Director of Professional Nursing Practice and Innovation at University of Kentucky HealthCare, Lexington, Kentucky (Retired, 2017)

Dr. Robyn Cheung most recently served as the Director of Professional Nursing Practice & Innovation at UK HealthCare. Cheung began her nursing career in 1981 as an ADN-prepared registered nurse. Her dissertation work focused on the associations of nurses and nurse staffing with patient outcomes. Mentored by Dr. Linda Aiken and colleagues, Dr. Cheung was a significant contributor to a 2003 ground breaking paper published in the Journal of the American Medical Association demonstrating lower mortality rates in hospitals that employed higher proportions of BSN-prepared nurses. This finding was a key driver behind the call for 80% baccalaureate prepared nurses by 2020. During her tenure as a post-doctoral fellow, Dr. Cheung authored and co-authored several papers published in peer-reviewed journals. 


BSN, University of KY College of Nursin, 1987
MSN, University of KY College of Nursing,1989
PhD, University of South Florida, 2002
Postdoctoral Fellowship, CHOPR, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, 2004