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February 2019 - School of Nursing
National Alumni Society Member

Blakely Kala 494 2018 RTName: Kala Blakely

Degree(s) and Graduation Year(s):  DNP (2013), MSN (2010), Bachelor of Science (2004)

Hometown: Horton, AL

Current town: Trussville, AL

Current employer and job: UAB School of Nursing, Assistant Professor, Primary Adult Gero NP Track Coordinator

What is your favorite UAB memory? Tailgating at Legion Field with college friends and cheering on the Blazers in Bartow Arena. There was nothing like attending Spanish class with a sore throat and hoarse because I had spent the weekend prior cheering on the Blazers.

How has UAB impacted your life? It has prepared me to make a difference in all areas of my life. Whether pros or cons, every event at UAB has taught me that I have the power to choose what good I can do with my knowledge.

What made you choose your current profession? An inspirational lady from my small group encouraged me to try nursing because it would open doors for me to love on others every day as part of my life and it not just be a job.

What lessons has your professional life taught you? Everyone deserves to be loved and cared for by someone. I can be that someone or inspire another person to be.

If you were given the opportunity to spend 48 hours with absolutely anyone (living or dead), who would you spend it with and what would you do? There is this guy named Bart that I dream about all the time. I would spend 48 hours on a road trip with him.

What song (if any) are you listening to? Light Shine Bright by Toby Mac

If you could have a new talent, what would you want? The ability to count cards at a blackjack table and not get caught.

Describe your favorite pair of shoes you own now. A pair of silver flats an aunt gave me. She owned a shoe store and I loved the shoes. Instead of letting me buy them, she gave them to me with firm instructions to keep being the hands and feet for Jesus and she would provide me shoes to serve in.

I really wish __________ hadn’t been invented. Cigarettes

Describe your day in a six word sentence. I’m going to make it incredible!

What do you love most about what you get to do every day? Every day is like a vacation because I get to be an NP, but I love being a mom to my boys the most!

What’s the closest thing to you that is green? A green & white UAB shaker.