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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.

     

    Shantel Adams
    Spring 2021 UK HealthCare Nursing Care Tech Scholarship recipient.

    Pictured:

    • Shantel Adams, current Nursing Care Technician Tower A 10 UB and former Environmental Services Associate (EVS), Crothall.

     

    Fall 2020 UK HealthCare Nursing Care Tech Scholarship recipients
    Fall 2020 UK HealthCare Nursing Care Tech Scholarship recipients.

    Pictured, left to right:

    • Peyton Brock, Nursing Care Technician, Markey Cancer Center, current graduate student, EKU Master's in Public Health Program
    • Kathy Sanford, Nursing Care Technician, PAV A, Pulmonary Medicine; former CT technician assistant, UK Department of Radiology
    • Joshua Hamilton, Nursing Care Technician, UK Chandler Emergency Department; former patient clerical assistant, UK Chandler Emergency Department

    Not pictured: 

    • Teuntez Clark, Nursing Care Technician, UK Chandler Emergency Department; former patient relations assistant, Markey Cancer Center Multi Disciplinary Clinic
    • Madelyn Baier, Nursing Care Technician, Markey Cancer Center; former childcare provider
    • David Stacy, Nursing Care Technician, PAV A, Cardiovascular Services; former patient dining associate, Morrison’s
    • Olivia Kopser, Nursing Care Technician, PAV A, Neurosciences; former events coordinator, Metronet
    • Susan Mtoubsi, Nursing Care Technician, 4E/4W Kentucky Children's Hospital; former patient relations assistant, Otolaryngology, Kentucky Clinic
    Spring 2020 UKHealthcare Nursing Care Technician Scholarship recipients
    Spring 2020 UKHealthcare Nursing Care Technician Scholarship recipients

    Pictured left to right:

    • Roland Adams, former Patient Safety Technician, Behavioral Health
    • Denise Williams, Nursing Care Technician, Neurosciences; former Patient Clerical Assistant, Trauma Surgical Services
    • Bobby Saylor, formerly from the Kentucky Blood Center
    • Connie (Lee) Young, Nursing Care Technician, Neurosciences; former Environmental Services, Trauma Surgical Services
    • Corbyn Wood, Nursing Care Technician, Good Samaritan Hospital Acute Care; former Lowe’s – Nicholasville, KY
    • Gil Bagang – Patient Clerical Assistant, Medicine Pulmonary Services
    • Sarah Bowen – Medical Assistant, Family and Community Medicine Clinic, KY Clinic; formerly Childcare Assistant, Nicholasville After School Program
    • Not pictured – Lauren Mueller, Nursing Care Technician, Neurosciences; former Patient Safety Technician, Behavioral Health

    NCT Scholarship Program

  • Podcast

    Senior Career Consultant Sue Strup, MSEd, MSN, and Nurse Recruitment Manager Jennifer Barnes, MSN, RN, the Nursing Care Tech scholarship, which provides an opportunity for community members and non-licensed personnel (i.e., Patient Safety Techs, Unit Clerks, Dietary Aides, House Keepers, etc.) to become a Nursing Care Technician for UK Chandler Hospital, Kentucky Children's Hospital or UK Good Samaritan.

    The scholarship program covers expenses up to $850 for the State Registered Nurse Assistant course (SRNA), the SRNA test and the American Heart Association CPR class.

  • 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 graigory.casada@uky.edu.