• Career center

    The Nursing Career Center is available to all UK HealthCare nurses, nurse administrators, Nursing Care Technicians (NCTs) and UK College of Nursing students. We offer assistance for all phases of a career.

    Our services include:

    • One-on-one career coaching
    • Exploring different career opportunities
    • Customizing your job search  
    • Identifying marketable skills and goal setting
    • Polishing a resume or CV
    • Preparing for an interview or refining interview skills  
    • Exploring educational options including ADN to MSN Bridge, ADN, MSN, DNP and PhD programs
    • Mock/practice interviews
    • Group career planning presentations given by Sue H. Strup, MSEd, MSN 

    Career services for nurses and nursing care technicians are available in person, by phone or through email.

    Nurses with disabilities

    Guidelines for reporting your disability (PDF, 79 KB) 

    UK is committed to equal opportunity and nondiscrimination in all programs, events and services, regardless of economic or social status, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnic origin, national origin, creed, religion, political belief, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, veteran status, or physical or mental disability.

  • Announcements

  • Did you miss it?

    Benedictine University hosted the April 2017 Nursing Lunch and Learn Workshop for UK Chandler Hospital RNs, staff and UK nursing students. If you were unable to attend, here is information about their Online MSN programs (PDF, 92 KB).

    Summer Data Science Fellowship Opportunity Program

    The Data Incubator is an intensive 8 week fellowship that prepares masters students, PhDs, and postdocs in STEM and social science fields seeking industry careers as data scientists. The program is free for Fellows and supported by sponsorships from hundreds of employers across multiple industries. In response to the overwhelming interest in our earlier sessions, we will be holding another fellowship. Who Should Apply: Anyone who has already obtained a masters or PhD degree or who is within one year of graduating with a masters or PhD is welcome to apply. Applications from international students are welcome. Everyone else is encouraged to sign-up for a future session. Locations: In addition to the below in-person locations, we will have a remote online session:

    • New York City
    • San Francisco Bay Area
    • Seattle
    • Boston
    • Washington, DC.

    Dates: All sections will be from June 19, 2017 - Aug. 11, 2017.

    Apply here. Data Science in 30 minutes: Learn how to build a data-science project in our upcoming free Data Science in 30-minutes webcast. Signup soon as space is limited. Learn More: You can learn about our fellows at The New York Times, LinkedIn, Amazon, Capital One, or Palantir. To read about our latest fellow alumni, check out our blog. To learn more about The Data Incubator, check us out on Venture Beat, The Next Web, or Harvard Business Review.

    Northern Kentucky University's CRNA program has just become accredited. See news release for more information (PDF, 70 KB)

    "It has been my experience that the nurses trained at UK and working in the critical care environments at UK are the epitome of critical care nursing and are nurses our program would like to attract."
    William Terry Ray, PhD, APRN, CRNA, Clinical Professor, Director, Nurse Anesthesia Program, Northern Kentucky University

    The UK Nursing Career Center is available to all RNs, non-licensed nursing personnel including Nursing Care Technicians, SRNA’s, Clinical Service Technicians, LPN’s, Phlebotomists, etc. and the UK College of Nursing students in two great locations: UK Chandler Hospital, H-172 right by Nurse Recruitment; and UK Good Samaritan Hospital, as of Aug. 1 2016, Hospital Administration Ground Floor C012B. There are many great ways to get important information about applying for nursing care technician, student externships, professional RN job searches or exploring various graduate schools by using the nursing career services that are available through the UK Nursing Career Center.

    If you are a UK BSN student, you will want to take advantage of the weekly group sessions. These are offered during the fall and spring semesters, as well as during the summer.  To sign up, please email Sue H. Strup, MSEd, MSN at  sue.strup@uky.edu

    Group resume and cover letter writing sessions: These group sessions are available from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Monday. Bring a draft of your updated resume and cover letter to the group session. You can have your questions answered and leave with a critique worksheet to help you fine-tune your resume for your upcoming job search. This information will also include out-of-state job searches and how to develop a targeted resume for various specialty nursing positions, such as pediatrics, emergency department, ICUs or oncology.

    Group interviewing strategies sessions: These group sessions meet from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., every Wednesday. You will discuss interview etiquette, how to dress for success, how to prepare for behavioral-based interview questions, what questions you will want to ask a Patient Care Manager, and much more.   

    Monthly Nursing Lunch and Learn Workshops: These workshops are open to all UK RNs, Nursing Care Technicians and UK Nursing Students who want to explore various nursing career opportunities and graduate schools. They’re offered at 11:30 a.m. on the third Thursday of every month in UK Albert B. Chandler Hospital. Topics of focus include how to become an APRN, CRNA, nurse educator, nurse researcher, nurse informaticist and much more. For a list of Nursing Lunch and Learn Workshop topics, please click here (PDF, 326). Registration is free and available for the first 25 participants by emailing Sue Strup at sue.strup@uky.edu.

  • Locations

    UK Albert B. Chandler Hospital
    1000 S. Limestone, Pavilion H-172
    Lexington KY 40536
    Phone: 859-323-3169
    Fax: 859-257-5219
    Email: sue.strup@uky.edu 

    UK Good Samaritan Hospital
    310 S. Limestone, Room B-152
    Lexington KY 40508
    Phone: 859-323-3169
    Fax: 859-257-5219

    Mailing address

    UK Nursing Career Center
    UK Albert B. Chandler Hospital
    800 Rose St., H-172
    Lexington KY 40536

    Hours of operation: Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays  

    8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (by appointment only) 

    Sue Strup headshot UK Career Nurse Consultant Sue H. Strup, MSEd, MSN, RN, leads the center. Strup has more than 18 years of experience directing career centers at UK, Drexel University and Thomas Jefferson University. Prior to her work in career services, Strup served as a cardiac intensive care nurse at Indiana University Medical Center and as a nursing research assistant at the IU School of Nursing. She has taught hundreds of career planning workshops and seminars, led numerous presentations, and authored many career-related articles and publications.

    To set up a one-to-one career coaching appointment, ask quick questions or discuss resume critiques and last-minute interview tips, contact Sue H. Strup, MSEd, MSN at sue.strup@uky.edu or 859-323-3169.

    "I am very grateful for the UK Nursing Career Center that we have at UK Chandler Hospital. It’s an excellent resource to have readily available to improve resumes or simply provide information on furthering my education. Whenever I am asked about resumes or details about nursing job interviews, I always tell them to contact Sue in the UK Nursing Career Center. The Nursing Career Center is a very useful resource that I believe everyone at UK should use and benefit from," said Kristina Picciano, RN, BSN, Staff Nurse - Gill Heart Institute, UK Chandler Hospital.