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Advanced Practice Providers

Advanced Practice Providers (APPs) are nationally certified and state licensed to provide diagnoses, treatments and follow-up. There is a strong representation of APPs across UK HealthCare, working in collaborative roles with physicians in all specialties of acute-care and clinical settings. The daily contributions by APPs to deliver “patient first,” high-quality health care is valued by physicians as well as by patients and their families.

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UK HealthCare’s Office for Advanced Practice serves as the professional home for nurse practitioners, nurse anesthetists, clinical nurse specialists, nurse midwives and physician assistants.

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Advanced Practice Provider Spotlight

Meet Julie Gurwell

Julie Gurwell

The University of Kentucky Office of Advanced Practice is pleased to announce a new APP Spotlight Profile honoring Julie Gurwell. 

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  • Mission & Vision

    Our mission in the Office of Advanced Practice is to recruit and retain the best providers and help them practice at the top of their license.

  • Student Placement Request Process

    We are currently at capacity for Fall 2020 students and are no longer accepting requests at this time. Spring 2021 requests will be accepted beginning October 1, 2020. Requests for Spring 2021 will not be reviewed until December 2020 so you will not receive a status update prior to that time.

    Important Points to Consider:

    • If you have spoken to a potential preceptor, we will need an email confirmation from that person stating that they have agreed to take you as a student before we can approve your request. Please send confirmations to
    • A confirmation from a potential preceptor does not guarantee placement. We are obligated to place the UK College of Nursing and College of Health Sciences students prior to approving placements from students enrolled at other schools. Additionally, your school’s approval of a placement from a curriculum standpoint does not confer placement approval at UKHC. We do not guarantee placement to any student.
    • A student agreement between UKHC and your school must be on file before we can approve your placement. Check with your school representative to verify that your institution has a student agreement on file with UKHC.
    • Approvals from the Office of Advanced Practice are sent via email approximately 4-6 weeks prior to the date of the beginning of the semester requested.
      • Two Approvals from UKHC (Office of Advanced Practice and Office of Observation and Learning Experience) are required before you can begin clinical hours
    • Once you have received approval from the Office of Advanced Practice, you must obtain a second approval from the Office of Observation and Learning Experience (OLE). You cannot begin any clinical hours until you have an ID badge, and you must display the student placard with the badge at all times while obtaining clinical hours.

    If you have questions or concerns, please email or call 859-218-6164.

  • APP Council

    Council Chair: Tamra Langley

    The Council meets monthly on the fourth Wednesday of every month at 4 p.m. Council meetings are held via Zoom. If you need the Zoom access information, please contact