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Career Center Lunch & Learn Workshops

Career Planning Series Fall 2021

During the academic year, the UK HealthCare Career Center hosts various health care and nursing workshops to assist in career planning. Speakers share educational programs and career-related information. Workshops are typically held on the third or fourth Thursday of each month, unless otherwise noted, and last approximately 45 minutes, which includes time for Q&A. Beginning in August, both in-person (light lunch provided) and online options will be available.

Upcoming fall 2021 workshops

Thursday, Aug. 26

11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Waller Healthcare Annex
11 Waller Avenue Conference, Room 108

Zoom option also available.

Topic: RN-BSN; Envision your future as a BSN-prepared RN

Speaker: Tara Grana, BSN, RN

Tara Grana will discuss the 100% online track for UK HealthCare employees. She will cover the new curriculum, seven-week block sessions, UK Employee Education Program and other scholarships options. Participants will have a chance to ask questions at the end of the workshop. Lunch and a promotional gift will be provided for those attending in person.

To register, email Sue H. Strup, MSEd, MSN, at sue.strup@uky.edu.


Thursday, Sept. 30

11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Topic: Bluegrass Community and Technical College Associate Degree in Nursing; Leestown/Lawrenceburg Campus

Speakers: Susan Hedgecock, BCTC interim director of nursing, MSN, and Sarah Bond, BCTC ADN Leestown program coordinator, AG-ACNP, MSN

Speakers will discuss the Bluegrass and Community and Technical College Associate Degree in Nursing program, including program length, cost, and admission requirements and deadlines. They will share how this program prepares individuals for RN and BSN jobs, review the flexibility of day versus evening program options, and provide information about the LPN bridge option and the paramedic bridge option (available soon).

To register, email Sue H. Strup, MSEd, MSN, at sue.strup@uky.edu.


Thursday, Oct. 21

11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Waller Healthcare Annex
11 Waller Avenue Conference, Room 108

Zoom option also available.

Topic: LinkedIn Best Practices for Your Job Search and Networking

Speaker: Tamika Tompoulidis, MA, GCDF

Tamika Tompoulidis will discuss strategies in using LinkedIn for job searching, networking and enhancing your profile. Participants will have a chance to ask questions at the end of the workshop.

To register, email Sue H. Strup, MSEd, MSN, at sue.strup@uky.edu.


Thursday, Nov. 18

11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Waller Healthcare Annex
118 Waller Avenue Conference, Room 108

Zoom option also available.

Topic: Want to finish a degree or pursue an advanced degree? UK tuition payment and scholarship options can help!

University of Kentucky tuition experts will discuss tuition options to help pay for degree-completion programs or graduate school. These include the Employee Education Program, UK HealthCare Tuition Payment Program (formerly NU09-29), Tuition Loan Repayment Program (A01-180) and other scholarship opportunities.

To register, email Sue H. Strup, MSEd, MSN, at sue.strup@uky.edu.