Katherine Buckley Nuckolls* ‘41

90 Outstanding Yale Nurses Recipient

Class of 1941

Katherine (Kit) Nuckolls, RN, PhD, initiated and directed the pediatric nurse practitioner program at YSN and also served as project director of doctoral planning for the 1986-87 academic year. A faculty member at the UNC School of Nursing, she received their Award for Excellence in Teaching in 1966. She also worked as associate director of the Mountain Area Health Education Center in Asheville.

Nuckolls was a nursing education and child development consultant in Egypt, Turkey, Thailand, Colombia, and with various agencies in the U.S. In 1979, she was appointed to the U.S. Department of Health Education and Welfare Select Panel for the Promotion of Child Health.

After retirement in 1983, Nuckolls served as a consultant and volunteer with the University of Virginia family nurse practitioner program. She was selected as an Elder Statesman of Virginia as an honor for her efforts. 

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