016, in Washington, D.C. Many current issues facing our country were addressed including

nursing advocacy for sexual minority and gender-diverse populations, strengthening the future of

the profession, and safeguarding the public.

President Pam Cipriano, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN addressed five priorities for ANA:

1. Expand inclusion of RNs in health-care related decision making

2. Focus on recent grads

3. Address workforce planning

4. Partner with consumer and patient-advocacy groups

5. Give priority to quality, safety and technology

“We have made strides, but the view of nursing is still outdated,” Dr. Cipriano said. “There are

still those who don’t know who we are or what we do.” She spoke of leveraging the power of the

nation’s 3.6 million nurses, who present “the greatest value on health care teams.” She told MA

representatives, “You are the leaders who can change the world.”

Dr. Cipriano again referred to the tragic event in Orlando and noted that the ANA Board of

Directors will be bringing a declaration addressing gun violence to MA representatives for their


Attendees participated in an interactive keynote, “Patients and Families as Co-Creators of Safety;”

and a dialogue forum, “Dealing with Substance Abuse in Nursing,” as well as other association

business. There were also short reports of the subsidiaries of ANA Enterprise: ANA, ANF, ANCC,

and the American Academy of Nursing. Bylaws were discussed, in particular with the Value

Pricing Pilot, and Dues Escalators. The treasurers’ report was given, as well as a report by Dr.

Marla Weston, CEO, and Dr. Debbie Hatmaker, Executive Director. The National Student Nurses

Association (NSNA) president delivered the NSNA report. In addition, ANA offered support in

encouraging the CDC to conduct research on gun violence, and support and recognition of the

Florida nurses who cared for those in the Orlando crisis.

Before the Membership Assembly came to a close, representatives took action on measures aimed

at improving care to sexual minority and gender-diverse populations, partnering to develop model

programs for nurses with substance use disorders, and addressing gun violence. Eligible Assembly

representatives also re-elected Pamela F. Cipriano, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, as ANA president, as

well as elected nurses into other ANA board and committee positions.

Respectfully submitted,

Dr. Kathy Hager, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, CDE

President-elect KNA


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KNA Chapters

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Liz Sturgeon, PhD, RN, CNE (2014-2016), Chairperson

Judy L. Ponder, DNP, MSN, RN (2014-2016), Nurse Planning CE

Dinah Meister, RN (2014-2016)

Marcia Hobbs, DSN, RN (2015-2017)

Cathern S. Velasquez, DNP, RN, CPHM (2014-2016)

Jacquelyn Reid, MSN, RN, EdD, NE, BC (2015-2017)

Kim M. Bourne, BSN, RN, SANE, CEN (2015-2017)

Summer R. Cross, PhD, APRN, FNP-BC, RN (2015-2017)


Shawn Nordheim, Ed.D., CCRN, CNE (2015-2017), Chairperson

Tracy Hall, RN (2014-2016)

Anne Sahingoz, MSN, RN (2015-2017)

Lorraine Bormann, RN (2014-2016)

Ellen J. Hahn, PhD, RN, FAAN (2014-2016)

Jennifer Miller, MSN, RN (2015-2017)

Carla Hamilton, MSN, RN, NE-BC (2015-2017)

Jessica A. Sheller, BSN, RN (BOD elected 2016)



Karen Blythe, MSN, RN, NE-BC (2015-2017), Chairperson

Loretta Elder, MSN, RN, CAPA, CNE (2015-2017)

Janice Elder, MSN, RN, CNOR (2014-2016)

Jennifer Waterbury, BSN, RN (2015-2017)

Betty Kuiper, APRN (2015-2017)

David Logsdon, MSN, NEA, BC (2014-2016)

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Every School Needs a Nurse, Every Day

The Nurse in every Kentucky school workgroup met on May 31st in Lexington. Several items were

discussed including:

• setting a standard meeting date/time

• efforts to connect with parents and other groups so they can be mobilized as a process to

communicate with legislators is developed

• completion of written materials to distribute, including endorsement from major players (NASN,

Kentucky Pediatric Society, KNA, Kentucky Youth Advocates (KYA), Foundation for Healthy KY?)

• design and development of t-shirts to support the workgroup message and

• development of a written strategic plan

• establishment of bi-partisan support for nurses in every school

Senator Reggie Thomas then came to the meeting to talk with the group. His plan was to contact

Education commissioner Stephen Pruitt to request school nurse presence on the Department of

Education taskforce which will be assisting with the development of a new accountability (state

testing) model for the state. Following the meeting Senator Thomas contacted Carol Komara to say

that he had spoken with Mr. Pruitt. Pruitt noted that he has spoken to so many school nurses at the

Town Hall meetings that it only makes sense to have a nurse in every school. He hopes to put this

task force together by the end of July. We hope that this committee will help look into meaningful

ways to move this initiative forward.

On other action items:

• The campaign committee met to design and develop a plan for making t-shirts available with

the workgroup message. A design has been chosen and shirts should be available starting mid-

July, for disbursement at the KSNA meeting as well as other venues.

• The strategic planning committee met to develop a draft which will be forwarded to the

executive committee for feedback.

