The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department has a familiar face with a new, hard-earned title. Sandy Breeding, the Public Health Clinic team leader, graduated from Northern Kentucky University with a Doctor in Nursing Practice (DNP) degree on Dec. 17. The focus of the degree is leadership in the nursing profession through implementation of evidence-based practice that is research based.
Breeding’s dissertation, “Evaluating Public Health Nurses’ and Clinicians’ Self-Competency Level in the Treatment of Tuberculosis,” will soon be published online in the ProQuest Dissertation Database.
In addition to her dissertation project, Breeding completed 60 hours of classroom time and earned a 4.0 GPA. Her hard work didn’t go unrecognized: NKU Doctor of Nursing practice program faculty selected her as the Fall 2016 recipient of the DNP Practice Excellence Award. This award is given with four criteria: clinical competency and initiative of high degree; demonstrated accountability and responsibility for role transition as a DNP-prepared professional; initiative of a change in practice that enhances the practice of nursing; and excellent rapport with patients, staff, colleagues, organizations and local/state/regional entities.
Please join us as we celebrate this hard work and fantastic honor as we welcome the newly titled Dr. Sandy Breeding!