KNA Education & Research Cabinet - Nurse Research

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Education & Research Cabinet—Nurse Research
(Vote for 1):  

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Michele Dickens, PhD, MSN, RN
Present Position: Associate Dean Online Nursing Programs and Associate Professor of Nursing-RN to BSN Nursing Program 
Type of Position: Educator 
Area of Expertise: Nursing Education 
Education: Capella University— PhD in Education (specializing in nursing education); Walden University-MSN; University of Kentucky—BSN; and Eastern 
Professional Organizational Activities: Currently serving on the KNA Education and Research Cabinet as a nurse faculty member. 
Statement: Thank you for allowing me to submit my name on the 2018 Ballot for the Education and Research-Nurse Faculty member open position. I would like to serve in this position to collaborate with others to foster high standards of nursing practice, to engage in the advancement of the profession of nursing, promote research in nursing practice, nursing education and nursing service which will expand the scientific base of nursing. I also believe strongly in the importance of collaboration with other nurses to promote the retention of nurses within the profession and the importance of the recognition of excellence within nursing. 
Betty Kuiper, MSN, APRN, ACNS-BC, CEN, DNP Student
Present Position: Research Manager 
Type of Position: Research 
Area of Expertise: Research and Emergency Care 
Education: Murray State University—Preparing for DNP graduation Spring 2019; and Murray State University—MSN 
Professional Organizational Activities: I have served as local and state president for Kentucky Emergency Nurses 
Association (ENA) and served on national ENA 
committees. I am a member of my local chapter and want to become more active at the local and state level to represent nursing professionals in the western region. I am currently the research manager at Baptist Health Paducah. I deal with budgets, contracts and finances of clinical trials daily. I am the chairperson for the Nursing Research Council, co-chairperson of the Research Oversight Committee and chairperson of the Professional Nurse Development Program at Baptist Health Paducah. 
Statement: As a longstanding member of KNA/ ANA, I would like to represent the nursing profession in Kentucky. I bring leadership and clinical expertise that I have gained in various leadership roles outside KNA. I have served as state president for the Kentucky Emergency Nurses Association. I have a strong commitment to initiating the means to best meet the needs of our nursing practice and recognize the contributions of nurses across the state of Kentucky.