• A survey is being designed to determine what will work best for the workgroup on meeting


And finally, an article appeared in the Bowling Green Daily News on Sunday, June 12 discussing

some of the issues around school health in Western KY. Mention of Dr. Teena Darnell’s research as

well as the work of this KNA workgroup was included in the article which can be found at: http://


The workgroup plans to meet next in July.


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KNA Heartland Chapter

Heartland Chapter meets quarterly in locations around Central Kentucky. This past year we’ve met

at libraries, restaurants, and hospitals and are willing to schedule meetings wherever members

prefer. We have been exploring ways to increase attendance at meetings through technology as well

as assuring we are providing education or meal options as members suggest. We have provided

CE offerings and speakers, including State Representative David Floyd and President-Elect Kathy

Hager, at our meetings.

Several members are currently serving in State elected positions, and others are running for the

upcoming election. This has been a great help in keeping our chapter connected and updated to KNA

State activities. Due to changes in banking fees and requirements, our chapter’s bank accounts may

be at risk. KNA and our chapter are looking for options to assure the funds are not slowly depleted by

bank charges and fees yet are still readily available to the chapter.

Our chapter now has a Facebook page, email address, and website thanks to the efforts of Anne

Sahingoz. We are also working with KNA to develop an easily accessible on line member survey

that will provide both the State and the Chapters information on how the association can improve

its service to them. Many members find it difficult to attend meetings and stay updated and we are

hoping to improve our connection through these communication tools.

• President - Kathleen Ferriell

• Vice President/President Elect - Janice Elder

• Secretary - Bernie Sutherland

• Treasurer - Susan Nasmith

• Secretary Elect - Anne Sahingoz

KNA Nightingale Chapter

In November 2016, the Nightingale Chapter will be three years old. The Chapter had met quarterly

the past year at various restaurants throughout the various counties of the district, now chapter.

Currently, the Chapter has 74 members.

A scholarship was given to a graduating nursing student who resides within the district or is

employed as an RN within the counties of the former district. The scholarship includes funds to pay

for the first year of membership in the Kentucky Nurses Association

Efforts have been made to encourage members of the chapter to attend meetings. The chapter is in

the process of reorganizing, reviewing its objectives and seeking a new chair.

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Northeastern Chapter Report

Our Chapter was formed in 2014. The previous officers had been in place 2 years, therefore the

Chapter held a reelection of the Executive Council. I have enjoyed serving as Chapter President for

the past 2 years. Furthermore, I am very proud our Chapter has taken initiative and has shown

devotion to advance the health of the communities we serve.

Since the formation of the Northeastern Chapter community efforts include: “Coats for Kids”

coat drive; support for the “Adopt a Family” program; “Stuff the Turkey” food drive; support for

“Operation Christmas Child” boxes; Basic Life Support (BLS), stroke, and women’s cardiac health

education in the community. Thank you very much for this opportunity and everything KNA does

for our nurses!

The newly elected Executive Council includes:

• Christa Thompson - President

• Shelly Brown - President Elect

• Michelle Rayburn - Secretary

• Phelan Bailey - Treasurer

Northern KY Chapter

The Northern KY Chapter has completed the Substance Use Disorder education. This education

was presented at the “Surviving Your First Year” event held in Bowling Green in April by

Carla Hamilton. Portions of this education have been modified/presented to the St. Elizabeth

HealthCare’s Journal Club and at St. Mary’s Church in Alexandria. Substance Use continues to

rise and education is valuable related to this terrible disease. The Chapter looks forward to new

opportunities and membership.


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KNA REACH Chapter Report

The KNA REACH Chapter continues to support KNA’s mission and encourages research, education,

advocacy, caring and healing in our local area. The chapter met on four occasions to provide

training, networking and continuing education to members and local students. Presentations for

our chapter this year included the following:

On September 22 nd , 2015 Matt Travis from KSP/Warren Co. Drug Taskforce presented a

one hour CE on “Street Drugs: Recognizing Signs and


On November 3 rd , 2015

On February 16 th, 2016

On April 19 th , 2016

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Chapter members collected items for non-profit organizations at meetings. Donations were made

to Barren River Area Safe Space, Toys for Tots and other local agencies. Chapter members also

sold CPR pens to raise funds for the chapter and worked on developing a membership scholarship

for new graduates. The KNA REACH Chapter will hold meetings in September/November 2016

and February/April 2017. Local nurses and students are invited to attend meetings. If interested

in attending, please contact Kim Bourne (kim.bourne@wku.edu) or Dawn Garrett Wright (dawn.


KNA REACH Chapter Board for 2016-2018:

• Chairperson - Kim Bourne

• Treasurer - Carol Evans

• Secretary - Dawn Garrett Wright


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The River City Chapter hosted a continuing education event related to Human Trafficking on

August 1 st . The program focused on empowering nurses to help victims of human trafficking by

recognizing symptoms of a trafficked individual and how to care for such individuals. One woman

who was rescued from human trafficking spoke of her recovery. Guest speakers included Rabbi Dr.

Nadia Siritsky, MSSW, BCC, Director, Human Trafficking, Alliance; Rhonda Lynn Corbett, MSN,

APRN, FNP-BC; Marissa Castellanos, MSSW. It was well attended.

The chapter has met several times this year for brain storming about possible activities and

community projects. Membership is encouraged to be involved in a volunteer project, not only for

self-development but to put a face on KNA in the community.

