Thompson earns national nursing honor

Kim Thompson
Kim Thompson

Kim Thompson, a registered nurse at the University Health Center, was awarded the Ollie B. Moten Award by the American College Health Association.

The award commemorates the work of Ollie B. Moten, RN, past chairwoman of the Nursing Section of ACHA and former director of the Student Health Center at Texas Southern University in Houston. The award, established in 1992, honors ACHA members who have made a significant impact on the institution of higher education in which they work, regardless of whether the individuals have been active beyond their institutions.

Thompson has served as a clinical registered nurse at UNL's University Health Center since January 2003. Her background in hospitals, emergency rooms, and as a sexual assault nurse examiner prepared her for a career in college health.

Thompson has experience in working triage. She is also an expert in allergy, immunization, travel, telephone triage and in clinical work. She serves as a super-user for UNL's electronic medial record system, trains others and develops templates to improve documentation processes. Thompson has also served on clinic committees, including the bioterrorism committee.

ACHA, founded in 1920, is a national nonprofit association that represents the interests of college health professionals and the campus communities they serve.

— Nancy Orsborn, University Health Center