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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.

Advanced Practice Providers online directory

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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  • 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.

  • Advanced Practice Provider Leadership and Excellence (APPLE©) Award

    In an effort to support and promote leadership and clinical excellence in Advanced Practice at UK HealthCare, the Advanced Practice Provider Leadership and Excellence (APPLE©) Award seeks to recognize excellence among the advanced practice providers at UK HealthCare based on the following criteria:

    Nominee Eligibility:

    • Minimum of two consecutive years in a UK HealthCare advanced practice provider role
    • Currently employed at UK HealthCare in an advanced practice provider role with a minimum clinical FTE of 0.75.
    • Current Licensure
    • Must meet minimum scoring requirements on annual Performance Evaluations including scoring on the Living DIReCT organizational values (Diversity, Innovation, Respect, Compassion, and Teamwork)
    • Nominee must not currently be in a corrective action status, nor have been in a corrective action status for the six months prior to the date of the nomination.

    Evaluation Criteria (Choose 4 of 8):

    • Clinical skill
    • Academic excellence
    • Student mentorship/preceptorship
    • Quality and/or process improvement
    • Contributions that advance the UK HealthCare Strategic Plan
    • Demonstration of leadership
    • Fosters collegial and collaborative relationships with other health care providers
    • Presents a professional image of APPs in the public arena

    Nomination Submission Requirements:

    • 500-1,000 word statement that explains how the nominee meets the four award criteria
    • One letter of recommendation from the nominee’s Department Faculty Chairperson
    • One letter of recommendation from any UK Faculty or Staff member
    • Nominations must be submitted in full with all supplemental components via the online submission link; paper or email submissions will not be accepted.
    • Nominations will be accepted October 21 - November 30, 2020

    Award Determination and Announcement:

    • Submissions will be reviewed by and winner will be chosen by the APPLE Award Committee; Winner will be announced during APP week.
    • Questions: contact or call 859-218-6164

    APPLE Award Submission Form

  • Student Placement Request Process

    UKHC Advanced Practice Student Placement Request Form >>

    The request submission window for Spring 2022 Advanced Practice Clinicals at UKHC opens on October 15, 2021, and will close on November 15, 2021. After November 15, 2022, Spring 2022 requests will no longer be accepted. Additionally, confirmation from a UKHC preceptor does not confer approval for clinicals. All advanced practice student placements must first be approved by the Office of Advanced Practice. Once that approval is received, then students may proceed with obtaining approval from the Office of Observation and Learning Experience. If you have questions, please contact  

    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
    • Completing Clinicals Windows:
      • Spring Semester: January 1-May 15
      • Summer Semester: May 16-July 31
      • Fall Semester: August 1-December 15
    • Request Submission Windows:
      • Spring Semester: October 15-November 15
      • Summer Semester: March 15-April 15
      • Fall Semester: July 15-August 15
    • 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.

    Questions or concerns? Please email or call 859-218-6164.