The chapter continues to seek new leadership after the resignation of president Charolette Rock and

treasurer Paulette Adams. They continue to be involved in chapter activities but both want to step

out of leadership roles due to other commitments.

KNA West Kentucky Chapter

The West Kentucky Chapter of the Kentucky Nurses Association (KNA) supported activities

to promote nursing in the western Kentucky area. We sponsored the Baptist Health Paducah

Research Forum, with chapter members presenting in the forum. We also financially sponsored a

Murray State University nursing student to enable her to attend a Sigma Theta Tau International

meeting to receive the Rising Star Award for her scholarly work. Our goals were to promote

nursing and professional nursing activities in our community. I believe we were able to do that this


Respectfully Submitted,

Nancy Armstrong, Chairperson, West Kentucky Chapter, Kentucky Nurses Association

Current Officers:

Nancy Armstrong, Chairperson

Dr. Marcia Hobbs, Secretary

Dr. Katy Garth, Treasurer


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June 28, 2016

Members Present: Jo Singleton, Debra Rayman, JoAnne Wever, Sharon Mercer, Nathan Goldman

(KBN), Linda Thomas, Teresa Huber (KNA President), Maureen Keenan (Executive Director),

Guest Present: Kathy Hager, KNA President-Elect

Presiding: Jo Singleton, KNF President

Recording: Maureen Keenan, Executive Director

I. The need to re-assemble the KNF Board of Trustees

a. Jo agreed to assume the role of President

b. Debra agreed to assume the role of Vice President

c. Linda agreed to be Secretary

d. Jo will pursue an RN/CPA connection that she has who recently became a KNA member

to see if she would be interested in joining the KNF Board and functioning as Treasurer

e. At Large Members will be Sharon, JoAnne, and possibly Janet Collins, depending on the

determination of the appropriate number of RNs for the Board

f. Nathan functions and the KBN rep and questioned why there is a KBN rep and whether

that is necessary. That question was left unresolved.

II. Review of KNF Bylaws and Articles of Incorporation

a. The group reviewed KNF Bylaws and Articles of Incorporation to determine whether

the content of both were appropriate or whether one or both needed to be updated and

modernized to reflect the direction of the KNF presently.

b. To assist with evaluating the KNF documents, the group reviewed the American Nurses

Foundation bylaws for guidance and determined that it would be helpful to see the

bylaws and structure of other states’ foundations

c. Nathan proposed, and the group adopted by consensus, the plan to assign each member

the task of reviewing and reporting back on the foundation structure of other states

as assigned and thereafter to appoint a group/committee to draft a re-write of bylaws

and amendments to the Articles of Incorporation.

d. Discussion took place related to the wisdom of the ANF/ANA structure that makes the

ANA Board of Directors the voting members of the ANF while the ANF Board of

Trustees manages the ANF. The consensus of the group was that building a closer


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relationship between the KNA and the KNF with more integration is desirable.

e. Maureen confirmed with the Kentucky Secretary of State’s office that making

amendments to the Articles of Incorporation or to the Bylaws thereafter is a fairly

simple and very inexpensive process.

f. The question was raised regarding how many RNs the KNF Board should seat currently

and whether Joe Middleton’s name should remain on the ballot. That was not resolved

III. Next Steps

a. Maureen and Jo will pursue a conference call with the ANF Executive Director

b. Maureen will connect with TN, GA & AL to try to secure Foundation information from

those states that she will then send to Sharon (GA,AL) and Linda (TN)

c. Jo will follow up with Mary Romelfanger to see whether Mary has any records that will

advise bylaws activity or other strategic planning in recent years

d. Deb will follow up with Jane Younger to see what records Jane may have that are of use

to the Board.

e. Linda will research Foundation structure in TN, IN and VA

f. Sharon will research Foundation structure in GA, MS and AL

g. Everyone was asked to determine the following about the states they research: What

is the structure of the Foundation Board (are they trustees or directors), what is the

foundation relationship with the association, and what is the makeup of the board in

terms of RNs, lay people, etc.

IV. Next Meeting

The next meeting will be on Tuesday, August 9, 2016 from 10am EDT to 3pm EDT at the

KNA office.



The Kentucky Association of Nursing Students is a pre-professional organization for pre-nursing

and nursing students enrolled in Kentucky accredited diploma, associate, and baccalaureate

degree programs. KANS is a constituent member of the National Student Nurses Association

(NSNA). www.nsnamembership.org.


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Since taking office in October 2015, the KANS State Board has been working on planning the

2016 KANS Conference. This year’s conference will be held September 31 – October 2 at the

Crowne Plaza in Louisville, Kentucky. Some of the topics being planned for the Conference include:

• Keynote speaker – Kelley Johnson

• Panel of professional nursing leaders from KBN, KLN, KNA

• iCAN Pharmacology

• Opportunities in Nursing – “The Sky’s the Limit”

• AIR EVAC and Kosair Children’s Hospital Ground Transport Team

• Correctional Nursing Breakout Session

• Mini NCLEX Review Sessions

• Resume Writing, Interviewing and Career Assistance

• Exposition Session with Key Employers and Educational Partners

KANS hopes educational partners from across the state as well as employers and community

groups will attend and support this year’s conference. The Conference is focused on “The Sky’s

the Limit” as our opportunities are endless in the nursing profession. To learn more about the

conference agenda, please visit our site at www.ourkans.org.

