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University of Kentucky nursing student, father release new book about woman war leaders

By Katie Grace Special to KyForward Emily Jordan, a junior honors student at the University of Kentucky College of Nursing, and her father, Jonathan W. Jordan, celebrate the forgotten heroes of the past in a new book about woman war leaders. Their new book, The War Queens, tells the story of the wartime tactics of some of the most powerful female leaders in history. The father-daughter duo reveal in...

UK graduate finds dream career through loss, becomes a nurse through second-degree program

By Grace Colville University of Kentucky Graduate from college, find a job, become a husband, a grieving father, and then a college student again is not the average path one takes in their post-grad life. UK grad Roger Dittert says there’s no direct path to finding your passion. In 2015, Roger and his wife Rebecca were a typical young couple. They’d been married for about two years and were pregnant...

UK Healthcare using education incentives to address critical shortage of registered nurses in Kentucky

It has been said that nurses are the most trusted professionals in healthcare. In addition to providing treatment, they are nurturers, educators, and champions for the sick and injured. And Kentucky doesn’t have enough of them. A shortage of registered nurses, whether they are in hospital or clinical setting, is a multifaceted dilemma. The aging “baby boomer” population places a strain...