KNA Education & Research Cabinet - Nurse Faculty

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 Education & Research Cabinet—Nurse Faculty
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    Nancy Barnum, PhD, RN, CNE
     
    Present Position: Associate Professor, Director, RN-BSN Program 
    Type of Position: Educator 
    Area of Expertise: Higher education; nursing education and nursing curriculum development 
    Education: University of Kentucky, College of Education— PhD; University of Kentucky, College of Nursing— MSN and Michigan State University, College of Nursing—BSN
    Professional Organizational Activities: I have served as a board member-at-large for the KNA Bluegrass Chapter since 2015 and as vice/co-chair of the KNA Ethics and Human Rights Committee, (2014-2018). While in that position, I was asked to represent that committee as a member of the KNA Executive Director Search Committee. I have served as a committee member (2008-2010) then committee chair (20I0-2012) of the Publications Committee of the American Association for the History of Nursing. As chair, I was also a member of the governing board of that organization. I have served as an NLN ambassador for Midway University since 2014. 
    Statement: I have been a nurse educator for 23 years and I am very passionate about creating high quality educational experiences for tomorrow’s nurses. In the nurse faculty role on the Education and Research Cabinet, I would work to represent my fellow nurse educators in the evaluation of educational needs and developments for nursing education; in the promotion of research in nursing education, recruitment of nursing students and professional development for nurses across the state of Kentucky as well as education of the public regarding the scope of nursing practice and the roles of nurses. 

    Lauren Bates, DNP, RN 
      Present Position: Instructor
    Type of Position: Educator
    Area of Expertise: Higher Education
    Education: Western Kentucky University—DNP; Eastern Kentucky University—MSN
    Professional Organizational Activities: I have served on professional development committees at my previous
    employer, Hazard Community & Technical College (HCTC). I also served as Allied Health Faculty representative at HCTC. 
    Statement: I have worked in higher education for years and am interested in learning more about how to serve as an advocate for not just my students, but for the nursing profession. I believe serving with the KNA will provide me with networking opportunities to learn about issues faced by the nursing profession and provide me a platform to work toward resolving some of those issues. By serving with the KNA, I hope to give back to the profession that has given so much to me.   


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