UK HealthCare and College of Nursing pediatric nurse practitioners have provided collaborative services to our smallest and youngest clientele for more than 20 years.
Pediatric faculty members Carrie Gordy, MSN, RN, APRN, and Vicki Hensley, MSN, RN, APRN, provide patient care at the Polk Dalton Family Care Center in Lexington. Gordy coordinates and Hensley provides pediatric instruction in the BSN Program.
Margaret (Peggy) Littrell, MSN, RN, APRN, also provides care at the center in addition to providing instruction in the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Track. Leslie Scott, PhD, RN, PNP-BC, CDE, provides care in pediatric endocrinology in the Kentucky Clinic and coordinates the DNP Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Track. Continued clinical pediatric practice helps the faculty to provide up-to-date and interactive clinical experiences for our students.
Baby Health Service, Inc.
Baby Health Service was founded in 1914 to provide baby formula at no cost to needy families. The mission has expanded greatly to meet the changing needs of children in our community. Since nearly one in five children in Fayette County have no insurance, the focus and mission have evolved into providing total health care to children from birth through 17 years. Baby Health Service is now a pediatric health clinic that provides free medical care to children whose families are ineligible for a medical card, yet cannot afford health insurance. The clinic is open five mornings a week. In 2012 more than 3,000 children received medical care at Baby Health. UK’s College of Nursing and Baby Health have partnered for many years in providing a nurse practitioner to provide care for the thousands who are served. Baby Health also serves as a clinical site for pediatric and family nurse practitioner students. Delwin Jacoby, MSN, RN, APRN
Kentucky Children’s Hospital
Kentucky Children's Hospital is located within UK Albert B. Chandler Hospital and provides advanced care for children. The children’s hospital provides specialized emergency transport and the Neonatal ICU provides Level III care.
College of Nursing faculty members provide support to advance evidence- and research-based nursing practice in the children's hospital.
UK Department of Pediatrics-Division of Pediatric Endocrinology
Treating problems related to the endocrine system (pancreas, adrenal gland, thyroid, pituitary, ovaries, and testes), a team of specialists made up of physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses and nutrition counselors from the Pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism Center diagnose pediatric patients and work with their parents to treat their conditions.
Faculty members also participate in pediatric diabetes traveling clinics throughout Kentucky. Leslie Scott, PhD, RN, APRN, CDE, (certified diabetes educator), works in these clinics, as well as coordinating the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Track in the DNP Program.