2015 – 2016 KANS State Board Members


President Jennifer MacNinch Jennifer.h.hodgson@gmail.com

1st Vice-President Christy Fogle Cfogle0007@kctcs.edu

2nd Vice-President John Martorelli jmartorelli0001@kctcs.edu

Secretary Ryne Wilson Ryne.wilson728@topper.wku.edu

Treasurer Hanna Fox Hfox0016@kctcs.edu

Northern Region Jessica Kendall Jkendall0020@kctcs.edu

Eastern Region Ashley Gulley Ashley40_2006@hotmail.com

Central Region Nicolas Beverly Nrbevel6@students.campbellsville.edu

Western Region


Breakthrough to Nursing Ray Xia

Legislative Tina McNay teenuz@yahoo.com

Promotions Rosie Ellison Rosemary.ellison@lmunet.edu

Communications Preston Gothard James.gothard903@topper.wku.edu

Elected Consultant Pat Walston, APRN, MSN, RN Pwalston0001@kctcs.edu

KNA Consultant Christy Ralston, BSN , RN, CCMC Christian.ralston@nortonhealthcare.org

KLN Consultant Teresa Villaran, APRN, MSN, RN teresav@me.com


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July 2015- June 2016

Board Member City Term Expires

Gail Wise, RN, President Mayslick 6/16

Jimmy Isenberg, RN, Vice President Glasgow 6/18

Christe Coe, APRN, Secretary Louisville 6/18

Sonia Rudolph, APRN, Financial Officer Louisville 6/16

Sally Baxter, RN Maysville 6/17

Mary Bennett, APRN Bowling Green 6/17

Dina Byers, APRN Hardin 6/16

Michelle Dunn, Citizen-at-Large Prospect 6/19

Kelly Jenkins, RN Waverly 6/19

Lucy McDowell, LPN Louisville 6/19

John Nordgauer, LPN Louisville 6/16

Lewis Perkins, APRN Louisville 6/19

Anita Simmons, Citizen-at-Large Hopkinsville 6/17

Patricia Spurr, RN Louisville 6/18

Natalie Tate, LPN Paducah 6/18

Anne Veno, RN Crestwood 6/17

Officers for the 2016 – 2017 year are as follows:

PRESIDENT – Jimmy Isenberg, RN


SECRETARY – Natalie Tate, LPN

FINANCIAL OFFICER – Anita Simmons, Citizen-at-Large



There were no changes to KRS Chapter 314 in 2016. One bill passed that affected APRNs: SB

114. It amends six different statutes to give APRNs the authority to fulfill certain functions:

1. KRS 15.382 – allows an APRN to conduct a medical examination of certain law enforcement

officers for certification;

2. KRS 72.465 – allows a coroner to rely on an APRN’s knowledge of the cause of death of a

person, if it is under natural circumstances, and may authorize the APRN to sign the death


3. KRS 186.411 – allows an APRN to certify that a person with a seizure condition may obtain

a driver’s license;

4. KRS 189.125 – allows an APRN to issue a written statement concerning a person who the

APRN has determined is unable, for medical or physical reasons, to wear a seat belt;

5. KRS 213.076 – allows an APRN to sign a certificate of death or provisional certificate of

death and provides certain responsibilities of the APRN in those cases; and


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6. KRS 387.540 – includes an APRN as one of the three individuals needed on a report that must

be filed concerning a petition for a determination of partial disability or disability and the

appointment of a guardian.

In 2016, KBN promulgated significant changes to the administrative regulations governing

prelicensure programs of nursing, 201 KAR 20:260-360. Those changes include new provisions for

programs with multiple campuses, what happens when a program suspends enrollment, and the

use of simulation for clinical experience. There will no longer be different levels of approval status

for programs once they are established. They will either be approved or not. The first time NCLEX

pass rate will no longer be used as a standard, but will be one of several benchmarks that will be

monitored. The other benchmarks include faculty turnover rate, program administrator turnover

rate, graduation rate, and faculty and student grievances filed. Changes in the benchmarks could

trigger a site visit.

Also in 2016, 201 KAR 20:057 on APRN standards for prescribing was amended to clarify House Bill

1 changes. Finally, a new administrative regulation on telehealth, 201 KAR 20:520, was created.

Among other things, this regulation makes clear that a nurse must be licensed in Kentucky if they

are interacting with a patient/client in Kentucky.



• Approved republication of:

◊ AOS #1, Role of the Registered Nurse/Licensed Practical Nurse in Spinal Screening for

Detection of Common Abnormal Curvatures of the Spine,

◊ AOS #2, Scope of Nursing Practice in Gynecological Cancer Detection,

◊ AOS #6, The Performance of Arterial Puncture by Registered Nurses, and

◊ AOS #7, Roles of Nurses in Superficial Wound Closure

• Issued new and/or rescinded practice advisory opinions regarding the scope of practice as follows:

◊ Roles of Nurses in the recommendation and administration of over the counter (OTC)


◊ Rescinded the 2009 Advisory Opinion regarding the Scope of Registered Nursing Practice in

the performance of Medical Screening Exams Under EMTALA.

