Looking back at 30 years of PADUCAH LIFE Magazine
In the 1992 spring edition of Paducah Life Magazine, we featured a layout entitled A Fashion Salute to Bunnies and Bows. The intro read, “Easter is upon us and apparel shops all over town are turning their attention to bunnies and bows, pastels and perky prints, hats and hose, cottons and chintzes. In this special Easter fashion edition some of Paducah’s shops show us “what’s in store” for spring!” One of those little girls sporting some blossoms and bows was Kristin VanderBoegh. Her fashions were from Adorable Child. And well, she truly was, now wasn’t she?
“Many years have passed since I was in Paducah Life magazine posing as an advertisement to encourage mothers from all over Paducah to dress their little girls in head to toe floral and lace. I left Paducah in 2006 to pursue my dream of becoming a medical provider like my father, but instead of a career as a doctor, I was drawn to nursing. I graduated from the University of Kentucky with a BS in Nursing in 2011. My first registered nursing job was at University of Kentucky Medical Center caring for neurosurgical patients and then I transferred a year later to perioperative services to care for intraoperative patients.
I worked in the surgical setting for a total of 6 ½ years and specialized in Otolaryngology and Plastic and Reconstructive surgery, which included becoming a nurse surgical scrub technician. In 2013, I decided to go back for my Doctorate in Nursing Practice (DNP) and specialize in Adult and Gerontology Acute Care Nursing (AGACNP). I wanted to learn more and become more involved in creating appropriate care planning for my patients, while continuing to work as part of a team with physicians and other care providers.
I graduated in August 2018 after completion of my final dissertation on determining the significance of intraoperative temperature and the prevalence of post-operative complications in the laryngectomy surgical patient population. Upon completion of my degree, my husband and I made the decision to move back to Paducah in December 2018 to be closer to our families. I worked a year as a nurse practitioner at Pain Management Centers of America, and now I have begun to settle into my new position as an internal medicine nurse practitioner working with Dr. Ronald Wilson at Baptist Health Paducah.”