Jonas V Nurse Leader Scholar

Stephanie Kehler, BSN, RN

University of Kentucky
PhD Student

Stephanie Kehler, BSN, RN Stephanie Kehler received her BSN from University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY as a second degree. Her first BS was from Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI in mechanical engineering. She is currently a PhD student at the University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY. Stephanie began her research career as an undergraduate research intern where she studied anxiety and stress during pregnancy. She continues her research in the study of women’s health during pregnancy focusing on bed rest, psychosocial variables, and inflammatory response. Stephanie worked as a RN in the ICU at Good Samaritan Hospital, Lexington, KY for 2.5 years where she provided care to critically ill adult patients. While an ICU nurse, she was the co-chair of the Critical Care Council from 2014 – 2015. She will continue gaining experience in the hospital as a clinical instructor for students on a medical/surgical floor. Stephanie has presented her results at conferences, both locally and nationally. She is published in two journals to date. She has received several awards including the Karen Hall Sexton Scholarship Award in 2015.