◊ Issued an Advisory Opinion that it is within the Scope of Registered Nursing practice for an RN

to perform a Medical Screening Exam (MSE) as required by the Emergency Medical Treatment

and Labor Act (EMTALA).

◊ Rescinded the 2003 advisory opinion related to the scope of practice of the registered nurse in

therapeutic phlebotomy.

◊ Issued a new advisory opinion related to the registered nursing practice in the performance of

therapeutic phlebotomy.

• Approved revisions to the following Advisory Opinion Statements:

◊ #4, “Roles of Nurses in the Administration of Medications Via Intraspinal Routes”

◊ #8, “Role of the Registered Nurse First Assistant”

◊ #9, “The Performance of Wound Debridement by Nurses”

◊ #10, “Roles of Nurses in the Care of Prenatal and Intrapartum Patients”

◊ #14, “Roles of Nurses in the Implementation of Patient Care Orders”


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◊ #18, “Employment of Nursing Students as Nursing Personnel Using Either an Academic or

Nurse Extern Service Model”

◊ #20, “Roles of Nurses in Invasive Cardiac Procedures”

◊ #22, “Roles of Nurses Who Provide “Private Duty” Nursing”

◊ #23, “The Application and Removal of a Cast by Nurses and Closed Reduction of a Fracture by


◊ #26, “Roles of Nurses in the Delivery of Prehospital Emergency Medical Care Via Ambulance


◊ # 32, “Administration of Medications for Procedural Sedation and Analgesia by Nurses”

◊ #39, “Scope of Registered Nursing Practice in the Deactivation of Internal Defibrillator”

◊ Issued an interpretive statement regarding licensure requirements for telehealth nursing care

occurring in the location of the patient in Kentucky.

◊ Reaffirmed the 2006 Advisory Opinion regarding False Labor.

◊ Rescinded the 2009 Advisory Opinion regarding the Scope of Registered Nursing Practice

in the performance of Medical Screening Exams Under EMTALA.

◊ Approved that it is within the Scope of Registered Nursing practice for an RN to perform a

Medical Screening Exam as required by the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act.

◊ Established a work group to consider revisions to 201 KAR 20:490, LPN IV Therapy Scope of


◊ Revised Administrative Regulation 201 KAR 20:411 – Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Program

Standards and Credential Requirements.

◊ Promulgated a new Administrative Regulation 201 KAR 20:520 – Telehealth.


• Approved the revision of the document entitled “Defining Same or Similar Specialty for the

APRN in Choosing a Collaborating Physician”.

• Issued an Advisory Opinion regarding the APRN Scope of Practice in the Utilization of

Fluoroscopy for the Performance of Fluoroscopic-Guided procedures.

• Issued an Advisory Opinion regarding the Scope of Practice in the Use of Acupuncture by

APRN’s as an Intervention for Migraine Headaches in the Pediatric Population.

• Issued an Advisory Opinion regarding the Scope of practice in the Use of Dry Needling by

APRN’s for Myofascial Trigger Points.


Summary of Number of Kentucky DNP, APRN, & Prelicensure RN, PN Programs of Nursing






Licensure Examination (NCLEX) 2015 Pass Rate Profiles

Programs of Practical Nursing

Eighty-eight percent (88%) of the Programs of Practical Nursing with testers in 2015 met the

required 85% Pass Rate for First-Time NCLEX-PN Writers.

Associate Degree Nursing Programs

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met the required 85% Pass Rate for First-time NCLEX-RN Writers.

Baccalaureate Degree Nursing Programs

Ninety-four percent (94%) of the Baccalaureate Degree Programs of Nursing with testers in

2015 met the required 85% Pass Rate for First-time NCLEX-RN Writers.

Summary 2015 NCLEX Pass Rates

Passing Testing Kentucky Pass Rate



National Pass Rate


BSN 958 1023 93.64% 87.49%

ADN 1535 1749 87.76% 82.00%

PN 483 550 87.81% 81.89%

KBN Activities

• Letters of intent

◊ Approved the Letter of Intent from Northern Kentucky University, Florence, for the Post-

Baccalaureate to Doctor of Nursing Practice Anesthesia program.

◊ Approved the Letter of Intent from Galen College, Louisville, for a Prelicensure

Baccalaureate Degree Nursing progam.

• Proposals for MSN/APRN, Program of Nursing

◊ University of the Cumberlands, Williamsburg, was granted Developmental Approval

status for the establishment of a MSN/APRN, Family Nurse Practitioner program.

◊ Morehead State University, Morehead, was granted Developmental Approval status for the

establishment of a MSN/APRN Family Nurse Practitioner program.

• Proposals for BSN, Program of Nursing

◊ Kentucky State University, Frankfort, was granted Developmental Approval status for the

establishment of a traditional Baccalaureate Prelicensure Nursing program.

◊ Galen College, Louisville, was granted Developmental Approval status for the

establishment of a traditional Baccalaureate Prelicensure Nursing program.

• Proposal for BSN-DNP,APRN, CRNA Program of Nursing

◊ Northern Kentucky University, College of Health Professions, Advanced Nursing

Studies, Highland Heights, was granted Developmental Approval status for the

establishment of BSN-DNP, APRN, CRNA Nursing programs.

