Jonas III Nurse Leader Scholar Alumni

Arica Brandford

University of Kentucky

Arica BrandfordArica Brandford holds degrees from Purdue University and Texas Southern University’s Thurgood Marshall School of Law. She holds both a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing and a Juris Doctorate. She recently finished her coursework for her MSN in nursing leadership from the University of Cincinnati. Currently, Ms. Brandford is a full-time faculty member for the Associate Degree Nursing Program at Kentucky Community and Technical College System. Prior to this position, she served in many capacities. Ms. Brandford is a licensed attorney whose primary focus is public interest law. As an attorney, her primary mission was to help solve legal and social problems facing the urban community through scholarship and advocacy. Ms. Brandford is a doctoral student at the prestigious University of Kentucky School of Nursing. This research-intensive PhD program will transform her into a nurse scientist, educator and leader in global nursing. Ms. Brandford’s research and academic interests include occupational stress among women and its collateral effects.