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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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APP Council Meetings

Next Inpatient Council Meeting: TBD

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

    Students and Advisors,

    Due to our organization’s ongoing response to and preparations for the COVID-19 pandemic, we will not be approving new placements for advanced practice clinicals for late Spring and Summer 2020. We hope to be able to resume placements beginning in Fall 2020, but an update will be provided on this in the upcoming months. 

    Please read the following guidelines below. If you have any questions, please direct them to Julie Bargo in the Office of Advanced Practice at 859-218-6164 or

    Students not enrolled in a UK program

    • If a student received approval for Spring clinicals from both the UK Office of Advanced Practice AND the Office of Observation and Learning Experience at the beginning of the semester, those students may remain on site to finish their clinicals until otherwise notified. Please be advised that clinicals may be suspended and/or terminated at any time as determined by UKHC leadership.

    • In order to conserve PPE, students are not allowed to participate in activities that will require use of PPE.

    • A confirmation from a provider to precept a student does not constitute approval. Approval must be received from the Office of Advanced Practice and the Office of Observation and Learning Experience before a learning experience is considered “approved.” Students that have not received both of these approvals and are onsite will be deemed non-compliant and are subject to termination of their clinical experience for being onsite without approval.

    • All Summer 2020 requests will be invalidated and will not carry over to another semester. 

    Students enrolled at UK

    If you are enrolled at the UK College of Nursing or UK College of Health Sciences, please follow the guidance provided by your program. They will advise you on whether or not you need to complete your clinical component.   

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  • APP Councils

    Inpatient Council Co-chairs: Tasha Groves & Paula Works

    Ambulatory Council Co-chairs: Melissa Czarapata & Kate Moore

    The Advanced Practice Council is comprised of representatives amongst Nurse Practitioners, Clinical Nurse Specialists, Nurse Anesthetists, and Physician Assistants, all from diverse clinical backgrounds including Adult and Pediatric Ambulatory Care, Acute Care, and Critical Care. The council provides a forum for discussion of issues (national, state, and institutional) relevant to the scope and standards of practice for advance practice providers.