• Request to Increase Enrollment

◊ The Board approved the enrollment increase for the Big Sandy Community & Technical

College PN-ADN Bridge Option, Prestonsburg.

◊ The Board approved the enrollment increase for the Morehead State University BSN

Program, Morehead.

• Responses/Reports: Factor Analysis Reports

◊ The Board approved the Factor Analysis reports as submitted by the following Programs

of Nursing addressing factors leading to the less than 85% pass rate for two or more

years, from the

‣ Ashland C&TC - PN Program, Ashland

‣ Beckfield College - ADN Program, Florence

‣ Big Sandy C&TC - ADN Program, Prestonsburg

‣ Daymar College - ADN Program, Owensboro

‣ Hazard C&TC - ADN Program, Hazard

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‣ ITT Breckenridge School of Nursing - ADN Program, Louisville

‣ Jefferson C&TC – ADN Program, Louisville

‣ Kentucky Christian University - BSN Program, Grayson

‣ Lindsey Wilson College - BSN Program, Columbia

‣ Morehead State University - ADN Program, Morehead and Mt. Sterling

‣ St. Catharine College - ADN Program, St. Catharine

• Program of Nursing Survey Visit Reports

◊ The Board approved the reports and requirements to be met for the site visits

conducted by staff in compliance with 201 KAR 20:260-360:

‣ Ashland Community and Technical College, ADN Program, Ashland

‣ Beckfield

‣ College, ADN Program, Florence

‣ Daymar College, ADN Program, Owensboro

‣ ITT Technical Institute, ADN Program, Lexington

‣ Jefferson Community & Technical College, PN Program, Louisville

‣ Kentucky Christian University, BSN Program, Grayson

‣ Maysville Community and Technical College, ADN Program, Cynthiana

‣ Morehead State University, ADN Program, Morehead

‣ St. Catharine College, ADN Program, St. Catharine

◦ Eight (8) Year Site Visit:

‣ Owensboro Community & Technical College, ADN Program, Owensboro

◦ Four (4) Year Site Visit:

‣ Hazard Community & Technical College, ADN Program, Hazard

◦ Two (2) Year Site Visit:

‣ Lindsey Wilson College, BSN Program, Columbia

‣ ITT Technical Institute, ADN Program, Louisville

• Prelicensure Program of Nursing Annual Approval Status

◊ The Board designated the approval status for each of the programs of nursing across

the Commonwealth based on compliance with standards of 201 KAR 20:260 – 20:360:

◦ Sixty-five (65) programs were on Full Approval Status.

◦ Sixteen (16) programs were on Monitoring Approval Status.

◦ Two (2) programs were on Conditional Approval Status.

◦ One (1) program was on Initial Approval Status.

◦ One (1) nursing program, St. Catharine College, ADN Nursing Program,

St. Catharine, was closed.

• DNP/APRN, and MSN/APRN Programs of Nursing Annual Approval Status

◊ The Board designated the approval status for each of the programs of nursing across

the Commonwealth based on compliance with the following standards:

DNP/APRN Nursing Programs: 201 KAR 20:061 & 201 KAR 20:062 MSN/APRN Nursing

Programs: 201 KAR 20:062

◦ One (1) DNP/APRN program was on Initial Approval Status.

◦ Five (5) DNP/APRN programs were on Full Approval Status.

◦ Two (2) DNP/APRN programs were granted Developmental Approval Status.

◦ Nine (9) MSN/APRN programs were on Full Approval Status.

◦ Three (3) MSN/APRN programs were on Developmental Approval Status.


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• Program of Nursing Annual Reports and Education Programs (cont.)

◊ Held four (4) PN-RN Education Regulations Faculty Essentials programs during the year

to educate program administrators and nursing faculty on the education administrative

regulations and operations of the Board of Nursing.

◊ Held three (3) APRN Education Regulations Faculty Essentials programs in fiscal year 2016.


◊ Approved the funding of 174 NISF awards (52 continuation and 122 new awards, respectively).


◊ Approved the Agreed Order Audit Report.

◊ Approved the revisions to the Consumer Protection Committee Scope and Functions.

◊ Approved the revisions to the Kentucky Alternative Recovery Effort (KARE) for Nurses

Program Agreements.

◊ Approved the revisions to the Administrative Regulation 201 KAR 20:162. Procedures for

Disciplinary Hearings pursuant to KRS 314.091.

◊ Approved the revisions to the Guidelines for Review of Criminal Convictions and

Disciplinary Actions from Other Jurisdictions.

◊ Approved the revisions to the brochure “Mandatory Reporting of Criminal Convictions”.

◊ Approved the revisions to the Guidelines Reinstatement of a Denied

Reinstatement/Suspended/Voluntarily Surrendered License.

◊ Approved the revisions to the Reinstatement Process – Administrative Hearing vs. Agreed

Order (following Suspension/Denied Reinstatement/Voluntary Surrender)

◊ Reviewed KAR 20:450 with no changes.

◊ Reviewed results of a survey of pre-licensure nursing programs regarding education about

alcohol and substance abuse.


The referral sources for admission to the KARE for Nurses Program include; nursing employers;

treatment programs; other states’ alternative to discipline programs; nurses requesting

participation, and the Board’s Investigation and Discipline Section.

