UAMS’ Kinder Elected to National Nurses Board

By Spencer Watson

As one of 12 board members, Kinder, assistant professor in the UAMS College of Medicine’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, will represent Region II of the organization, which consists of 11 states and two provinces in Canada.

Kinder was chosen for her ability to lead and inspire others in pursuit of the association’s mission and goals; dedication to the nursing profession, with current knowledge of the professional, societal, political and economic issues affecting the profession and the association’s mission; and ability to work independently and as a team member, with a willingness to learn from others.

She received a Master of Nursing Science degree from UAMS in 2000, and Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis in 2006 before earning a Ph.D. at UAMS in 2013.

She was on the UAMS College of Nursing faculty from 1999-2009 where she taught undergraduate and graduate courses. She also was women’s health specialty coordinator for the college’s Master of Nursing Science program from 2003-2009.

The Association for Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses has more than 24,000 members worldwide, and strives to represent the interests of 350,000 registered nurses working in women’s health, obstetric and neonatal nursing in the United States.


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