CHC/Center Care Health Benefit Programs Visiting Professorship
Established January 7, 2000
The CHC/Center Care Health Benefit Programs Visiting PRofessorship provides support for a visiting scholar. The fund also provides support to the Nursing Program in the areas of faculty development, equipment enhancements, scholarships and graduate assistantships. The Departmental Continuing Education Committee is responsible for the selection of speakers and planning of all visiting professors supported by this endowment.
Status: Vacant (Visting)
Current Holder: None
Past Holders: None (see details below)
This endowment was used to support the Kentucky Board of Nursing Conference held in Bowling Green in February 2005. This conference provided valuable information for nurses in the region as it relates to the regulations and responsibilities of the KBN. Funds were also used to support professional development activities/participation in various state, national and international conferences including: Sigma Theta Tau International Conference where the Department Head presented a paper, American Association of Colleges of Nursing Fall Meeting, National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculty Conference, Southwest Educational Research Association, The Kentucky Coalition of Nurse Practitioners and Nurse Midwives Conference and a School Nurse Conference.
Funds were also used to support professional development activities and faculty participation in such conferences as the Kentucky Coalition of Nurse Practitioners and Nurse midwives, SNRS, and the Agriculture Health & Safety conference at Colorado State University.
The workshops were open to anyone but geared toward health care professionals, emergency management personnel and government leaders. The focus was on the importance of cooperation, communication and coordination in the community's response to various issues.
Partnerships with this fund have been maintained with CHC/Center Care. In December, 2001, an additional $50,000 gift from Center Care was allocated to this endowment. Anticipated collaborative efforts with the South Central Kentucky Area Health Education Center (AHEC) are in progress in preparation for the next Visiting Professorship/Workshop.