Current KARE Participants 224

• Admitted for monitoring after Substance Use Disorder treatment 50

◊ Applicant 1

◊ Registered Nurses 43

◊ Licensed Practical Nurses 2

◊ Advanced Practice Registered Nurses 4

• Participants that successfully completed the program 21

• Participants terminated from the program for non-compliance 13

• Participants that resigned and voluntarily surrendered their license 20

• Participants that successfully completed probation 17


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• Participants on limitation/probation via an Agreed Order or Decision. 104

• Participants with Reprimands on their licenses

(some participating in the drug screening program) 46

Disciplinary Action

• New Disciplinary Complaints, Requests for Reinstatement, and Requests for Voluntary Surrender

of a License 1895

Licensure applicants with a conviction or disciplinary

action in another state. 492

• Cases resolved during FY 2014-2015 1961

(including those that were filed away without action)

◊ Cases resolved by admission to the KARE Program 52


Licensure/Registration Statistics as of June 30, 2016

RN active licensure status 68710

RN retired licensure status 235

LPN active licensure status 14779

LPN retired licensure status 50

APRN current registrations

Anesthetists 1356

Midwives 120

Practitioners 5059

Clinical Specialists 177


Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners 248

Kentucky Dialysis Technicians 481

Out-of-State Dialysis Technician 57

Dialysis Active Technician Credentials 538



TOTAL 68710 14779 6712 248


Examination Endorsement Reinstatement TOTAL

RNs 2750 1866 899 5515

LPNs 537 278 333 1148

TOTAL 3287 2144 1232 6663




Renewed 56686 13456 5592 228

Lapsed 8.2% 9.1% 1.2% .9%

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Examination Endorsement Reinstatement TOTAL

RNs 6 14 0 20



Initial – (A1) Endorsement Reinstatement TOTAL


– (A5) – (A-3)

Nurse Anesthetists 104 26 16 146

Nurse Midwives 6 6 3 15

Nurse Practitioners 669 105 70 844

Clinical Nurse 6 3 1 10


TOTAL 785 140 90 1015









Clinical Nurse



Anesthetists 1356 1356

Midwives 120 120

Adult 421 52 473

Family 3671 1 3672

Pediatric 183 2 85

Women’s Health 204 0 204

Gerontology 24 5 29

Adult Psych Mental Health 74 62 136

Child/Adol Psych Mental Health 3 18 21

Neonatal 60 1 75

Acute Care 251 14 74

Family Psych Mental Health 133 0 133

Oncology 1 6 257

Med/Surg 0 10 10

Community Health 0 3 3

Critical Care 0 2 2

Adult Gerontology 34 1 35

TOTAL 5059 177 6712


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Initial Reinstatement TOTAL

20 2 22




RN 118 22 140

LPN 7 2 9

APRN 30 7 37

Total 155 31 186



Nurse Practitioners 994

Clinical Specialists 17

Nurse Anesthetists 0

Midwives 7

Submitted by: Gail Wise, RN, President 2015-16, and

Paula S. Schenk, RN, MPH, Executive Director

July, 2016 dnt


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Chapter Descriptions

Chapter Leadership


In 2014, the KNA begins its transition from a district structure based on

geographic regions to a chapter structure based on any interest that brings nurses

together – area of practice, community service project, passion for program

planning for nurses, geography or any other basis. Membership in a chapter is

voluntary and KNA members can belong to as many chapters as they like, or to

none at all. Any KNA member can start a chapter.

Visit www.Kentucky-Nurses.org to learn more about starting a KNA Chapter.


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River City Chapter (Formerly District 1)

Contact Person:

Charolette Rock H: 502-409-8128

3829 Spring Arbor Drive E-Mail: csmrock@twc.com

Louisville, KY 40245

Bluegrass Chapter (Formerly District 2)

The purpose of the Chapter will be to: Work for the improvement of health standards for all citizens

of the Commonwealth; Foster high standards of nursing; Stimulate and promote the professional

development of nurses and advance their economic and general welfare; and Advance the profession

of nursing.

Contact Person:

Heather Norris, MSN, RN H: 502-316-1400

100 Mallory Meadow Way E-Mail: heather.norris@eku.edu

Nicholasville, KY 40356

Northern Kentucky Chapter (Formerly District 3)

The mission is to continue to promote the essential role of the registered nurse in health care

delivery, and support the KNA’s mission of serving as an advocate for quality patient care in all

settings. Purpose of the Chapter is to provide professional networking and representation for the

Northern Kentucky area ANA members.

Contact Person:

Carla Hamilton, MSN, RN, NE-BC H: 606-782-0131

1020 Marshall Road E-Mail:

Brooksville, KY 41004-7712


Heartland Chapter (Formerly District 4)

The purpose of the new chapter include: Continued work for the improvement of health standards

and availability of health services for all citizens of the Commonwealth; Foster exemplary standards

of nursing; Stimulate and promote professional development of nurses including advancement

of economic and general welfare; Advance the profession of nursing; Network with other nursing

professionals; and Mentor future nurses and novice nurses.

