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Nursing Scholarships

Nursing educational award for nursing students in basic RN and LPN programs

Following the Institute of Medicine and the American Nurses Credentialing Center's call for nurses to achieve higher levels of education and training, UK HealthCare is committed to being a Bachelor of Science in Nursing preferred institution.

These awards are aimed at supporting undergraduate education of students looking to become registered nurses or licensed practical nurses by offering a monetary educational stipend to eligible recipients. One semester of the educational award shall be forgiven for every six months of productive full time service as an RN or LPN.

Applications for spring semester are due Nov. 1 and applications for fall semester are due no later than July 1. Applications are due by 4:30 p.m. on those due dates. Applicants must be accepted in an accredited program of nursing with a current cumulative overall grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or better and a cumulative nursing course GPA of 3.0 or better. Applicants must not be currently working as a registered nurse or licensed practical nurse. .  

  • Nursing Care Tech scholarship

    UK HealthCare offers a Nursing Care Tech Scholarship Program to support individuals interested in obtaining a State Registered Nurse Aide (SRNA) Certification.

    5 Nursing Care Tech Scholarship recipients for Spring 2021.
    Fall 2020 UK HealthCare Nursing Care Tech Scholarship recipients

    Pictured, left to right:

    • Peyton Brock, graduate student, EKU Master's in Public Health Program
    • Kathy Sanford, CT technician assistant, UK Department of Radiology
    • Rachel Roberts, former patient clerical assistant, Good Samaritan Hospital, currently nursing care technician, 4 Main, Good Samaritan Hospital
    • Sierra Mills, waitress, Huddle House
    • Joshua Hamilton, patient clerical assistant, UK Chandler Emergency Department

    Not pictured: 

    • Teuntez Clark, patient relations assistant, Markey Cancer Center Multi Disciplinary Clinic
    • Madelyn Baier, childcare provider
    • Nanny Taylor Marcum, Central Sterile technician, UK Chandler Main Operating Room
    • David Stacy, patient dining associate, Morrison’s
    • Olivia Kopser, events coordinator, Metronet
    • India Bryant, patient safety companion, Good Samaritan Hospital
    • Samantha Ayres, former engineering assistant, Belcan Engineering
    • Susan Mtoubsi, patient relations assistant, Otolaryngology, Kentucky Clinic
    • Morgan Gardner, formerly hospital services technician, Agiliti Home Health Care, currently nursing care technician in the Medicine ICU
    Spring 2020 UKHealthcare Nursing Care Technician Scholarship recipients
    Spring 2020 UKHealthcare Nursing Care Technician Scholarship recipients

    Pictured left to right:

    • Roland Adams, Patient Safety Technician, Behavioral Health
    • Denise Williams, Patient Clerical Assistant, Trauma Surgical Services
    • Bobby Saylor, formerly from the Kentucky Blood Center
    • Connie (Lee) Young, Environmental Services, Trauma Surgical Services
    • Corbyn Wood, Lowe’s – Nicholasville, KY
    • Gil Bagang – Patient Clerical Assistant, Medicine Pulmonary Services
    • Sarah Bowen – formerly Childcare Assistant, Nicholasville After School Program
    • Not pictured – Lauren Mueller, Patient Safety Technician, Behavioral Health

    Please visit this page for more information and application details.

  • Contact

    For more information about these programs, please contact the nurse recruitment office at 859-323-5851 or toll-free at 800-233-5851 or e-mail the nurse recruiter at