a statewide initiative to advocate and act with one voice to advance nursing and to meet the healthcare needs of the Commonwealth

The Kentucky Nurses Action Coalition is part of the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action, a joint initiative of AARP and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The Campaign is working to transform healthcare through nursing.


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With high suicide rates among nurses, we must focus on prevention in Kentucky and the US

A study in the Archives of Psychiatric Nursing found that suicide among nurses is higher than in the general male and female population

Check out this story on courier-journal.com: https://www.courier-journal.com/story/opinion/2019/09/20/suicide-prevention-we-must-focus-mental-health-nurses/2367232001/


The Kentucky Nurses Association (KNA) recognized collaborative work with the Kentucky Center for Nursing (KCN) in the KCN historic pass of bylaws and structure change to be in alignment as “an arm of KNA”.  Pictured below are several KCN and KNA colleagues who were present at the KNA Conference on November 1st in Louisville, KY.

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Left to right: Marcia Hern, Loretta Elder, Shannon Allen, Janie Heath, Kathy Hager, Patty Spurr and Marsha Woodall


Kentucky Nurses Action Coalition would like to extend a huge thanks and appreciation to our sponsors, who help us continue to advocate for Kentucky’s healthcare needs:

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