Contact Person:

Kathleen M. Ferriell, MSN, BSN, RN H: 502-348-8253

125 Maywood Avenue W: 270-692-5146

Bardstown, KY 40004




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West Kentucky Chapter (Formerly District 5)

The purpose of the chapter are as follows: To promote professional nursing endeavors in the region;

including research, education and practice; To support the needs of the local nursing community,

as well as those of nurses statewide, through political activity and other endeavors; and To serve the

citizens in our community as an organization and in conjunction with other professional nursing


Contact Person:

Nancy Armstrong, MSN, RN H: 270-435-4466

1881 Furches Trail W: 270-809-4576

Murray, KY 42071



Kentucky Nurses REACH (REACH: Research,

Educate, Advocate, Care, Help) (Formerly District 7)

The purpose of the chapter is to stay abreast of current research and evidence-based practice,

participate in and provide on-going education, advocacy, and to be a caring and helping organization

in our community. We expect our main membership to be within the geographical local that was

served by KNA District 7 boundaries but welcome any new members from other areas.

Contact Person:

Kim Bourne, MSN, BSN, RN, CNE H: 270-427-5554

147 Bulldog Road E-Mail: kynurser@yahoo.com

Glasgow, KY 42141-8845

Green River Chapter (Formerly District 8)

The KNA Green River Chapter is made up of a diverse group of nurses who believe in the

importance of improving patient care and supporting all nurses through continued education

opportunities. We have a vested interest in fostering the development of each future nurse by our

roles as nurse educators and/or community health nurses within the Green River area of Kentucky.

Contact Person:

Eunice Taylor, MSN, NE-BC

2711 State Route I40E

Utica, KY 42376

E-Mail: eunice.taylor@kctcs.edu


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Nightingale Chapter (Formerly District 9)

The purpose of the Chapter will be to: Work for the improvement of health standards for all citizens

of the Commonwealth; Foster high standards of nursing; Stimulate and promote the professional

development of nurses and advance their economic and general welfare; and Advance the profession

of nursing.

Contact Person:

JoAnn Wever, MSN, RN H: 859-336-5938

300 Covington Avenue E-Mail: j.wever@att.net

Springfield, KY 40069

Northeast Chapter

The purpose of the chapter is to improve health for the communities we serve and inspire nurses

to achieve nursing excellence. We are devoted to high quality patient care, patient safety, evidencebased

practice and advancing community health.

Contact Person:

Christa Thompson W: 606-783-6603

940 E Midland Trl E-Mail:

Grayson, KY 41143-1716


School Nurses In Every Kentucky School Chapter

The Kentucky School Nurse Chapter focus is placing a school nurse in every Kentucky Public

School. KY ranks in the bottom ten states in the nation for multiple health indicators in children,

such as asthma, diabetes, obesity, poor physical, mental and oral health, and substance abuse; KY

has one of the highest rates of children with special healthcare needs. More than 2 in every 5 KY

children live in a high-poverty area. Data supports that when school nurses are present, student

absenteeism rates improve, higher standardized test scores are achieved, use of local emergency

department services reduces, transmission of infectious diseases decreases, students learn to

improve and manage their chronic childhood conditions (like asthma, cystic fibrosis, diabetes,

seizures) and have higher high school graduation rates. Our slogan is “every school needs a nurse”

and the 2018 goal is to pass legislation placing a school nurse in every public school. A unique

feature of our chapter is that we also have non-nurse individuals on our distribution list, including

representatives from Kentucky Youth Advocates, administrators of health departments, social

workers, teachers and parents; we hope to include many more disciplines and stakeholders in the

future to help in this statewide effort.

Contact Person:

Kathy Hager, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC,CDE

Bellarmine University

1508 Main Sreet

Shelbyville, KY 40065

E-Mail: khager@bellarmine.edu


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Charolette Rock H: 502-409-8128 Paulette F. Adams, EdD, RN H: 502-267-4372

3829 Spring Arbor Dr 3047 Crystal Waters Way

Louisville, KY 40245 Louisville, KY 40299-4897

E-Mail: csmrock@twc.com

E:Mail: pfadam01@louisville.edu


Heather Norris, MSN, RN H: 502-316-1400 Nancy Garth, RN C: 859-312-0599

100 Mallory Meadow Way 3292 Shoals Lake Drive H: 859-271-9529

Nicholasville, KY 40356 Lexington, KY 40515 W: 859-323-0733

E-Mail: Heather.Norris@eku.edu

E-Mail: Nancy.Garth55@gmail.com


Carla Hamilton, MSN, RN, NE-BC H: 606-782-0131 Mary A. Crowell H: 859-727-4340

1020 Marshall Road W: 859-572-3596 3504 Susan Lewis Dr W: 859-371-9393

Brooksville, KY 41004-7712 Erlanger, KY 41018

E-Mail: Carla.Hamilton@stelizabeth.com

E-Mail: mcrowell@beckfield.edu


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125 Maywood Avenue W: 270-692-5146 1623 Hutcherson Lane W: 270-706-1683

Bardstown, KY 40004 Elizabethtown, KY 42701-8977

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Utica, KY 42376 Henderson, KY 42420

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300 Covington Avenue PO Box 2055

Springfield, KY 40069 Danville, KY 40423

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940 E Midland Trl 404 Jewell Ln

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C: 502-682-0651 1809 Addalyne Ct

Bellarmine University Lawrencebury, KY 40342

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Edgewood, KY 41017

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