Assistant Dean in College of Nursing Designated a Master of Critical Care Medicine
By Sally Evans
University of Kentucky College of Nursing Professor and Assistant Dean of MSN and DNP Program Studies Carol Thompson was designated a Master of Critical Care Medicine (MCCM) by the Council of the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) at the SCCM 48th Critical Care Congress in San Diego held Feb. 17-20.
As the first acute care nurse practitioner (ACNP) and the second nurse to be president of SCCM, Thompson has made extraordinary contributes to advance acute care nurse practitioner education, clinical practice and scholarship. Now, Thompson is setting history again as the second nurse with the MCCM designation.
“We congratulate Dr. Thompson on this profound achievement,” says Janie Heath, dean and Warwick Professor of Nursing at the UK College of Nursing. “Her recognition is a testament to her dedication, leadership and trailblazing efforts to advance acute care NP education and scholarship.”
Thompson was the first ACNP on the national board of directors of the American Association of Critical Care Nurses; the first ACNP to serve on the Tennessee Board of Nursing; and was among the first 100 nurses to be certified as an ACNP. During her 31-year academic career, she developed one of the early ACNP programs at the MSN and then DNP level.
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