Madisonville Community College (MCC) is pleased to announce the election of Loretta
Elder and Marsha Woodall to positions on the Kentucky Nurses Association (KNA) Board
of Directors for two-year terms beginning October 2, 2015.
Elder, of Providence, is a Professor in the college s Integrated Nursing Program.
She has been elected to the position of Clinical Practice Staff Nurse of the Professional
and Nursing Practice and Advocacy Cabinet on the KNA Board. She holds a Master of
Science in Nursing Education (MSN) degree from the University of Southern Indiana,
a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree from Murray State University, and completed
for Associate of Applied Science in Nursing degree from MCC. She is credentialed
as a Certified Nurse Educator in addition to her Registered Nurse Licensure.
Woodall, of Madisonville, is a Professor and Nurse Administrator/ Program Coordinator
in the college s Integrated Nursing Program. She has been elected to the Education
Role of the Professional and Nursing Practice and Advocacy Cabinet on the KNA Board.
She holds a Master of Science in Nursing Management and Leadership (MSN) degree from
the University of Southern Indiana, a Master of Business Administration in Health
Care Administration (MBA) degree from National University San Diego, CA, and Bachelor
of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree from Murray State University.
Elder and Woodall are currently pursuing Doctorate of Nursing Practice in Organizational
Leadership (DNP) degrees from Eastern Kentucky University. Anticipated graduation
date is May 2016.
The Kentucky Nurses Association, established in 1906, is the only full-service professional
organization for the state's entire nurse population. In addition to its role to promote
the essential role of the registered nurse in health care delivery, the Association
serves as an advocate for quality patient care in all settings. From the halls of
Frankfort and state agencies to boardrooms, hospitals and other health care facilities,
KNA is the strong voice for the nursing profession in Kentucky.
KNA is a constituent member of the American Nurses Association, which is the spokesperson
for the nation s 2.2 million registered nurses through its 54 constituent state and
territorial associations. As the leader in the legislative arena and with the media
on nursing issues, KNA serves as the official spokesperson for nursing.